Liberal talk radio personality Randi Rhodes spent a good portion of her 3 hour slot today blasting MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann for his performance on last nights Countdown With Keith Olbermann.
Rhodes said that Olbermann’s performance was hard to follow and that his ego was in overdrive. There were callers during the show that were not happy about Rhodes rant over Olbermann's hour long special addition of Countdown regarding the healthcare debate.
However, the majority of callers agreed with Rhodes that Olbermann's performance was off. One caller pointing out that Rhodes herself has a detectable ego.
Nevertheless, her critique of Olbermann has outraged some Southern California listeners who are already launching an effort to have Rhodes tossed from the line-up at KTLK AM 1150 in Burbank. Nancy Skinner seems to be at the top of the list to replace Rhodes’ 12:00 to 3:00 pm slot.
ChicoBrisbane.Com spoke with Southern California blogger Jerry Sifuentes who defended Rhodes and said that liberals who are angry over Rhodes rant about Olbermann have a right to be angry, but they had better think long and hard about launching any sort of boycott.
“Randi Rhodes is by far one of the most fair minded progressive talkers who does not march in lock-step with the liberal aganda. Like Rachel Maddow and Ron Regan, you’re not left with the feeling that liberals hold the key to all that is good in the world when you listen to Randi.” Sifuentes said.
Sifuentes ended our phone interview with a $100 bet that a boycott of Rhodes show in the Los Angeles market was not only uncalled for, but would be unsuccessful and send the wrong message about the freedom of dissent among liberals and progressives. He also said that KTLK AM 1150 would be foolish to drop Rhodes.
“Folks better think long and hard about launching any sort of boycott of Randi's show for speaking her mind. To do so is soooooooo Republican. Besides, It ain’t gonna happen and like comedian George Lopez would say. Homegirl ain’t going nowheres A!" Sifuentes said of Rhodes.