[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/04/art.rhodes.gi.jpg caption="Rhodes has been suspended."](CNN) - The liberal radio network Air America suspended one if its most popular radio talk show hosts Thursday after a video clip surfaced on the Internet in which she used derogatory language to describe Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro.
The comments came during a San Francisco appearance in late march sponsored by a local Air America affiliate. During the event, Randi Rhodes referred to both Clinton and Ferraro as "f-ing whores."
Video of the comments surfaced earlier this week. Air America issued a statement Thursday saying it had suspended Rhodes for "abusive language."
"Air America encourages strong opinions about public affairs, but does not condone such abusive, ad hominem language by our hosts," the statement said.
Speaking with the liberal Web site Huffingtonpost.com, Rhodes said she is upset with the radio network.
"They are in breach of my contract and have damaged my hard won excellent reputation in the broadcast industry..." she said. Rhodes also said she had originally received praise from representatives of the network for her appearance at the event.
They suspended a political commentator for speaking? That's absolutely reprehensible. Censorship like this violates everything Air America stands for.
Rhodes is a mess and, I must say, speaks like an Obama supporter.
You go girl! Truth hurts!! I like people who say it like it is. I used to respect the Clintons but their demons have surfaced during this election.
"Not this time"!!!
Good for her. It's about time a fellow woman spoke the truth. Imagine if a man said this...
Does anyone remember the First Amendment? Good times...
I love Randi Rhodes, she is the best.
Thanks for the apology. I think you can find a more articulate way to express your dislike for Hillary.
Let the ignorance talk, it is sad that some people working for the media can become so vulgar , and biased, a clear example is this type of event.
Hillary, you are the best candidate for President that we have at this time. We cannot go to the extremes, America has left, right and moderates. Everyone has to be embraced in this melting pot y a unifying candidate who cares for the entire nation. you are the one who can truly bring change to America by fixing our broken economy, and protecting our people.
May God bless you always
Hillary-President of te United States of America
VOTE DEMOCRAT-VOTE FOR CLINTON
Her views should be respected in my opinion. Both Hillary and Ferarro have used stronger words and at least Hillary never got fired ,so, why this lady?
I'm not a fan of Hillary or Geraldine, but EVEN I think that was horrid!
Get lost Rhodes! You're a disgrace to your gender and to democrats. No wonder why you're an Obama supporter.
Liberal radio parallel to Obama's Liberal mental outlook are " weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable " [ Shakespeare ] of society. Both Clinton and Ferraro are appealed to logic that results into White Slaves. Perhaps residence is futile which encourages " the statement said "
Penalized for telling the truth.....!
I like Randi, she has every right to express her opinon .....I just like clear channel to be consistant and suspend Rush's butt or even fire him on a mulitply things. Number one Drug abuse.
What a piece of garbage this woman is, I'm a pretty liberal person, but that whole radio network should be shut down as soon as possible for keeping such trash on the air.
I am disgusted by what Clinton is doing in the campaign, and I very much hope Obama wins it all, but this commentator's remarks about Clinton were completely out of bounds, not to mention immature. Unacceptable, and helpful to no one.
Good, get rid of her! I’m sick of so-called fellow democrats bashing members of our same party. And that Huffington Post is one of the worst places. I used to go to that site all of the time, but not anymore! They are no better than the Right Wing Machine.
whatever happened to freedom of speech...people.? she'd entitled to her opinion!!! lol
I used to love Ms. Rhodes, but she has really started going off course. In the last few months I have lost almost all my respect for her. She talks about uniting the democratic party and then chooses to use her powerful position to tear people down that have done so much for it. Shameful. Please come back to your senses Randi.
This was a comedy club and that what you do here is make jokes to make people laugh...
Freedom of Speech.
Hillary was really laughing too.....
I used to listen to Randy Rhodes and I agreed with most of her comments.
Then, quite recently she started SALIVATING each and every time she would mention Obama, as if he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ the Savior.
At the same time, she used to spit venom on Hillary, with the same gusto she had when criticizing (correctly) the bungling of G.W. Bush.
End result : I stopped listening to Air America. WHY? Because if I need to hear someone RANTING, then all I have to do is to turn on the nonsense Sean Hannity regurgitates on ABC radio almost every afternoon.
Rhodes is rediculous to think she should be able to refer to Clinton and Ferraro in such a way and get away with it. While neither Clinton nor Ferraro will win any awards from me, it is outrageous how Talk Radio in America is permitted to remain so TOXIC!
Obama supporter clearly crossing the line many times. They are very engry individuals and this is not the change we would like to have. There is a big price to pay for that.
Obviously Air-America has a double standard on who their radio talk show hosts use derogatory language to describe...