Randi Rhodes Explodes: Rush, Sean, Glenn, Michele Bachmann, Peter King! They're All Terrorists!

On Tuesday's Randi Rhodes show, the left-wing radio host was upset about the sound of talk radio after the Boston bombing. She played clips of Alex Jones saying the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown were "staged," and then she smeared that on conservative talk radio, who are allegedly exploiting fear for profit.

"Somebody’s gotta make money off of you weasels, somebody’s gotta make money off of you cowards, somebody’s gotta make money off of you people terrified of your own shadow! Somebody’s gotta cash in." Rhodes then suggested a long line of conservatives were terrorists. Rush, Sean, Beck, Peter King, and Michele Bachmann were all listed in this rant:

Why do they want you to be afraid? What's in it for them? Well, besides for personal gain and profit, there's also sponsors, who love when you are afraid. They love when you're afraid because you'll buy guns. They love when you're afraid because you start buying "survival gardens." They love when you're afraid because you buy bunkers. They love when you're afraid because you buy fish ponds. They love when you're afraid because you hate the government so much that you will give them 25 dollars to hate them on your behalf!

There is so much money in terrifying the American people. And in this way - today I'm going to tell you, I think they're all terrorists. I think Glenn Beck is a terrorist. I think Alex Jones is a terrorist. I think Rush Limbaugh is a terrorist. I think Sean Hannity is a terrorist. I think Michelle Bachmann is a terrorist. I think Peter King is a terrorist.

I think all these freaking people who have a stake in terrorizing the American people with false - not flags - facts with made-up bullcrap so that you will give them money, or you will give them your time, or you will shop at their advertisers, or you will vote with them, or you will undo everything that is good about this country simply by you know being racist and angry and scared and cowards and weird! They have so much in play! And they are making a freaking fortune terrorizing you!

Rhodes suggested Americans in general are "terrified of their own shadow." Apparently, that small sliver of enlightened, fearless Americans listen to Rhodes...as if she never goes off the deep end.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis