Take that, Don Imus. It was a year ago tomorrow that the shock jock called the Rutgers women’s basketball team well, you know what he called them. (Happy anniversary, Comment That Managed To Be Both Racist And Sexist At Once! We can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we first met!)
Instead of the traditional one-year-anniversary gift—paper, how dull—Air America host Randi Rhodes apparently decided to find a more creative way to celebrate the NappyHeadedHo-iversary. Discussing Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton at a recent appearance, the shock jockette saw the sexism of Imus’s epithet and raised it an expletive.
And then repeated it. Twice.
Strike One: “What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is! She’s such a fucking whore!”
Strike Two: “Hillary is a big fucking whore, too!”
and, Strike Three: “You know why she’s a big fucking whore? Because her deal is always, ‘Read the fine print, asshole!’”
The remarks really merit no additional commentary, except to note that—three strikes, you’re out, and all—Rhodes has been suspended for making them.Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.