Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Randi Rhodes Attacked

Updates below.

Melissa at Shakesville is reporting via Avedon that radio talk show host Randi Rhodes was attacked and beaten while walking her dog.

As yet, there’s no other statement from her blog or site other than she’s “under the weather” and talker Lionel sat in for her on her Monday show. I’ll follow up when I hear more.

Meanwhile, best wishes to Randi for a speedy recovery.

Update: Talking Radio has more.

Update II: 2:39 P.M. According to the New York Daily News, Ms. Rhodes was the victim of an attack — by gravity.

A police source said Rhodes never filed a report and never claimed to be the victim of a mugging. Cops from Manhattan’s 17th Precinct called her attorney, who told them Rhodes was not a victim of a crime, the source said.

Rhodes’ lawyer told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her dog. He said she’s not sure what happened, and only knows that she fell down and is in a lot of pain. The lawyer said Rhodes expects to be back on the air Thursday. He stressed there is no indication she was targeted or that she was the victim of a “hate crime.”

Well, that’s better than being mugged. And while the story about her being mugged got a lot of traction and speculation going on both sides of the blogosphere, this is a better outcome than the alternative.

Get well, soon, Randi.