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PEJ Talk Show Index: October 21 - 26, 2007, Talk Hosts Play the Blame Game with California Fires

  • November 01, 2007

For liberal talk radio host Randi Rhodes, the rampaging wildfires in California last week presented an opportunity to remind listeners of another natural disaster—and not one of the Bush administration's finest moments.

While discussing President Bush's Oct. 25 trip to the scene of the California blazes, Rhodes admonished him not to say anything “stupid.” She then replayed the 2005 audio clip in which the President praised FEMA director Michael Brown's response to Hurricane Katrina with the now infamous words, “Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.” The embattled Brown, widely blamed for some of the post-Katrina chaos, resigned 10 days later.

Read the full article Talk Hosts Play the Blame Game with California Fires at the Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.