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Joyce Kaufman says right-wing media haven't reached out to her

The saga involving conservative radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman continues this afternoon as Kaufman rails against the media on her show on WFTL playing from noon to 3 p.m. today.

On Tuesday, an email was sent to Kaufman implying that someone threatened violence at a Broward school. Earlier this week newly elected U.S. Rep. Allen West, a Republican from Plantation who ousted Democrat Ron Klein, announced that Kaufman would be his chief of staff in the Broward/Palm Beach district. Kaufman said on her show Thursday that she was stepping down because she didn't want to hurt West after news shows and blogs repeated some of her controversial statements. Among those statements: at a July 4 rally she said: "if ballots don't work, bullets will" -- according to a blog, The Reid Report.

Kaufman says that statement has been misinterpreted to suggest she would incite violence.

"I won't be afraid to use that word...," she said Friday, referring to "bullets." "You can't bring me down."

On her show Friday, Kaufman vowed to help additional candidates get elected to Congress in 2012.

"I don't have to prove to anybody how much power I have to elevate the stature of a candidate in this community,'' she said.

Kaufman flirted with the idea of running for office herself though she wasn't specific about which seat: "I may become a candidate myself." 

Kaufman bashed much of the media for their coverage of the story about her but she reserved some criticism for the right-wing media. She questioned why Fox News didn't reach out to her to get her side of the story.

"It was non-stop, it was vile,'' she said, referring to news coverage about herself. "And we didn't respond."

West's campaign spokesman Josh Grodin, who is now West's deputy chief of staff, could not be reached by phone or email today regarding West's plans to name a new chief of staff.

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Jan

The whole sordid mess just leaves me breathless and deeply concerned for the violence coming from the right. Talk about sore winners!

yesterday's news

ok, Joyce - your 15 minutes are over -- move on

LHP Activist Mom

Violence from the right? Yeah, right. I mean, left. Please. When headquarters are shot up and have rocks thrown through the windows, it is usually those of the GOP and conservative candidates. The right/ GOP doesn't condone violence- nor do we perform violent acts. We do, however, support the right of the people to protect themselves and to bear arms, just as the Constitution provides. Next time you see a rally where violence ensues, trash is strewn everywhere, vandalism occurs, and nasty epithets are shouted, take an honest look at who it is- it is the "tolerant" left.

Louiszwu

LHP Activist Mom must not get out much. There is more violent rhetoric in just one episode of Glenn Beck's inane rantings than I've heard from the left in the last two years. More proof of the Rights' incredible ability to ignore well-documented, verifiable facts. I find it hard to lend credibility to a movement based on anger. It's generally accepted that anger clouds judgment. It's become painfully obvious as of late that it also promotes stupidity.

cjh

The Left would not recognize a FACT if it bite them in the ass.

Vincent

Amt Sherman must not get out much.

The last two years have seen real violence from liberals like Dr. Amy Bishop who earlier killed her brother, pointed a gun at a mechanic, beat a woman at IHOP over a booster seat and then last year shot several people at her university.

Sharif Mobley worked for John Corzine, then went to join a Jihadist movement, killing one guard and wounding another after he was arrested.

There was Patrick Bedell who tried to shoot up the Pentagon, he was also a registered Democrat.

How about Jon Stewart's producer, an organizer for the so-called Rally to Restore Sanity, he punched a 9/11 Truther in the face and followed him around continuing to threaten him. He was arrested for assault.

What about those goofballs at ELF? They always set things on fire.

Carol Anne Burger from The Huffington Post murdered her partner, stabbing her over 200 times.

There were those Obamamites who maced old people in a GOP office in VA, and then in SC a bunch of libs spray painted Swastikas and the slavery on the office building of an African-American GOP Chariman.

What about the libs dropping sandbags off of an overpass during the GOP Convention in 2008?
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/03/28/media-forget-leftwing-violence-2008-gop-convention

That's in two years and it's just the highlights.

So who has a problem with violence?

Maybe this guy:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4

Vincent

Louiszwu must not get out much.

The last two years have seen real violence from liberals like Dr. Amy Bishop who earlier killed her brother, pointed a gun at a mechanic, beat a woman at IHOP over a booster seat and then last year shot several people at her university.

Sharif Mobley worked for John Corzine, then went to join a Jihadist movement, killing one guard and wounding another after he was arrested.

There was Patrick Bedell who tried to shoot up the Pentagon, he was also a registered Democrat.

How about Jon Stewart's producer, an organizer for the so-called Rally to Restore Sanity, he punched a 9/11 Truther in the face and followed him around continuing to threaten him. He was arrested for assault.

What about those goofballs at ELF? They always set things on fire.

Carol Anne Burger from The Huffington Post murdered her partner, stabbing her over 200 times.

There were those Obamamites who maced old people in a GOP office in VA, and then in SC a bunch of libs spray painted Swastikas and the slavery on the office building of an African-American GOP Chariman.

What about the libs dropping sandbags off of an overpass during the GOP Convention in 2008?
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/03/28/media-forget-leftwing-violence-2008-gop-convention

That's in two years and it's just the highlights.

So who has a problem with violence?

Maybe this guy:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCMDur9CDZ4

Patrick

Awww.....I was really looking forward to Joyce Kaufman shooting up the halls of Congress!!....turned out.she's just no fun at ALL!!

Anthony

It's funny and sad how these comment boards always devolve into Liberals and conservatives trying to insult one another and prove their side right.

The bottom line is BOTH sides have their fair share of whackjobs and violent crackpots, neither party owns the crown on violent fringes, they share it fairly equally with conservatives seeming to wear it slightly more often than liberals. But those of you slinging facts against the other side to make your point, you are only seeing what you want to see and hear, anyone can tell just one side of the story to make a point.

Vincent

Hey Anthony, do you want to show where he slung any facts around? Or is this one of those things where me pointing out what really happened is "insulting" to liberals?

Tony

I have been listening occasionally Joyce Kaufman on her radio show because she makes me laugh with her cheap manipulation. I even call once to explain what "socialism" means and not to use it related with the comments about France, Germany and other developed European countries. (I am born and raised in Europe, in former socialist country) Once she was yelling and screaming so much that I call the show to tell them to take her for psychological exam. I personally find her illiterate, arrogant and self focussed,and I really enjoy listening how many listeners alienate themselves in the same category supporting her:)

RJ

Joyce is trash. People like this don't belong in Washington or anywhere else where civilized adults have a forum. Let her stay on the Radio and continue to be the Howard Stern of the Right. I am Republican, but she is an embarrassment to the Party.She is nothing but an extremist nut.

Abdul Kareema Wheat

"Joyce is trash. People like this don't belong in Washington or anywhere else where civilized adults have a forum. Let her stay on the Radio..."


Amazing...just amazing. So...how does Kaufmans counterpoint...Randi Rhodes get a pass? A woman who's an alcholic, drug user and went AWOL while in the AF? Ahhhh.....I see....Rhodes gets away with it because...she's "compassionate" and it's all Bush's fault.

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