Dr. Laura Quits Radio After “N” Word Tirade

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Embattled radio talk show host Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday she’s quitting radio after her contract is up at the end of the year. Schlessinger, 63, appeared on  CNN’s “Larry King Live” and she wants to “regain my First Amendment rights.”

The controversial radio advice host got into hot water after she dropped the “N” word 11 times in a racist tirade last week. While she offered a tepid apology for her lack of judgment, it’s clear Schlessinger isn’t the brightest bulb in the box and she still doesn’t understand how the use of language and words have consequences.

Schlessinger’s appearance on CNN’s “Larry King Live” is a portrait of a woman oddly amused by the whole brouhaha enveloping her. She sees minorities — in this case, African Americans, not as human beings entitled to respect but, as members of a “special group.”

While Schlessinger said she is still “regretful” over the incident, she said she feels her freedom of speech rights “have been usurped by angry, hateful groups who don’t want to debate — they want to eliminate.”

What Laura Schlessinger fails to understand is the First Amendment doesn’t protect hate speech. You can’t shout “fire” in a crowded theater or “bomb” on an airplane so even the First Amendment is not without limitations.

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18 Responses to Dr. Laura Quits Radio After “N” Word Tirade

  1. feminazi says:

    She will not be missed. The world has moved on from bigotry and racism and Schlessinger is stuck in another era and time. Her arrogance is stunning.

  2. Peace Nick says:

    Great catch, Christopher.

    She did indeed relegate an entire group of people to the category of “special interest.” I thought black people are just other fellow Americans. Like you, me and all of us living in this country.

    Not in Dr. Laura’s world.

  3. Bungy says:

    Yay! Good riddance.

    But I think “Dr. Laura’s” misunderstanding of the First Amendment is even more fundamental than failing to recognize that it doesn’t cover “hate speech.” The First Amendment protects citizens from governments (state, federal, municipal, etc.) preventing citizen discourse. It doesn’t prevent private businesses from deciding that they don’t need the hassle of their celebrities’ big mouths. It doesn’t protect her from sponsors choosing to withdraw their funding. And it certainly doesn’t protect her from being challenged by others exercising their freedom of speech.

    Why is the Right — from homophobic beauty queens to on-air pop-psychologists, from half-term governors to teary-eyed pundit performance “artists” — so unfamiliar with the Constitution they otherwise tout as if they were in Philadelphia when it was drafted? (That’s a rhetorical question, btw.)

  4. stradella says:

    Old girl survived calling gay folks “deviants” and “biological errors” but, she crashed and burned when she used a certain racial epithet.

    Too funny. Dr. Laura is a damned hack.

  5. Harry says:

    That face of hers is so tight she looks like an overfilled water balloon.

  6. R.J. says:

    Cracker bitch x 11.

  7. bradfrmphnx says:

    R.J.,
    Do you feel the need to join Dr. Laura in spewing racists names?

    I’m glad she is off the air, although I never have listened to her, never would have listened to her, and never will listen to her.

  8. Mets Fan says:

    Cracker bitch x 11.

    ROFLMAO! She looks like Dr. Zira’s daughter from Planet of the Apes!

  9. Rachel says:

    I truly think Dr. Laura is mentally ill. She’s finally jumped the track and her wheels are spinning freely. For an allegedly educated woman (she claims to have a P.h.D. in Physiology), how can she not understand that with free speech comes with responsibilities. This is particularly true for someone in the media. As I said before, there is something wrong with her. She has classic crazy eyes. No wonder she’s leaving radio. I bet her employer told her they were through with her.

  10. Aunt Peg says:

    Laura Schlessinger is a self-righteous bitch with a special bias reserved for single, female parents, ethnic minorities and gay people.

    I’m ashamed to admit I used to listen to her radio show in the early 1990s but I grew tired of her nasty and even cruel retorts to callers and I stopped giving her the time of day.

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    So the “c” word is gone. What a damn shame THAT is .

  12. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    Does this mean that fat pedophile, Rush Limbaugh, is going off the air next? If the Fairness Doctrine returns, this could very well happen.

    Fingers crossed.

  13. okjimm says:

    see…. another reason NOT to watch TV OR LISTEN TO RANTRADIO. If I was not ripping off cable….. if I did not love football….. if the History Channel was not there…. if , ah shit…. TV sucks. (but it did get better.)

  14. Thai Noodles says:

    God, what a vicious cunt.

    I am so over these rightwing morons who rule the radio airways. This is why I have Sirius Radio in my car and listen only to music.

    Were it not for Sirius Radio, I would either listen to CDs or listen to nothing. But I have a sinking feeling she’ll be back. This is a woman with an ego the size of the Pacific Ocean. The web, blogs and You Tube, is too small to contain her self-aggrandizement.

  15. karmanot says:

    What? Dr. honky bites the dust?

  16. Randy Arroyo says:

    She won’t be missed!

  17. Vinay Goyal says:

    nice posting…………

  18. stacy says:

    i am so happy she is gone! you silenced yourself hunny, with your rude hateful advice. peace!

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