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Dr. Laura to End Show Amid N-Word Flap
AP ^ | 8/18/10 | Staff

Posted on 08/18/2010 8:53:46 AM PDT by MissTed

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk show host who recently apologized for saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air, said Tuesday she plans to give up her radio show when her contract is up at the end of this year.

The conservative advice maven made the announcement on CNN's "Larry King Live," saying she wants to "regain her First Amendment rights."

Schlessinger said she's not retiring or quitting. Instead, she said, she feels stronger and freer to say what she believes needs to be said.

"I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry -- some special interest group deciding this is a time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates and sponsors," she said.

Schlessinger apologized last week for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller whom she accused of being hypersensitive to racism. She said on her website that she was wrong in using the word for what she said was an attempt to make a philosophical point.

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I'd like to hear the clip/context of her statement.
1 posted on 08/18/2010 8:53:49 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

Way to go out classy Dr.

made the announcement on CNN’s “Larry King Live,”


2 posted on 08/18/2010 8:54:52 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MissTed

She shoulda had Chris Rock on so the N word could be used as intended.../s


3 posted on 08/18/2010 8:56:23 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: DManA
Took her lesson from Helen Thomas, I guess.
4 posted on 08/18/2010 8:58:58 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: MissTed

This whole thing is idiotic. She was only using the taboo N word in a conversation about language, not directing it at or referring it to anyone. Totally ridiculous.


5 posted on 08/18/2010 9:01:12 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: MissTed

I don’t understand why so many people here bash her.

Ok she isn’t perfect, kind of abrasive and I don’t like to listen to that type of show but she helped a lot of people and was one of the very few who went against the tide of PC and liberalism.

She was one of the few who preached conservative values like taking responsibility for your actions, no sex outside of marriage, women staying home to raise childen if possible, she often stuck up for men, fatherhood etc.

How many others do that on a national forum?


6 posted on 08/18/2010 9:02:35 AM PDT by skyman
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To: DManA

Amen on that!

I caught part of the Larry Nearly Alive King thing this am. Nearly alive made some comment about blacks using it to KID each other being OK?... or some thing vaguely like that.

Well I’ve got news for all you uninformed... having been raised in a county that’s bout forty percent black and having lived in a county that’s close to eight percent black... I am a black expert. AND... the vast majority of the time when they use the term... they... my friends... ARE NOT using it in jest. Period... end of story.


7 posted on 08/18/2010 9:04:41 AM PDT by Bubba (Build roads... Fight wars and stay out of MY live. FRREEEEEEDOM!)
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To: MissTed

And she’s coming out with a new rap album. Tipper Gore will edit it.


8 posted on 08/18/2010 9:06:56 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: MissTed

You can hear her on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7jkow7t0G8

In the context she used the word she had a point. If people with black skin are offended by the word then they should stop using it.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 9:10:23 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Wanna bow over and butt sniff towards mecca? Count me out!)
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To: MissTed

What freedom of speech is Laura talking about? Only minorities have freedom of speech.


10 posted on 08/18/2010 9:10:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (.Go troops! " Vote out RINOS. They screw you EVERY time" Jim Robinson)
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To: MissTed

Finally that useless dolt is leaving. Not soon enough. What a waste of time she was right before Art Bell at 2am. Blargh. She was right up there in quality with that stupid sex midget Ruthie and 20-year-old reprints of Dear Abby.


11 posted on 08/18/2010 9:15:14 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: skyman
“...Ok she isn’t perfect, kind of abrasive...”

I would say she is very abrasive and she makes sweeping statements and commands having learned 25 seconds of information about the caller's situation. Sure she has some conservative stances but she trashes all over the place.

Still I'll say for the counselor/shrink type of biz she is less nutty than most.

12 posted on 08/18/2010 9:16:30 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Yeah, its a low blow and she shouldn’t leave over it, but she is still a total waste of time, no better than Oprah or Jerry Springer. What she said is fine, its just that I can’t stand any of those self-help dorks.


13 posted on 08/18/2010 9:19:55 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

I haven’t caught her show in years, but there were several times when I would cringe at how rude she could be.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 9:21:44 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: skyman
She was one of the few who preached conservative values like taking responsibility for your actions, no sex outside of marriage

LOL. And you believed her? Well, in a way, I guess after living a life in direct opposition of those values, she was an "expert."

Not only did her first marriage fail, it failed partly because she committed adultery, with a guy committing adultery who got her pregnant before she married him all the while she became estranged from her sister and didn't speak with her mother for 20 years - a mother who died alone and wasn't even mourned by the good doctor.

I'm sorry, I wish more "conservative family values" preachers practiced what they preached - for a lifetime, NOT for marketing purposes.

all that said, this "flap" is ludicrous. Or Ludakris, as the case may be.
15 posted on 08/18/2010 9:29:13 AM PDT by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
Finally that useless dolt is leaving. Not soon enough.

She may be a useless dolt; but she is still a victim in this instance.

Is it true what I read on another thread, that Larry King asked her "so it's OK for ni**ers to use the 'n' word?"

16 posted on 08/18/2010 9:32:19 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: MissTed

The ‘N’ word. The ‘F’ word.

Meanwhile, Pelosi talks about THE WORD. To which word is this atheist witch referring?

Meanwhile, regarding the ‘N’ word, negro will suffice. Only American Negroes can refer to themselves as n-gger.


17 posted on 08/18/2010 9:44:50 AM PDT by IbJensen ((Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: DManA

That’s the part I dont understand- why do we keep going to the liberal media to make announcements? this is the same stupid thinking that made McLame send Sarah Palin to perkey katie.

They ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE US no matter what, so the hell with them. Larry king does not deserve the ratings boost.

Go on FOX news

When Plain wins I hope she closes the white house press briefing room- let them get their news by watching FOX


18 posted on 08/18/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: IbJensen

Of course, if you’re a Democrat Liberal former Klan honcho you can say “white nigger” everyday of the week:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FIBJt-c2o0


19 posted on 08/18/2010 10:02:13 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: MissTed
Any Whitey who even acknowledges that race exists is a racist.

It is not possible for a black person to be a racist.

20 posted on 08/18/2010 10:08:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: MissTed

honestly, I never liked her show anyway.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Amen!


22 posted on 08/18/2010 10:10:45 AM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: MissTed
Quite infantile using the N-word instead of using the epithet..
But many Americans are infantile.. evidence is the democrat party..
And the republican party that buys this crap...

Don;t seem to be a problem with the "H"-word.. i.e. honkkey.. or the "C"-word... "Crakker"..

23 posted on 08/18/2010 10:12:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: whattajoke

Like I said has her problems and isn’t a saint. Kind of like Rush with all his marriages, pain medication addiction, etc. But Rush is still a genius when it comes to politics and is the #1 asset to conservatives.

Dr. Laura has her problems in the past, but has now been married a long time, has a son in the military and basically tries to stop people from making mistakes she has made.

I wish I saw more and better role models who have the huge public forums that they have, but I don’t see them. I wish Rush and Dr. Laura had better personal lives but they don’t. But that doesn’t diminish the good that they’ve done warts and all.


24 posted on 08/18/2010 10:17:23 AM PDT by skyman
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To: MissTed
Schless
25 posted on 08/18/2010 10:33:18 AM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Sloth

You owe me a new keyboard. Lol!


26 posted on 08/18/2010 10:39:03 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: whattajoke
Not only did her first marriage fail, it failed partly because she committed adultery, with a guy committing adultery who got her pregnant before she married him all the while she became estranged from her sister and didn't speak with her mother for 20 years - a mother who died alone and wasn't even mourned by the good doctor.

Aren't you forgetting some things?

Remember that when she started the affair with Mr. Bishop, her current husband, he also had three small children besides the wife she took him from. Never in all the years has she ever mentioned those poor children who lost their father. Were they ever involved in his life? In hers? All we heard about was her precious Bunchkin. The other three kids were not seen as important to her, even as she advised all callers to spend a lot of time and energy on their kids of divorce.

And remember that the Bunchkin was thrown out of several schools, including Hillsdale, and had serious problems in the military when his MySpace page was found to contain many obscene and extremely sick drawings of killing girls, raping children, and really sick things involving a son and his mother, in addition to photos of Derek putting his gun in his mouth for the camera. Yes, little Bunchkin WAS the reason the army took away MySpace privileges from the troops, and I do not know how that case ever ended.

newspaper article about the army investigation

Don't click on these below if you don't want to see things by Derek Schlessinger that will really make you sick.

Website that has some of Derek's nasty cartoons

Noting he also uses the n-word here.

An entry on his MySpace page

27 posted on 08/18/2010 11:31:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MissTed

Robert Sheets Byrd got away with using the N-word up to the point of his death. He claimed it was okay because there are “white n&&&ers AS WELL AS black n&&&ers”.

The media’s double standard (and the Rats who celebrated his whole life at his funeral) is glaring.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 12:06:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: IbJensen
Only American Negroes can refer to themselves as *****....

Wrong. Robert Byrd (D-KKK) was also permitted to freely use this word even though socialist revisionist historians claimed that he gave up all of his racist attitudes by 1949. Never mind his stance on the civil rights bill or his famous late career interview where he used the word on camera and defended its use.

29 posted on 08/18/2010 12:11:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Didn’t care for her radio show either, but she became a target of the Left for her stance against homosexuality and against the agenda of the American Library Association to undermine parental authority.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 12:12:49 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: MissTed

She is a punk! She chants take back free speech, then steps down. Grow a back bone doc.


31 posted on 08/18/2010 5:05:44 PM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: DMG2FUN

She also talks about bullies then lets the bullies win. I don’t get that.


32 posted on 08/18/2010 6:54:16 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: MissTed
She didn't use the word nigger in a racist way so the assault on her was just a means of silencing and driving her off the air in the name of political correctness.

The word nigger is just a word and not wrong in of itself. It's only racism behind the word that is evil.

It's past time this politically correct insanity ended and there was a backlash against those using it as a weapon to silence those they disagree with.

33 posted on 08/19/2010 10:43:25 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
What freedom of speech is Laura talking about? Only minorities have freedom of speech.

True, blacks can use the word nigger and the media can use the word cracker when quoting some black racist buffoon.

The double standards are oppressive and absurd.

34 posted on 08/19/2010 10:47:11 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Bubba

I’ll never understand why they use that word.I hate it.That and the terrible grammar they use and the way they wear their pants. Pull them up for Pete’s sake!


35 posted on 08/20/2010 12:02:11 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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