Skip to comments.Dr. Laura to End Show Amid N-Word Flap
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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Way to go out classy Dr.
made the announcement on CNN’s “Larry King Live,”
She shoulda had Chris Rock on so the N word could be used as intended.../s
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.
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?
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.
And she’s coming out with a new rap album. Tipper Gore will edit it.
You can hear her on youtube here:
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.
What freedom of speech is Laura talking about? Only minorities have freedom of speech.
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.
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.
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.
I haven’t caught her show in years, but there were several times when I would cringe at how rude she could be.
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?"
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.
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
Of course, if you’re a Democrat Liberal former Klan honcho you can say “white nigger” everyday of the week:
It is not possible for a black person to be a racist.
honestly, I never liked her show anyway.
Don;t seem to be a problem with the "H"-word.. i.e. honkkey.. or the "C"-word... "Crakker"..
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.
You owe me a new keyboard. Lol!
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.
Don't click on these below if you don't want to see things by Derek Schlessinger that will really make you sick.
Noting he also uses the n-word here.
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.
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.
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.
She is a punk! She chants take back free speech, then steps down. Grow a back bone doc.
She also talks about bullies then lets the bullies win. I don’t get that.
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.
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.
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!