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DR. LAURA QUITS RADIO
cnntv.com ^ | 8-17-2010 | Larry King show

Posted on 08/17/2010 6:26:40 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg

Dr. Laura Schlessinger just told Larry King that she is quitting radio when her contract expires at the end of this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drlaura; resignation; talkradio
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 6:26:41 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Another conservative voice silenced.

Schlessinger said this was her decision, but she also said she had lost sponsors for her recent comments on race.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 6:27:56 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

That’s shocking!
I mean, I didn’t think anyone watched CNN anymore.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 6:28:43 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Had enough, yet?)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Damn! I really enjoyed her. Damn, damn, damn.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 6:28:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

She suc8s anyway


5 posted on 08/17/2010 6:28:52 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; All

Good riddance.. I couldn’t stand her..


6 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis (President Obama: The Crybaby in Chief...)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

bump


7 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I’m glad. Her show always displaces Hannity and other political oriented shows I’d much rather listen to.
Sorry, but women’s marital problems don’t really interest me.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:45 PM PDT by counterpunch (Imam B'araq Hussein Mohammad 0bama, President of the 57 States of Islam.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

okay did she really say something bad?


9 posted on 08/17/2010 6:29:59 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

okay did she really say something bad?


10 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Can’t believe she’ll be gone forever. Everybody gets tired of a grind. She’ll be back.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:30 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Why?

Any reasons given?


12 posted on 08/17/2010 6:30:37 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: GoCards
okay did she really say something bad?

Yes..."i am my kids mom"

13 posted on 08/17/2010 6:31:35 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Is this a Brett Fahre-type thingy?
14 posted on 08/17/2010 6:31:52 PM 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: Dr. Eckleburg

Good. The most annoying woman on the dial will finally shut her yap.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 6:32:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

She stood up for children and Men in a way no one else did or will.

She was the last rational bastion against the storm of self-indulgent selfishness of the modern American jerkwad.

This is a huge loss for all of us.


16 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Take the money and run.. I wish her well..

You can only take so many arrows and knives in the back and then it becomes personal..


17 posted on 08/17/2010 6:33:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Damn! I really enjoyed her. Damn, damn, damn.

My only alternative to Rush Limbaugh.

18 posted on 08/17/2010 6:34:55 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: KevinDavis

>>Good riddance.. I couldn’t stand her..<<

I understand. Having men be Men and orienting lives towards protection of kids is a sucky attitude.

I can see why you didn’t like her message.


19 posted on 08/17/2010 6:35:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: GoCards

Yup. The N word.

People are finding out that even if you are trying to make an important point on race (like Dr. Laura), or whatever, if that word comes out of your mouth unless you are a liberal race baiting black, you will be absolutely destroyed by the MSM.

It’s irrational, but that’s the way it is. You can’t even say, someone said it.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 6:36:46 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: nmh

Her recent use of Nig*** Nig*** Nig*** on the air probably did her in. I’m surprised she survived the nude photos. Talk about bad decisions. She was the soup nazi of self help.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 6:37:11 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Well, she really was a nagger.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 6:37:46 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Seventeen years on radio.

Anyone who speaks out against homosexuality is destroyed.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 6:37:55 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: bigbob

She used to be on at noon following Rush...I had to be sure to change the dial before I went into the office so I could avoid her shill when I went to lunch.

For the life of me I have no idea why people call her. She only beats the crud out of anyone who calls into her show. She is simply way too sanctimonious and condescending.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 6:38:57 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: GoCards

She said the “n” word to make a point in a conversation with a black woman who was complaining about her white husband’s insensitive friends.


25 posted on 08/17/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

So did she actually use the n-word offensively or did she just say the n-word when discussing the n-word?


26 posted on 08/17/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Found her to be very patronizing,i would usually turn off radio when she came on..
27 posted on 08/17/2010 6:40:15 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Aaahhh She hurt some little feelings !!tough they should grow up and earn some respect then.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 6:40:36 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No. She was obviously canned.


29 posted on 08/17/2010 6:40:50 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

i’m glad she’s going! i’m conservative but she would make my blood boil she’s nothing but a hypocrite that’s why i stopped listening to her
good riddance


30 posted on 08/17/2010 6:41:47 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

The race card wins again.


31 posted on 08/17/2010 6:41:47 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: RckyRaCoCo; editor-surveyor; RnMomof7; metmom

Most importantly, she spoke against the homosexual agenda and life-style.

These days, that’s enough to get you retired fast.


33 posted on 08/17/2010 6:42:48 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Nachum
She is not going to go away completely. She has written several books and some were best sellers on the Amazon list. I'm not a rabid fan of hers but I believe that she has a lot of common sense and is very wise about some subjects. As far as racism goes, hell I'm about as bad as the next guy. I'm am American Indian and sometimes I'm racist against certain white people. (very few though, like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, to name a couple)And of course I'm a biget because I don't want that mosque built and ground zero.
34 posted on 08/17/2010 6:49:34 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
She should have been driven from radio simply for repeatedly using the word "sucky".

Another annoying trait is her always assuming she had all the facts when a caller was telling a story.

Then there was the nude photos from her younger days. If you haven't seen them, don't go looking.

Overall I suppose her quitting is a loss.

35 posted on 08/17/2010 6:50:19 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: freedumb2003
Fortunately, Dr. Laura has no intention of giving up the fight for what she believes:

"The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights. 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 the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that."

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b195834_dr_laura_ending_her_radio_show_regain.html#ixzz0wuxgIzgX

36 posted on 08/17/2010 6:50:54 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Doe Eyes

I just listened to the audio. I REALLY thought her comments were spot on. She wasn’t being racist at all. She was exposing the hypocrisy. Some people are just too overly sensitive and CAN’T have an honest discussion about ‘race’. Pathetic.

I took my kids to see the latest Shrek movie and the donkey character (Eddie Murphy) used the ‘cracker’ term. There is certainly a double standard. Can’t have it both ways.

When I lived in the UK....I had many people call me a ‘Yank’. Sometimes it was used in a pleasant, kidding manner....sometimes in a vicious tone. I was once asked if I minded being called that from someone who happened to be acting like a complete a$$hole....I replied, “Well I don’t exactly run around calling Brits ‘limeys’, do I?” He replied...”Fair enough, love.”


37 posted on 08/17/2010 6:51:14 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Schlessinger said this was her decision, but she also said she had lost sponsors for her recent comments on race.

Outrageous! I heard her comments on a replay of the radio show and I don't think it was any big deal. In fact I agreed with her. We are seeing just how toxic political correctness can be. First the feminists were after her, then the homosexuals and now the blacks.

She's made a lot of enemies but I hope she reconsiders and stays on the air. I don't listen to her show however because I'm not interested in the type of show she does.
38 posted on 08/17/2010 6:51:34 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Good by!

I know it was her schtick, but her nastiness for the sake of being nasty just got old.


39 posted on 08/17/2010 6:54:06 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

This is a tough situation.

No doubt part of the reason is her taken-out-of-context use of the “n” word.

Now. She was taken out of context. And that should have been a bigger issue.

But really. What use is there in civilized conversation for that word?


40 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:09 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR1fDL7x1Sg)
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To: truthguy
Outrageous! I heard her comments on a replay of the radio show and I don't think it was any big deal. In fact I agreed with her. We are seeing just how toxic political correctness can be. First the feminists were after her, then the homosexuals and now the blacks.

Bingo!

41 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:14 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Style and substance, the substance was right, she was on the right side of the issues, but her style? She came across too snooty, patronizing, condescending - at least to me.


42 posted on 08/17/2010 6:57:45 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Yardstick

The latter.


44 posted on 08/17/2010 6:59:25 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
Another conservative voice silenced.

Define conservative.

According to this article, Schlessinger wasn't a real conservative.

“[A blog article] supposes that I ever quoted Leviticus that homosexuality is an abomination. That never happened. I repeat: that never happened. I never said that. I don’t believe that…."

“In fact, I was one of the earliest radio hosts to support organizations such as PFLAG (you know, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and other efforts to encourage openness and acceptance of gays in their own families, much less society.” – Dr. Laura Schlessinger, “Setting My Record Straight about Gays,” June 22, 2010
http://americansfortruth.com/issues/radio-talk-show-hosts

45 posted on 08/17/2010 7:01:01 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

“Another conservative voice silenced.”

No, simply an example of advertisers making a decision to no longer advertise on the Dr Laura Show.

And if you like, you are free to open your checkbook and keep Dr Laura on the air via advertising.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Please explain why you think she is a “hypocrite”.

I think the Woman simply uses common sense when advising people that can't see the forest for the trees. She is a self admitted former Feminist who made many mistakes in her youth. Dr. Laura is all about protecting Children from the selfish behavior of Adults who are responsible for them.

I hope you're not buying into the Liberal Logic that you cannot “judge” people because you made some mistakes at an earlier time of your life.

If that were true, many of the recovering Democrats / Liberals that now post on FR would fit your definition. While I may not agree with everything she says, being a “hypocrite” is not one of her character traits IMHO.

47 posted on 08/17/2010 7:03:42 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: aSeattleConservative

Earlier on she was very outspoken about homosexuality. Advertisers have all right-wing talkers by the balls to not criticize homosexuality.


48 posted on 08/17/2010 7:07:47 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Will Republicans take a pledge to uphold the Constitution and the 10 Commandments if elected this fall?


49 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:16 PM PDT by foxrepublican (foxrepublican.com)
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To: Ol' Sparky
That's what people say who are fired. Her sponsors were pulling out. Her contract was up. She was politically-incorrect when it came to homosexuality.

Rush and Ann Coulter took another path. They capitulated. Schlessinger didn't, and now she's silenced.

50 posted on 08/17/2010 7:09:57 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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