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(Dr Laura) Schlessinger says she won't renew radio contract
CNN ^ | 8/17/2010

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:05:51 PM PDT by markomalley

Embattled radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday she will not renew her contract that is up at the end of the year, telling CNN's "Larry King Live" she wants to "regain my First Amendment rights."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: drlaura; talkradio

1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:05:52 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’ll go out on a limb here and venture that she won’t be missed.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:07:49 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: markomalley

Well I hope she keeps publishing. Or signs a contract with another network. I love her advice.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:08:47 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: markomalley

How this is just... She was discussing the n-word, and said it, and talked about how blacks use it all the time, IIRC.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 7:10:38 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: markomalley

She’s on a low frequency radio station here in Atlanta. She made a big mistake when she left WSB for WGST around 2000 I believe. She’s OK if you care about issues with mother-in-laws etc....


5 posted on 08/17/2010 7:12:17 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (NYC to Jihadist: WE SURRENDER!)
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To: KoRn

The few times I listen to her, seem like a radio sponsored pity party. She did appeal to a certain demographic audience, otherwise she wouldn’t have stayed on the air as long as she did.


6 posted on 08/17/2010 7:13:40 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: markomalley

She has made hers and doesn’t have to take any abuse from anyone if she doesn’t want to.

Good for her, speaking truth to the commissariat.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 7:15:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Hey squeegee guy, we don't want OUR daughters punished with an imam!)
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To: FrdmLvr

I wonder how many have committed suicide because of her advice. I’ve always wondered how someone could feel so strongly about their opinion without hearing the other side of the story. People tend to paint their situation in their favor. That’s human nature.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 7:17:10 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: markomalley

Stopped listening to her back in 2002 when she actually said that she supported the idea of parents arranging marriages for their kids. I almost did a spit-take!

That, and her incessant bragging about her son.


9 posted on 08/17/2010 7:24:55 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: VanDeKoik
Stopped listening to her back in 2002 when she actually said that she supported the idea of parents arranging marriages for their kids. I almost did a spit-take!

The only time I heard her was when she was a local-local hostette on KFI back in the early 90s.

10 posted on 08/17/2010 7:26:31 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: VanDeKoik

I wish my parents had arranged my first marriage. I married a woman I would hate and bought her a house. LOL


11 posted on 08/17/2010 7:28:42 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: markomalley

Her book, about the care and feeding of husbands was spot on.
Her show was annoying to me. She overtalked and belittled everyone.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 7:29:36 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: KoRn

I wish some male talk radio host had a pair like she does.
She is fearless unlike that little talking points fraud Hanity.

I noticed Beck took a little swipe at FR today.
Kind of made a joke about how some information here is not credible or out there.

Anyone else hear him?


13 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:20 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: markomalley

Other than her belief that men should be economic slaves and her hypocrisy regarding telling your spouse whether you’ve had an affair, I didn’t mind her show even though it’s not my thing.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 7:33:22 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: markomalley

20 years ago, she did a local radio talk show in California, same format but she was much less conservative. She was on the same station as Rush so I would frequently hear part of her radio show.

Unfortunately one day my neighbor called discussing in detail her love life, her husband, her (bisexual) stripper boyfriend/babysitter and other things that made me feel very uncomfortable. She was a VERY friendly neighbor, thanks to Dr. Laura, I knew to stay well clear.


15 posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:07 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Jazz1968
I noticed Beck took a little swipe at FR today. Kind of made a joke about how some information here is not credible or out there.

Yeah, I heard that. Something about one of the female singers in ABBA being some sort of eugenics experiment. One of the guys on Beck's show said that they got the info from FR.
16 posted on 08/17/2010 7:40:46 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: VanDeKoik

I can’t stand dr. Laura but 18-30 year olds have no business arranging marriages on “love” lust and feeling. The time for Daddy and Mommy to be the final say should come back.


17 posted on 08/17/2010 7:41:08 PM PDT by politicalmerc (I can see November from my house; can you?)
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To: politicalmerc

“The time for Daddy and Mommy to be the final say should come back.”

What makes you think in this society, the parents are any more sane? I’m seeing 50 year old women sporting new tats and boyfriends and the men are obsessed with their toys and their Viagra fix.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 7:46:17 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: Jazz1968
I noticed Beck took a little swipe at FR today. Kind of made a joke about how some information here is not credible or out there.

Anyone else hear him?


I heard him.

He said something about a rumor about a female member of ABBA being a product of eugenics and then Stu said that he read it on FR. Then Beck said in his goofy sarcastic voice that FR would never print anything invalid or false. I thought it was a cheap shot.
19 posted on 08/17/2010 7:46:58 PM PDT by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Stopped listening to her back in 2002 when she actually said that she supported the idea of parents arranging marriages for their kids. I almost did a spit-take!

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Yeah, it’s so much better dating my millionth person than to have been set up ...


20 posted on 08/17/2010 7:52:58 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: historyrepeatz

I can’t see that at all. I think she has straightened out a lot of people’s thinking. I think she’s great.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 8:00:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: politicalmerc

You can marry base on whatever criteria you want. Mom and Dad have no more insight over how well it works than a hobo.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:25 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: politicalmerc

“The time for Daddy and Mommy to be the final say should come back.”

Not even in India do parents have the final say any more. They do suggest, and often children agree.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 8:35:56 PM PDT by devere
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To: markomalley

Dr Laura is losing it. Is she mentally depressed?

It’s hard to believe this is the same tough cookie who slept her way into talk radio, and then had a great success with her hard-nosed “do as I say, not as I do” advice.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 8:43:49 PM PDT by devere
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To: OrangeHoof

You and Hillary both think marriage is slavery.


25 posted on 08/17/2010 8:44:53 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: donna

I heard Dr. Laura say that a married man should *always* take the highest paying job even if hr would be happier in a position that pays less. To me, she’s saying that men are economic slaves. Who cares if they come home stressed out or has to spend weeks on the road - just so long as he’s cranking out the bucks. That’s a very materialistic view of matrimony.


26 posted on 08/17/2010 10:59:29 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

It’s a basic truth that a man has to support his own family.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 1:22:30 AM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: donna

Of course it is but it doesn’t mean he has to take a job that will make him miserable just because it pays better. That’s what she’s saying. If a man had a choice between:

$50K a year where he has to work late, make frequent trips out of town and is generally frazzled by the time he comes home

or

$40K a year where he feels fulfilled in his job and gets to spend more time at home with the kids,

Dr. Laura has said he should take the $50K job.

I don’t see where that’s right or even her place to say that and I can only assume it comes from a viewpoint where men are walking ATM machines and little else. That’s what I mean by economic slavery.

If the $10K difference was THAT important to the wife, she can find a part-time job or work-from-home. She doesn’t have to assume that it’s all the man’s responsibility.

In most cases, the man will take the higher-paying job anyway but I don’t think it’s her place to claim he *must*.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 3:27:27 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof
If a man had a choice between:

$50K a year where he has to work late, make frequent trips out of town and is generally frazzled by the time he comes home

or

$40K a year where he feels fulfilled in his job and gets to spend more time at home with the kids,

Dr. Laura has said he should take the $50K job.

Proof you have never listened to her show is in bold. That is completely misrepresenting her point and would never be something she would suggest - everything she says is for the benefit of children, who are at the behest of their parents' decisions.

29 posted on 08/18/2010 5:36:31 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: VanDeKoik
You can marry base on whatever criteria you want. Mom and Dad have no more insight over how well it works than a hobo.

Maybe not all Mothers and Fathers but age breeds wisdom and experience and their opinion is valuable. As for marrying under any criteria you want, that would be why we have a 52% divorce rate.

Unfortunately you are exactly right. You can marry for any inane reason you want. That doesn't make it a good thing.

30 posted on 08/18/2010 8:37:26 AM PDT by politicalmerc (I can see November from my house; can you?)
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To: dangerdoc
“The time for Daddy and Mommy to be the final say should come back.” What makes you think in this society, the parents are any more sane? I’m seeing 50 year old women sporting new tats and boyfriends and the men are obsessed with their toys and their Viagra fix.

Of course you are correct that age doesn't always solve childishness, but because of sin we don't have a perfect world. The Bible says "honor your Father and your Mother" for a reason and talks about the "wisdom of the Grey head." Nothing is perfect, but I can assure you that on balance, 50+ year old Mother's and Father's have more sense than those under 30 who have found their "soulmate."

Nothing is perfect, I was just espousing the idea that Mom and Dad need to have a more active role than they do.

31 posted on 08/18/2010 8:41:18 AM PDT by politicalmerc (I can see November from my house; can you?)
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To: OrangeHoof

You do realize that they called Dr Laura, she didn’t call them?


32 posted on 08/18/2010 8:42:13 AM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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