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Dr. Laura Ending Her Radio Show to "Regain First Amendment Rights"
Comcast ^ | 8-17-10 | Natalie Finn

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:48 PM PDT by mlizzy

Dr. Laura Schlessinger chose her words more carefully this time.

The longtime AM radio fixture says that she will pull the plug on The Dr. Laura Program at the end of the year, a week after repeatedly using the N-word while taking a call on the air from a black woman who wanted to discuss her interracial marriage.

She made the announcement during an appearance on Larry King Live.

Here's her rationale:

"My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I've made the decision not to do radio anymore," Schlessinger told King, who also happens to be on his way out this year (for less incendiary reasons).

"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."

She's not retiring or quitting, she added, but rather, hopes to be "stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country."

Schlessinger apologized for her verbal gaffe the day after it happened, admitting that she did "the wrong thing."

"I didn't intend to hurt people, but I did. And that makes it the wrong thing to have done...I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the N-word all the way out—more than one time. And that was wrong. I'll say it again—that was wrong."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: drlaura; lauraschlessinger; quittingradio; talkradio

1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:35:54 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy
"And that was wrong. I'll say it again—that was wrong."

No it wasn't, but it is now (that you marginalized yourself).

2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:41:35 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Yes, this is another example of the forces of political correctness launching an attack, and the target of the attack gives in.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:43:30 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: mlizzy

Rather ironic that she stumbled into a career of giving out advice when her personal life was so totally messed up and a complete sham.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 7:48:43 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mlizzy

Weird —never had her figured for being this weak.

VEEERY SURPRISED.

Health issues..? This is out of character for her.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 7:50:02 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kirkwood

I used to listen to her long ago, and thought she gave out some good advice here and there ... but then my hearing went ... *smiles*


6 posted on 08/17/2010 7:50:56 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: mlizzy
She'll write more books and be back on the air in a couple years. Probably take a break.

Frankly, I couldn't listen to her show past the first five minutes, back when it was on WABC in the mornings. Her opening segments had interesting bits, but I never liked the callers or how she dealt with them. If she helped them, fine, but it wasn't interesting radio.

7 posted on 08/17/2010 7:56:02 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?Five?No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.)
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To: mlizzy

“The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights.”

This woman has no clue about the First Amendment.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 7:59:34 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: gaijin
Her stance on homosexuality and a number of other issues changed overnight a few years ago.

The changes in her mannerisms and positions were familiar to me, and I strongly suspect that she was raped.

More than anything, she needs prayer.

9 posted on 08/17/2010 8:00:52 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mlizzy

Unless she’s claiming that government is preventing her from expressing herself, she has no First Amendment claim. Whether a corporate decision, pressure from a boycott of sponsors, etc.,no First Amendment rationale applies.

You would think she’d understand that.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 8:36:13 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: mlizzy

Why go on Larry King barely alive and divorcing again, she always goes on his show.

She must be nearing retirement anyway, she’s been on the air for what 25 years or so. Maybe she can guest host on the VIEW.


11 posted on 08/17/2010 9:08:45 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: Kirkwood
her personal life was so totally messed up and a complete sham.

Huh?

12 posted on 08/17/2010 9:29:02 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Tanniker Smith
I never liked the callers or how she dealt with them

She always presumes to know the whole story after 30 seconds talking to one of the involved parties.

13 posted on 08/17/2010 9:30:22 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Minn

Read her biography. Multiple adulterous affairs with married men and destroying other families. Posing for pornographic photos. A child conceived during an affair. She rejected her father, mother and sister. Her mother was dead for 2 months before anyone found the body and she didn’t shed a tear. She went from Christianity to Judaism, then Orthodox Judaism and back to fake Christianity. Who knows what else this hypocrite did. Yeah, this is a person you want advice from.


14 posted on 08/17/2010 9:40:25 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Minn
Oh yeah, and she had no professional experience in counseling. She passed herself off as a doctor of medicine or psychology and her degree was in physiology. Complete sham.
15 posted on 08/17/2010 9:43:22 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
Oh yeah, and she had no professional experience in counseling. She passed herself off as a doctor of medicine or psychology and her degree was in physiology. Complete sham.

This is from her bio:

"Dr. Laura holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, and received her post-doctoral certification in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California. She was in private practice for 12 years. She's also been on the faculty of the Department of Biology at the University of Southern California, and the Graduate Psychology Department at Pepperdine University."

http://www.drlaura.com/pages/about

Is that true, or is that all lies? And how are you in a position to know one way or the other?

16 posted on 08/17/2010 10:04:02 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
Frankly,it doesn't matter to me;I could never stand the woman.

Conservatives need to recognize the opportunists who will say whatever they think an audience wants to hear if only they can make big money.

As the other poster said:read her biography.

17 posted on 08/17/2010 10:49:43 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: rockrr

“And that was wrong. I’ll say it again—that was wrong.”

No it wasn’t, but it is now (that you marginalized yourself).


Mega Ditto!

Patriots should never, never, NEVER apologize to the Leftards - even if they are wrong - Leftards are worthless parasites, traitors and our inferiors in every way.

The righteous do not bend a knee to evil.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 8:10:57 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Kirkwood

All true - But she is yet another the victim of political correctness authored by Leftards - If Satan were attacked by the American Left, I would blog in defense of the Devil.


19 posted on 08/18/2010 8:16:40 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

We are on the same page ;-)


20 posted on 08/18/2010 10:39:08 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Republican Wildcat

You get a certificate from one course. Often it is a course that lasts a few hours at most.

Funny that you never said anything about all of her horrific personal issues that make her totally disqualified.


21 posted on 08/18/2010 8:03:24 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Ronbo1948

She is a victim of her own stupidity.


22 posted on 08/18/2010 8:04:50 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
You get a certificate from one course. Often it is a course that lasts a few hours at most.

Perhaps...but there was more there than what you are commenting on...

Funny that you never said anything about all of her horrific personal issues that make her totally disqualified.

That might be because it had nothing to do with what I was talking about either way.

23 posted on 08/18/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

It has everything to do with her credibility. She hides behind a completely fake persona. If there is one thing that conservatives hate, it is a person who claims they are conservative, but lives as a liberal. That is the real Dr. Laura - a first class hypocrite. That is really too bad, but it is the life she chose for herself.


24 posted on 08/18/2010 9:45:31 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mlizzy
Sarah Palin has tweeted her support tonight, here and here .
25 posted on 08/18/2010 9:57:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Kirkwood

I’m not disputing that but again, it isn’t what I was asking you or talking about. I was speaking specifically about her degrees / experience / certifications or lack thereof. Your post I was responding to also said nothing about her personal life.


26 posted on 08/18/2010 10:00:45 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: mlizzy

i missed this...quit listening to her years back with her habit of talking and not listening...like Sean does at times

but did she really say “niqqer” over and over like nothing....not in a fight or anything just casually?

she would have to be nuts


27 posted on 08/18/2010 10:02:39 PM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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To: Kirkwood

We’ll have to agree to disagree, my FRiend.

SHE WAS YET ANOTHER VICTIM OF LEFTIST PC WHO WAS DEFENDED BY ONLY A FEW PATRIOTS!

Dr. Laura - whatever her sins as a person - is an excellent spokeswoman for the values that make this country great and a true romantic who loves husbands and families.

I’ll miss her program when she leaves air.

http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com/2010/08/who-will-left-destroy-after-dr-laura.html


28 posted on 08/19/2010 3:43:43 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Ronbo1948

Victim? She was no victim. She simply quit on her own! She owns her own production company and wasn’t forced to quit by anyone. Also funny how she immediately apologized for being crass on the next segment before this even aired.


29 posted on 08/19/2010 2:17:58 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Physiology is not psychology. Look it up. She got a certificate for sitting in on a class for a few hours. I have plenty of those. Anyone can get them. You pay to attend and you get a certificate in the mail that says you attended. She got herself an unpaid position by giving a university a donation that she used as a tax write-off. She has no formal training in the topic of her radio show. It was all a scam. Period. End of story.


30 posted on 08/19/2010 2:29:45 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: All

The strange thing is that private parties can be treated as if they were official bodies by how the govt administers civil rights laws. If a private party interferes with a protected minority’s rights, the feds step in. A private party denies her a sandwich because of her religion or her color etc, it is a civil rights violation. If she is denied her ability to make a living but using her speech, it is not covered. Kind of odd if you think about it.

Sorry for late reply, but just somehow found the thread.


31 posted on 08/21/2010 10:51:01 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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