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Dr. Laura Says She's Quitting Radio After N-Word Flap
ABC News ^ | August 17, 2010 | DEAN SCHABNER and SHEILA MARIKAR

Posted on 08/17/2010 7:57:35 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271

Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced tonight she is ending her radio show, a week after she broadcast a five-minute-long rant in which she used the N-word 11 times.

Schlessinger said on "Larry King Live" tonight that she has decided "not to do radio anymore" so she can say the things she wants to say.

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

She told King she will not renew her contract, which expires at the end of the year. She said she told her bosses 10 minutes before she went on the air.

She was trying to make a philosophical point, she said, but added, "I didn't help her [the caller] by making that point."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; alsharpton; drlaura; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; nword; pc; politicalcorectness; slur; talkradio; whoisjohngalt
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I'll let Freepers make what ever they want from this.
1 posted on 08/17/2010 7:57:37 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

Good.

She is intolerably obnoxious, overbearing, boring, and she obviously needs a shrink.

Bye bye, Dr. Lala.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 7:59:38 PM PDT by chris37
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To: citizenredstater9271

I will try not to be niggardly in my praise of Dr. Laura.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 7:59:44 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I actually like Dr Laura. She kind of reminds me of my mother-in-law. She doesn’t beat around the bush and tells it like she sees it.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 8:00:20 PM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: chris37

Her time has come, so to speak.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 8:01:22 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

well i missed it..


6 posted on 08/17/2010 8:02:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: chris37

Come on, you didn’t like her just a little?


7 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:10 PM PDT by DC Bound (www.actionverbwoodworks.com)
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To: citizenredstater9271

She is/was a good voice on the radio... my wife, a moderate Democrat, was a closet fan of hers.

By the way, she didn’t call the caller an N-word, she said roughly that if you watch HBO, you’ll hear other black people calling each other the N-word as a term of endearment...

(Lesson: Don’t use the N-word if you’re not black or sufficiently ghetto.)


8 posted on 08/17/2010 8:03:33 PM PDT by adamjefferson
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To: adamjefferson

Free speech dies a little bit more each day...


9 posted on 08/17/2010 8:04:33 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: citizenredstater9271

Good riddance....had a run-in with that hags producer years ago.


10 posted on 08/17/2010 8:07:56 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: citizenredstater9271

If I remember correctly, she was ranting that blacks on TV, cable and radio use the word all the time.

Someone must have leaned on her hard.

It’s not racist to have a system where one race is allowed certain speech, and others not of that race are punished for using the identical vocabulary?

Where a white president can be depicted as a chimp, but a black president cannot, a decision based solely on race?


11 posted on 08/17/2010 8:09:18 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: TigerClaws

The media is run by politically correct liberals who want to end “white privilege” by giving special rights to blacks, gays, muslims and illegals.


12 posted on 08/17/2010 8:09:46 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

This is beyound ridiculous. This is form of passive-agressive tyranny.

A word, that only 12.8% of the population is allowed to use. If any one even says that that is a horrible word and should NOT be used, then they have infact comitted an unforgiveable crime.

Also, throwing away a career because of N-Word-Flap is weak. If you are strong enough to make a point, then you should be strong enough to defend it. Why not fight till the end. Let them throw you off the airwaves. Then sue them and take it to the Supreme Court.

I am assuming Dr. Laura has succeeded financially to the point where she can actually afford to battle. If she is not going to do it then who is? Dr. Laura has what it takes to fight. It is a shame when WHOLE society turns on you, even good people get disheartened and quit.

Finally, by giving up the airways, you surely are NOT regaining your first ammendment rights.

Dr. Laura should punch NAACP and others in the nose and make the point because of you my kids have to learn words that I don’t want them to.


13 posted on 08/17/2010 8:10:10 PM PDT by True_Kon
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To: citizenredstater9271

N-word? N-word? What kind of gutless PC world are we living in that we cannot say, think or write the, well I am going to call it the J-word. That is because if you are not a “insert racial slur of your choice here” you go to jail for daring to speak it.

Oh but for the “insert racial slur of your choice here” anything can be said without any fear of arrest.

Just really makes me want to love & help them so much. /s


14 posted on 08/17/2010 8:10:41 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: citizenredstater9271
First they came for Dr. Laura.

Next they'll come for Free Republic.

15 posted on 08/17/2010 8:11:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: DC Bound

Not even a little bit. I’m not sayng she never gave anyone good advice, but as far as radio goes, her show was slllooooooww, duuuuulllll, and boooooorrring.

My least favorite line of hers was, “Oh, he’s just looking for someplace warm to stick it”...she was classless trash as far as I am concerned.


16 posted on 08/17/2010 8:11:39 PM PDT by chris37
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To: citizenredstater9271

She’s got a new pair of shoes, tra-la!


17 posted on 08/17/2010 8:11:40 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Wow she flushed her life long listeners as if they were mere...listeners. How very cowardly.


18 posted on 08/17/2010 8:14:44 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: citizenredstater9271
Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced tonight she is ending her radio show...

She went and did the right thing.

I cannot abide her screeching arrogance.

Good riddance.

19 posted on 08/17/2010 8:15:16 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and Obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: chris37

I listened to her about twice, ten years ago, because nothing else was on the radio. But I did appreciate her guts. So long, Laura.


20 posted on 08/17/2010 8:18:15 PM PDT by DC Bound (www.actionverbwoodworks.com)
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To: chris37

I listened for a little while but also found it boring. It was basically the same show every day. The same stupid people calling in making the same stupid mistakes with the same stupid problems.

I always tune to something else when she comes on. No big deal.


21 posted on 08/17/2010 8:19:58 PM PDT by super7man
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To: Kickass Conservative

My Prediction: Obama will use the “Internet Turn Off Switch” in October, and this will be the “October Surprise”.


22 posted on 08/17/2010 8:21:11 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Good deal, hop on your broom Laura and fly like a winged monkey. Then you can say the n-word all you want and no one will care. Just like now.


23 posted on 08/17/2010 8:22:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: citizenredstater9271

Liberals may be thrilled for now, but once Dr. Laura is free from the restraints put on her, LOOK OUT. Look for her to be much more political in her public appearances.


24 posted on 08/17/2010 8:27:24 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: True_Kon
A word, that only 12.8% of the population is allowed to use.

It's the last Really Bad Word. Maybe whites should start getting offended whenever blacks use the word "cracker"--even when referring to saltines. After all, the way they use it to refer to white people is meant to be offensive. So they should not be allowed to use the word at all. Only whites can say, "I had cheese and crackers for lunch." Blacks must use a different word. Better yet, they ca't even EAT crackers. It's racist.

Just illustrating absurdity by being absurd.

25 posted on 08/17/2010 8:31:08 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Kickass Conservative
Next they'll come for Free Republic.

Maybe, but we are better armed than Dr. Laura. At least the FReepers I know personally are. Course I hang with the gun nuts, cause I are one.

26 posted on 08/17/2010 8:36:52 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: samadams2000

Sounds more like her company was being threatened and she helped them by taking the bullet.


27 posted on 08/17/2010 8:37:03 PM PDT by Leonard210 (Tagline? We don't need no stinkin' tagline.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

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

Has she even read the First Amendment? No rights were taken from her, no law was passed to restrict her.


28 posted on 08/17/2010 8:38:06 PM PDT by A nous la liberte
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To: citizenredstater9271

I tried listening to Dr. Laura a few years ago, and I decided that anyone with an ounce of commonsense could do what she did. The people that called into her show were pathetic. It is the same with Dr. Phil. Do people actually have to go to school for this?


29 posted on 08/17/2010 8:42:00 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: citizenredstater9271

Among talk shows she was rated #5 in audience (Behind Rush, Glenn Beck, Hannity, Michael Savage, I think I have the order correct...) So, even if she was a distant 5th - she had to be knocking down some major $. And she appears to be ripe for retirement, physically. So, go for it!


30 posted on 08/17/2010 8:43:47 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: citizenredstater9271
Just start saying “Negro”. You'll get the same amount self-righteous flak but it's a permissible verboten word.

Unfortunately, phrases like "What's up my negro?" don't quite have the same pizazz but should still earn you a fist bump or two.

31 posted on 08/17/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I liked her. The lady doesn’t take crap from anyone.


32 posted on 08/17/2010 8:45:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Bob A still doing that gig or someone else?


33 posted on 08/17/2010 8:56:34 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Why on earth did she go on Larry King to announce this?
I had liberal relatives over at the house last week and was bombarded with CNN for my guests - it was a constant drone of that “N-word” Dr Laura phone call for two days straight.

She may have set the fire but CNN stoked the flames.
And then she goes on King? pfftt....

(Note to self - don’t ever ask a liberal relative what they want to watch on your TV)


34 posted on 08/17/2010 8:59:09 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I didn’t hear her N word rant, but I quit listening to her some time ago.

She has an irrational bias against heavy people.

When people called, they were instructed to phrase their question in a way that allowed her to misunderstand and get off on a tangent. I heard one call that had nothing to do with the callers weight, but Dr. Laura’s vein of questioning took her to find out that the caller was overweight, and Dr. Laura was very rude and disrespectful to the woman because of it. By the time the poor caller finally got a chance to ask her question, she had been humiliated.


35 posted on 08/17/2010 9:00:27 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: citizenredstater9271

I didn’t hear her N word rant, but I quit listening to her some time ago.

She has an irrational bias against heavy people.

When people called, they were instructed to phrase their question in a way that allowed her to misunderstand and get off on a tangent. I heard one call that had nothing to do with the callers weight, but Dr. Laura’s vein of questioning took her to find out that the caller was overweight, and Dr. Laura was very rude and disrespectful to the woman because of it. By the time the poor caller finally got a chance to ask her question, she had been humiliated.


36 posted on 08/17/2010 9:00:53 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: citizenredstater9271

More double standard. Only liberals and dems can say anything without any retribution. My only thought is if you listened to Dr. Laura for a month you heard every show. The next month the names are changed but the same problems and issues are there. Most people know what that right answer is but they want to fight and argue and somehow justify their behavior.


37 posted on 08/17/2010 9:08:55 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal. Stop Global Whining Now.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Good riddance. Dr. Laura was one of the meanest, most obnoxious voices on radio, as far as I’m concerned.

Her bedside manner could drive any borderline suicidal person to pull the trigger.

I won’t miss her.


38 posted on 08/17/2010 9:09:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RachelFaith

I honestly don’t know. It was around 10 years ago and I never listened to her after that.


39 posted on 08/17/2010 9:24:36 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: STARWISE; citizenredstater9271

I suppose her rant isn’t available?

Her program never held any interest for me and the intro music was an immediate turn-off.


40 posted on 08/17/2010 9:25:00 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Windflier

I listened to a few shows. Most of the calls were a theme like:

“I want to go to my sister -in-law’s wedding but my mother-in-law hates me. What should I do?”

Lots of the responses to clueless peoples dilemnas could be answered with “get a life”

Also amazing how she could advise a major life decision on 30 seconds of background.


41 posted on 08/17/2010 9:28:57 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (They shall not pass!)
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To: TigerClaws
That is crap. She is volunteering to put us out of our misery. I say thank you Laura. She was very brash with callers.
42 posted on 08/17/2010 9:38:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: citizenredstater9271
Dr. Laura simply spoke the truth. Some blacks obviously believe the First Amendment right of "freedom of speech" applies more to them than to non-blacks.

The N word belongs in the trash can like so many other pejorative words---but that's a choice we make. Either way, all races have the same rights so let's stop the game playing.

43 posted on 08/17/2010 9:51:43 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: SeaHawkFan

I agree.

Eric Holder may just get that “conversation” he thought he wanted, when he dismissed 300,000,000 people as a “nation of cowards”.


44 posted on 08/17/2010 10:15:49 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (HealthControl - the new euthanasia all the way from Chicago to your family.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Unfortunately, phrases like “What’s up my negro?” don’t quite have the same pizazz but should still earn you a fist bump or two.

*******************

LOL! It does have a sort of Steve Martin panache.


45 posted on 08/17/2010 10:21:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (HealthControl - the new euthanasia all the way from Chicago to your family.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

CNN is featuring this - shocking I know. I heard enough of the exchange between her and her caller.

The Rev. Al Sharpton weighed-in on his high horsie along with another black man whose name I didn’t catch.

Apparently, Dr. Laura has been peddling soft racial bigotry for years, according to the two aforementioned men.

I wouldn’t know. I’m neither a fan of hers nor a listener.


46 posted on 08/17/2010 10:37:25 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: IIntense

As to your comment, “The N word belongs in the trash can like so many other pejorative words-—but that’s a choice we make.”

You are right on. I don’t use the N word. As in the case of pResident, I just simply say he is half N and half White. Yesterday when the tragic news came out of the woman who drove her car into the water to drown her two toddlers, when asked who she was I just said, “she is a N”, of course pronounced en just for clarification.
I am 75 years old and had enough of this happy crap called Politically Correct and will no longer pull punches just to satisfy those who will immediately use the race card or call me a bigot.


47 posted on 08/17/2010 10:45:05 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: citizenredstater9271

I see it as a form of going Galt.

Like the guy that was fired for saying “niggardly” and after the flap they offered him his job back and he said, and I paraphrase, “F*** off, niggers.”


48 posted on 08/18/2010 12:05:18 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Islander2

As you can see by my post 48, I do. But I never use it in reference to black people for obvious reasons. I use it in a similar way to how I would say someone is “lazy” or a “Ne’re do well.”

That is the other meaning of the word.

From Dictionary.com:
Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive . a person of any race or origin regarded as contemptible, inferior, ignorant, etc.


49 posted on 08/18/2010 12:07:34 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: chris37

I used to really like her. I still think she is one smart cookie, but it’s just not entertaining for me any more. I get the feeling the idiots that are calling her are starting to get on her nerves too. She seems to have run out of patience with them.


50 posted on 08/18/2010 12:09:08 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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