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Posted at 10:17 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Dr. Laura to end her radio show

By washingtonpost.com Editor


Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger tells Larry King on CNN that she will not renew her contract, which is up at the end of the year.

"My contract is up at the end of the year, and I have made the decision not to do radio anymore," Schlessinger said. "The reason is, I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what is on my mind."

Dr. Laura has been under fire for repeatedly using the N-word on a recent segment of her show.

"I am not retiring," she said. "I am not quitting. I feel energized."

(Audio clip: Dr. Laura Schlessinger uses the N-word on her radio show)

We'll get you more details as soon as we have them.

By washingtonpost.com Editor  | August 17, 2010; 10:17 PM ET
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Comments

Bye-Bye!

Posted by: lacy41 | August 17, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Good. She is ignorant and it may serve the public not to have a powerful force of bigotry on the radio.

Posted by: MADSCI1 | August 17, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Laura has never listened to an episode of Boondocks but she is quite correct, having said that Blacks talk "that way" to each other privately and, I can testify, in public as well.

Her Management is simply TOO COWARDLY to resist the Progressive's PC Police CALLING FOR HER HEAD, Goodness knows the everyday Black could care less.

Posted by: notinvt | August 17, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

notinvt: you read washingtonpost.com?

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | August 17, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Yet another casualty in the hypersensitive and overreactive issue of race.

Uh, people need to get a grip.

Ratchet the rhetoric down on race. Frankly, we are all tired of it.

Posted by: OlafGunderson | August 17, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

I am a European-American male of generation Y, and I found Dr. Laura's comments extremely hurtful, mean, and racist.

Let us all remember, a racist is anyone that believes the idiotic idea that there is more than one human race. Whenever anyone references that there is more than one race it is harmful and hurtful to us all because it divides us.

The N-word is hurtful whenever it is used because is makes us all feel separated when we need not be. Dr. Laura is a wrong, and she proved herself ignorant. There is no use for a voice of ignorance.

Posted by: tmitchelnyc | August 17, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Laura should just have said "With Apologies to Jessie Jackson".

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | August 17, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance to the bigoted homophobe.

Posted by: flamingliberal | August 17, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Dr.Laura is a bigoted red neck, her recent n-word comments and past commentary show her for who and what she really is.

She should seek out Sarah Palin and some of the like minded Tea Partiers.

Posted by: 72Redskins | August 17, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Not clear where she received her "Dr." diploma but she must have skipped lots of classes.

It will be interesting to see what kind of a job she is able to find. But I am sure the "NO" people will find something for her to do.

Posted by: hfaulk01 | August 17, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

It's been a long time since I've agreed with anything that this person had to say, so filled was she of animus and of blatant disregard for the truth about others, particularly gay people like me and other good, moral individuals whom she liked to attack.

But I have to say, like her, I am not quitting, and today I too feel energized.

Posted by: ricklinguist | August 17, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Racists defending a racist here, what a surprise!

Why do racist always deny being racist while doing racist things?

Posted by: republican_disaster | August 17, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

I for one hope this is a sign of more things to come. Can't say that I will miss her.

Buh-Bye.

Posted by: smtpgirl08 | August 17, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

It's been a long time since I've agreed with anything that this person had to say, so filled was she of animus and of blatant disregard for the truth about others, particularly gay people like me and other good, moral individuals whom she liked to attack.

But I have to say, like her, I am not quitting, and today I too feel energized.

Posted by: ricklinguist | August 17, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

"Helen Thomas's Disease" is obviously contagious... and Dr. Laura caught it.

The only known cure is retirement from one's prestigious media position.

Posted by: nan_lynn | August 17, 2010 10:30 PM | Report abuse

It's obvious that the FCC needs to clean up the garbage on the airways. This isn't their doing, but it is a good start.

Posted by: protagoras | August 17, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

With all the power my B.A. and J.D. bring to bear all I can say is: Yuck.

Posted by: hc2254 | August 17, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Newt will object if Laura tries to build a church and desecrate the sacred grounds where so many black people lost their lives to church bombings and lynchings in the south ....

Nah ... THAT would be unconstitutional.

Posted by: colonelpanic | August 17, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why these comment threads always turn into a liberal circle jerk?

Posted by: tulsadave | August 17, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance to that pompous, arrogant, condescending windbag.

One less far right whack job to listen to.

Posted by: 809212876 | August 17, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Wow, surprising that a bunch of leftists can't distinguish between a talk about a racist term and racism. Oh wait, it's not surprising at all. You're little pea brains can barely keep up with making sure your heart pumps your blood and your lungs pump air.

Oh, and tmitchelnyc, it takes a special kind of stupid to come up with your remarks. Congrats on that, I guess.

Posted by: ArlingtonHokie | August 17, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

buh-bye, you miserable human.

Posted by: staxnet | August 17, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Laura Schlesinger does have a doctorate, but not in counseling, as she wants all her 'listeners' to think. Her doctorate is in physiology. Physiology is defined as "the branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes."
(Dictionary.com Unabridged, Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010)

So to call her a liar should not be a surprise, especially to her.

And as to what job she'll get? It would really surprise me if her ugly mug didn't show up regularly on Faux News.

Posted by: critter69 | August 17, 2010 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps Laura can do a reality TV show with Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rev Ted, Senators Vitter/Ensign/Craig and a whole host of GOP moral hypocrites. What a hoot that would be.

Episode One: Palin preaches abstinence while Bristol is upstairs in bed with Levi getting preggers. No need to cue the canned laugh track, that sound you hear is America ROTFLMAO.

Episode Two: Laura takes Sen Craig out dancing, where he teaches her the Toe Tap Boogy. Stop it guys, yer killing me.

Posted by: 809212876 | August 17, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

notinvt wrote: "... but she is quite correct, having said that Blacks talk "that way" to each other privately and, I can testify, in public as well."

You are correct in saying that some Black kids use the term privately.

You are incorrect in saying that they do it "in public as well". Just because you OVERHEAR a conversation between two or more people does not mean that the conversation is "public".

I see non-White youth use the term in conversations with White kids. Some White kids use the term "in solidarity", or to solidify their friendships with non-White kids.

Non-White kids do not wish to be called the "n word" by old White people desperate for ratings/popularity/fame/fortune.

Most "minority" kids are more interested in better funding for their schools and decent jobs and other opportunities than a fierce debate about the "n word".

ALL THAT SAID, I DON'T THINK THAT SHE SHOULD LOSE HER SHOW. I THINK IT WOULD BE MORE PRODUCTIVE TO HAVE HER VISIT "BLACK" SCHOOLS AND HAVE CONVERSATIONS/DISCUSSIONS WITH KIDS AND HAVING HER COME BACK TO THE AIRWAVES AND TALK ABOUT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH SPECIFIC YOUNG "BLACK" KIDS SHE HAS MET.

We're better off educating her than shunning and disgracing her, a vengeful act from which no one benefits.

I wish her well. Here's my advice to her: Go have dinner with the nearest Black family in your town. They, like all people, have a wealth of experience and culture to share with you that WILL make you a smarter person.

Posted by: jewishmother | August 17, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by protagoras: "It's obvious that the FCC needs to clean up the garbage on the airways. This isn't their doing, but it is a good start."

Good idea. But what will you watch when Fox is the only one remaining?

Posted by: wearedoomed1 | August 17, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

What First Amendment rights does "Dr" Laura want to regain? The right to use the N-word repeatedly and not be criticized? The right to tell black people in interracial marriages to lighten up and accept bigotry or not to marry outside their race?

Posted by: exbrown | August 17, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

I used to listened to her show years ago, and many times I can remember just wanting to stick my foot up her asz from the uppity better than tow crap she used to say. And it really annoyed me when she used to come on and announce herself as "I'm My Babies Mom". I also was shocked when I first saw her picture, I thought she would be a young looking woman that matched her voice but was shocked to see a sun wrinkled prune with blond hair.

Posted by: matrox | August 17, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

@ArlingtonHokie, personally, it was not about racism or a racist term, her 15 minutes of fame just plain ran out.

And there will be more of this to come.

This is not a liberal circle jerk, this is just people getting tired of the old bs right-wing talk radio parroted talking points day after day.

The fear-mongering, doomsdayer, end-of-days, the world is ending, we pay too much taxes, we need to get rid of immigrants and gays, OMG a black man is running the country kind of stuff.

GET OVER it.

Sometimes, there is more than one way to solve a problem.

Posted by: smtpgirl08 | August 17, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh, my. And lookie lookie at the "liberals," LMAO. Again, these hypcrites are not liberals. There is a difference between morons and liberals, morons and conservatives.

So, it's okay for fossil, Helen Thomas to tell Jews to go back to nazi-land, poland and germ, but not okay for Laura to exercise HER rights?

Laura, Helen, have a look at this thread, and you, too, Mr. Lott.

Your co-jerks await you.

Posted by: farnaz_mansouri2 | August 17, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

From a progressive who dislikes Laura S.: Her worst offense was beating up on the woman and telling her she should have married in her race. This silly thing we do about referring to it as "the 'N' word" gives it far too much power.

Posted by: tjconnor | August 17, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Arlington Hokie, a racist term used to offend someone is racist. There is nothing complicated about it. You don't even have to have the sophistication of a pea-brained leftist to understand the concept.

To characterize that call as a "talk" is absurd. Dr. Laura didn't even listen to the specifics of the caller's situation, instead she immediately reacted in a prejudging, hostile way -- even saying that the caller shouldn't have married outside her race.

Posted by: DC07 | August 17, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

tmitchelnyc wrote:
"I am a European-American male of generation Y, and I found Dr. Laura's comments extremely hurtful, mean, and racist.

Let us all remember, a racist is anyone that believes the idiotic idea that there is more than one human race. Whenever anyone references that there is more than one race it is harmful and hurtful to us all because it divides us."


I probably don't agree with Dr. Laura on anything except the fact that the sun shines during the day and the moon is out at night, but I really think the above comment is completely inaccurate. Lots of definitions of race and racism can be found, but, for example, Merriam-Webster says that race is (some of the meanings) "a class or kind of people unified by shared interests, habits, or characteristics", or "a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits". Unless you want to argue that no groups of people have any shared interests, characteristics, or physical traits then race certainly does exist, meaning that not everyone is of the same race. Merriam Webster defines racism not as the belief that race exists but as "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race". In other words, racism is not the recognition that there are races, but has to do with the treatment of people based upon their membership in them.

If you disagree with Merriam-Webster's definitions please explain why you say they're incorrect.

I would note that there is no biological taxonomic difference between races, as all people are members of Homo sapiens sapiens. However, that doesn't mean that race doesn't exist or that everyone being of the same species means that everyone is of the same race, since species and race are not the same thing.

Posted by: yrral | August 18, 2010 12:01 AM | Report abuse


So, Libs say Dr. Laura is Reich-Wing because she is anti-abortion and knows a 'N' when she sees or smells one. She has a right and a DUTY to observe the World and come to conclusions about it.

We rely on people who HAVE developed opinions and are secure enough abut them to feel they can communicate them to us.

The Libs see the World THEIR way. They WANT abortion and support people who want to act like 'N's but only VERBALLY since there's MONEY in that for THEM.

We all know there is a BIG difference between decent Black People and 'N's. Don't EVER turn your back on an 'N' if you're by yourself in Washington, D.C. The Libs know this and OBVIOUSLY don't hang with 'N's in D.C. They scurry home to the 'burbs just like the Conservatives at the end of the day. It's just that the Left can MAKE MONEY pretending that 'N's are just as 'good' as anybody else instead of what they are, thieving, murdering, wife abusing scum, like Dr. Laura's caller's husband.

Dr. Laura called a spade a spade and some of you don't like it. Whaaaa, whaaaaa, waaaaaaaaa.

Posted by: notinvt | August 18, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

"Dr." Laura doesn't understand the First Amendment at all. It means only that the government could not stop her from going on the radio. It does not mean, and has never meant, that she can force sponsors to buy ads on her show if they decide it's not in their best interest. Nor does it mean that she can silence anyone and everyone who disagrees with her.

Posted by: angelas1 | August 18, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

Bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Oh yeah...siya on Fox!

Posted by: UnknownHenson | August 18, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

She has offended so many, why is it that the blacks get special consideration?

Posted by: theFieldMarshall | August 18, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Well she saw the writing on the wall. Is she even a "doctor."

Posted by: newcar | August 18, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

The N-word is hurtful whenever it is used because is makes us all feel separated when we need not be. Dr. Laura is a wrong, and she proved herself ignorant. There is no use for a voice of ignorance.

Posted by: tmitchelnyc | August 17, 2010 10:06 PM
==========

Yet it is not only tolerated among the African American community, it is encouraged - publicly and on national (albeit private) Television and Radio.

I've even heard it among children (who obviously learn it from their parents)

If this is so hurtful, why is it promoted in the home and on private TV and Radio?

As an FYI: I don't especially appreciate the term "whitey" on public airways either, but when was the last time anyone protested about that?

If the African American community is so outraged by the "N-word" then perhaps the change needs to happen within.

If it's deemed inappropriate, it should be inappropriate EVERYWHERE.

Posted by: asmith1 | August 18, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

The "N-word"? My God, we are such children.

Posted by: CaughtInAMosh | August 18, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

I so appreciate these posters enjoying their First Amendment right of Free Speech while they pour out their invective and bigotry.

Had Dr. Laura been African American and chanting her speech in rhythm she would be celebrated and rich. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be extolling her "Art".

Voltaire once famously said "I may not like what you have to say but I will defend to the death your right to say it".

I am confidant that every ugly poster here believes they are tolerant and morally superior to Dr. Laura. Yet they too revert to hate speech and bigotry.

In the final analysis they are just more Dr. Lauras.

Posted by: krankyman | August 18, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Oh Lord, another guest speaker at Glenn Beck's upcoming Hatred-a-thon at the Lincoln Memorial....Birthers, Tea Baggers, Palin Wing-nuts, Mosque/Mulim Haters, Mexican Haters......actually anyone with dark skin probably not welcome.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 18, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

notinvt

So people like you wouldn't mind if I called it like I see it and deemed you a cretinous scumbag, or would you report me for abuse? After all, I am a person who has "developed opinions and [am] secure enough abut them to feel [I] can communicate them to [you]. I've observed the world, and come to conclusions.

BTW, this was obviously not a personal attack, just a question.

Posted by: daweeni | August 18, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

What I want to know is why anyone would call Dr. Laura for advice? It's like Dorothy calling the wicked witch of the West for advice on homesickness.
She's shrill, mean, and judgmental. I hope the poor caller got a second opinion.

Posted by: caroleg | August 18, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Maybe she can team up with Mark Williams and they can do a blog together.

Posted by: Miss_Fedelm | August 18, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm still trying to figure out who are all these black people who use the N word...I'm black, hang around a decent number of other blacks, and none of my friends use the N word. I hear it from time to time on the metro and in some music but I'm certainly not going to base my view on an entire race on a few teenagers in a subway. And...comedians...really? Maybe during the Def Comedy Jam era...but...did Dr. Laura really stay up to watch that back in the day?
My thought is...why are white people so pressed to say it? Why not just accept all of the history that comes along with that word, and refrain from using it. Is it really that difficult?

Posted by: rparker543 | August 18, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Conservative commentators are right about one thing, Dr. Laura has the right to express her opinions regardless of how unpleasant or seemingly racist they may appear. Freedom of Speech applies to everyone in this country!....KKK, Birthers, Tea Baggers, Palin Wing-Nuts, 9/11 Conspirators, Muslim and Mexican Haters, Paramilitary Militas,......even Dr. Laura.

Posted by: logcabin1836 | August 18, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

"Doctor" Schlessinger, haha.
She has a Ph.D.

Phony, Arrogant, Pandering.

A Right-Wing ideologue with a big mouth masquerading as a medical doctor or a psychiatrist. She loves that people believe she is a real certified and medical doctor.

Giving real health care professionals a bad name.

Shes "Dear Abby" on steroids.

Good Riddance.

Posted by: Mojo99 | August 18, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I still like her naked snapshots. It kind of brings her down a couple of notches. I won't miss her.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | August 18, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

She is just a talking head bigot on the run. Good riddance to the old bag.

Posted by: truth1 | August 18, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

I'm an American of African descent myself and truth be told I'm not offended by the word ni66er. People need to grow up and stop calling it the "N-word" for starters. We're not kids. I'm not a Laura fan but she's right- Americans of African descent use it often. In rap/hip hop music especially. If you ride the metro or bus often you WILL hear it often. Dr. Laura is entitled to her opinion and if you don't like her show don't listen. I don't like a lot of the so called misogynistic and oversexed music on so called "Black" radio stations and guess what? I don't listen to it. I agree with rparker543 but the reality is our culture is not too interested in providing the historical facts relevant to the nuances of the words use. Lastly, I think if one is really concerned about African Americans, blacks, negroes, coloreds, and all the other words used to describe us as "non-white" then you must realize that the use of the word ni66er is the last thing we as a group of people in this country need to be concerned about. How about we as a people focus on rebuilding the "Black" family and let the rest worry about words and their PC or non PC use.

Posted by: emmanuelgoldstein | August 18, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Based upon the limited amount I've heard about this latest drama the caller should probably look at a new husband if he's unwilling to get new friends.
But, what did she think she was going to gain by calling Dr. Laura?
I'm as conservative as people come. But even I realize I wouldn't call Rush, Bill O'Reilly, Beck or Dr. Laura for an objective response. The same as I wouldn't call Jon Stewart or practically anyone at msnbc for objective advice.
Rush tells listeners that almost hourly...his show isn't about information its about affirmation.
Is any of the points she made inaccurate? Is that term used within their race? Yes. Is it probably more offensive coming from a caucasian? Yes.
Maybe that shouldn't be the case but it is.
She's just another polarizing figure. Ending a radio talkshow due to backlash isn't going to change anyone's opinions. If you don't like her then don't listen. It's a free country...she's free to say what she wants and if you disagree you're free to change the station.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 18, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

"DR" Laura-not a physician,counselor or psychologist at all..
A Wannabe...
With HATE in her heart...
Has NEVER done anything to help different types get along or understand eachother...
JUST HATE, masked as 'advice'...
Broadcasting it over the airwaves NO MORE
GOOD!

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 18, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

jewishmother is probably taking the right approach here- advising the good "doctor" to go to dinner with a nice Black family and get some cultural richness where her ignorance lives.

I say good riddance and wish for those who exploit and hurt fellow human beings for money are civility's enemy.

Posted by: rowens1 | August 18, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

First of all I dont listen to Dr. Laura however I do feel that she was not using the term in a offensive manner it was just being used to prove a point and she should not be treated as a racist . The people who are so up in arms about this should listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show and listen to how many time you hear caucasians referenced to as " White Boys ". I dont see anyone calling for his head. Africa americans in the media i feel have no room to complain. If you think Dr Laura went out of bounds with her comments then extend my race the same courtesy!!

Posted by: Maddenguru24 | August 18, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Ahhh..... 'Dr.' Laura. It seems like just yesterday you were young, quite cute while living a near decade with a married man and posing for his camera stark naked in full-front racy poses.

Very frankly, no problems here with your youthful behavior...hey, we were all young once. I think the old geezer you were boinking did you a terrible disservice selling his photos to the internet. However, that was probably the single greatest abject girl-to-girl 'advice' you could possibly give a new generation of doe-eyed teens....that being, do not 'pose', it WILL come back to bite you!

But...sadly, with your pseudo-doctorate in no way related to counseling, you somehow morphed into an arrogant, mean, dictatorial, racist and a wrinkled old bag.

Your closing radio session should be upbeat and 'advise' us great unwashed honkies that, "only a N can call another N, a 'N'.

God, life is cruel!

Posted by: mosthind | August 18, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Her "doctorate" was a phony one, obtained from one of those diploma mills. As I recall, she conducted counseling based on her license for Marriage & Family therapy, which is allowed in California.

Posted by: familynet | August 18, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

I think Laura had some solid points:

1. Many black people are hypersensitive to the race issue and use of the N-word.

2. It is generally acceptable for blacks to use the N-word whereas it is generally unacceptable for whites to use it. Please explain why this is. Do blacks own the N-word? Does it come down to context of usage? If context is the basis of argument, then Dr. Laura was not using it in a racist manner but rather as a discussion point.

3. Many blacks voted for Obama because he was black. I recall the cover of the Atlanta Journal Constitution during the Democratic Presidential Primary reading: "Should I vote for president because of my race [referring to Obama] or my gender [referring to Hillary Clinton]?" How about you vote on the basis of the issues at hand rather than the race of the candidates? Who cares about race or gender? What does that have to do with anything?

I get so tired of hearing racist-this and racist-that. The average white person doesn't care about race.

Posted by: julie_sapp_gt | August 18, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

To familynet: Last I checked, Columbia University isn't a diploma mill, it's an Ivy League school. Her doctorate is in Physiology. Where exactly did you get your doctorate from, familynet?

Posted by: julie_sapp_gt | August 18, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

I disliked Dr. Schlessinger's use of the n-word. However, I disliked her advice to the caller more. The caller wanted advice on how to deal with her husband's unwillingness to support her, when others made insensitive comments. Instead, Dr. Schlessinger stated that people who were sensitive about color shouldn't enter into interracial relationships. The advice reflected Dr. Schlessinger's personal bias and exemplified why advice is best left to licensed counselors and therapists.

I am happy that Dr. Schlessinger (a physiologist) will no longer be on the air. Her inappropriate advice could do a great deal of harm to those who need wise counsel.

Posted by: kalixmd | August 18, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Who cares! Good riddance! A radio host who does not listen to her callers and uses her show as a soapbox to spew her inanities and racial epithets, who needs that? What a total boob!

Posted by: timwolf | August 18, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Puhleeze, Ombudsman1. Why should anybody apologize to Jesse Jackson? How quickly we forget his referring to NYC as Hymietown.

Posted by: simone3 | August 18, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Why are W's so pressed to say the word anyway. That's the real question?

Hail!!!!!

Posted by: COLUMBIASKINS | August 18, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

There is an unwritten rule: Under no circumstances are ANY white people allowed to use the N-word. If Dr. Laura was any other race, this would not be an issue. Most white people still have that master/slave mentality to this day.

Posted by: bigsherwin | August 18, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

So I guess she plans on using her 1st amendment rights in her own kitchen????? I'm not getting it. And I thought Larry King had retired.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 18, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Just as you hear people in the black community use self depricating epithets you hear the same come from white people in their trailer park communities and other rural areas... I would argue that whites have even branded their self depricating epithets on bumper stickers just as black people have in some rap music.

The bottom line is, there are just some things whites and blacks cannot say to one another. One cannot defend their bigotry and ignorance by saying, well, you know, I heard white people call each other and refer to themselves as Trailer Tr*** and Red**** so it's ok for me to call them that and use it freely. It is not ok, for anyone outside the black community to use freely the N-Word. Personally, if you ask me, Laura S. was itching to pick this fight. She didn't even come close to offering up a reasonable response to the caller's concerns and had complete disregard for the caller even after she voiced her objections to Laura for using blatantly offensive words. Laura was wrong and she even admitted it. I don't forgive her because she knew right when she said it, that it was wrong. It's hard to take back what you mean in your heart, and Laura meant what she said. She's a bigot and afraid to admit, just as many are whom are defending her.

Posted by: Debonair31 | August 18, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Ah, NotinVT again:

"Dr. Laura has never listened to an episode of Boondocks but she is quite correct, having said that Blacks talk "that way" to each other privately and, I can testify, in public as well."

*****

So, generally speaking, Blacks (according to the learned NotinVT) speak this way to each other privately and publicly. Uh, NotinVT, not the Black people I know. Query: are you utterly a moron, or are you just doing this for fun?

Posted by: chert | August 18, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Someone claiming to be a "professional" in their field of work needs to quit.

What an "insensitive" little Right-Wing wretched hack.

Now you can quit and go spin all of the vitriol that your spineless little heart desires as an excuse for your "freedom" to say anything you want to say, even if it hurts those who are listening, or that you are speaking directly to.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | August 18, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse


Of course she can say whatever she wants on the radio. That's not the point. The point is that she and other idiots invoke the First Amendment like it's supposed to be some protection for suffering consequences when you make a fool of yourself. Once again (and I'll go slowly), the 1st states that Congress shall make no law abridging free speech.

That's it. If you spew hateful crap on the air, the government pretty much can't touch you unless you're committing fraud or deliberately inciting people to violence. But there is NO protection against your employer, advertisers or the general public from giving you a big fat boycott, termination or what have you.

Get it now? The First is not a prophylactic against being a bigoted, hate-spewing tool. To protect against that, you have to be a mature, thoughtful, empathetic adult. Which pretty much excludes Sarah Palin, Dr. Laura, and just about every other right wing teabagging "hatriot" out there.

and juliesapforbrains, of course you get Dr. Laura's points. Most bigots do...


Posted by: LABC | August 18, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

1. So long! Don't let the door hit you in your ass on the way out!

2. /popcorn

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | August 18, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Before her attacks on Blacks, gays and lesbians were her target. The woman is plain and simple an evil B(*ch who should be put down.

Posted by: dem4life1 | August 18, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

As a Black person, I don't think her discourse on the n-word was what struck me as racist. It's true that Black people use the word. What struck me as racist was the fact that she figuratively pounced on the woman. For some reason, that particular caller struck a nerve. Laura hopped on her soapbox about race and wouldn't come down. Then she said the woman shouldn't have married outside of her race. I get the feeling that if a White caller had married a Black person and called in with the same problem, Dr. Laura would not have been so combative. She would have most likely empathized with a White caller in the same situation. It wasn't a cool, level-headed response in the slightest bit. That's why I'm giving her reaction a thumbs down.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 18, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

and btw, "Dr" Laura - bye bye, you useless, vile woman. Try not to darken our TV sets anymore unless they are bringing back "Tales from the Crypt". You are a natural fit for the Cryptkeeper...

Posted by: LABC | August 18, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Gee ArlingtonHokie didn't they teach you in grade school the difference between the words your and you're??

Posted by: OHREALLYNOW | August 18, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

The racial epithet was only the tip of the iceberg. No one seems to point out the horribleness of her advice, telling the caller that she should laugh off the racist insults of her husband and his friends. What kind of advice is that?

Leave the race part out of it, and it's still bad advice: you shouldn't have gotten married if you wanted to be respected and treated with a semblance of sensitivity.

The absurdity reaches full whacko with Dr. L's complaints about the first amendment, as if it guaranteed not only the freedom of speech but a radio program as well.

Posted by: writinron | August 18, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

asmith wrote:

Yet it is not only tolerated among the African American community, it is encouraged - publicly and on national (albeit private) Television and Radio.

The black community is not monolithic. Have you polled every black to find out their view of the use of the word? This may, and the key word, may, be accepted in smaller portions of the community, but in the larger community it is not.

Most of do us do not condone the use of the word, because it is "racist". It is not a term of endearment. I do not use the word and do not tolerate its use among anyone that I know.

So before you make a blanket statement, be sure to insert: It is tolerated among "some" in the African American community.

Posted by: JerseyGirl1 | August 18, 2010 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Ding dong the witch is dead of a self inflicted wound. She won't be missed.

Posted by: peaceloveandicecream | August 18, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Word on the strip is that she's advising Sharron Angle.

Posted by: whocares666 | August 18, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

"You can use the n-word and I can't! Waaah"

What decent person of any race even wants to use the "N-word"?

Posted by: peaceloveandicecream | August 18, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Coming from a Black man, Dr. Laura's use of a racial slur didn't surprise or offend me, it was how she talked to the woman who called her. It never surprises me anymore when a white person drops the N-bomb. It affects me more when black youth or even adults for that matter think its ok to use the term. Dr. Laura did say one thing right, she should've NEVER married outside her race...

Posted by: DCNative75 | August 18, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

It's about time!

Posted by: GPorter2 | August 18, 2010 11:00 AM | Report abuse

She is done. Take her out of the oven and then air out the house, open the doors and windows, turn on the fan.

We have had enough air pollution. We have had enough of this Phyllis Schlafly imitator, this phony shrink, this sad excuse for a human being.

Posted by: alance | August 18, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Good riddance to this bigot. She's Jewish and Lord knows I'm down for the Jewish cause, but let's keep it real they are TRULY sensitive. Yet, she has the nerve to say that blacks are overly sensitive about race. Well, no duh! Jews were not held captive here and made to build this godforsaken country. WE were!

Her use of the n word during that segment was horrible, but it was the OTHER comments that did it for me. I'm glad she's leaving and I pray a pox upon her household for being so vile and hateful.

Posted by: SickofMikeBaisden | August 18, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Julie_Sapp wrote

I think Laura had some solid points:

1. Many black people are hypersensitive to the race issue and use of the N-word.

2. It is generally acceptable for blacks to use the N-word whereas it is generally unacceptable for whites to use it. Please explain why this is. Do blacks own the N-word? Does it come down to context of usage? If context is the basis of argument, then Dr. Laura was not using it in a racist manner but rather as a discussion point.

3. Many blacks voted for Obama because he was black. I recall the cover of the Atlanta Journal Constitution during the Democratic Presidential Primary reading: "Should I vote for president because of my race [referring to Obama] or my gender [referring to Hillary Clinton]?" How about you vote on the basis of the issues at hand rather than the race of the candidates? Who cares about race or gender? What does that have to do with anything?

I get so tired of hearing racist-this and racist-that. The average white person doesn't care about race.
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1) If you feel blacks are over-sensative to that word, do you not have a problem with saying it in public or around any black friends you may have if it not such a big deal?

2)You ask why is it acceptable to use the word between black but generally not by white? Well it seems whenever a white & black person are having a conversation and it starts to heat up, the white person (not all) starts using that word. if you still don't understand how would you feel if a man referred to you as a B during conversation? And that word is still not acceptable among all blacks FYI.

3)You are correct some blacks voted for Obama based on his skin color, just like some none blacks did not vote for him or voted for McCain based on Obama's skin color.

You say the average white person does not care about race, maybe because it has never been an issue for them in this country. Brush up on your history of the country then some of those questions may be answered.

Posted by: maeast | August 18, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Gotta love "Dr" Laura blaming her leaving her radio show on others- "I want my First Amendment rights back."

Well, like anyone she can say whatever she wants, but as any public figure, she is now being judged and held accountable and she (surprise!) doesn't like it- boo hoo.

The larger, darker issue here is that "Dr" Laura is a toxic, angry person. If you've ever heard her radio show, she verbally abuses people who call her for help- a somewhat vulnerable position to be in.

The airways will be a little brighter with her gone.

Posted by: mrudinsky | August 18, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

She wants to regain her first amendment right, so she can freely say the N-word?... Wow!

Posted by: meb07 | August 18, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Wait... First, she makes what seems like a sincere and clear apology for what she said. Next, she's complaining that she needs to be able to say what's on her mind and in her heart without people getting upset.

Sounds like a complete contradiction. And if she's free to say what she thinks and feel, why aren't people offended by her allowed to do likewise without her whining about them? She's has no moral integrity.

And notice that the people here defending her walk right past her apology... They think she did nothing wrong in the first place. In other word, her brisk apology obviously hasn't undone any of the damage she's inflicted.

THAT's why it's all well and good she's quitting her show. She can't handle people with dignity and respect.

Posted by: MontaraCA | August 18, 2010 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of rights, notinvt has the right to remain silent.

Posted by: mattintx | August 18, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Using the N-word in an academic setting, especially to prove a point on what is fair usage and double standards placed on linguistics based on skin tone, is not racist. The ones who are racists are the ones making this a race issue. Grow up. By the way, my previous comment was blocked my the moderator because I dared to spell out the N-word. I say lovers of freedom of speech start a movement where we get offended anytime someone says the word "Washington Post" so we can eventually get that word censored as well.

Posted by: liberalbias1 | August 18, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse


a SAD DAY for America ... when Honesty and Integrity are trumped by RACISTS in the name of Political Correctness.


Posted by: esquire2 | August 18, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Lots of posts here are from dummies who could really use here help. Dr. Laura, you are loved and will be missed. Come back strong and try to help those ignorant people to lead useful lives. See you back bigger and louder than ever before. Great work you do.

Posted by: Pete433 | August 18, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

If she doesn't grasp the difference between the meaning of the word when used (stupidly) by blacks with each other and when used by whites as a racial epithet, then she has no business discussing the topic at all.

I would give her the benefit of the doubt nonetheless, were it not for other remarks of hers which suggest a deep-seated racism. Not long ago she contrasted the peaceful behavior of the mostly white crowd evacuated from their homes to QualCom stadium while the San Diego area fires were put down with the chaos at the Superdome in New Orleans during Katrina. Never mind that the vastly minority folks stranded there couldn't leave, had no food, running water, medical supplies, etc, while the folks in San Diego just needed a place to sleep, were given all the usual amenities, and could drive to Sea World for the day, no, according to Dr. Laura, the difference was that blacks are typically uncivilized.

Posted by: JoeT1 | August 18, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Is anyone actually upset by what she said aside from white liberals and a few self-appointed black spokespeople?

Posted by: qaz1231 | August 18, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"Most of do us do not condone the use of the word, because it is "racist"."

A word can't be racist anymore than an apple or a car can. People can be racist.

"Jews were not held captive here and made to build this godforsaken country. WE were!"

Your ancestors, maybe, you, no.


Posted by: BEEPEE | August 18, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

She will get a job in Fixed (err, Fox) News, mark my words.

Posted by: eaglestrk01 | August 18, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Being of the lighter pigmented homosapien type, I refrain from ever using this "N word," especially since I find it offensive overall. I will not take a position as far as right or wrong because I know this is sensitive to many. However, I think that the discrimination among people who can and cannot do/say something is by definition racism. If people are offended by this "N word", then those who seem to be socially "allowed" to use the word should refrain from using it themselves. The only way to not hear it anymore is to not say it anymore.

Posted by: RedskinsU | August 18, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Yay liberalbias1!!

Posted by: julie_sapp_gt | August 18, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Me and my boys use it all the time(like n*ggah, please) for humor and a term of endearment between our white selves, just like all the brothers in my neighborhood did when I was growing up. Of course, it would be insensitive to use it directly to black people. To say otherwise is plain ignorant.

Posted by: shanks1 | August 18, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Please excuse me, Dr. Laura, while I find the nails for the cross you're hanging yourself on.

It's amazing how jerks like her claim that they are having their 1st Ammendment rights taken away. Is she being fired? Is there a lawsuit against her? Was she being censored by her station or company? If the answer is no to these three questions, THEN YOU HAVEN'T LOST ANYTHING, FOR PETE'S SAKE! Why don't follow your own shallow advice that you give freely out on your show and QUIT WHINING.

Or better yet, do the honorable thing and resign now. I agree with Keith Olbermann in that the problem is not just using the N-word (if she has a problem with people using it, it's the same as using the F-word: like I tell my daughter, just because other people say it doesn't give you the right to say it yourself). It's the fact that you said that by electing Obama you felt that all the racial discrimination talk should have ended. There's a reason why the Greaseman was let go after what he said. There's a reason why Imus was let go after what he said. The fact that you PUBLICLY made a racially biased statement shows that racism is still existant in America. Your statement is akin to saying, "We ended slavery for you people; isn't that enough for you?"

The fact that you were not immediately suspended or fired on the spot like Greaseman and Imus shows that somebody is showing a lot of grace to you... more than you deserve at this point.

Posted by: ecglotfelty | August 18, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

To maeast: I think racism towards whites exists in this country currently. Think about if/when you applied to college or when applying for employment - you have to check a box identifying your race because specific minority quotas must be filled. That's not fair in any way. There are racists within all races and all races experience racism in some form.

Also, were you a slave, ever? Nope, didn't think so. Why don't you stop using that as a crutch and an excuse and quit victimizing yourself

Posted by: julie_sapp_gt | August 18, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

I think she is missing the point here -- yes, it's her 1st Amendment right to say whatever she pleases. However, it's OUR 1st Amendment right to call her out and ask advertisers to pull the plug on her show. It's getting to the point when "celebrities" do something stupid and make it into the news I have a tendency to assume they're reaction, and "apology" are completely fake and are done to put them back on the map.

I think the last time I remember hearing Dr. Laura's name was when she pulled a previous ignorant stunt on her show. So, I'm exercising my right to go back to ignoring her and living my life.

Posted by: townhousekids | August 18, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

The Baltimore NAACP national office is planning this saturday evening a gala event celebrating the censorship of Dr. Laura. The Rev. Al Sharpton will be featured speaker.

Posted by: state82 | August 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I am surprised to hear she is still on the radio. I have not listened to her in years and only then when I was trapped in the car and needed mindless radio entertainment by a wierd wacky often nasty and condescending pseudo expert with no substantive credentials applicable to most of the topics discussed or the "advice" given.

Human nature being what it is, freak shows and entertaininment media like the National Enquirer will continue to draw us in. I have no doubt she will be replaced by something equally repulsive but irresistably fascinating.

Please folks, let's not make the mistake of taking this stuff including any entertainers like "Dr." Laura seriously.

Got to go - Fox is reporting they have proof that Obama was actually born on the planet Vulcan and is being mind controlled by Leonard Nimoy.

Posted by: mi-ti-bear | August 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse


I kind of get a kick out of the comment Larry King made when he said:
"Jewish comics can kid Jews. Hispanic comics, George Lopez, kid Hispanics all the time. Gay comics, kid the Gay situation. It's okay, isn't it? But not okay, when the non 'N' person, uses it."

Now if these situations, as Larry King mentions, are "okay," then I guess when the non 'N' person hears the kidding, they shouldn't chuckle, laugh, giggle or smirk when they hear this socially incorrect kidding. Because if I, as a Caucasian male, ever attend a comedy program and hear any of this societally incorrect kidding, I certainly wouldn't want to be accused of being insensitive to the Black's, Hispanic's, or Gay's causes, would I?

If we're attempting to get past the "kidding" aspect of these issues, why is it 'okay' for some to 'kid' and for others, it's taboo?

I also got a little chuckle when Dr. Laura said:
"My contract is up at the end of the year, and I have made the decision not to do radio anymore."

Quite clearly, the good Dr. can make more money doing other things than radio, what with the ratings taking a nose dive.


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | August 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Laura has never listened to an episode of Boondocks but she is quite correct, having said that Blacks talk "that way" to each other privately and, I can testify, in public as well.

Her Management is simply TOO COWARDLY to resist the Progressive's PC Police CALLING FOR HER HEAD, Goodness knows the everyday Black could care less.

Posted by: notinvt | August 17, 2010 9:56 PM
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Remember when Prof. Griff of Public Enemy made disparaging comments about Jews and was subsequently kicked out of the group?

Remember when Jesse Jackson referred to NY as hymietown and was subsequently lambasted in every media outlet in the country?

Sarah Silverman caused Conan O'Brien to have to apologize on air after she said "I love chinks" on his show.

Later when she said "I'm mean, in that Black kind of way", no one thought it to be inappropriate.

So I guess it's OK for Jews like Barry Sobel and Dr. Laura to make a career disparaging or mimicking black people, but when a black person says something about a Jew then we are being anti-semitic?

If we're going to allow racially insensitive words then they ALL must be allowed. No crying anti-Semite.

Posted by: ProfessorWrightBSU | August 18, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Dr. Laura said some offensive things on the radio. I'm not going to crucify her for making such a mistake, she was quoting the use of the N-word, not saying it herself.

She offers a long apology in a effort to stem the criticism.

And now she claims victimhood status - revealing the insincerity of her apology.

What a clown.

Posted by: HuckFinn | August 18, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

The woman revealed to the world on her radio show that she is a racist. http://bit.ly/aJocm2 That was stupid on her part. There are a lot of white undercover racists who live and work in society amongst the people they hate. They know they HAVE to. She could have kept her mouth shut, and ran her radio show like she's been doing for all these years. I'll bet that she never thought when she woke up on that morning that her radio show would be coming to an end all because she couldn't hold her racism in any longer, and decided to let the world know through her radio show that she has negative insights towards black people.

Posted by: Desolate1 | August 18, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

i never even heard of "dr. laura" until she stepped in it bigtime....

but this must be fabulous, even though i don't know her from a telephone pole...

now she and helen thomas can start their own PR firm.

Posted by: potomacfever00 | August 18, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Julie_Sapp wrote

To maeast: I think racism towards whites exists in this country currently. Think about if/when you applied to college or when applying for employment - you have to check a box identifying your race because specific minority quotas must be filled. That's not fair in any way. There are racists within all races and all races experience racism in some form.

Also, were you a slave, ever? Nope, didn't think so. Why don't you stop using that as a crutch and an excuse and quit victimizing yourself
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Well Julie you are correct I have never been a slave, I was merely addressing some of your inquires. As far as stop using slavery as a crutch, and victimizing whom? I am not black, so I am going to assume you feel blacks use slavery to victimize themselves. Sadly blacks do not have to go that far back in history, for the use of that word to be used as hate speech. So again brush up on your history 1950s,60s,70s, are a good start for you.

Posted by: maeast | August 18, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

tulsadave wrote: "I wonder why these comment threads always turn into a liberal circle jerk?"

Just trying to live up to a normal day on Fox.

Posted by: rogied25 | August 18, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

To maeast: I think racism towards whites exists in this country currently. Think about if/when you applied to college or when applying for employment - you have to check a box identifying your race because specific minority quotas must be filled. That's not fair in any way. There are racists within all races and all races experience racism in some form.

Also, were you a slave, ever? Nope, didn't think so. Why don't you stop using that as a crutch and an excuse and quit victimizing yourself

Posted by: julie_sapp_gt | August 18, 2010 12:21 PM
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julie_sapp_gt: How is your comment addressing the four points that maeast has made?

Posted by: Soguns1 | August 18, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Actually, the Quack-Lady's use of the n-word was about the least offensive thing to come out of her mouth during that segment. The attitude towards race that she expressed, her ignorance regarding culture and psychology, and her pitbull-like attack on the caller she was "helping" are all far more offensive than the use of any particular word - even a highly emotionally charged word.

Still, I place as much blame on the caller as the Fake Doctor. After all, when you call into a radio show and ask a stooge for advice, you get what you deserve!

Posted by: tomguy1 | August 18, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

On Dr. Laura's website she said that her show "preaches, teaches, and nags about morals, values and ethics."

Yet she carried on two year romantic relationship with Bill Ballance, who was still married at the time as well has her boss.
It seems like it is always the biggest sinners (Dr.Laura) who go forth and judge others by there own transgressions. Not so good to be spewing out hate speeches against Gays and Lesbians, whom she said is destroying the sanctity of marriage. I guess her affair with Ballance did not destroy the sanctity of his marriage. She is a hypocrite and a racist as well as an idiot about politics.
My bet is with CNN, that they are the ones not renewing her contract and not the other way around.
Goodbye to white trash!

Posted by: nallcando | August 18, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Some Blacks do use the n-word as a term of endearment. As a black man, I'm not proud of the people who do it, nor do I condone it.

That said, Dr. Laura was wrong. Just plain wrong. Is Dr. Laura a bigot? I'll answer that one by saying I heard what she says about gays, and I think those comments are definitely bigoted. Is Dr. Laura self-righteous? By all means. That's the essence of her brand.

Dr. Laura's descision to end her show was her own; no one forced her off the air. Besides, she's got more than enough money anyway, so she won't be hurting.

Now if we could just get rid of "Oxycontin" Rush...

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 18, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

By Dr. Laura's logic, no one should be offended if she decided to use the b-word or wh-word since, you know, rap stars and women themselves use it, like, all of the time. Dr. Laura should sing "b***h" 50 times to her next female caller. That'll teach those wh***s not be so darn sensitive!

Posted by: forgetthis | August 18, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

and, really, gives a caca about this scarecrow thing!

Posted by: likovid | August 18, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

If she had used a euphemism to advert to the word, her comments would have been totally unremarkable. Given this the outcry is a seizing upon pretext. The Washington Post itself, in its reporting, has slanted coverage in such a way as to disguise the import of the discussion, and to cast her in the worst possible light, and again on a pretext. The true reason for the negative coverage has to do with her political outlook. The Washington Post believes in freedom of the press, only so long as it agrees with the overall political views of the person exercising that freedom. When, for instance, Harry Reid has made similar gaffes in offending sensibilities, the Post is his biggest apologist.

Posted by: dante99654 | August 18, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Has Doublespeak truly come to pass? Sarah Palin wants to serve the people, so she resigns as governor. Now "Dr." Laura walks away from three daily hours of radio time so she can talk?

I haven't much use for either of them, and believe they'd be comical if they didn't have so many gosh-darned frightening ideas that others are so willing to embrace and act upon, but I may be slightly more disturbed at the fact that we take their inconsistencies at face value.

What they most deserve is to be ignored. Go exercise your First Amendment rights into a shoebox.

Posted by: Ralphinjersey | August 19, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

A celebrity of the past, her career is finished. I for one am quite thankful she finally slipped and used the N-word, finally crossed the line of what is acceptable. A fountain of vileness and hate consistently spewed from her mouth like clockwork during her painful tenure on the airwaves, cleverly disguised as 'psychological counseling' or other such garbage. She will not be missed.

Posted by: JoeCouchPotato | August 20, 2010 1:53 AM | Report abuse

ProfessorWrightBSU, the fact that you don't see a distinction between rappers, comedians, radio personalities, actors (i.e. Prof. Griff of Public Enemy, Sarah Silverman, Barry Sobel, Dr Laura...) and Jesse Jackson, a minister, political candidate and public figure is sad. A public and political figure like Jackson deserved to be ostracized for his comments. You can't run for public office and make disgusting comments about any group of people without repercussions. We SHOULD hold politicians and political hopefuls to higher standards! A little frightening to me that somebody like you teaches at a university.

Posted by: simone3 | August 24, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

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