Dr. Laura to drop her radio show over criticism of her use of the n-word

From Media Matters:

In an interview this evening on CNN’s Larry King Live, Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced that when her radio contract expires at the end of the year, she will not seek to renew it. Schlessinger said that she was ending her show in order to “regain my First Amendment rights.” According to Schlessinger, in the wake of her racial screed last week, highlighted by Media Matters, “my First Amendment rights have been usurped by angry, hateful groups.”

On August 10, Schlessinger launched into a racially charged rant, during which Schlessinger — in herown words — “articulated the ‘n’ word all the way out — more than one time.” Schlessinger also told an African-American caller that she had a “chip on [her] shoulder,” and suggested that “If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race.” The next day, Schlessinger apologized.

On August 12, Media Matters posted full audio and transcript of Schlessinger’s rant, which had apparently been expunged from her website. We also documented her history of incendiary remarks. Schlessinger became the subject of a firestorm of media coverage. She responded by slammingthe media that “rebroadcast” her rant.




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‘Dr. Laura’ decides to quit radio after brain-dead N-word rant

Should I pull out the tiny violin for her? Naw, f*ck it.

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.

The radio doctor used racial epithet eleven times in five minutes. 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.”

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Dr. Laura Quits Show Over N-Word Fallout

Dr. Laura Schlessinger told Larry King tonight that she is leaving her show after her contract expires at the end of the year. Schlessinger says she’s lost her First Amendment rights after repeatedly saying the N-word on the air. After the show first aired last week, Media Matters immediately launched a call for advertisers to cancel their contracts.

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Dr. Laura Drops N-Word in Radio Rant

Dr. Laura Schlessinger used the N-word multiple times Tuesday and later apologized, saying she was trying to make a “philosophical point.”
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Does Dr. Laura Schlessenger Not Understand She Doesn’t Get To Use The N-Word?

On her radio show, Dr. Laura Schlessenger told a black caller what she should think about her white husband's racist jokes. She said "nigger" six times to make her point. Ugh.

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