Dr. Laura

Last week repeatedly used the n-word to a Black caller.   Last night on Larry King Live,  she said she was going to leave her syndicated radio show citing:

“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.”

My first thought was that stations which broadcast her show were telling her advertisers weren’t too happy with her.  My second thought was who in their right mind would call her?  She has a Ph.D. in physiology.  She’s less qualified than Dr. Phil to be handing out advice.

What struck me was her non-apology.  She portrayed herself as the victim in this episode.  Contrast this with Don Imus’ “nappy headed hoes” comment about the Rutgers women’s basketball team.  It  was suppose to be a joke, but when he realized how it had been taken he apologized profusely on the air, went on Al Sharpton’s radio show to apologize again and personally apologized to the team members.  He was fired.

Dr. Laura’s response may have served her well, but it sends a bad message on how to behave when you do something wrong.

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15 responses to “Dr. Laura

  1. You can’t compare Dr. Laura to Imus, Imus is schmuck but not a professional hater, Dr. Laura is a professional hater.

  2. dooty

    I am of the opinion she still has 1st Amendment rights. As far as I know, no one from the gov’t came to her and said you can’t say that. However, a lot of people came to her and she shouldn’t say that. Big difference. Now when she is no longer on the air, she can use the N word at her pleasure. And the world will no longer have to be subject to her awful ideas and conservative rants. Rumor has it that her own son has had many troubles with authorities from the police to the Army. Brian is correct she is a professional hater.

  3. dog's eye view

    dog’s first amendment response to Dr. Laura:

    Get a blog, you f*ckwit.

    Red State and many other fine publications prove there is an outlet for your, um, output.

    Further, if you are controversial enough or mean enough, CNN or Politico will run with your rant.

    Um, I mean, report in he said/she said manner on whatever ugliness you are spewing.

    Because the mainstream would never purvey your crap, except when it’s “news”.

  4. dooty

    it was pretty widely known that W is afraid of horses.

  5. dooty

    Oh Dnd Dick the Army is not from Texas either. Carpetbagger comes to mind. You are right it is “All hat and no cattle”

  6. dog's eye view

    Spanx for Men.

    Putting this up and not identifying the culprit who first brought Spanx (and cankles!) to our collective attention at all.

    I’m talking to you [redacted]

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/18/AR2010081804365.html?hpid=topnews

  7. Last combat troops just left Iraq!

  8. dooty

    there is still gonna be about 50,000 troops there tomorrow and for the foreseeable future.

  9. dooty

    lets move on to another thread. The hateful bitch’s photo is freaking me out.

  10. Morning peeps,
    Funny doots!

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