Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#drlaura Rapid Fall From Grace

I woke up this morning to the news that another pop culture icon is falling...

We've all heard the old saying "the bigger they are the harder they fall," and we've seen it happen so often in recent memory: Mel Gibson, Nadja Benaissa, Don Imus, Tiger Woods, Rod Blagojevich, Eliot Spitzer, and now, as unbelieveable as it seems, long-time radio personality Dr. Laura (who bills hereself as "America's #1 Female Talk Radio Host") is leaving radio! (Up until a few months ago her show had been broadcast in the Capital Region over talk1300 - you can bet they are SO glad they dumped her before this!)

Dr. Laura quit her show on Larry King Live. Why did Dr. Laura Schlessinger quit? Saying the N-word 11 times to a caller on the air just isn't acceptable! (Not in these times!) So, what's next? Dr. Laura promises that she will "speak her mind more freely." Is she a real doctor? Dr. Laura’s doctorate is in physiology. Following text written by guest blogger, Saki Tumi:

Here's what happened! Dr. Laura Schlessinger was talking to Jade, an African-American caller, looking for some advice and sympathy for the way she is treated by her Caucasian husband's family and friends. The conversation triggered DR. L to invoke "the N Word" - it all went downhill from there!


Female caller: Is it OK to say it?

DR. Laura Schlessinger: Well, it depends on how it is said.

Female caller: Is it ever OK to say that word?

DR. Laura Schlessinger: It depends how it’s said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it’s OK.

Female caller: But you’re not black. They’re not black. My husband is white.

DR. Laura Schlessinger: I see. So a word is restricted to race? Got it. Can’t do much about that.

Female caller: I can’t believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the (bleep). I hope everyone heard it.

DR. Laura Schlessinger: I didn’t spew out the (bleep) word.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody heard it.

DR. Laura Schlessinger: Yes, they did.

Female caller: I hope everybody heard it.

DR. Laura Schlessinger: They did and I’ll say it again (bleep). Why don’t you let me finish a sentence? Don’t take things out of context. Don’t NAACP me.

Female caller: I know what the “n” word means and I know it came from a white person. And I know the white person means that.

DR. Laura Schlessinger: All right. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Can’t have this argument. You know what, if you are that hyper sensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race.

What do YOU think about what DR. Laura said?
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