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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Tags: American Racism, Dr. Laura