Dr. Laura to Leave Radio Show Following N-Word Controversy

Radio advice guru Laura Schlessinger - better known as Dr. Laura - plans to leave her program at the end of the year after her controversial use of the N-word on the air.

Schlessinger sparked off controversy last week when doling out advice to a caller who asking what to do about racial comments made by relatives. Schlessinger suggested the caller was "hypersensitive", noting that many African-Americans regularly use the same racial epithet that they find offensive when it comes from non-blacks.

Schlessinger used the N-word repeatedly during the conversation. She apologized the next day.

On Larry King Live on Tuesday evening, Schlessinger said she was letting her contract expire, but would continue working through her books and the Internet, The Los Angeles Times reported.

"I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can't have on radio without the threat of attack on my advertisers and stations," Schlessinger said.

Schlessinger has been on the air for over 30 years, and has the third-highest rated talk radio show in America, after Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.

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About time she is gone! She has been a mean bitter person and just become more angry in the last few years! Her lame claim that she has been oppressed and somehow lost her 1st Amendment Rights just show how she has lost touch with reality as well playing the poor me victim game which she relentlessly chastises her callers for doing in a very harsh and hateful manor! She has no rights to spew hate on the public airways any more than I do to do the same here being this is owned and run by AOL not me! Also the Public Air Waves she uttered hatred and used vile language is owned and licensed by the the American People Representative Government Agency called the FCC and of which her Carriers as well pay for such privilege to use under laws they agree to by license! She can spew what ever she wants at her expense and as long as she does not cause harm to others! We have Free Speech from government oppression but as well does not remove accountability for any harm false or inciteful utterance causes. Just like you can not scream fire in a crowd and cause others harm through creating a false emergency is illegal and unacceptable! Faux Dr Laura is not even qualified to give what advice she spews with such certainty and is only qualified or morally righteous by her minds eye and not proper degrees, licensing or recognition by any accredited body! She was easy to read and only Masochist would call such a person of which she preyed upon the vulnerable for a cheap quick buck and not a true qualified morally trained calling which any true counselling/ministering professional would make sure they were not just trained in but as well kept up with continuing education in such! She owes America a apology, her victims/callers access to real counselors/mental health professionals and her listeners her continued silence! None will she do; she is a professional victim now, mark my words!

August 18 2010 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply