I remember hearing Dr. Laura on the radio in the mid-90’s, which was when she was second in popularity only to Rush Limbaugh. She was known for her “tough love” approach to callers’ problems, which basically means she was an asshole to them. She put them down, she made them feel like bad people, she called them stupid and immoral. Oh yeah, and sometime around 2000 she called homosexuals a “biological error.” I haven’t heard about her since then, and honestly I’m surprised she’s still on the air.
Well, was still on the air. You see, after yelping the word “nigger” 11 times during a recent call, she can’t imagine why people are boycotting her sponsors. She’s just flabbergasted that people are “restricting her free speech” this way. Her logic: “Well, black people say it all the time to each other, so what’s the big deal?” So she’s decided to “retire” from her radio show and just stick to writing ignorant books instead.
So good riddance, “doctor” Laura. You won’t be missed in the slightest, you wretched old cow.
No stranger to controversy, Dr. Schlessinger has been under intense pressure in recent days following an exchange with a caller on her radio show last week in which she used the racial epithet — the so-called N-word — 11 times. The caller, a black woman, was complaining that she was married to a white man whose friends and family members frequently made racist comments in her presence. Dr. Schlessinger responded by arguing there was a “confusing” double standard — that blacks could use the epithet freely while whites could not.
“If anybody without enough melanin says it, it’s a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it’s affectionate,” she said. “It’s very confusing.”
Even after the caller complained — “I was a little caught back by the N-word that you spewed out, I have to be honest with you” — Dr. Schlessinger repeated it a number of times, insisting her caller had “too much sensitivity.”