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Old 08-28-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Durham
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I don't listen to Dr. Laura, so I dont presume to know what sort of person she is, but I think it's a bad situation that she's having to give up her show. From the clips I heard when the story broke, she wasn't calling anyone the N-word, but just commenting on the word itself. If we can't even talk about racism without being branded racist, then how can we ever get over it?
The main thing to me is that she made a fool of herself. The caller was polite and composed; was calling about a personal situation with husband's family. Dr. Laura grabbed the stage, wouldn't let her get a word in edgewise, then had the nerve to scream at her to "let me finish". She had been the 1st to interrupt and go off on tangents about Obama and Black comedians. Dr. Laura had no reason to bring them up and start whining. She should have listened a bit more before she let her mouth overload her brain. She was the only overly sensitve person involved in the call.
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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The main thing to me is that she made a fool of herself. The caller was polite and composed; was calling about a personal situation with husband's family. Dr. Laura grabbed the stage, wouldn't let her get a word in edgewise, then had the nerve to scream at her to "let me finish". She had been the 1st to interrupt and go off on tangents about Obama and Black comedians. Dr. Laura had no reason to bring them up and start whining. She should have listened a bit more before she let her mouth overload her brain. She was the only overly sensitve person involved in the call.
It must have been very painful for her to listen to the tape of herself with that women. And then to know thousands, maybe millions, witnessed her making a complete fool of herself. Talk about eating crow. Geesh.
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Old 09-01-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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As I understand it, Dr. Laura quit. She was not fired. She seems to have chosen to end her show.

So where do her First Amendment rights come in? The government did not force her to leave the airwaves. If the ratings for her show were really low and the sponsors began to bail, I can imagine that her show would be cancelled but that's not a First Amendment issue. She sounds awfully quick to claim to be some sort of victim.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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So where do her First Amendment rights come in?
Her First Amendment rights are left at the door of the corporation she worked for, and rightly so.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Durham
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Yes, she can say anything she wishes, but sponsors are also free to withdraw their dollars and people are free to turn the knob when they hear her voice. I mostly liked her, as far as personal values and such. But her rude and cocky attitude got the best of her.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Maybe her technician did her a disservice by not using the dump button on her use of that word?
They should have known better with how P.C. people are these days!!

I didnt see anything in that transcript that needed an apology for...


I like Dr. Laura and think its quite stupid of her to give in so easily! (I dont know why she is to be honest)
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:04 PM
 
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Wrong color and political affiliation to get a pass so she got "asked to quit".

<shrug>

Reminds me of the black sportscaster (ESPN I think?) that made slanty eyes with his finger and talked in a fake chinese accent.....and he is still working there.

In 10-20 years when there is increasing strife between "minority" groups I will just look back on the current double standard and shake my head.

It's either wrong or it's not.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: McKeesport, PA
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What Dr. Laura did was horrible. Her tone was such that I myself was upset by it. I'm glad she's leaving; she should have been fired!
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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Yay! But about 25 years too late!!!!!!!
The woman's a idiot to say the least
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