Dr. Laura Schlessinger to End Radio Show Amidst Racial Controversy

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger will soon be off the airwaves.

The host announced on Larry King Live last night that her contract runs out at the end of this year and "I've made the decision not to do radio anymore."

Of course, such a decision wasn't made purely out of her own volition. Schlessinger was at the center of a controversy last week, following the repetitive use of the N word to a caller that asked for advice on her marriage.

After this woman complained about the epithet, the host replied, on air:: "If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race."

Laura Schlessinger on CNN

Schlessinger has since apologized, but isn't happy she was forced to do so.

"I want to regain my First Amendment rights," she told King about her decision to leave radio. "I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that."

THG Note: Why do so few people understand the First Amendment?!? It states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..."

In other words: one cannot go to jail for simply speaking one's mind. That's all the First Amendment guarantees. It has nothing to do with a talk show host being criticized or punished for spewing offense language.

For a doctor, Laura Schlessinger, you sound like a moron.

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I'm from South Africa, where we only had a democracy for the last 20 years. White people could do whatever to you and call you whatever and the N word and K word is what they like. If you grew up a black person then you would understand why that is offensive, that word coming from someone other than a black person will not be tolerated. You go call a black person that word in any country in Africa, your life to play with but it wont fly here at all. She sounds like racist coz I listened to the call and that is racist rantings. They hide behind a vail of respectability but in the confines of their homes and friends the N word is used daily.

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HEy ever,one im a black listener, im have been listen to the dr laura, for years, and have learn many good things from her see is not a racist and i can repeat that she is not, so what if she use the end word, i do sometimes my self,i think we all do sometimes in silent and sometimes in the open so let give the dr a break, come people, she is a good person,the last i would own telling people own how to live right,once she leaves there is no other voice,own humanity, we all will be lose souls with out her so let move own and for give her she is really a good person no doubt in my mine

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From what I understand, she didn't use the "n" word, she used the term word "negro". I don't particularly care for her advice most of the time cuz she thinks she knows everything without letting people tell the entire situation, but I can't stand that blacks can call whites "crackers" and "honky" (though I don't hear that term much anymore).

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Why is it that the blacks can use the N word, call everyone and there mother the N word but the minute a white person uses the N word the whites are racist? Sounds like people are hypersensitive to me and just need to relax. Its just a word.

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WOW...I wish people had been as afraid of Obama as they are about Sarah Palin. Obama lies daily and nothing is said about it but let Sarah Palin open her mouth and people are on it like flies to crap! As for using the N-word...it isn't necessary for anyone to use it or the F-word. I got it....Why don't we just start a list of every word that offends any and all of us! Bunch of cry babies. (Next thing you know...cry babies will be a bad word) Comics these days are just mean...not funny. They have forgotten how to be truly funny.

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first of all, she's not really a doctor; she holds a PhD in phsyiology. second of all, she has such a following/draw (which i find incomprehensible as she is a thoroughly hypocritical creep)that she likely planned this so she could get out of one contract and into another more lucrative one...

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Laura Schlessinger is smart, she made herself out to be victim mighty quickly and is already planning her comeback.I can just imagine her as a rich plantaion owner and the things she could try to pull off.

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@ ME: LOL.
And if she can go off air simply because she used the 'n' word, so should many other radio hosts who say it just because they're black. Either everyone says it or no one does - that's just how I feel.

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J. YOUR A JACKASS, IF YOUR NOT A BLACK COMIC DONT SAY THE N-WORD, WOW, SO IF YOUR BLACK DONT SAY HONKY, ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT JUST PISS ME OFF WITH CRAP LIKE THAT, EVERY ONE TRYING TO TELL EVERYONE HOW TO TALK AND WALK AND AGAIN WITH THE BLACK AND WHITE CRAP, I,AM JUST GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE IN MY COUNTRY MAKE ME SICK I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK MAN,

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J. YOUR A JACKASS, IF YOUR NOT A BLACK COMIC DONT SAY THE N-WORD, WOW, SO IF YOUR BLACK DONT SAY HONKY, ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT JUST PISS ME OFF WITH CRAP LIKE THAT, EVERY ONE TRYING TO TELL EVERYONE HOW TO TALK AND WALK AND AGAIN WITH THE BLACK AND WHITE CRAP, I,AM JUST GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE I MY COUNTRY MAKE ME SICK I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK MAN,

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