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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It is a numbers game. Advertising. It is why I am not used to sell peanuts. You f-up you fail. Everything is about sponsors. It has nothing to do with the First Amendment. She opened her mouth inserted her foot and it is protected speech duh, no one denied her the right to make a schmuck of herself in public, thereby causing possible and to be avoided at all costs sponsor chagrin, and anyone whose bills are paid by advertisers Know This! (Don Imus anyone?). They decided they didn't like her and have decided to drop her. That is a business decision, not a constitutional issue. She yammered on and on about Black Comics saying the "N-word". There is your tip White America, if you are not a Black Comic...don't say it.

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She shouldn't have been fired or forced to leave. She gives advice on the radio and the woman that called totally overreacted (typical) when all the Dr. was trying to do was give the woman advice. Every time she used the "n" word she used it out of context and not intentionally directed at anyone. Personally, I find it very un-democratic that only certain people can use a certain word in this nation. I am not for using the "n" word but when a woman who was named #9 all time radio show hosts gets fired for using a word out of context then there is something disturbing about that.

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Exactly! I love how it is so popular to bring up the First Amendment when it doesn't apply at all to the situation. Like the people who are upset by the Target boycott. How is boycotting Target infringing on anyone's freedom of speech?
And why does this woman look like an alien trying to look like a person?