• Oh, Dr. Laura.

    I don’t know how you guys could have missed Dr. Laura’s n-word riddled rant from earlier this week, but if you did, here’s a transcript.

    My beef with Dr. Laura goes back for years, actually. That woman is…well, let’s just say that I’ve rarely found myself in agreement with her. I have no idea why anyone would call into her show to ask for her “advice,” let alone this woman. How you could possibly think that Dr. Laura would have advice for you on the subject of race or racism is beyond me. In this case, though, I’m not necessarily here to bitch about Dr. Laura’s use of the n-word. While I think that word is offensive and I choose not to use it and I think it should be stricken from the English language (and no one should use it), Dr. Laura technically has the right to say it on her show. And she didn’t call anyone that word, she just said it over and over and over.

    What is completely ridiculous, though, is that she went on Larry King to say that she “wants her First Amendment rights back.” Uh, Dr. Laura? You still have them. That’s why you weren’t arrested for spewing that hateful word 11 times in five minutes.

    But the First Amendment doesn’t protect you from ALL the consequences of your actions, where expression is concerned. Just the legal ones. So the fact that your sponsors and advertisers all decided (FINALLY!) to pull the plug on their money? That’s not something that’s protected by the First Amendment.

    How you still had sponsors is beyond me, since you’ve been doing nothing but spreading hate and really shitty advice for years. And while, yes, technically, you ARE a PhD, that PhD is in, I believe, physiology. Not psychology. In other words, you have absolutely no qualifications to be giving anyone advice in the first place. As the disclaimer for your show indicates.

    So tata for now, Dr. Laura. I know this won’t be the last we hear from you. But those First Amendment rights you’re so worried about are intact (for now), no thanks to your political party of crazy right wing nuts, I might add.

2 Comments


  1. Marie says:

    As I mentioned to you, I’d never heard of this woman before she came front and center into the news recently. From the little I can tell, she’s friggin’ NUTS!

    And I’ll repeat myself, good riddance to bad rubbish.

  2. Graygrrrl says:

    I saw part of Dr Laura on Larry King, but I didn’t get to hear the call until I read the transcript. 1st- She comes of as an idiot, unaware that the word she is saying could be offensive (couldn’t she just say “the n-word”? We would know what she meant) and mumbling incoherently. She seemed to contradict herself every other line. 2nd- I agree. Why would you call her for real advice? I believe therapy/counseling can help many people, but it happens in a private setting not on TV/radio with a credited and trusted doctor. Is she even a doctor? Finally, how can any educated person in this day and age not have some understanding of discrimination and class warfair? I know about it. I’ve experienced it. Dr Laura seems to live in a fantasy land of rainbows and gum drops.

    PS- I thought she had died so it was really just surprising to see she was still kicking it. I thought, “Oh my god! The zombie Dr Laura is terrorizing the land!”

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