Dr. Laura N-word

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Tea Party Rage? No, Crazy White People

Everything we've seen since Obama's election is about race

(Newser) - How do you explain the past two years of utterly unhinged conservative rhetoric? Steven Thrasher of the Village Voice has a theory: “White people have simply gone sheer fucking insane.” In a lengthy cover story, Thrasher recounts all the insanity of the Obama era—from Dr. Laura’s... More »

Jon Stewart: Palin's a Hypocrite

Remember who wanted Rahm to quit over 'retard'?

(Newser) - Jon Stewart set his sights on the Dr. Laura controversy last night, but Schlessinger didn't get the worst of it. No, Stewart's best jab was at Sarah Palin. The ex-governor, you might recall, tweeted in tortured English that Dr. Laura should " reload " rather than resign after her N-word-laced... More »

Dr. Laura 'Deserves a Little Slack'

In 30 years, she's helped a lot of people

(Newser) - Dr. Laura has given us a "new definition for 'way over the top'" with her n-word diatribe , done in once again by her own "failure to listen," writes Kathleen Parker. But her column isn't one of good riddance. Parker has a "soft spot" for the good... More »

Palin Loses Black Support Over Tweets on Dr. Laura

Black GOP'ers call her 'scary, 'unfit to lead'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s defense of Dr. Laura on Twitter may have badly damaged her among black Republicans. John Avlon of The Daily Beast spoke with several black conservative leaders, and they were not kind. “It says that a leading voice among conservatives has joined the ranks of the entertainers—... More »

Dr. Laura Caller Rejects Apology

'I didn't want to turn this into a racial thing,' woman tells CNN

(Newser) - The woman whose call to Dr. Laura Schlessinger's radio show triggered a shower of n-bombs spoke out today, saying the experience left her "confused" and "hurt," Mediaite reports. "I didn’t want to turn this into a racial thing," Nita Hanson, who is black, told... More »

Sarah, Newt Don't Get the First Amendment

Here's a little Constitution lesson for them both

(Newser) - What is up with politicians misrepresenting the First Amendment this week? First Newt Gingrich, arguing against the Ground Zero Mosque, claimed Nazis " don't have the right " to put a sign next to the Holocaust museum. Then Sarah Palin tweeted that N-word-spewing Dr. Laura’s “ 1st Amend.rights... More »

Sarah Palin to Dr. Laura: 'Don't Retreat ... Reload!'

"b thankful 4 her voice, America!'

(Newser) - Not content to sit on the sidelines, um, ever, Sarah Palin swooped in with some words of advice for Dr.Laura, the N-word dropping, former radio host . "Don't retreat ... reload!" she advised, via Twitter . Dr. Laura was forced to step down because her First Amendment rights "ceased... More »

Drop the Victim Schtick, Dr. Laura

She's no martyr, and doesn't deserve this 'pity party'

(Newser) - Following her N-word-filled tirade , Dr. Laura Schlessinger pulled the plug on her radio show…in the whiniest way possible. She wants to regain her First Amendment rights? Uh, then she certainly has “a poor grasp of what the First Amendment does,” writes Joan Walsh on Salon . “It... More »

Dr. Laura Calls It Quits After N-Word Flap

Host 'wants to regain First Amendment right'

(Newser) - Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced on CNN's Larry King Live last night that she will end her radio show at the end of the year, when her current contract ends. The decision comes a week after her controversial, racially charged on-air comments when she said the N-word repeatedly in response to... More »

Dr. Laura and the N-Word: The Thing Is, She's Right

At least about who 'glories in it,' says Earl Ofari Hutchinson

(Newser) - Dr. Laura Schlessinger got skewered for using the N-word six times during her show last Tuesday, getting much the same treatment that other N-word-spewing white celebrities and politicians have gotten. But she doesn't belong in the group, writes Earl Ofari Hutchinson for the Huffington Post , because she's actually right, at... More »

Dr. Laura Spews the N-Word... Then Apologizes

(Newser) - Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized for using the n-word...six times. In response to a black woman seeking advice on how to appropriately respond to alleged racism from her white husband's friends, Dr. Laura started talking in a way that would make Paul Mooney blush on Tuesday's show. Her words:... More »

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