August 17th, 2010
09:12 PM ET

Schlessinger says she won't renew radio contract

Embattled radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday she will not renew her contract that is up at the end of the year, telling CNN's "Larry King Live" she wants to "regain my First Amendment rights."

Schlessinger has been under fire for using the N-word repeatedly during a recent segment of her show.

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  1. Conqui

    Good riddance!! Laura regularly makes up info (aka outright lies), takes things totally out of context, and in other ways shows herself to be an intolerant, berating person. @IfWeJudge - the reason conservatives get lambasted more is that they make things up, like you did about Wrangle and Walters, neither of whom has had a hearing to explain possible charges, let alone a conviction. Liar!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Peter

    Good news! Yet another talentless, bigoted buffoon off the airwaves!

    Good riddance!!!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tet1953

    Who didn't see this coming? LOL good riddance

    August 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Doc

    Just have to wonder how many of you Dr. Laura bashers have ever really listened to her show? Because I thought she was rude and condescending based on sound bytes too. And then I actually listened to her show and realized she was just one of the few brave enough to call people on bad behavior, help them get past their defensiveness so they could really look at their lives, and help them solve their dilemma.

    If she really does leave radio, it's a sad day for us all because she is one of the few upstanding human beings left on this planet.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dino

      That's the problem, Doc. I'll bet 90% of the people on this board have never even listened to her show. They're just blowing air out of their empty heads.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • arizonan44

      you hit the nail on the head, about her show.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carmen

      I listened to her once. Can't say I am surprised by this

      August 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jay

    She's got the most perverted morals I've ever heard preached.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dino

      Oh yeah? How so, Mr. Expert? Because she actually puts children first, and cares more about children than the selfish adults who sell them out? Whatever, bro.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dick

    One Jew down 100s of millions more to go.....

    August 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Lorraine

    Sorry to see a good and honest person give it up. She admitted she made a mistake. She is humble. She is not perfect. Who amongst you is? And as she was using that word to make a point – not to disrespect anyone, I applaud her still. And all.

    And you hypocrites who use that word daily in your own personal lives are the least of all to be casting stones right now. Against her.

    I applaud her long career and her common sense approach to advice for others. She was a true help to thousands at a time of great need to each of them. Thank you Dr. Laura.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dino

      I never post on these boards because in the end, no one's opinion here matters. And all I see are these self-righteous, judgmental idiots writing trash about a person who already apologized, just because she has a conservative point of view. I don't agree with everything Dr. Laura says but you know what? At least she put herself out here unlike all the cowards posting garbage comments attacking her on a personal level. How in the hell is anyone supposed to know what's in her head? Morons.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • debgetfar

      She only admitted the mistake after she realized she had gone over the top. He apology was defensive, indignant, blamed others in the media, and the caller, she needs a does of her own medicine.

      August 19, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Diane

    I have a hard time forgetting about her mother rotting away in her apartment for weeks. Thats got to be a great role model for her kids...considering she's her kids mom.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rick

    if everyone quit squealing racism, it would go away.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      I question your choice of words ("squealing"). People often use "animal" words as a form of veiled racial slur. (Another related and VERY disturbing example I have seen in blogs several times lately is the use of the word "pig" to describe a Black woman.) And in case you missed it, every sentence uttered by LS in that conversation with the caller was racially charged and disrespectful. I had no idea how many racist individuals still populated our country until very recently. Very disconcerting.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fishfry001

    Notwithstanding that we're talking censorship and Political Correctness (the scourge of freedom), blacks can't have it both ways. If the N-word is not OK, then it's not OK for EVERYONE. But we all know blacks probably use the word amongst (and at times directed at) themselves more often than whites do, even behind closed doors. From rage to a term of endearment, blacks use it in a full spectrum of language application. I hate to say it, but on just that part of the issue Dr. Laura was right, even though everything else about her was/is wrong. Frankly I'd never heard of her, but from reading this article and hearing the call, the airwaves will be a better place for her absence.

    In the meantime, language censorship is never a good thing. It's a slippery slope and smacks of socialism. Freedoms easily relinquished are rarely returned and people need to stay connected to that. Unfortunately, far too many are basically comatose about it. Too busy going after the next social injustice that needs to have Zero Tolerance (Zero inTelligence) applied. Folks better wake up.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Billy

    Next stop for her... Fox News Network. That's where all of the scared and ignorant folk like her bark like cornered chihuahuas.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. arizonan44

    she should have just told the lady to get a divorce, because she was obviously to immature and superfiscial to be married, at this time in her life, but instead she tried to help her get over her problem.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • angela

      By saying she was trying to help her, she is being disingenuous. She was venting, and she clearly enjoyed offending the caller.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. angela

    She really just has no clue how offensive she is. Amazing. She talks about how hateful people want to silence her when she exercises her first amendment rights. (Klan members and Nazis might make the same assertions about why we don't want to listen to them on the radio, I suppose.) If her argument wasn't so pathetic, it would be hilarious. I love how one minute she says she did something wrong (= what she was told to say ad nauseum by her handlers), and then the next minute she is blaming everyone else for not wanting to have "that discussion" (= her true opinion). Thank goodness there will be one less way for people to hear her sickening worldview.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Darth Squid Ink

    So, she's ending her radio show in order to use the "N" word whenever she feels like it? Does this woman ever take real responsibility for her screw-ups instead of blaming others? You stay classy, Dr. Laura!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Longhorn Girl

    First of all, if you call Dr. Laura you know you will get abused in some kind of way. I have found that only fragile, weak people call her for advice in the first place. The fact that she went off on the caller didn't surprise me. But what did surprise me was that she took it a step further talking about why blacks voted for Obama and the NAACP etc. And tonight on LKL she admitted she was wrong but then complained about not being able to exercise her 1st amendment right. She is confused and conflicted. Maybe it's time for her to take a break from radio. But in the end it doesn't matter what medium you use...if you want to make hateful bigoted rants somebody will complain to your sponsors.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
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