After using the “n-word” on the air (to make what many, including black callers to Al Sharpton’s show, understood was an obvious point about who gets to say what, and why that’s a stupid made up rule), Dr. Laura quit her radio show.
Her contract was up at the end of the year anyway.
And I was never her biggest fan. There was always something sketchy about her “backstory” that made me distrust her, no matter how true her overall message was
That’s not (quite) the point, however.
Despite all that other, well known sketchiness, she ultimately left radio over the “n-word.”
Not sure how we’re supposed to have that “honest discussion about race,” or anything, if only certain individuals are “allowed” to say a certain word based on the amount of melanin they (claim to) have in their skin.
PLUS, as usual Brian Maloney’s take is outstanding:
Even more peculiar is how Dr Laura was actually defended at least in part by several leftists at Huffington Post and elsewhere.
Clearly, however, Schlessinger got the message she’d get no backing from conservatives and threw in the towel after 30 years of leading the fight against cultural decay in America.
Who can blame her for being disgusted?
Read his whole post about what this development means for the conservative punditocracy. Juicy stuff. And pessimistic.
Just to review:
“Dr.” Al Sharpton has a radio show.
“Dr.” Laura doesn’t.
UPDATE — Andrea Harris writes:
Dear conservatives: This is why no one likes you — you’re wimps…