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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I very much doubt she meant that literally.
    Here is the thing about this lady. I wouldn't really care to much about what she said as long as she didn't back peddle on it. She said she apologizes but yet, she doesn't seem one bit apologetic when I've seen her on TV. So far I have only seen her on Larry King and Anderson Cooper 360 (although its some other guy filling in for Cooper right now) and both times she started putting words into King's and the other guys mouths and making total assumptions about their intent with questions. She also is trying to come off as a victim. The way this lady bitches, you would have thought she just got gang-raped by some gangsters or something. I never heard of the lady before this all happened to be honest, but she seems like a whiney bitch either way.
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What's so funny?

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    What's so funny?
    Who will liberal censors target next.

    That part.
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    No.

    Since she doesn't own a radio broadcast station, she is dependent on the good will of those who own that technology for permission to use it.

    Saying the word "nigger" 11 times in five minutes ticked off enough sponsors that she's getting fired.

    People do not have a right to a job.

    Maybe the broad should have focused on telling her caller that her husband is a wuss, and it's up to him to tell his family to grow up and treat his wife with respect. If he can't do that, then the abused wife should consider leaving her limp-dicked husband.

    It really was that simple.


    Remember, the only person to use the word "nigger" in a public broadcast and get adulation from the Left was Klansman Robert KKK Byrd,
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    I believe the preceding poster made a great point! Robert Byrd casually spoke of the existence of "white niggers" as if the word simply implied jerk or crassness. He apologized and served many more years on the U.S. Senate. Liberals forgave him and continued to commend the man, his ideals, and his legacy over and over again.

    And Byrd was an American politician, one of the most powerful men in the world and a representative of both the nation and of the democrat party. Schlessinger represents herself and her commercial sponsors. Big difference of standard.
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Who will liberal censors target next.

    That part.
    The first thing I said on DP after this happened was "Who's next?"
    I don't find it humorous. The left has been trying for a long time to shut down talk radio and Fox. I guess it really is true that they only believe in speech that agrees with them. Do you really want to be Venezuala? If not, then you should be condemning people like media matters.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Here is the thing about this lady. I wouldn't really care to much about what she said as long as she didn't back peddle on it. She said she apologizes but yet, she doesn't seem one bit apologetic when I've seen her on TV. So far I have only seen her on Larry King and Anderson Cooper 360 (although its some other guy filling in for Cooper right now) and both times she started putting words into King's and the other guys mouths and making total assumptions about their intent with questions. She also is trying to come off as a victim. The way this lady bitches, you would have thought she just got gang-raped by some gangsters or something. I never heard of the lady before this all happened to be honest, but she seems like a whiney bitch either way.
    I'm no fan. I haven't listened to her more than a few times and that was a long time ago. I found her to be a real bitch.
    What bothers me, is the way this all went down. Did ya'll read the transcript or listen? She never called anyone N.
    She was talking about how others used N. I really don't know why she was even upset after the call. I guess she thought she was wrong and that's why she apologized.
    She is a Conservative with a bunch of values the left hates. That's why she was taken down. Again, I ask, who will media matters and their ilk go after next? We are headed down a dangerous road.
    I know the liberals here hate Beck, Hannity, Rush, O'Reilly etc. but do you really want to live in a country where they can't speak out against our government?

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Not a loss of first amendment rights, because it isn't the governemnt restricting her speech. It doesn't make it right. Listening to it in context (thanks Anderson Cooper -- the best journalist on CNN -- for airing her comments in context). She was making a philosophical point. Unfortunately, we are living in an era when the left believes it is ok to censor and put pressure on people who make points that oppose their sacred cows... sad indeed...
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Not a loss of first amendment rights, because it isn't the governemnt restricting her speech. It doesn't make it right. Listening to it in context (thanks Anderson Cooper -- the best journalist on CNN -- for airing her comments in context). She was making a philosophical point. Unfortunately, we are living in an era when the left believes it is ok to censor and put pressure on people who make points that oppose their sacred cows... sad indeed...
    Not only the left. I do remember being called a traitor for opposing the war in Iraq.

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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Last night (8/17) Dr. Laura said to Larry King she "wants to regain her First Amendment Rights" when she announced she was leaving her radio program when her constract expires. Tonight she partially blamed Media Matters for her decision.

    Do you agree with Dr. Laura that she lost her First Amendment rights?
    No, she did not lose her First Amendment rights.

    The First Amendment guarantees the right for people to say whatever they want. It does not, however, guarantee the right for people to get paid to say whatever they want.

    That's the key difference. And if the advertisers that pay for Dr. Laura's show no longer wish to pay for it because they're a business who pay for her show to give out advertisements for their products to bring in more revenue don't wish to pay for it because she said something offensive (but not illegal) then that is their choice.

    And if Dr. Laura could find enough advertisers who don't care about her being offensive, she could raise enough funding to continue her radio career. After all, there are many people who are even more offensive who make their beliefs known. Take, for example, the Westboro Baptist Church. That organization continues to bring in funding to support it's messages against homosexuality, and they are in a league above and beyond Dr. Laura.

    But the government itself has done nothing to censor her for what she has said.

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