"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
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,
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 08-19-10 at 03:07 AM.
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.
Last edited by Mensch; 08-19-10 at 03:05 AM.
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.
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?
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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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.