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

    Meh, I see this like Don Imus or any other such situation.

    They work for a private company. That company knows what they're getting into when they hire them, but they also know that they've been employed by a business. If they have a binding contract and it doesn't cover something like this, they shouldn't be fired. If they don't have a binding contract and the company feels they should be fired, especially if they're losing advertisers, well too bad so sad.

    You have freedom of speech, not freedom of reprucusions. Everyone that complained to advertisers that caused them to pull their ads ALSO have freedom of speech.

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

    This is pretty much exactly what happened to Bill Maher.

    People say something accurate, a bunch of people go ape****, sponsors freak out, person loses their job.

    Dr. Furburger will find some other job in radio/tv eventually.
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I must admit the vast left wing conspiracy to shut out people we don't like is amusing. Yup, we made Dr. Laura lose it on the air. It's all our fault.
    OMG. You're the black woman who called, aren't you? AREN'T YOU???!!!!!

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

    Also, here's a basic primer on 1st Amendment rights for those of you on this thread who don't seem to understand them.

    Good News, Dr. Laura: Your First Amendment Rights Are Still Yours : Monkey See : NPR

    the First Amendment doesn't guarantee that speaking your mind will have no economic consequences. Proclaiming that those without thick skins probably shouldn't marry outside their race is always going to be, let us say, commercially risky if you're aiming for a broad audience — or if your sponsors are. General Motors and Motel 6 both reportedly pulled their sponsorship over the flap, prior to Schlessinger's decision to leave her show. But whether that's the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do, it doesn't implicate the government; it implicates the profit motive.

    In fact, the organization of a boycott is itself the exercise of First Amendment rights — GLAAD, or the American Family Association, or Sarah Palin, or Laura Schlessinger, anyone can publicly advocate for an end to the economic support of someone else's speech. If you want, you can boycott them back — "Okay, if GLAAD is boycotting Laura Schlessinger, then I'm boycotting anybody who donates to GLAAD." It becomes reductive and unhelpful at some point, and it may or may not be justified, and one side or the other may be substantively right or wrong — but all of it, from every angle and every political position, is consistent with the idea of free expression.

    Because the "free" in that concept means "free from government interference," not "free from consequences."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Also, here's a basic primer on 1st Amendment rights for those of you on this thread who don't seem to understand them.

    Good News, Dr. Laura: Your First Amendment Rights Are Still Yours : Monkey See : NPR
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    Re: Dr. Laura Claims She Lost Her First Amendment Rights, Is she correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That damn free market...
    Seriously. It's responsible for EVERYTHING that is wrong with America today.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    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?
    that really is a bunch of crap. "dr" laura chose to say what she did, which was offensive. she wasn't speaking out against the go'vt, she was busy offending an individual. good riddance, she's a freaking hypocrite anyway. don't make this more than it is.

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

    Just for ****s and giggles, let's see what the First Amendment actually says:
    Quote Originally Posted by First Amendment of the US Constitution
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    I really don't understand why anyone would claim she lost her right to free speech. The government did not act in any way to prevent her from carrying on her show.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    This is pretty much exactly what happened to Bill Maher.

    People say something accurate, a bunch of people go ape****, sponsors freak out, person loses their job.

    Dr. Furburger will find some other job in radio/tv eventually.
    What did Bill Maher say and how is what she said accurate at all? She says that all black people voted for Obama just because she is black, but on other shows apparently she tries to defend the idea of blacks voting for Republicans and being in the tea party. Can't have it both ways lady so which is it?
    "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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Once again Barb, it wasn't just the use of the word but well, basically how much of a cold-hearted bitch she was that got her off the air and a fundmental misunderstanding of the use of the word. The lady said it over and over again full well knowing that she was going to annoy or offend some people, and she says she wants to have a conversation about it. Ok. Would you want to have a conversation with someone that says a prejudice term like "fag fag fag fag" or "wetback wetback wetback" over and over again, would you even take them seriously after that?
    Do Mexicans use the word 'wetback' in talking amongst themselves? Do gays similarly use the word 'fag?" If we can't have a philosophical discourse about the use of sensitive words, then we truly have lost it as a tolerant, free society.
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