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Dr. Laura Schlessinger In Trouble Over N Word

Posted by on August 20, 2010 at 2:40 PM EST

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger In Trouble Over The N Word.

On Tuesday, August 10th, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, famed conservative radio talk-show host, let the n-word slip — 11 times. While responding to an African-American female caller complaining of repeated racist behavior from friends of her white husband’s, Dr. Laura began ranting about the double-standard of the most infamous of racial slurs. In making her point, referring to what one would hear on any given black-comedian HBO special, she uttered, “n—, n—, n—.” When she began to receive backlash from the caller because of her bold use of the word, she went on to repeat it in the same manner to emphasize her point for a total of 11 times throughout that segment of the program.

It didn’t go over well.

The incident roused such a deluge of criticism that Dr. Laura opened her show the following morning with an apology, stating, “Yesterday, I did the wrong thing,” she said. “I didn’t intend to hurt people, but I did. And that makes it the wrong thing to have done. I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the “n” word all the way out – more than one time. And that was wrong. I’ll say it again – that was wrong.”

Dr. Laura was unable to finish her radio show that day and took herself off of the air at the end of the hour. She has since announced on Larry King Live last Tuesday, that she will not be renewing her radio show contract when it expires at the end of the year so that she can regain her First Amendment rights.



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