The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

01 June 2007

Deryk Schlessinger MySpace Controversy, TMZ


With Suspect Motives, TMZ Keeps Schlessinger Story Alive

With luxuries low- budget bloggers could only dream of, such as a full newsroom and high- profile corporate connection to AOL, might be expected to scoop nearly everyone on key entertainment industry developments.

So why did it jump on the anti- Dr Laura bandwagon a full two weeks after news first "broke" over what might be her son's lurid MySpace page? Talk about being late to the party.

Here's their piece:

Army to Dr. Laura's Son -- Did You Really Write That?!

TMZ has learned that the US Army is investigating whether the son of holier-than-thou talk show host Dr. Laura created an unbelievably graphic and offensive MySpace page including scenes of rape, torture and child molestation.

A MySpace page allegedly created by and containing a trove of photos of what appeared to be Deryk Schlessinger, Dr. Laura's 21-year-old son who is serving as a Specialist with the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan with the US Army, was pulled from the popular file-sharing site last week, as the Salt Lake Tribune first reported.

We're told by an Army rep
that it contained cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation, not to mention photos of soldiers with guns in their mouths -- among other scenes, and a picture of a blindfolded prisoner with the caption "My Sweet Little Habib." Lt. Col. Robert Tallman of the Army called the MySpace page "disturbing."


Lt. Col.Tallman tells TMZ that the Schlessinger investigation is "ongoing" and that Deryk is still on active duty. Deryk didn't respond to a request for comment by the Tribune, and Dr. Laura's rep suggested that the MySpace page could be a fake.

Sure enough, TMZ has brought absolutely nothing new to a story that was first reported two weeks earlier.

So why did they write the piece? Your Radio Equalizer believes it's for the same reason NBC's Today Show "exposed" Rush Limbaugh's Obama parody two months after he began to air it: the media cannot afford to let these flaps die, even when there is nothing to them. If there's a chance to bring down Rush, Laura or anyone else associated with the right, they're going to take it.

Please note that a full two weeks later, we still don't know what role Deryk might have had with the MySpace page, if any. So why hasn't the media shown any restraint?

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Top Deryk photo: Montecito Journal via TMZ


  • funny, the cons have been talking about Ted Kennedy for the last 30 years, yet when it comes o a fake doctor on the radio and her child olesting son..... OLD NEWS, nothing to see here


    Maloney, you are th only person in America defending this low life scum bag Dr. Laura. Actualy defending a fraud, why? Who listes to Dr.laura, and who cares about D. Laura? NOBODY, hershow gets cancelle on a daily basis accross America.

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 01 June, 2007 10:18  

  • Look at that POS.

    This is why a draft is ESSENTIAL to America's security (the neocons are already recruiting foreign nationals for citizenship...)

    I'm so tired of America's armed forces being a receptacle and employer of last resort for every kind of trash this nation can dredge up...and I know I'm not alone.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 01 June, 2007 10:55  

  • MoPoop, prove it. I'm tired of your baseless crap.

    Hash, you are just a slander machine. I wish you'd get sued by every soldier, sailor, and airman you are slandering. Maybe abject prverty will temper your insanity.

    By Blogger PCD, at 01 June, 2007 10:57  

  • Based on the articles on myspace, he likes to molest young boys with his penis and rape women. Based on his myspace and the news story.

    Laura being a fraud is a FACT, based on the way she ignored her own mother nad let her corpse rot all alone in her apartment, you can not give family adivce if your family is shattered into a million pieces.

    I don't give surgery tips, Laura has no athority on the American family, she is dysfunctional

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 01 June, 2007 11:16  

  • So ltme get this straight,PCD trusts a woman with a degree in teaching gym class on how t rase a family, a woman who thinks "homoexuality is a disease" yet hadno problems spreading her labia on camera, a woman who let her mother rot alone i hr apartment and who raised a blood thirsty rapist for a son!

    This is who you listen to for advice?
    you defend the idefensible, just because of the letter "R"

    your on warped bastard

    laura is a fraud, she should be removed from the airwaves forever.

    Now let me explain how to preform open heart surgery.....

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 01 June, 2007 11:23  

  • Fudgie, go cry to Hughie.

    The best thing a real American can do is take the above photo of the little freak in uniform, print it out...and SPIT on it. I'm dead serious...those who whine about all the "good" our troops are doing in Iraq...I think you should be FIRST to do the same, if you want to preserve any sense of honesty about what you SAY you respect and believe in...

    If you want to help a Marine in distress, help Adam Kokesh...someone who stands UP for what he believes in, who is being TRULY persecuted for exercizing the very rights he believed the US Armed Forces stood for.

    HE'S respectable, because he fights as an AMERICAN...not a lying, murderous neocon dirtbag wannabe in the Republican traitor militia like the ill-bred Schlessinger.

    By Blogger hashfanatic, at 01 June, 2007 11:36  

  • It's pretty clear you lefties hate Dr Laura more than Bush, Rush, O'Reilly, or just about anybody else not in your "progressive" camp.

    What is it about her message that is so threatening to you?

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 01 June, 2007 13:19  

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    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 01 June, 2007 13:26  

  • MOP, please resend that last comment without some of the obscene language. Thanks.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 01 June, 2007 13:31  

  • It is not the message of Dr. Laura it is the hypocracy.

    Dr. Laura is dysfunctional, her family is a wreck, she let her mother rot to death all alone, her son is a blood thirsty loon, and she not only posed nude, but what she did boardered on pornography 9 not that I have a problem with porno).
    One with a track record such as hers, and to top it off her area of study had nothing to do with family counseling either.

    Brian it is not the message, its the hypocracy.

    same thing with Limbaugh. The freak trashed Jerry Garcia called an American legend a "worthless junkie" as he popped more oxycotin than your average Phish phan on tour.

    Why defend hypocrites?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 01 June, 2007 13:55  

  • Are people responsible for the actions of their 21 year old children? Isn't there a time when the children make choices (and mistakes) of their own? By calling someone a hyprocrite for past mistakes you are saying a person cannot change. I don't think any of us wants to think we can't move on from our past. As long as the action in the past has stopped the person is not a hypocrite for condemning things they themselves have turned from.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 22 February, 2008 10:08  

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