The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

13 August 2010

State-Run Media Pounce On Dr Laura Over Frank Race Discussion


Sick 'Gotcha Game' Continues - Now It's Dr Laura's Turn





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Forget hot-headed (possibly intoxicated) flight attendants, the real award for courage under fire this week goes to Dr Laura Schlessinger, who is now being raked over the coals by the State-Run Media and the left's professional Gotcha Game hucksters.

Nappy-headed ho's, this ain't.

For daring to have a frank discussion on race with an African-American caller and pointing to irritating media double-standards, Al Sharpton, Media Matters, Think Progress and the rest of the Professional Left have pounced on her. Liberal sites (staffed mostly by white males) are using the most unflattering images available via a Google search, while claiming a "history" of racism on her show.

Far-left smear merchants at Media Matters purport to have a correct version of the audio, found below (if another version appears later, we'll add it):

Amazingly, Media Matters includes in their transcript the very "N-word" that supposedly can't be mentioned in a discussion about racial politics! Are they (again, mostly a bunch of white guys) somehow excused from the Gotcha Game?

Here, in fact, Huffington Post runs a censored version of the Media Matters piece.

Take a look:

DR LAURA SCHLESSINGER: Well, can you give me an example of a racist comment? 'Cause sometimes people are hypersensitive. So tell me what's -- give me two good examples of racist comments.

CALLER: OK. Last night -- good example -- we had a neighbor come over, and this neighbor -- when every time he comes over, it's always a black comment. It's, "Oh, well, how do you black people like doing this?" And, "Do black people really like doing that?" And for a long time, I would ignore it. But last night, I got to the point where it --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't think that's racist.

CALLER: Well, the stereotype --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't think that's racist. No, I think that --

CALLER: [unintelligible]

SCHLESSINGER: No, no, no. I think that's -- well, listen, without giving much thought, a lot of blacks voted for Obama simply 'cause he was half-black. Didn't matter what he was gonna do in office, it was a black thing. You gotta know that. That's not a surprise. Not everything that somebody says -- we had friends over the other day; we got about 35 people here -- the guys who were gonna start playing basketball. I was gonna go out and play basketball. My bodyguard and my dear friend is a black man. And I said, "White men can't jump; I want you on my team." That was racist? That was funny.

CALLER: How about the N-word? So, the N-word's been thrown around --

SCHLESSINGER: Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic, and all you hear is nigger, nigger, nigger.

CALLER: That isn't --

SCHLESSINGER: I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it's affectionate.

CALLER: So it's OK to say "nigger"?

SCHLESSINGER: -- and not enough sense of humor.

CALLER: It's OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It depends how it's said.

CALLER: Is it OK to say that word? Is it ever OK to say that word?

SCHLESSINGER: It's -- it depends how it's said. Black guys talking to each other seem to think it's OK.

CALLER: But you're not black. They're not black. My husband is white.

SCHLESSINGER: Oh, I see. So, a word is restricted to race. Got it. Can't do much about that.

CALLER: I can't believe someone like you is on the radio spewing out the "nigger" word, and I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: I didn't spew out the "nigger" word.

CALLER: You said, "Nigger, nigger, nigger."

SCHLESSINGER: Right, I said that's what you hear.

CALLER: Everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: Yes, they did.

CALLER: I hope everybody heard it.

SCHLESSINGER: They did, and I'll say it again --

CALLER: So what makes it OK for you to say the word?

SCHLESSINGER: -- nigger, nigger, nigger is what you hear on HB --

CALLER: So what makes it --

SCHLESSINGER: Why don't you let me finish a sentence?


SCHLESSINGER: Don't take things out of context. Don't double N -- NAACP me. Tape the --

CALLER: I know what the NAACP --

SCHLESSINGER: Leave them in context.

Never mind that she's already apologized for her blunt language, Sharpton & Friends are desperate to prove they're still relevant in today's fast-changing cultural landscape.

And despite millions in backing from George Soros and other wealthy individuals on the far left, "progressive" smear groups have yet to bag a conservative talk host (as in permanent cancellation).

Removing Dr Laura from the airwaves might justify their sad existence, leading to lucrative future contributions from billionaires and continued employment for hundreds of generally-useless "progressive" malcontents.

THAT'S what Robert Gibbs meant by "Professional Left"! This is primarily about MONEY, not race.

Even more annoying is the extreme reluctance by spineless "conservatives" who are busy making excuses for not mentioning this story today. "She's brought this upon herself" and "she's not one of us" are what we've heard most often (during past flaps). Avoiding the debate out of fear accomplishes nothing.

Unlike the "nappy-headed" Don Imus Show incident (which truly DID come across as mean-spirited and racist), Dr Laura is simply remaining true to form here, with a longstanding tough-love approach to advice talk. Schlessinger advocates overcoming sensitivity as a means to finding happiness.

Beyond that, however, one senses real frustration emanating from Dr Laura over racial hypocrisy in the Obamist era. As her rant continues, it resembles venting as much as advice for the caller, who by that point is clearly upset.

The bottom line: we've elected a black president, yet silly cultural hang-ups remain that prevent an honest and frank discussion about race relations. Rather than promote this kind of constructive change, the Smear Patrol plays the Gotcha Game for fun and (especially) profit.

They're the REAL threat to American society, NOT Dr Laura, who is simply doing her job (to entertain, inform, generate ratings and revenue).


  • Why is this caller suddenly responsible for all black people and required to sit quietly for an endless tirade of racist shouting when she calls for relationship advice? That's a frank discussion on race? I'd hate to see your definition of a frank discussion on murder.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13 August, 2010 14:40  

  • Instead of attacking the black caller for complaining about receiving racist abuse from her husband and friends, why not hold the husbands and friends accountable for what they said? Why not give the "tough love" to them? And Dr. Laura's stating "don't enter an interracial relationship unless you want to be treated like dirt by your own spouse" ... my goodness would she have told that to a white woman? Had it been a Jew who called in complaining about her husband's Holocaust denial, would she have said "the president of Iran denies the Holocaust all the time, so deal with it?" Of course not. You people are unbelievable. The problem is that you don't view blacks as individuals, only as a political and social problem.

    By Anonymous Gerald, at 13 August, 2010 16:26  

  • Racists defending racism, big surprise not.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 13 August, 2010 16:38  

  • The point is not that we have to agree with all of Dr Laura's views, but we DO need to have this debate.

    The Smear Machine, however, would rather yank hosts off of the air at the first opportunity.

    They're censors and nothing more.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 13 August, 2010 19:46  

  • I'm sorry, but you simply don't say that word. It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter what the situation. You don't even give it the cutesy nickname it usually gets in "polite" conversation. It's a word designed knowingly and specifically to justify genocide. As such anyone using it in any context is de facto guilty of a crime against humanity. It doesn't matter if you're Snoop Dogg, Dr, Laura or Mel Brooks; using that term means you have forfeited your humanity.

    By Blogger ykw, at 13 August, 2010 22:34  

  • Nice try Brian. What debate? She took rude arrogance to a new level and you are defending her. Nobody has taken her off the air, and as long as she makes money for her sponsors, they will leave her alone.

    You should go back to posting Senator Franken's face on golf balls.

    By Blogger Corie, at 14 August, 2010 01:30  

  • I actually heard the exchange on the radio,and frankly don't understand why it's being blown out of proportion. As a black man I marvel at the hypocrisy on display. Black people,as a race use the term with abandon. Dr. Laura didn't direct the term at anyone. She was making a point. It's amazing to me how a word that's supposed to be so offensive is used so freely by the very people that take the greatest offense at its use when used by other races. I can see that this free nation has a lot to learn about being free. I hear the N word from black people more now than ever. It's no wonder racism continues at the level it does. Plenty of people like to keep it going. We can say this but you can't or your a racist. We want to be equal but we want to say and do things we forbid others from saying and doing. How sad. The lure of being a victim is irresistible isn't it? Doesn't being equal mean the same freedoms for all without violating the freedoms of some? Food for thought.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14 August, 2010 09:08  

  • Wow...

    A world where asking "what do black people prefer?" is called racist.... white guilt mongers have too much time on your hands.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14 August, 2010 10:33  

  • At what point do we give up the foolishness of saying "n-word" when we mean nigger? What is the point of substituting "n-word" when everyone is just hearing the actual word in their heads everytime it is said? Certainly we should not be calling each other ugly names, including the ugliest of names, racist! If we cannot even talk about racism without being called a racist our society is lost! And btw, the caller did not give a single example of racism in her husbands friends...asking what blacks think or feel about a topic is NOT racist! It may be racially insensitive, but it is NOT racist as there IS a huge difference between how different races, nationalities, and religions feel on different topics!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 14 August, 2010 12:14  

  • I absolutely love the fact that Laura, Rush, Sean, Glenn, and Sarah have the ability to live in the heads of these libtards.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 15 August, 2010 15:53  

  • Is it nor Rush Limbaugh himself who repeats the mantra the "the right to free speech does not include a right to be heard"?

    There has been absolutely ZERO censorship here... you who call, yourselves 'conservatives' and freedom-lovers' should know this.

    Dr. Laura has become the whining self-appointed martyr which the right constantly excoriates. you've all been had.

    Bye, Laura. If you can't play by the rules of the free market, then take your ball and go home.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 20 August, 2010 20:42  

  • Jon Stewart just said the N-Word

    By Blogger PunditFight, at 26 August, 2010 11:49  

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