Dr. Laura, Your First Amendment Rights Are Alive And Well
Schlessinger said on “Larry King Live” Tuesday that she “made the decision not to do radio anymore” because she wanted to regain her First Amendment rights and say what’s on her mind.
Sure, that’s why she’s quitting…not because her advertisers told her they’re through with her after she blurted out racial obscenities on air.
Wow. What a hack.
Furthermore, this tired First Amendment argument really gets me going because, news flash, Dr. Laura wasn’t hauled away to jail or sued or had any of her rights violated. She lost her job. That’s it. And she actually quit before she suffered the embarrassment of not having her contract renewed.
So please Dr. Laura, if you think you need to quit radio in order to be free to say racially insensitive things in public…by all means. And you’ll find that people will shun you just as quickly off the radio as on.
Welcome to the real world.