Laura Schlessinger is truly disturbed

This radio bit, via ctblogger at My left Nutmeg, from Laura Schlessinger is just way over the edge of any sense of common decency:


Can someone explain to me why radio stations in CT still carry the Dr. Laura Schlessinger show?


On August 10, Dr. Laura Schlessinger launched into a racially charged rant, during which Schlessinger -- in her own words -- "articulated the 'n' word all the way out -- more than one time." Among other things, Schlessinger also told an African-American caller that she had a "chip on [her] shoulder."

Make sure to read the transcript of Schlessinger's n-word tirade over at Media Matters.

That caller sure must have a chip on her shoulder as we have all witnessed signs of a nation getting over racism  because of Obama's election. Signs like this:

Last week I posted on one of the Tea Party leaders and a "Man of Faith", Dale Robertson, who has some serious messaging issues to deal with, as you can see here:

It appears that Robertson has decided to reform his image in the only way he knows how...

Obama elected... Racism solved!

It sure is easy to see where Schlessinger's son gets his great attitudes and morals from.

No... The bad apple does not fall far from batshit-loopy-bigot tree.

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I am pretty sure that throwing around the N word was the least of the abuse:

The American Prospect's Jamelle Bouie comments that Schlessinger's use of the "n-word" was "the least racist thing" about her rant:


The caller -- a black woman -- is in an interracial marriage with a white man, and is increasingly frustrated with the racist jokes and comments made by her husband's friends and family. [...]

To recap: Dr. Laura immediately dismisses her caller's problems, uses a racist joke to prove her non-racism, insists that black people voted for Obama over nothing but racial solidarity (as if pre-Obama, African Americans never voted for Democrats), strongly resents the fact that "black guys" can use the N-word but she can't, and declares that "if you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry outside of your race." Dr. Laura isn't known for her sensitivity, but this is an impressive display of raw racial resentment.

The whole rant was disturbing on so many levels.