On her radio show, Dr. Laura Schlessenger told a black caller what she should think about her white husband’s racist jokes. She said “nigger” six times to make her point. Ugh.
In the first clip you’ll hear Dr. Laura take the call from a black woman whose white husband laughs along at his friends’ racist jokes without realizing, uh, his wife is black and standing right there. (As if a white person needs to be in the company of a person of color for racist jokes to be considered racist.) Dr. Laura then goes on to explain that using the word “nigger” is excusable, because blacks use it.
After the commercial break, this happens:
Dr. Laura, who hates The Gay Marriage, is now a black comedian! And accuses the caller of being over-sensitive. “Don’t N-double-A-C-P me,” she tells her guest.
And now she is sorry! “Yesterday, I did the wrong thing,” she said on a follow up show. “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. … I pulled myself off the air at the end of the hour. I had to finish the hour, because 20 minutes of dead air doesn’t work. I am very sorry. And it just won’t happen again.”
It shouldn’t. Because these types of people shouldn’t be on the air.
This is the same woman who, in 2000, said gays and lesbians were a “biological error” and “deviants” as well as a “violation of Scripture,” and then proceeded to apologize for her remarks in a full-page Variety ad, saying, “While I express my opinions from the perspective of an Orthodox Jew and a staunch defender of the traditional family, in talking about gays and lesbians, some of my words were poorly chosen. Many people perceive them as hate speech. This fact has been personally and professionally devastating to me as well as to many others.” Even GLAAD didn’t accept her apology: “Laura Schlessinger once again blames others for the impact of her rhetoric, refusing to take responsibility for her precisely chosen, scientifically inaccurate descriptions of gay and lesbian lives.”