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Dr. Laura Bows Out After N-Word Rant

A week after igniting controversy with racially charged comments on her nationally syndicated radio show, advice guru Laura Schlessinger went on “Larry King Live” Tuesday evening to announce that she plans to leave the program when her contract runs out at the end of the year. “I want my 1st Amendment rights back, which I can’t have on radio without the threat of attack on my advertisers and stations,” Schlessinger said. She emphasized that she is not retiring. “I will be stronger and freer to say my mind through my books, my YouTube Channel, my blog and my website,” she said/Los Angeles Times. More here. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, File)

Question: Are you going to miss Laura Schlessinger’s show?

Dr. Laura Apologizes For Using N-word

Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has issued an apology for saying the N-word several times during an on-air conversation with a caller this week. “I talk every day about doing the right thing. And yesterday, I did the wrong thing,” Schlessinger said on her radio show Wednesday. “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.” Schlessinger was referring to a call she got on her show Tuesday from an African-American woman who said she was married to a white man and was getting fed up with her husband allowing his family and friends to say things that she felt were racist/CNN. More here. (AP File Photo/Susan Sterner)

Question: Should there be further repercussions against Schlessinger? Or is her apology sufficient?

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