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  1. sidl

    sidl said, over 3 years ago

    One down…now lets Rush to the next!!

  2. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Now now… we shouldn’t try to get people fired for saying a word over the air.

    Why, that’d be like Palin trying to get Rahm Emanuel fired for calling people ‘retarded.’

    I’m certainly not in favor of her being fired for saying the N-word, or for even saying ‘don’t marry outside of your race.’ But she can go hide behind champion of First Amendment Rights Palin ——- who wants to fire people for saying ‘retarded.’

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Strangely enough, there is no part of the Bill of Rights that guarantees you a high-profile radio show. She was free to speak her mind, and she did. Other Americans were free to say “what a load of hooey” and quit listening, or pull their advertising – and I strongly suspect they did. Hey, corporate money is covered under the First Amendment, too, right? The Supremes said so… No one has censored her at all. Not one iota. Heh, heh, heh…

  4. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    She must have been looking for an excuse to retire a martyr.

  5. W(ar).Crime

    W(ar).Crime said, over 3 years ago

    Her show sucked and her remedy for all things sexual was that little bear with the honey inside.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It was the right wing corporations that pulled the plug.

  7. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a strange world when you can’t use a freakin’ word when analyzing quotes from Black comedians using the identical. word. Unlike Benson, I actually listened to a tape of the program, and it wasn’t hate speech, as he characterizes it in his toon. It was used in an adult conversation, and not in a disparaging manner.

    I’m sure many rape victims and their families get extremely uncomfortable when sociologists, doctors and police discuss, analyze and describe the reasons and circumstances of rape. I suggest calling it the “R” word.

  8. Jade

    Jade GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Once again liberal over reaction to wrongly perceived intentions has ruined the honest, hard working career of a motivated person.”

    “I’m sure many rape victims and their families get extremely uncomfortable when sociologists, doctors and police discuss, analyze and describe the reasons and circumstances of rape. I suggest calling it the “R” word.”

    • “Rape, Rape Rape Rape Rape Rape. People make jokes about it… I mean you look in these video games people are always talking about raping their opponents. If you’re that sensitive about it, then maybe you shouldn’t dress provocatively.”
    • I think that’s about as equivalent as one can get.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    “Not in a disparaging manner?” A black woman married to a white man said she was disturbed by her husband’s friends using offensive language, and wanted to know how to handle it. The not-so-good doctor responded by attacking her sensitivity to an offensive word, repeated it over and over again, ran her over when she tried to respond, and, oh yes, said that if she couldn’t take a “joke” she shouldn’t have married a white guy. This is, of course, a white woman with no personal experience of racism speaking to a black woman asking for help.
    Let’s take your example. Suppose you had been raped, and your spouse’s friends decided to joke about your “great sexual experience,” or that you were “a slut” because you had slept with someone else. How would you feel? As for the black comedian point, you don’t get it, churchill, though plenty of people have said it: you can use an offensive word yourself *on* yourself, but you can’t use it on others. And for the record, Dr. Bill Cosby has objected to its use by black comedians, having decided to consciously reject race humor back in the 1960s, because he thought it perpetuated racism. I agree with him, but race humor is too easy, so a lot of lazy comedians use it. No one inhibited Dr. Laura’s free speech at all, please note. She said exactly what she wanted to, and now some of us are using our First Amendment rights to object to it.

  10. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    We didn’t have to wait too long for YOU to move in with your red-neck hatred, did we ANandy?

    It’s like this,

    A friend of mine recently told me the following story:

    Shortly after his brother discovered the F-word, he came home and said the following to his dad.

    “Hey that kid up the street just asked me where I got my F_ing bike.” Because he was only quoting someone else, their dad didn’t punish his brother

    But later my friend’s bro’ gave him the real down and dirty: there WAS no ‘kid up the street’, he was just trying to see if he could get away with saying, F_ in front of their dad.

    And THAT’S where the righties are right now as I see it…just trying to see how far they can push their race-baiting talk and get away with it.

    Which is what you learn to expect from folks with the attitude of seventh-grade bullies.

  11. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 3 years ago

    Dr. Laura should have been off the air years ago for the banality of her commentary, not for anything offensive she might have said.

    Why is the word “hate” on her cup? Are we lumping all radio talk shows in with in unartful attempt at social commentary? Probably…

  12. Loco80

    Loco80 said, over 3 years ago

    I never listened to her. I work for a living. Wasn’t this last week’s news?

  13. rottenprat

    rottenprat said, over 3 years ago

    Double-standards strike again. The N-word is practically a term of endearment amongst the African-Americans in my community. Similar to gays endearingly calling each other fags.

    Getting old.

  14. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    Don Imus (Imus In The Morning) had the same difficulty several years back for a “nappy-headed hos” remark, referring to a black women’s basketball team, and was fired. Gotta be difficult not to screw up eventually when your job is to blather for hours on end. Free speech can be costly, particularly when political correctness affects ad revenue.

  15. petergrt

    petergrt said, over 3 years ago

    Another ‘niggardly’ story … .

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