Laura Schlessinger Ending L.A.-Based Radio Show Following N-Word Outbursts
It wasn't surprising to see Los Angeles-area-based radio host (KFWB, AM 980) Laura Schlessinger announce that she was letting her contract expire at the end of the year after last week's Kramer-like outbreak of n-word rounds fired from the conservative's mouth as she spoke on-air to an African-American woman.
What was surprising is how unapologetic she sounded when she unveiled her decision Tuesday night on CNN's Larry King Live. This is what she said:
I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that.
King was cool: He challenged her on that, noting that it was the first amendment right of those who took offense with her comments to call for boycotts of her show and of her advertisers.
"I feel energized actually," she said, "stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country."
Like the n-word.