Thursday, August 19, 2010

On CNN, Dr. Laura defends some of her racially charged comments, again lashes out at Media Matters.

It's simply extraordinary. This woman still acts as if she has been "silenced".

She's ignoring the fact that she stood down of her own accord. Yet, she nevertheless conducts this interview as if she is the person who is being maligned here.

Roberts: Much of this controversy is over the N-word. But there were some other things which you said during your broadcast that some people found even more troubling than the N-word such as when you said, "I really thought once we had a black president, the attempt to demonize whites hating blacks would stop, but it seems to have grown. And I don't get it." Some people thought that was really a racist point of view.

Dr Laura: I don't. I think that was an observation.
She complains that her interviewer is not playing the entire tape to the viewers, implying that she is being deliberately taken out of context and goes as far as to imply that the black woman who called her show was actually racist.

She also repeated her claim that the black caller was being "hypersensitive" about race, a point she made during the original broadcast which led to this controversy:
SCHLESSINGER: All right. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Can't have this argument. You know what? If you're that hypersensitive about color and don't have a sense of humor, don't marry out of your race.
So, despite her "apology" she still thinks this whole thing is about "hypersensitivity about racial issues" and that her only mistake was to make this point "the wrong way".

And, throughout this interview, her smugness is appalling. For someone who is supposedly apologising, she simply couldn't be more self pleased.


She appears to be taking her "I'm the victim here" tour on the road.

"I've been through this as every talk show has a zillion times before," she tells Newsmax. "But somehow on Friday, after 32 years on radio, 17 syndicated … I sat down at my desk and said 'I'm done trying to help people in a situation where my First Amendment rights don't exist, where special interest groups and activists can make a decision to silence you. It's not American, it's not fair play."
She really doesn't get it.

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