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After years of spewing wingnutty blather, Dr. Laura announced on Larry King tonight that she's quitting her radio show at the end of the year, following her racist rant.  Good riddance!!

Dr. Laura is going the way of all disgraced wingnuts, she's playing the victim:

The response to the incident, which has included several sponsors pulling their money out of Laura's show, has prompted her to leave radio. "The reason is 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 a time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, and attack sponsors," she says.

First amendment rights??? Dr. Laura dear, you've made your entire career off of spewing hatred behind the protection of the first amendment. And um, isn't it the right of "special interest groups" to complain to your sponsors, or does that first amendment thingy just apply to certain people?

For someone who has cut down people for playing the victim, she sure is sounding whiny:

When King reminded Laura that just as she has a right to say what's on her mind, other people have the right to protest it, she told him that he was missing her point. "Yes, but I don't have the right to say what I need to say. My first amendment rights have been usurped by angry, hateful groups who don't want to debate, they want to eliminate. So that's why I decided it was time to move on to other venues where I could say my peace and not have to live in fear anymore."

And get this, Dr. Laura claims she was making a "philosophical point" by using the N-word a dozen or so times.  Plato would be so proud!

It gets worse:

She will not be retiring -- instead, she plans to use the internet as her medium of choice.

Well, I guess it'll be easier for her to drop her N-word bombs through teh tubes.  Still, I'm glad she's quitting her job over her vile crap.  Long live the first amendment!

Originally posted to davidkc on Tue Aug 17, 2010 at 07:16 PM PDT.

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