Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dr. Laura proves she doesn't get the 1st amendment

You may have heard that radio show host Dr. Laura is leaving radio, this "coincidence" happening right after she went on a "nigger nigger nigger" tirade where she complained about how " I really thought that 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."

Yes. Amazing how people are demonizing whites who hate black people. I guess I don't get it either. Oh, yes, I do, because it's racist.

That said, Dr. Laura is leaving radio, and leaving with this bit of nonsense:

“I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” she said. “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.”

And all I have to say is: What?

Who's taken away your 1st amendment rights? Did someone in the government arrest you, Dr. Laura? Charge you with a crime? Take you to court over something you said?

Oh, that's right. They didn't. What happened is people said "Damn, Dr. Laura is a racist. She says racist things. When she said 'nigger nigger nigger' I said 'racist racist racist.'"

Dr. Laura is complaining because other people are allowed to have their speech. Their right to free speech lets them say "I think Dr. Laura is kind of a racist bitch." Their free speech allows them, without government interference, to say "If you are a radio station that hosts the Dr. Laura show, I will call up the companies who advertise with you and tell them I will not buy their product as long as they advertise on the Dr. Laura show."

You see, people like Dr. Laura don't really want a world with free speech. They want paid speech. They want to be paid for whatever they say, no matter how hurtful or stupid or outright wrong. They want to force people to keep quiet and buy the products that pay them money. It's what you hear from people like Glenn Beck when he complains that other people using *their* voices to say "I will not buy that or associate with people who watch that racist Glenn Beck character who hates on Muslims and says the president hates 'white culture'" - evidently, they should say what they want, and we should keep quiet and just keep on ensuring they get paid.

Dr. Laura is leaving radio. Good for her. She can go on out and keep saying all the rotten racist things she wants, all the stupid things against gay people she likes.

At least then her speech will truly be "free", since hopefully nobody will want to pay to hear it.

1 comment:

Courtney Schoenfeld said...

I couldn't agree more.