Last week, I noted here that while Dr. Laura Schlessinger didn’t say anything that was false or technically wrong, and that she was doing exactly what conservatives need to do when someone is trying to NAACP them, I also predicted that a storm of righteous indignation would begin immediately.
How prescient of me. You can leave your praise of my predictive powers in the comments (be nice).
However, the broadcasting and publishing legend has elected to evade the by deciding not to renew her contract at the end of the year:
“My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I’ve made the decision not to do radio anymore,” Schlessinger told King, who also happens to be on his way out this year (for less incendiary reasons).
“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 the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.”
She’s not retiring or quitting, she added, but rather, hopes to be “stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country.”
Washington Post story here.
She told Larry King: —”I am not retiring. I am not quitting. I feel energized."
Update: Here’s an opinion piece in the Washington Post, rising to Dr. Laura’s defense.
Update: It looks like she really isn’t going away. “I’ve decided to get my voice out there in a way that can’t be silenced.”
Gimme some feedback in the comments.