It's another upcoming opening on KTTH - and sooner than later. She’ll leave her show December 31.
Satellite radio is where popular radio hosts go to stay rich and never be heard or heard from again.
If you recall, she apologized in August after a hyperbolic piece of advice she had for a woman of color in which she used the N-word a dozen or so times.
Of course, a shitstorm ensued; and the self-appointed role model apologized: “Yes, I did use the ‘n’ word and I regretted it as soon as the call was over.”
Then she quit:
“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 sponsors,” she said.
Truth is: she couldn't take the heat so she's stamping out of the kitchen. Provocateurs like Rush and Beck make race-based jabs, and indulge their eager white listeners with not-so-veiled bigotry frequently. But they stand and take it - perhaps never even hearing the uproar - living as they do in their secure and lavish lifestyles within the white, right-wing media miniverse.
Laura can spew this shit, but she can't take the consequences. She hasn't the strength of her nasty, elitist convictions to stand up to the outcry she creates.(See Dr. Laura naked here).
(We posed these questions in 2008 after she blamed Eliot Spitzer's wife for his whoring around: a) Can you imagine Dr. Laura as a passive little wifey, living so her man can feel heroic and horny? b) can you visualize My Kids' Mom be-aproned and always at the ready to lay down and please her "hungry, damaged, perfectly good man?" c) Ever wish Laura was your wife?)
This is mostly about the situational ethics of talk media. Short of felony, a talk host can forsake any professed morals, or values, and participate in any hypocrisy and stay on the air- as long as he or she performs in a way that brings and keeps an audience. Imus, Limbaugh, Schlessinger, and Billo Reilly are prime examples.
Dr. Laura's public life has seen more than just your run o' the mill, talk-host hypocrisy- hers is a bizarre tangle of angst, arrogance, meanspirit, self-righteousness, retribution; family feuding; religious confusion; formidable stick lodged in her backside; and wide streaks of what looks from here like sociopathy.
In Seattle, Laura appears on a station owned by Mormons and shares parts with moral titans, Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, both of whom use race daily as a schticking point. It has nothing to do with the "values" they and the LDS supposedly share: It's bidness. And bidness is bidness.