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Watch: Anderson Cooper Rips Dr. Laura for Saying CNN 'Assassinated' Her Freedom of Speech Over the N-Word


Yesterday on the Today show, Dr. Laura told Matt Lauer that she had to move to Sirius radio after being "assassinated" by CNN after her 'N-word' rant.


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  1. Dr. Laura and Sara Palin -- the whiny, strident minority

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jan 19, 2011 9:11:30 AM

  2. I've never been a fan of hers, but I'm with Dr. Laura on this one.

    I'm sick of blacks whining incessantly about inequality and stereotyping and racism (the ultimate trump card word - things aren't going your way? Use the 'R' word to make it all better :), yet they throw the 'N' word around liberally all they want, but still expect the 'hurting' it apparently (?) means to them to 'go away'. If it's such a BAD word to them then why are they making every effort possible to ensure that it doesn't get removed from society?

    When's the last time you heard a Chinese person call another Chinese person "Yo Chinka whazzup??"

    Screw this "that is OUR word" bullshit. If white people had a double standard like that they'd be up in arms, once again (as expected), using that precious 'R' word as their usual defense).

    Posted by: Forearm73 | Jan 19, 2011 10:13:51 AM

  3. Forearm73, dude, it really isn't that big of a deal. So you can't say the 'N' word'. Big deal. Go have a good cry, get it out of your system and try not to waste your limited brain capacity on small, intellectually useless issues such as this one.

    Posted by: Asher | Jan 19, 2011 10:43:19 AM

  4. seriously, Forearm. If saying the N word really means that much to you then you've got problems. Just like Dr. Laura. How unflattering it must be to actually share an opinion with that creature...

    Posted by: Cloudup | Jan 19, 2011 10:48:47 AM

  5. Wow, were she and Palin separated at birth?

    Posted by: Bubba | Jan 19, 2011 11:06:36 AM

  6. You know forearm, you're right. Racism just doesn't exist anymore. We have a black president so everything is A ok. Black people have been trying to reclaim the n-word but we obviously live in post racial world so we need to re-reclaim the n-word back from them!

    Or maybe you're just being racist. (Sorry but you are.)

    Posted by: Rob | Jan 19, 2011 11:18:02 AM

  7. Although I agree in theory with Dr. Laura about how black male comedians throw that word around, it's still wrong for any non-black person to say, period. I do think that it would be wise for black youth to use that word only when non-black people aren't around; it's still a loaded term that makes most people uncomfortable.

    Posted by: Terry | Jan 19, 2011 11:41:24 AM

  8.'re a moron. Take a U.S. history class, and snap out of your ignorance, stupidity and entitlement!

    Posted by: deeminus | Jan 19, 2011 12:40:23 PM

  9. Black people using the N-word takes away its power as a hateful slur and turns it into a badge of pride- just the same way we GLBT folks use "Queer". Taking the words out of the mouths of the bigots and throwing it back at them empowers us and disempowers the hatefulness of the word...

    Posted by: Wirrrn | Jan 19, 2011 12:42:54 PM

  10. He's my boo!

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 19, 2011 1:43:23 PM

  11. Though, actually, I wish he's spent a little time educating the audience on the actual meaning of the 1st Amendment w/regards to free speech and freedom of the press.

    Posted by: David R. | Jan 19, 2011 1:45:31 PM

  12. Hey Forearm73, you dropped your brain back in the 50s, they're holding it at the front desk for you.

    Don't trust a bald barber, a cook who doesn;t eat their own food, and a person that complains about BLACK people who doesn't know a single BLACK person. Fin.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jan 19, 2011 2:32:59 PM

  13. Just to ask an incendiary question, but who decides when a racial slur becomes unacceptable to write or say? African-Americans should not be called the N-word. Gays should not be called the F-word. Jews should not be called the K-word. Italians should not be called the W-word.

    What is the threshold point when a word goes from being offensive and improper to being un-writeable and un-speakable?

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jan 19, 2011 2:55:58 PM

  14. It is so sad to see people like "forearm" speak like this! Just as ignorant as Dr. Laura! As a proud gay latino, I must admit I have myself received this type of reaction from non-latino gay males. It's sad! I could go on and on about the things I could say about bigoted non-latino gay males, but at the end of the day, I appreciate that I am blessed to have great friends who don't see race, color, as an issue! I love all my peeps, white, black, asian, latino, etc.. Get over it peeps!

    Posted by: Alberto | Jan 19, 2011 10:03:55 PM

  15. What's really interesting, is that writing out the n-word on this site is prohibited (I wrote a comment a few days ago, which had the n-word written out, but it didn't show up), but every misogynistic slur is appreciated and allowed. My question is, why are the feelings of a specific group of people worth to be protected and the feelings of others aren't?

    Posted by: Bernadette | Jan 22, 2011 8:01:13 AM

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