Thursday, August 19, 2010

Epic Flounce

Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s departure from the airwaves is, in the scheme of things, not really all that important. But what’s galling is that she is blaming everyone else but herself for the reason she’s quitting.

“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.”

Oh, set it to music. No one took away your First Amendment rights, nor does it give you the right to be protected from people exercising their right to call you out for using the N-word on the radio eleven times. The First Amendment does not exist to protect your delicate feelings, and all you’re proving is that you don’t understand the basic concept of the First Amendment in the first place.

In which case, you probably have no business giving out advice to other people on the radio.