Some time ago, radio personality Laura Schlessinger, who once called homosexuals “biological errors,” dropped the N-word eleven times during an on-air chat on Dr. Laura. “Black guys use it all the time,” she said. “Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n*****, n*****, n*****. I don’t get it.” When a caller pointed out how terribly inappropriate she was being, Schlessinger said, “Don’t NAACP me.” She later issued the understatement: “That was wrong.” However, she then decided not to renew her Dr. Laura contract because, “I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart without somebody getting angry,” she said.
Well, get ready to find out exactly what’s in Laura Schlessinger’s heart, because Sirius XM is reportedly rewarding this woman with a multi-year deal, beginning January 3, three days after her nationally syndicated advice program ends. Already there’s some controversy, as the original AP story was published prematurely yesterday and then redacted, but not before other publications picked it up. Of her new program, on which she believes she’s free to be racist, Schlessinger gushed: “The most important thing that appealed to me was the freedom to speak my mind without being attacked by activist groups. That just about made my heart and head explode.” Lady, it’s subscription radio, it doesn’t mean people can’t hear you.