Sunday, May 20, 2007

Crash!

That is the sound of the latest holier-than-thou fraud to fall from her perch atop the moral high ground.

That would be Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the woman who has made a career screaching family values, moral values, personal responsibility, and ethics to the heathens among us, which I am sure in her mind encompasses everyone but her. And I know that it certainly includes my gay son since in this violently homophobic woman’s eyes there is nothing more evil or immoral than gays and lesbians. And she has never missed a chance to let people know it with her very convenient bully pulpit and access to the airwaves.

Unfortunately, while she has been imparting all these valuable tips on morality, family values, parenting skills, and personal responsibility to her radio audience over the years, her own son was growing up to become the antithesis of everything she was telling her listeners to be.

Yep, it looks like the woman who never lost an opportunity to demonize my gay son as evil, may have to do some serious soul searching about where she went so wrong with her own son:

The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called "repulsive."


The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned "My Sweet Little Habib"; accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.


The site is credited to and includes many photographs of Deryk Schlessinger, the 21-year-old son of the talk radio personality known simply as Dr. Laura. Broadcast locally on 570 KNRS, "Family Values Talk Radio," the former family counselor spends three hours daily taking calls and offering advice on morals, ethics and values.

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"Yes . . . F---ING Yes!!!" said one blog entry on the Schlessinger site. "I LOVE MY JOB, it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it . . . and some that don't."

It’s time for this woman to go, don’t you think? After all, even if we were to show her way more compassion than she has ever shown some of the desperately pathetic people who call into her show, we’d have to work really hard to turn a blind eye to at least one transgression in her past.

Not sure what I am talking about? Just Google Dr. Laura Nude (and no, I’m not linking to it, though it’s tempting). And then tell me why we have to listen to her pollute the air waves with her advice on how to be moral and ethical. Hell if she cannot instill the very values she preaches in her own son or live them herself, then why the hell are we looking to her for advice on anything?

And one more thing, she has a lot of nerve telling me my son is evil. How dare her!

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3 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Not very surprising, considering how he must have been raised. Repression often makes people weird and cruel.

"I LOVE MY JOB, it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it . . . and some that don't."

If you think about it, deep down Dr. Laura probably thinks of her own crusades exactly the same way, even if the "doing nasty things to people" is purely verbal. At least her son, unlike her, is honest about being a sadist.

Infidel753 said...

Here's a nicer family story (Falwell wouldn't approve, though).

tina said...

I used to listen to her,what was I thinking!? I loved the flamingo story Infidel.