Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dr. Laura is right about the n-bomb

The controversy over Dr. Laura Schlessinger's use of a racial epithet on her radio programme recently has been overblown by liberal activists groups who want her off the air for her pro-family viewpoints. When observing her comments to a caller who complained about racial epithets aimed at her black husband, Dr. Schlessinger used the following commentary:

"Black guys use it all the time. Turn on HBO and listen to a black comic, and all you here is (November, November, November). I don't get it. If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing. But when black people say it, it's affectionate. It's very confusing."

She is correct. Many black “recording artists” are known for the questionable language. One rap group of the late 1980's-early 1990's, NWA, meant (November) With Attitude. One of their ditties, “($25,000 fine and 25 points) the Police,” includes the lines “A ($25,000 fine and 25 points) in a blue uniform / A young (racial epithet in question) on the warpath / When I finish it's going to be a bloodbath”. The song taunted policemen. In Christopher (Ludcaris) Bridges' song “(prostitute reference) in My Room,” recorded with Calvin (Snoop Dogg) Broadus, that racial epithet is consistently referenced in the song, as are numerous $25,000 and 25 point words. A stanza full of obscenties references bad prostitutes in the room with both rappers, and Mr. Bridges blames it on Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, which Mr. Broadus responds “You white bread, chicken ($25,000 fine and 25 points) (racial epithet in question).”

The language that is used on premium pay-television (HBO, Showtime, PPV) is notoriously coarser than broadcast network television. Dr. Schlessinger's reference of the language of black comics being laden with racial epithets should have also be blunter, referencing the obscene language of such comics. In today's pay-television attitude, obscenity replaces talent.

It was both the mix that Dr. Laura is against the liberal viewpoints and the liberals' attitude of bleep all you want, show all you want regardless of coarseness of language that led to the trouble. Her point is the coarseness of pay-television language is extremely prevalent in what is shown today. She is correct. Why attack her for that?
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