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Dr Laura To Hang Up Her Mic

 WASHINGTON --On August 12, Media Matters posted full audio and transcript of Schlessinger's rant, which had apparently been expunged from her website. We also documented her history of incendiary remarks. Schlessinger became the subject of a firestorm of media coverage. She responded by slamming the media that "rebroadcast" her rant. 

On August 16, Media Matters released a joint statement with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Women's Media Center,and UNITY Journalists of Color, condemning Schlessingers comments and stating that "This week, we will hold these advertisers accountable and find out exactly where they stand." Today, Motel 6 announced that in the wake of her comments, it would be severing its relationship with the radio host.

 

 Media Matters for America President Eric Burns issued the following statement in response to Dr. Laura Schlessinger's announcement that she would be ending her radio show when her contract expires in January due to the controversy surrounding her racially charged rant:

 

"Dr. Laura's radio career ended in disgrace tonight because of the bigoted, ugly and hateful remarks made on her show. Americans have had enough.  Listeners are now holding hosts, affiliates, and sponsors accountable for the offensive and inexcusable content on the airwaves."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Media Matters for America is a progressive research and information center dedicated to monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the media. 



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