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reader responses to our 1997 'dr.' laura article
You people have such dirty minds!

NOTE: My "Dr." Laura article first went online in 1997. In the next couple of years I received many inquiries about the dirty pictures her married lover took of her in her 20's -- which was not the point of my essay! Then sometime in 2000, unbeknownst to me, the New York Times mentioned my piece in an article about "Dr." Laura. That's how "Dr." Laura Herself found out about it and I got to hear her call me a "dingbat" on national radio. I can't tell you how proud that makes me.
-- Janice Leber
Dr. Laura Schlessinger is not a real psychologist. Although she does hold a master's degree in counseling,her doctorate is in physiology.OK,so she made some huge mistakes when she was much younger and she learned some valuable lessons from them. Bully for her! However, if anything, that should make her more empathetic and forgiving towards her callers,not into some acid-tongued,holier-than-thou you-know-what!

And if there are more "counselors" out there who are like her, I am scared. A good counselor takes the time to listen and tries not to jump to conclusions. "Dr.Laura" hardly lets a caller get a word in edgeways before she starts making judgments and verbally abusing the caller. Also,she exploits Judaism and the current political climate in her efforts to maintain an image of moral superiority. It wasn't so long ago that she didn't actively participate in the Jewish religion. But now that political correctness and talk about the Holocaust have become popular, she has jumped on the bandwagon by suddenly expressing pride in her Jewish heritage. I've always thought that,for the most part, the Jewish people were rather tolerant. If anything, her talk would be more suitable for "The 700 Club". And not only that,but she seems to have forgotten the commandment that says something about honoring one's mother and father, because she hasn't spoken to her mother in ages.

Evidently, she isn't practicing what she preaches. It is obvious that Laura Schlessinger does not use her program as a vehicle for helping others, but rather as a means of lining her pockets and gaining notoriety. – Delilah
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Dear clp,
You are sick! Why do you listen to the show if you hate it so much?

Dear Janice,
Any luck finding pics of Dr. Laura, after all the hype, I'm really curious. thanks!

I have only one sentence to send you. I believe it is short but to the point. So here goes....
TO Dr Laura, Hate your show, Love the rack!!!!!
Thank you for your time.

Having worked in the psychiatric-farse field I know how burned out one can get. Dr.Laura is very burned out and needs to quit. If she was to listen to herself after a year off she'd probably say "damn, i was sounding bad".
dean g.
I think that Dr. Laura and her listeners are losers and hypocrites; why  is she so popular? All she does is play "holier than thou" and lambaste low-class callers with simplistic authoritarian patronization from behind a dogmatic facade.

Do you think she's getting a "push" from higher-ups at ABC as a campaign to promote the show? It CAN'T be because of ratings.... can it? If so, God help us all.  --Brian
Hi guys! Found your site and I love to hate her. The problem is I have a few questions.

1.is there a talk room for the laura-hating public?

2.When is her divorce and/or internet lawsuit coming up?

And finally, any other sites you recommend besides the parody page, I have only found 2 pictures, but I work with a woman who thinks she is a god, and I sent them to her with your articles, but I'dd love to find more. Are her lawyers attacking every web site that puts them up? I looked in Howard Stern's site to try and find them, but no one on God's green earth has that much time. Thanks in advance for any help you might give, Lynn
I've read some of the things that you have written about Dr. Laura. I do agree some of the things she talks about is rough, but why son't you ask the kids about some of the things she says. Such as if they want a new mother or father, when divorce comes up the kids are the one that get all the shit from you wanting a new man or woman. But when the kids like the other new partner then they get shit from the one that has no partner. It's ok for you to chose a new person in your life but if the kids want a new don't like them then they have hell to pay because they never see you anymore. And for those that let your kids stay with anybody including some of the daycares read some of the stories about abused children that's where it happenes most of the time.

And as far as her past how many of you have been perfect. She is now a changed person from what she was then believe it or not everyone makes mistakes and she will tell you she made hers to. Why don't some of you try this with your kids they might not have to give so many DNA test to find out who the fathers of your kids are.
I know you have so many replies to your website but I couldn't help but add to the cluster-fuck. I think it was pointless to ramble on and on, much less so obsessed with your newfound hate for somebody you don't agree with. I have to say that I do agree that she likes to think that she's the shit, like a new Moses or something and we all know that she's not.

Yeah, I seen the pix and so what. I could care less. I hope she had a lot of fun doing it, really! I honestly just think that this whole Dr. Laura rage is all about those lame pictures and a two-faced stereotype. C'mon lets all drop it and move on.        -----J.M.-----
HEY GUYS:
JUST READ YOUR COMMENTARY ON DR. LAURA AND I FOUND IT TO BE ACCURATE, FUNNY AND THOUGHT PROVOKING.

BUT I GOTTA SAY...THE COMMENT ABOUT STAYING AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND GETTING FAT WAS UNCALLED FOR.

YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SLAMMIN DR. LAURA AND NOT THOSE OF US WHO DECIDE TO STAY AT HOME WITH OUR KIDS.

NOW GO TAKE ON THE DAY :>]
Janice,

I have read somewhere that DL has hired a photographic specialist to "prove" that the photos are not of her (maybe on your site, for all I can remember these days). In any case, I have a prediction:

She will announce that not ALL of the photos are of her!

Incidentally, I am not a specialist at this, but the appearance of her body in those pictures leads me to suspect that she had been pregnant at some time. Any opinions?

-- Bob
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