After taking flack for insulting her listeners with a string of n-words, radio talker Laura Schlessinger told Larry King tonight that she'll leave her show when her contract expires at the end of the year. She claimed the backlash against her offensive broadcast amounted to her being, yes, muzzled. “I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” she said. “I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors." KTLA's Sam Rubin quickly retorted as someone who had, he says, been approached a few years ago as a possible replacement before she slipped from KFI to KFWB: "I don't believe any of this, not for one second....she saw what was happening with her radio ratings, and she decided it was best to take a powder herself."
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