Now Dr. Laura would like to whinge at us about what the First Amendment does not say.
“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. I’m sort of done with that.”
You have a First Amendment right to say the n-word twenty-seven million times if you want to. What you do not have a First Amendment right to is to censor my reaction to your words. That's what Dr. Laura wants. She wants to be able to say any bigoted, nasty, horrible thing she can think of while none of us are allowed to react to it.
The First Amendment does not work that way and I don't know why I have to keep explaining this. And if the n-word seven times is what's "in [your] heart" and your definition of "helpful and useful", might I suggest a rousing game of Is This Flammable?