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August 12th, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Dr. Laura's N-Word Rant: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, Doctor Laura Schlessinger's n-word rant. What she said to an African American caller on her radio show about race, interracial marriage, and the N-Word over and over again. And what she is saying about it now. Plus, keeping them honest, more on the allegations of terror babies taking aim at the U.S. You'll hear from the Congressman who claims he got the information from a former FBI.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (407 Responses)
  1. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Theres no proof or evidence of these terror babies. It seems like this started out of the mouth of a grandmother. Anderson why are these Reps. so upset at the questions your asking them? All your asking is for proof.....

    August 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  2. Cessy - Chicago

    Anderson: can I vote for you as my CNN hero??? 🙂

    August 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  3. Kayteee

    Hate pays very well these days. So does fear mongering.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  4. MAX

    what she did was terribly wrong and should not be excused. Use of this word by anyone...blacks, whites, hispanics, asians...is wrong. Likewise, it's wrong to discriminate against anyone based on skin color, religion, creed, national origin, etc.

    It's wrong when Dr. Laura does it and when Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Black Panthers, White Supremacists, Gang Bangers, Asian mobs and the likes do it.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  5. Emily

    Texas,
    Does this man represent the majority of yous' ?

    August 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    nn, Nacogdoches,TX

    How embarrassing. All the Texas representatives are idiots! Geez!

    YES!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  7. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It's funny how these people who are claiming the whole 'terror babies' have absolutely no evidence and just yell the entire time during questions. Who elects these people in office?????

    August 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  8. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Looks like this representative from Texas congress has been doing interviews all day! his voice is almost gone – wonder how much he has been all around today.

    Get him Anderson! He's already reading from some verbiage and he is avoiding a direct conflict!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Calm down, Mister!"

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  10. Emily

    His Yelling is very annoying!
    I feel bad that Anderson is not able to even ask a question here...

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  11. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson,

    Sound like stories are being made up about terror babies. I think there is also something underneath my bed.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  12. Jane - Vt

    Good evening everyone. '

    Louie Gomert is in over his head tonight. Don't let him get away with his lies Anderson.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  13. Cessy - Chicago

    on Gohmert: yes, Mr. we want you to tell the truth!

    oh -ohhhh.. Anderson is getting reprimanded for asking the right questions and getting the truth out.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  14. Robert Stroney

    Dr. Laura has been toxic for many, many years; she wasn't always – she eased into it. It's ugly just like the same behavior Rush Lindbaugh or Ann Coulter spew – it serves no positive purpose. Why as a society do we put up with hateful people? People like Dr. Laura and Coulter are hatemongers. ...for the sake of ratings!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  15. Emily

    You're still "good" Anderson !
    You're professional

    August 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  16. Nicole The Netherlands

    Good Evening Anderson and -Everyone-!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Cat

    I heard the call and was very surprised. It's a tough topic, for sure.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  18. Lori, CA

    Anderson, take it from me, you are still good.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  19. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    How embarrassing. All the Texas representatives are idiots! Geez!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  20. Vickie

    These "Terror Baby" folks need intense, immediate counseling!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  21. Lori, CA

    This is a very embarassing conversation.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  22. Kayteee

    Well, if "there are some talking about it congress", I guess we don't need any proof! The FBI has no record of this, so why is it a story??

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Laurie_NY

    Racists like this woman are a cancer on our society!!!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Kenya

    I can't wait to hear what Dr. Schlessinger has to say in an attempt to redeem herself. Good evening everyone.

    Yes, I can't wait what she have to say to people and Anderson.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  25. Alison

    Dr. Laura gets plenty of attention. Why does she feel the need to hammer away at such a vulgar word??

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  26. Cessy - Chicago

    of course they are going to talk about this...this idea of terror babies is ridiculous!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Emily

    I can't believe the people that Texas elects ... both are from Texas & are taking the focus off of "anchor babies" & calling them "terror babies"...

    Is there no one running?

    August 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Didn't he first said heard it was from a retired FBI agent?

    August 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  29. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Rep Gohmert is simply a liar, or just another professional politician. Ditto with Rep Riddle. Both of them are an embarrassment.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  30. Lori, CA

    Hi Anderson. Hello Everyone!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  31. Jim

    I'm with You ed

    August 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  32. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! Happy Thursday.
    –Sounds like an interesting program tonight. Dr. Schlessinger should have the intelligence and self-control not to be involved in a controversy over her use of the n-word.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  33. MAX

    I'm shocked that another person who should use their celebrity for good has done something this dispicable.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  34. Emily

    @Kenya,
    I think that it will be interesting to hear & see who comes to Dr. Laura Schlessinger's defense....

    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  35. ed

    If African Americans use the N word in all the music videos, movies and in public then they should expect that other people will use it. Lets face it...it will never go away.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  36. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Here we go with more fear mongering.......

    August 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Warren S. Levine, Bellingham, WA.

    I don't believe "Dr." Laura should be excused for going all Kramer on her show. She's unfit to be on the airwaves.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  38. Nile

    Beyond her use of the n-word, Dr. Laura showed a degree of insensitivity to her caller, and to the actual state of race relations here in the United States based on her comments. Her saying that black people are 'hypersensitive' to race I think shows that.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  39. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Joe, Nicole, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon, Gabriela, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Charlotte, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina others and my friend Facebook Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀

    Oh no!!!! What Laura Schlessinger was thinking?????? She have to go now!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  40. Cessy - Chicago

    good evening once again, wonderful Anderson Cooper staff and loyal fans!

    lots of interesting topics tonight....

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  41. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. I'm glad they caught that guy who was killing people. And more on terror babies??

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  42. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Good evening everyone.
    Looking forward to tonights show.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  43. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Wow! She really needs a class in sensitivity training.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  44. Emily

    Doctor Laura Schlessinger should be ashamed of herself !

    August 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  45. Kenya

    I can't wait to hear what Dr. Schlessinger has to say in an attempt to redeem herself. Good evening everyone.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  46. Rick

    Good-bye, Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Try not to speak.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  47. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Good evening everyone – hope all is well with you.

    August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  48. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, & Bloggers!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Evening Anderson and everyone

    August 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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