by Sarah Blustain

The Stealth Politics of Laura Schlessinger

You may think "Dr. Laura" is just talk-radio static, but with her on-air anti-feminist, gay-bashing and anti-abortion advice, she is promoting the agenda of the Christian Right.

On the right day, Laura Schlessinger is the most listened-to voice on radio, outranking Howard Stern, Don Imus and sometimes even conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. A tiny Jewish woman, she’s insulting, brash and at times downright cruel. Sitting behind the mike in a California studio every weekday, she raises high the flag for traditional “family values,” absolutist morality, and “the acceptance of God’s word as the ultimate authority.”

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