Dr Laura Schlessinger May Need Extra Damage Control Assistance From Bill O'Reilly
Reported by Deborah - May 20, 2007 -
Dr. Laura Schlessinger visited O'Reilly on The Factor all distraught because she felt victimized by Matthew LaPlante, Salt Lake Tribune, whom she claimed took her comment about military family members out of context although she admitted that the quote was correct. It seems Dr. Laura scolded the family members especially wives for complaining about their own problems while their loved one is deployed saying.
"He could come back without arms, legs and eyeballs, and you’re bitching?”
O'Reilly was totally sympathetic claiming that LaPlante was trying to hurt her and Dr. Laura assured viewers that since her son is also serving, she understands what they're enduring and is just trying to help. However some recent information about Dr Laura's son suggests that maybe she should step off her self righteous pedestal and start searching for her own family therapist.
Schlessinger told O'Reilly that women should not burden their " warriors" with problems from home because " it puts them in harms way".She noted that when she speaks to her son she never shares her problems or fears with him.
Perhaps Dr Laura's communication approach is less effective than she believes since her son Dyrek, serving in Afganistan has been accused of publishing horrific graphics and comments on his Myspace page according to the Pensito Review.
comment: Going beyond the infuriating hypocrisy of Laura Schlessinger coming off like she alone understands the mental needs of the " warriors" who must not be bothered by the realities of life without them at home, this is all very sad. Schlessinger has created an illusion of nobility and sacrifice around her warrior son who posts things like this on his blog.
“Yes . . . F—ING Yes!!!” said one blog entry on the Schlessinger site. “I LOVE MY JOB, it takes everything reckless and deviant and heathenistic and just overall bad about me and hyper focuses these traits into my job of running around this horrid place doing nasty things to people that deserve it . . . and some that don’t.”
Yet Schlessinger can not allow herself to consider the psychological transformations many soldiers experience while living day after day in a hellish situation without relief in sight. It's even sadder if she knows what her son has become and continues spouting advice to others.
No doubt she will deny it all claiming it was all planned to discredit her and there will be O'Reilly and others to offer sympathy and support. Wouldn't it be better for everyone, if Dr Laura embraced the truth about the what the stresses of war and violence can do to our soldiers so she could really help them. Wouldn't it be better if she acknowledged that the warriors including her son need to come home.