Über-scold Dr. Laura seems to have not taken her own advice, unless she intentionally set out to raise the Spawn of Satan. From Progressive Gold we find:
Dr Laura Schlessinger is a rightwing radio ‘therapist’, wannabe tv star and self-help book author, whose fans absolutely lap up her harsh strictures on sexuality, relationships and child-rearing.
Her show’s syndicated on Clear Channel radio US-wide; Clear Channel, part-owned by Mormon presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital (which has all kinds of interesting connections with some decidedly neofascist types) has a history of manufacturing and broadcasting far-right reactionary radio ‘personalities’.
. . . Who knows how many children’s lives she’s affected with her self-interested, twisted ideas? Well, one at least has been severely affected according to this report, and having found out what unpleasant child-rearing ideas his mother has it comes as no surprise - in fact it almost seems inevitable.
Read the whole article above for the back story about Dr. Laura and more links to her hypocrisy and nastiness. Meanwhile, the Salt Lake Tribune article linked above has the full story about her son:
The soldier son of talk radio relationship counselor Laura Schlessinger is under investigation for a graphic personal Web page that one Army official has called "repulsive."
The MySpace page, publicly available until Friday when it disappeared from the Internet, included cartoon depictions of rape, murder, torture and child molestation; photographs of soldiers with guns in their mouths; a photograph of a bound and blindfolded detainee captioned "My Sweet Little Habib"; accounts of illicit drug use; and a blog entry headlined by a series of obscenities and racial epithets.
The site is credited to and includes many photographs of Deryk Schlessinger, the 21-year-old son of the talk radio personality known simply as Dr. Laura. Broadcast locally on 570 KNRS, "Family Values Talk Radio," the former family counselor spends three hours daily taking calls and offering advice on morals, ethics and values. She broadcast a show from Fort Douglas, in Salt Lake City, last week.
So I guess she is her son's mother after all. How many children of Right-Wing faux-moralists fail to live up the strict standards of their parents? In this case, however, he seems to have followed in her bigoted hypocritical footsteps, while taking his hate to a new pinnacle.
Update: But wait, there's more!
Progressive Gold, where we found this story, add this on the sweet charming Deryk, from our friend BradBlog:
But here's a better video of the incident which includes an interview with the guy who wouldn't identify himself to reporters after they'd told him they had video of him kicking the female protester when she was down. That report "kicked off" an all-out manhunt for the guy in the following days.
Well, the manhunt seems to be over! The fine young Republican seems to have finally been identified, according to Jesus' General! His name: Deryk Schlessinger. And guess who's little bunchkin he turns out to be?!!
Apparently, he is his mom's kid after all!
HUGE creds to the Jesus' General Blog for getting the skinny on this one!
I wonder if she'll even have the decency to be embarrassed.
2nd Update: Some commenters have pointed out that there is dispute about Deryk being "kicking guy", so for now, that's up for debate. That hardly mitigates the other news about his MySpace, and the sickness it would seem to indicate.