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The Lightning-Rod Life Of Dr. Laura

(CNN) -- Before she uttered the N-word, before her remarks on cheated-on wives, before the controversies over homosexuality and religion and morality, Laura Schlessinger was considered a breath of fresh air.

"Despite the fact that many consider Laura Schlessinger the dragon lady of talk radio, some of us can't help but admire her," noted a decidedly mixed 1999 consideration of her in Salon. "She is snippish, overbearing and often insulting -- but anybody who has the temerity to call in to her program knows what they are going to get, especially if they plead ignorance or innocence."

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