April 8, 2010


Posted: 07:00 PM ET


All eyes were on Tiger Woods today at The Masters tournament as he teed off to a cheering crowd in his first competition since his shocking scandal broke!  Is his nightmare finally over?


Dr. Laura reveals her painful childhood! Beaten up and bullied as a kid, now she's helping others fight back!

We want to hear from you!

Do YOU think bullying should be a crime?

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michelle---san antonio   April 8th, 2010 7:39 pm ET

Please get the Mexican woman Jane Velez OFF THE AIR. She is so sick wanting to ask Tiger sex questions. Let her throw the first stone if she is perfect. She says that she had a drug addition AND IS A LISBIAN. She has no right to judge others. What does she want to ask Tiger? How many times or where he had sex?????

A. Smith, Oregon   April 8th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

Pope Ratz should be placed under Oath by US Courts and asked what he knew, what he did and if he was involved in the cover-up, protection and movement of serial pedophile Vatican clerics that raped and sodomized thousands of children.

How many children that were repeatedly raped and sodomized by Vatican clerics committed suicide?

Emily Dorman Webster   April 8th, 2010 7:52 pm ET

I think not only bullying in schools but also Cyber Bullying should be a crime as well. I was v\bullied in high school and i almost commited suicide because of it.. Teachers telling students to ignore it does not help, and it makes things worse

HELEN AZAR   April 8th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

Bullying should be a misdemeanor, like harassment...

Anita Lawrence   April 8th, 2010 8:34 pm ET

Yes, i think bullying should be a crime. If a bully were sent to jail they would then find themselves on the other end of the scenario, they would find that they aren't as bad as they think they are but most of all it would send to them a very poignant message that not only are you not a tough guy but a coward at heart. After a few hours behind bars I don't think they would be so apt to bully anyone else. As a child I was bullied all day, every day. My parents owned a grocery store and the bully would make me bring her candy or she would beat me up. Some people may think this is harmless kid stuff but because of this, my grades suffered, I was forced to lie to my parents, was not able to partake in extracurricular activities etc... There is nothing harmless about having to deal with a bully.

Chibale   April 8th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

Bullying should never be condoned in school and bullys deserve to be punished,there's no question about that. Schools are places of academics and its every child's right to be happy and comfortable while at school. Question – what are some of the signs of bullying one should look for? Chibale, Zambia.

Anita Lawrence   April 8th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

Yes, I believe bullying should be a crime carring a light jail sentence. As a child, I was a victim of a bully. My parents owned a grocery store and every morning I'd have to bring the bully candy. This was a very humilating experience. I have had to lie to my parents, run home from school, not participate in extracurricular activities etc... My lesson from that era of my life is that bullies needs an audience, and the kids who take pleasure in aiding and abetting bullies are no better themselves. If there were a law against bulling, they would soon find out that they aren't as bad as they would like to think they are. It would make them realize that they are now on the other end of the scenaro, Instead of being the bully, the realization that they are cowards would soon change thier way of thinking.

michael armstrong sr.   April 8th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Tiger Woods is old school lets move on .

Ed St. Clairsville, OH   April 8th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

Dr. Laura,

I think they should bring back the paddle to school and strictly enforce it.
These bullies need to know that this kind of thing will not be tolerated.
This should have been nipped in the bud before it got to the point of an innocent girl committing suicide. What is your opinion?


hacketack   April 8th, 2010 9:07 pm ET

Leave the man's Marriage alone, thats his business. We look at politicians because their honisty and good judgement, affect our lifes, our future, but not the Tiger, and still a mans bedroom is his private space. So. But out of Tigers private life , and enjoy his Golf

Lynne   April 8th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

Why don't people with children be your own children's hero. He is accountable to his children not everybody else. It makes it easy for parents to push that hard job off on sports figures. He is not nor have he ever ran for office. When parents make mistakes with their children(and many know of their parents affairs) do you not want forgiveness from your family? This is his family's business and nobody else. Really, there are many more important matters concerning the country.

Angela Savage Austin   April 8th, 2010 9:08 pm ET

FROM WHENCE WE COME....The Nike Ad of Tiger Woods, reminds us all, that we are Human and prone to make mistakes, Yet his father's voice, intervening as a reminder from whence we come, requires personal inventory daily. I too gave permission to ask myself....what am I thinking now, how do I feel about the stress in my l...ife, being unemployed, the economy, wars, hate, greed, corruption. How will I react?

Being Human,has so many flaws, but it is not enough to encourage us to give up or give in to hate and fear. At age (4,) I imagined my world was going to be an amusement park, full of wonder and amazement. Poeople having fun celebrating life. I wanted to dance every dance, sing every song, taste every flavor, experience every culture, embrace it all as my own. Today, I mend my broken heart... holding on to that dreams, that one day, we will learn to live life to its fullest and have alot of fun doing it. God Bless You!

Colleen Stone   April 8th, 2010 9:11 pm ET

Why are people complaining about Tiger letting down all those kids and not being a role model? Parents should be more involved with their kids and being their role model, not some athlete who they will never come in contact with! TIgers private life is just that, private. Golf is his living. I don't understand why people think his life is his living. I am not a golf or Tiger fan but I hope he wins, just to get this all over with! People should be more worried about children having more appropriate role models, people they can actually associate with and emulate!

Bree   April 8th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

Yes, bullying should be a crime, it is no different then a hate crime.

martina   April 8th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

I do not like the tiger woods ad. It is just nike's way to make sure they get their money. The bottom line is the "money", selling shoes.

Janice Loitz   April 8th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Tiger is a great golfer. As a person he is shallow and it shows through in all his appearances. The advertisers are cashing in on Tiger the golfer.As for the Ad how low can you go. He is not good looking and has no personality. Just golf.

My Thoughts


Jessica from Maryland   April 8th, 2010 9:20 pm ET

Yes bullying should be a crime – yesterday I had a middle school bully contact me via facebook wanting to be my "facebook friend." After I ignored him, he has been trying to "bully" me into being his facebook friend! It is ridiculous – I hope that if he has children one day, no one treats them the way he treated me.

Debra   April 8th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

The think the commercial was done in poor taste. If Tiger's father spoke to him I'm sure he didn't want to speak to the public. I feel that they wanted to let him know that was the price to pay for them standing by him. I'm disapointed that he allowed them to do it.

Bull   April 8th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

Tiger's ad brilliant? Absolutely not. Nor was it creepy.
Tigers face says nothing other than, so? No remorse. Let's face it, he knows how to drive it into the hole and he is not about to give that up.

sherry   April 8th, 2010 9:29 pm ET

I absolutely love the new Nike add with Tiger & his father talking to him from beyond. It is a great msg taking him back to before he lost himself. Hopefully he can start over and move ahead.

Lynne   April 8th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

Childhood bullies usually grow into adult bullies. They are bullies on the job and I have had bully managers before. Some employees will follow these bullies in the workplace so as not to have the bully turn on them.

Miami Bob   April 8th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

What anyone does is their own business and that includes Tiger.
The chairman of the Augusta National is probably a bigot and he must have appointed Tiger as a roll model because Tiger didn't set himself up as one.
People, especially the media should mind their own business.
People are more upset about what Tiger did than they are about people who sell drugs to kids.
If the media wants to really get a meaty story then they should comment about the people who are earning billions selling war materials to our government and are draining lthe taxpayers dry.

Carrie Ca,   April 8th, 2010 9:31 pm ET

Tiger is back I'm very happy in my opinion whatever he did it’s his wife problem not my problem. He is an awesome golfer,

jodi   April 8th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

I am a woman and I am totally rooting for Tiger – I want his behavior to be between he and his wife and my opinion doesn't count nor should anyone elses –

Denise   April 8th, 2010 9:33 pm ET

I think that bullying should be a crime..All types..I am speaking from experience, I have an 8 year old son that was being bullied since Kindergarten..he is now in 3rd grade...It finally came to a head a couple of weeks ago and I had to transfer my son to another school because nothing would be done about it..The principle knew about it, the teachers knew and noone stopped it..The kids had my son so intimidated that he could not function at school..It starts as early as elementary school and they need to have stiffer laws..these laws need to include bullying by intimidation or something because that is what they do now or at least that was the case for my son...I hope the laws do change..School is tough enough the kids should not have to worry about this stuff...

Taran of New Orleans   April 8th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

It would be considered a crime: Bullying = Harrasment. Sorry, you go to jail. It should be the same as anyone, do the crime do the time.

Leah   April 8th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Why ask him sex questions at all? Why does it matter? I would think his come back into the world of professional gold is more important than his sex life. Besides, that's private. If she truly needs to ask him those questions, then she needs some porn in her life or something lol. Get back to real journalism and real people asking real questions that have some significance.

Angie   April 8th, 2010 9:36 pm ET

Bullying should be considered a serious crime.

I have wonderful well-rounded, intelligent and athletic nephews and neices (who attend grade school to university).
I shudder to think that their world would be destroyed by a bully, who holds no respect, values or morals ... for themselves or others.

With all that is going on the world, we have to deal with bullies as well??

Let's stop this now. For the love of our children.

Leah   April 8th, 2010 9:37 pm ET

golf, I meant. Not gold. opps!

Mitchell   April 8th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Did Anderson get married to Ben? Because Anderson hasn't left his side since they met, and Anderson takes so much vacation time and never comes back for breaking news anymore like he used to.

Leah   April 8th, 2010 9:39 pm ET

Yes bullying should be a crime. It has taken too many teens lives so far and there is no reason that these teens are harrased to this point. Why can't teens just go to school, have friends and receive an education without bullying?

Tana   April 8th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

PLEASE. As legend goes his dad was also quite the philanderer...the conversation between the two would have been very different. I'm almost positive. From what I can see men and women have different views on this think it's GREAT-women roll their eyes. And in this case, NIKE wants to appeal to they did their job...well.

LB   April 8th, 2010 9:45 pm ET

I wonder what the morals are of the people who would applaud this cheater. Woods is totally disgusting.

Tony U.S.M.C.   April 8th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

Mr. King, Tiger is a role model for golf and he is not a role model for the world children and shouldn't be expected to fill that role, it's time we stop depending on other people to bring up our children., Mr. King are you a role model, how many times have been married.

WSN   April 8th, 2010 9:46 pm ET

The men on the panel have no idea what they're talking about when it comes to who's buying Tiger Woods sponsored items. Many mothers were buying these items for their children. Men are surely not wearing TW golf hats and buying TW junior clubs. Are they forgetting that Tiger represents himself with children's golf items, video games, posters, etc? As the mother of a son who 'loved' Tiger and watching him golf...those posters came down from the bedroom walls. If you think just because he's a golfer that he's not a role're mistaken. Think of all the children's charities he's supported due to his golf income. He has always targeted children in his marketing campaigns. If John Salley wants to play down Tiger's role model status and not admit that millions of children took up the game of golf because of him, he should remember that Tiger has surely not been a role model to his own children...just an embarassment.

LB   April 8th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Amoral people like Woods are not great.

Lynne   April 8th, 2010 9:47 pm ET

Larry, you are in the entertainment business and in the pulic view and young people may try to make you a hero if they want to do interviews. Can your past make you a hero to those young people as living as a hero example? They have a family. You are accountable to your own children. Now that you are older, of course you can look back and see your past in a different light. Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

Maggie   April 8th, 2010 9:48 pm ET

Bullying is a crime to the poor kids in school that are on the receiving-end of it! When I was growing up, my parents took an active role in knowing who my friends were by spending time with them and knowing their parents. I was taught to be kind to everyone and would have been admonished if I had participated in bullying. Parents nowadays are not involved enough in how their kids are behaving. Oh, excuse me, we know this? Too many parents just do not want to step up to the plate and make their kids be accountable. Watch who are their friends, what they are doing on the internet, who are they hanging around with at school and after school hours.

Samantha   April 8th, 2010 9:50 pm ET

I think it is disgusting how Tiger Wood's Sex life is more important than the trapped West Virginia miners. Why is it that there is a full fledged tragedy going on and someones golfing career is being discussed because he had numerous relations with different women like its a catastrophe? CNN gave full coverage on the Sago mines disaster 4 years ago but now when it is something just as awful and even more so it barely makes the news. Tiger Wood's had sex with many women yes but who cares. That is for himself and his wife to figure out. It should not be a top story when there are bigger and more horrible things happening in the world. Those miners died making a living and their bodies have not even been recovered yet and it is pathetic how that can be so easily ignored for a sex scandal.

Lynne   April 8th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

@WSN What Tiger is to his children need not concern you. That is his wife and his business. You can choosefor your own. Maybe when perfect parents fail, you will not be forgiven. I am so glad that my deity offers forgiveness and salvation. I raised by children that way.

Kibre-ab   April 8th, 2010 9:53 pm ET

Well Tiger faild to be a R-model but not as a golfer. I expect him to ware the green jacket one more time w/out missing the holes!

EphremJohnson   April 8th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Would somebody please tell Steven A Smith to quit hating on Tiger Woods. Maybe he's jealous that Tiger has more women than he does. I don't condone what Tiger did but that's not my life and I don't have to answer for his sins. To be blunt I DON'T GIVE A DAMN WHAT HE DOES IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE! The only reason this story has life is that it make's money for journalist. Case and point; How many times do people go to hotels and ask patrons are they married to the woman their with? The story would go no where...why, because people don't care. How come the women he slept with are not held to the same standards that his critizers are holding him to? He can't cheat on his wife by his self. WHY! WHY! HUH?

Max Lawson   April 8th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Welcome back Tiger! We all have sinned and fall short from the glory of God. He who is without sin cast forth the first stone. People leave the man and his family alone, like Tiger said, let his family heal. RESPECT!!! that and if you needed a golfer for a role model. I feel sorry for ya. Leave the man alone. Bulling a crime? No! I respect the dead, but that young lady made a choice. Folks get bullied everyday, I got told the other day I was ugly, so what! Ain't going to kill myself. Our great President, Mr. Obama gets bullied everyday by Bortz, Hannity and that other Bozo Limbaugh, that's not a crime. Is it? I'M SORRY, just bulling.

Arlene   April 8th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

I am 64 years old and was bullied in high school by a cruel and abusive kid. 2 years ago, I saw him at our small-town alumna banquet. He picked up right where he left off so many years ago. Not one person came to my defense even though we sat at a table with 2 of my brothers, my sister-in-law, the bully's wife, and the bully's sister. In fact, everyone laughed that he was still so clever and endearing. My pain was every bit as deep as it was way back then. How sad for him!

Red Taylor   April 8th, 2010 9:58 pm ET

Dr. Laura ranting about people being mean???? Bullying???? Rude??? Does anyone see the irony in this?

CaroleL   April 8th, 2010 9:59 pm ET

Tiger is indeed a role model to kids with the influence of their parents. How else would these kids know who to look up to. Tiger made many mistakes but he's not a criminal he's just someone who made many very poor choices and has paid dearly for those poor choices like Donnie said it's time to move on. We have all made mistakes that some of us regret. Great show tonite with John, Stephen and Donnie bring them all back soon!!

DR. Laura   April 8th, 2010 10:01 pm ET

I agree with Dr. Laura. Arrogance is the right word. Why people bring children into this world if they are not willing to guide them and teach them values? The American society is so consumed with cars, HD Tvs. Ipods and so on that it lost the values that should be taught. I bring my son up and teach him from the early age what is right and what is wrong. Parents, please wake up!!!! Get involved!!!!

K Neal   April 8th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Bulling is the wrong term to use. Most people will not take bulling serious because its a part of life. Most people have been bulled and have bulled other people. When I think about a bully usually think of that big person on campus. Now if there are more than one person involved that become a gang. Plus using the internet to bulling people is a publication. That like the bullies making posters and placing them around the campus, which not school will not allow.

Billy   April 8th, 2010 10:11 pm ET

Please leave Tiger alone. However, he should pick nice Thai ladies who know how to please a man and how to keep their mouths shut about who they sleep with. Tiger, you choose mistakenly to live in up tight America. Move to a really civilized country and enjoy life.

ato pagh   April 8th, 2010 10:15 pm ET

though we are not in the jungle i think bullying should be commended for what it has done to most of our leaders. So i think it is not always negative so i kids should be taught and counselled on how to get out of it if only the age difference is not big.

Tommy   April 8th, 2010 10:16 pm ET

On American Idol, can't believe judges used the save for Big Mike.
He's so arrogant and self assured. That will only add to it.

ato pagh   April 8th, 2010 10:17 pm ET

with tiger dont let us forget he fights so hard to make a livin by entering so many holes by hoot or crook so i dont see why his funs should be upset when he does that for relaxation.

Lynne   April 8th, 2010 10:22 pm ET

@Arlene. I agree. Most child bullies grow into adult bullies. I have had thaqt bully mentality at work

Bridget   April 8th, 2010 10:24 pm ET

My son in his 2008/2009 September year received a severe clavicle fracture from flag football because his school permits tackling. They do not require protective gear, yet they allowed 4-5 boys yell "Blitz" and one of the "Blitz" boys struck my son twice before he fell. Next, he was in shock at the hospital. This took place in "Mandatory Physical Education Class". Now my kindergarten daughter suffered a dental/head trauma injury in "Mandatory Physical Education Class" tipping forward on a PE scooter board; thus, no protective gear because this town's school district does not require protective gear. My children have no local/state representation for their lack of safety in school.

Lisa Spivey   April 8th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

I am a Master Degreed Biology teacher with 10 years experience from top-notched schools who,a few years ago, decided to stay home with her 2 boys. Now that they are older, I have tried to return to my career only to be dejected by school districts who wish to pay only for fresh-out-of-college, inexperienced teachers. My eldest son too was bullied when we moved to a new community, Having lived through the bullying has become a very personal experience for our family. I have much to share on those lines. I would relish the opportunity to utilize my gift of teaching and be a part of an anti-bullying educational tour to junior and high schools across the nation if someone were willing to fund me and others (such as Dr. Phil's son who is involved with such) to present such a program to kids who have no idea the effects on the person being bullied.

Gerald Jolly   April 8th, 2010 10:32 pm ET

Three cheers for Tiger.


Pat Kay   April 8th, 2010 10:33 pm ET

Larry: Watching your program on "bullying," made me wonder why we watch comedians, who night after night, ridicule and berate, without foundation, politicians like Sarah Palin and her family. When is it enough?

Dianne   April 8th, 2010 10:54 pm ET

@Pat Kay Sarah Palin gives good also. Have you heard about the President and other officials. If you are republican she doesn't ridicule you. Frankly, even our politics and many citizens use bullying tactics. Perhaps that is why it is a growing problem. Children hear and see this behavior on tv and in oiur country.

Skippy   April 8th, 2010 11:16 pm ET

Anyone that uses his deceased father to try to build his image back up so he can get his endorsements back is disgusting.

It shows someone who doesnt care about their fans, kids, wife or anyone other than themselves.

Can anyone take his reception at augusta for anything, the masters is so controlling. anyone ever tried to get a ticket to go to the masters. you go by their rules..or else.

Lets see how he fares on a public tournament where people can express their displeasure.

Lorraine   April 8th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

Let's not forget the risk and seriousnessTiger took. So narcissisitic, this man, like Magic Johnson, put his own baby and wife at risk for std's, such as HIV.Some of the women have said no protection was used..
One even said she had two abortions.The biggest revenge
Elin could do would be to take the one thing he loves so much. Get a divorce & get the children to live with her, but to have joint custody with Tiger. This would hurt him the most, not living with his children. THAT is why women have a problem with this shell of a man.Always amazes me that these men trust the women when they say they have no std's & are on birth control.Is it worth losing your wife & child?

Gary Ozenne   April 8th, 2010 11:21 pm ET

I generally do not agree with Dr. Laura.

Tonite, I agree with her perceptions of how we have stimulated that part of our cultures desire to witness these acts in the form of reality shows. The romans had the Christians and the lion's.

We should emphasis the positive, actions of the hero, the lone "High Noon" – man, or woman who stands up, against the common "go along" mentality. Like the Viet Nam hero Hugh_Thompson,_Jr.
as an example
Emphasis the positive, reward, in a stunning and experimental way. Often once things get started, a type of group "think" takes over. The positive action response to this lemming style , should be rewarded greatly.

Gary Ozenne

Dede Ranahan   April 8th, 2010 11:32 pm ET

I love you and I love your show. However, today's panel on
Tiger Woods was the most outrageous example of the difference between the sexes that I have ever seen.

The men say, "We only care about his golf. Not his personal life. Get real, this is what men in power do."

That the "respect:" continues despite the hurt to Tiger's family and the dismissal of most women, by association, is enough to make me give up on the media, our culture and ultimately, our country.

Naive? Probably. Hoping for better? Definitely. But I know, in the end, money talks.

Maggie   April 8th, 2010 11:50 pm ET

I'd rather you'd spent more time talking with Dr. Laura than spending all of that time chatting about Tiger. Really...he should just play golf and hope that the rest of it blows away with the breeze.

Dianne   April 8th, 2010 11:57 pm ET

Here, Here Maggie. Bully mentality will affect our lives more than Tiger's private or public life. I am female and have my own life to try and make myself a better person. Life goes own with us much less perfect people.Thank goodnes my belief in religion allows one to get on the right track until this next event. Being human and all.

Adriana   April 9th, 2010 12:20 am ET

My son was bullied in the name of Hazing and I believe that anyone involved should be charged and if it's in a teachers presence they should never teach again!!!!

Dodie   April 9th, 2010 12:22 am ET

I am thrilled to see Tiger back playing at what he does best... Golf!

D. Eckhardt   April 9th, 2010 12:23 am ET

Yes, bullying should be a crime, it has no place in our schools. Our children deal with enough to be successful while going through puberty. Kids who bully need to learn what a tragic effect it can have on someone who probably already feels insignificant. More importantly, it should be a crime if a teacher or other school employee sees bullying and ignores it.

Angela Savage Austin   April 9th, 2010 12:27 am ET

My Hero, my role model is Jesus. No one is perfect, we all fall short and should not put ourselves above or below another Human. The motive or agenda for the Nike AD was not as important as the message his Father was saying....after all things, what wee see, think, feel, do, say, be or not to be....after all things that fade...what did we learn? I learned that we are more important that the things that fade away. Tomorrow is another day created for us to find our way. The message applied to all of us.

Tim   April 9th, 2010 12:29 am ET

I enjoy your show, but I am no longer a fan of Tiger due to the fact he let down lots of kids out there that put him on a pedestal due to all of his sponsorships. He and Jesse James are definitely the epitome of American decadence at its worst. He needs to take a break from golf and spend some time with his family to repair the damage he has done. In other words he needs to grow up. He was the frat boy that got married and got caught with his pants down. I cannot believe how the sports world has justified his actions by saying we are only concerned with his golf game. This is exactly what is wrong the male mentality in America.
There are the rest of us men that live life by a simple code of honor and respect for our families, coworkers etc....then there are the dogs of our gender that have to always be sniffing around. Tiger and Jesse are American dogs.

Judy Knight   April 9th, 2010 12:32 am ET

I think that everyone, the media, journalists etc. and the perfect people of this world we live in should leave Tiger alone, and let him work on himself, his marriage and being a better father and husband. You know there are always two sides to every marriage, so even though I do not condone what he did, we do not know how Elin acted in their marriage.
I think Tiger, has learned a huge lesson, that he needed to learn. This 12 step program will make him a more powerful person than he has ever been.
We always seem to feel sorry for the ones in need. Just because he has money, fame and fortune doesn't mean he has had a fulfilled marriage or life. He is human and he has made some terrible mistakes, but thank the Good Lord, He gives us 2nd chances. If HE does, why can't we????
Go get that Green Jacket Tiger...

Cajazz76:24:8   April 9th, 2010 12:38 am ET

Angela Savage Austin..

What is his handicap? Is he going to be on the green's at Augusta this weekend. He may just rise to the leader board and go head to head in a showdown for the first green jacket this year. You think he will holler fore if he hit an errant shot toward the paparazzi? For good luck they kiss Tiger's balls, what would Jesus do? Is he better known as Jesus Ortega, the golf pro from Mexico City? I wish he rises to the occasion this weekend because Tiger has been resurrected and beyond his insurrection.

jack roberts   April 9th, 2010 12:58 am ET

tiger made his life public when he cheated, it is news, famous people have always been written about, why should they escape now, golf course to tv ads to his bedroom, tiger said I am a puritian of sort by his image, he did it to himself, it is easy when rich to have it all, all is what he got ..... play and pay. tiger will get past it in a few years, it stings right now, if someone complains about it to the news people, they think it will get mileage and ratings, it will. this is the measure of todays news ...

jack roberts   April 9th, 2010 1:02 am ET

Bully is easy to take down just increase the level of violence to the point of no return, he will get the message, start with family and than friend the act with him, until you bring them all down, no limits, the bully will end it if you go beyond the rules just like he or she did, reporting just increases it, I know it works, well. ask the dead people!, laughing .......

Leila29   April 9th, 2010 1:12 am ET

Dr. Laura hit it right on. Our culture teaches children that they need to beat the other guy to the punch. That they need to be mean to others, or get eaten up alive. The broken families, young single mothers, dual career parents, leniency / fear of reprisal from teachers in school, our whole culture fosters this kind of callous attitude towards others. I only hope that I can set a good example for my daughter, and that someday she is morally strong enough to do the right thing in regards to others. I fear that society doesn't reward this type of behavior anymore.

athelston proute   April 9th, 2010 1:15 am ET

Larry, Another super programme. One of the most honest panels you have had. Over 50 percent of American men, and 40 percent of american women are UNFAITHFUL. They are human.
I am a former journalist ,broadcaster and senior executive with Mccan. The ad with his dads voice was on the money, one of the ones you always wish you had come up with.
As a broadcaster you, like i ,know the women that throw themselves at you...Ive had a few and i am sure you did too but neither of us are rogues.
You are a role model, because america creates icons out of ordinary humans, then shoots them down when they behave like humans.
The other thing, Men are always rogues, villans,dogs and the women always victims.
,, None was raped, all opened their legs willingly , then they opened their mouths{for the money, fame or what ever gain].Thank god that none of mine, or yours have been so inclined,,,,,,we simply chose more wisely.
Tigers biggest error was not choosing any of the celebrities, socialites, who salivated at his every move. The lesson is ,if you are tempted MAKE SURE THAT SHE IS NOT HUNGRY,BROKE, and common sense says DO NOT STEP OUT BELOW THE LEVEL OF YOUR SPOUSE,OR GIRLFRIEND.
Your partner will be hurt by your actions,BUT WILL HURT WORST WHEN UPSTAGED BY someone of a status below hers.
P.S. Why are the rules different for you and i when we slip....but the falls of women{like the CNN anchor} are never national emergencies. She just walked away,,,,no discussion, No CNN apology,no condemnation.
Talk about that sometime, you are the ultimate radio journalist.
Bless you and yours, especially the boys.

Omo Okoboh   April 9th, 2010 1:16 am ET

i believe bullying is a serious act that should be criminalized and punished severely. It heinous because it affects the emotion psyche of children and can lead to devastating behaviuor when the child is grown. These days most parents dont take bullying as a serious offense especially when their ward is d bully. If it were criminalized then it will force parents to take action and to be more observant of their kids.......Omo, Abuja. Nigeria

Zach   April 9th, 2010 1:38 am ET

Laura Schlessinger is more than ironic. She is certifiable. Of course bullying is wrong but to make that point by talking about herself and her life in glowing tones? Does she believe no one remembers her Mother's body laying in her house undiscovered for months or her Son and his crazy gun in the mouth photos or demented thoughts of rape and cruelty? And how fitting that she sees no irony dumping on the self absorbed children with parents who give them cell phone in kindergarten but misses that she is social security age and still believes in the world according to Laura. At least the 5 years old is 5..

Come on Larry,,,, if we want insane women we will tune in to Fox

Bdogg   April 9th, 2010 3:29 am ET

Are you all delusional .The guy plays golf and gets paid for it.
Yep sponsors pay him to promote products related to golf because he wins consistently . Does he get paid for being person of the year? NO! I don't like him, but get over it already .Who cares if he's married,black, likes hookers.Blah blah blah.....If he wins pay the man!

Yas   April 9th, 2010 5:26 am ET

Hi Larry,
Love your show your fab!! and i live in London England the show about Tiger loved it, leave Tiger alone we all make mistakes I agree with the NBA player who commented on the Augusta person who came out with his comments regarding Tiger and what he done I agree he's a hypocrite everyones makes mistakes he's the greatest golfer right now a legend what man has not made mistakes out there come on!! he did not ask to be a role model but yes he is in the public eye and have to condcut himself a certain way, I am sure Tiger knows that so come on lets get off this train now it's boaring you would of thought he committed a crime lets now concentrate on the man and what he does best...Golf im out Larry love from London

London, England

liz   April 9th, 2010 6:21 am ET

mr.tiger! just like a rat-they keep looking for new holes.people will protect you from the fact but men!! you have lost youre respec.

liz   April 9th, 2010 6:34 am ET

ofcourse!!!every eye was on tigers,and with a diffrent look!!oops you mean tiger can do that!!!!(siku za mwizi ni harubaini)swahili.

liz   April 9th, 2010 7:00 am ET

When we talk of tiger,have just seen todays world .men think thats okay,but its not the same if it was his wife!we will be talking of tiger divorcing.comeon ladies we need equlisim.larry please take ladies i would like to wacth and hear what they gonna say about tiger wood and generaly for all men who lie to thier wife.

Gwen   April 9th, 2010 7:13 am ET

Tiger is old news...move on.

Ellen   April 9th, 2010 8:55 am ET

Tiger ..what about him? He is no different than many other men around the world with less than perfect moral standing, but he just happens to be a golf icon. Leave him alone, leave speculatiion out of the CNN news commentary,let his family heal and let him make peace with himself and his God. None of us are perfect now are we??? I wish him all the best in his fresh approach to making things rights on his terms... It was wonderful to see him where he does make a differnece on the greens! Our country does business with men who enslave women in their WHO are we to judge?!

M.M.J   April 9th, 2010 9:04 am ET

Just wanted to say I caught that show as I was busy but listening. Dr. Laura is admirable to say the least. I recall growing up when sure these things like bulling were existed but it seemed that people practiced "accountability" more.. I mean parents that were raising children. Even in the 50's when parents seems so strict yet the teen age revelation was happening. I think humans got smarter in terms of education but having too much available also is not always a good thing for everyone. Today there is a lot of opportunity for young people like American Idol, reality TV, acting and so on. That is there but with it comes great responsibility and when you are young you thing you know everything but when you get older you think..what the heck was I thinking. Today everything idol wise is worshiped/. Actually it's over board just as Dr. Laura said. "It's all too much".. that Beatles tune.
When your in it you just do it without really thinking about it.. Dr. Phil said it becomes the "norm" when in reality it may appear that way but it is not. And the teens have grown cold and mean! I hear them call other people vanity names like I never heard before.. It's everywhere..
I think just like texting while driving as Oprah Winfrey has done shows on there needs to be more shows about this.. As the ages grow responsibility and the way things are taught should adapt to current times. Teachers must have it hard in this day/age. Man in my day it was hard enough on them. When all this stuff is going on it effects students education in terms of learning. They pay a great deal of money in most cases to attend school so it must not be an easy task for those school officials to really make it stick. I see children being raised today having every toy you can imagine when they are naught.
I can't believe it. In my day I never got away with it.. It's so hard for parents to not do because it's there, easy access, and they sort of use those toys as a baby sitter.. It keeps the kids busy but also teaches them that everything goes. Just like Larry Kings book "Everything Goes". Larry's being on TV (Great host) for years and even he see's this. He writes a book about it.

In closing Dr. Laura said things that I think (Where did that go). When I was growing up these things seemed to be taken a tad more serious. Guess being a parent today is no easy task. It's not so much having but responsibility.. But there is another point over looked on the part of some of the students that turn to bullying and all of that.. Remember the show "Welcome back Cotter". A teacher that really connected and cared. There are also crappy teachers around. Teachers with terrible personalities... that should be doing some other profession. That happens sometimes.. when you see a teacher like in that show I mentioned man! that's a beautiful thing.

Hopefully with time things will improve.. I recall a preacher preaching"If you want to have a friend.. be a friend". Dr. Laura surprised me on that interview because I have not heard someone say it like it is in a long time.. Not like that. Great guest Larry.
Maybe a panel of experts with Dr. Oz, Phil, Laura, and some spiritual guests. Ask Tony Robbins.. how do parents make that change.. how can be fix and nurture these things for the better. Things like that. Always love to see you show Larry. Love the shows with all the animals as well. Best of luck.

Ed Peticolas   April 9th, 2010 9:09 am ET

You had a guest who said the Nike ad was brilliant and later in the show said women did not matter. I disagree. I think women do matter with respect and the ad is in poor taste. You do not use a person who is dead to try to improve your image. I would doubt his father would have used the words ascribed to him in the ad. Furthermore, another guest continued to say what a "role model" Tiger has been, He was but surely no one should consider him a role model now. Lastly, I disagree with so many opinions that men will forgive him, I for one will not.

GM   April 9th, 2010 10:20 am ET

You made a GREAT MISTAKE in not confronting "Dr Laura" last evening (April 8–Bullying) on her well-known, ignorant position on homosexuality.
Her hateful, prejudice creates the exact environment that leads to bullying against gay kids and those perceived to be gay.
Recent suicides have occurred in kids targeted for being gay.
"Dr Laura" ranks right up there with Anita Bryant.
Finally, "Dr Laura's" pathetic babble on your show about her being bullied in no way rises to the level of the gay assault, battery and death that is occurring in our schools.
You and your staff need to do a better job!

Sex Police   April 9th, 2010 10:42 am ET

Come on, Larry. You really disappointed me last night with that hideous "Tiger" panel. To say people are human and become unfaithful is one thing. The Tiger took this to a digusting extreme. What are we without integrity? Where are we heading? No one has respect for anyone anymore. Most intriguing is why "Tiger's ladies" felt so confident to come out in public. There's a much bigger story here.

Sex Police   April 9th, 2010 10:42 am ET

Come on, Larry. You really disappointed me last night with that hideous "Tiger" panel. To say people are human and become unfaithful is one thing. The Tiger took this to a digusting extreme. What are we without integrity? Where are we heading? No one has respect for anyone anymore. Most intriguing is why "Tiger's ladies" felt so confident to come out in public. There's a much bigger story here.

Theresa   April 9th, 2010 10:49 am ET

If everyone thinks the public should leave Mr. Woods works both ways. Many men think the new ad with Tiger's dad is brilliant!!! Please...a man in his 30's requires dear dad's voice to question why he did what he did ,etc. To me Nike thought this was a great way to make even more $$$$. I guess Tiger did too. This proves to me how immature Tiger Woods really is. It seems his behaviour got worse after his disciplinarian died. Poor ol' Tiger...the billionaire, beautiful wife, 2 healthy beautiful children, a loving mother, talent galore!!! Damn ,they had to haul that idiot pedestal out so the King had somewhere to sit down on his bones. The foolish public, idiotic press...when are they going to realize these pros are only fickle,childlike men!!!!

S. Gardner   April 9th, 2010 11:16 am ET

I was saddened by the comments of the 3 man panel on Tiger Woods last night. Their flip attitude that whatever Tiger does off the course is fine w/them, as long as he plays great golf. Do they have no feelings for his wife or mother who have been so let down? He lied and lied to them, how can you like anyone you can't trust. Do they not have a daughter or know someone's daughter that they wouldn't wish this situation on? While I would sometimes sit down to watch Tiger, I'm not interested anymore, and not that much impressed w/Larry King for not calling out this panel, actually wanting them to come back. So disappointing sums it all up.

D. DeCastro   April 9th, 2010 11:21 am ET

Good show last night. Finally the media is beginning to delve deeper and educate the public and understand that this bullying problem is not just a"kids' " problem, but a community and societal problem that is rampant particularly in some states, though unfortunately requiring the loss of yet another young life. Countless young persons and families are being injured and maimed every year. It is a problem of violence toward mostly "outsiders' often perceived as different, weak and powerless. This is learned behavior from watching and absorbing their parents and communities often non-welcoming attitudes and harassment toward newcomers often ethnically different in their neighborhoods; the behavior is carried over into the schools by the administrators who also live in the community and basically look the other way, signaling that it's OK to the students. Hence incidents are hushed, an entire school can be aware of a situation for months, with nothing being done to stop it. The victim is often labeled and targeted by the staff as the problem or a poor adapter, with no recourse or relief from the authorities who are of the same mindset. Those teachers or staff who may disagree, must choose to tow the line or speak up with possible personal consequences as Bill above. The parents have no community support or connection, no legal recourse relying on the school administration believing that they will protect their child. A majority of cases the public never hears about end up changing school and moving out of the communities running for their lives in cases, some stay and endure the torment for longer and a few kill themselves seeing no way out as those 11year -olds last year.
These tragedies will occur if they continue to be seen as isolated incidents and until the society is willing to declare that bullying is not acceptable, and illegal vs a mere anti bullying protocol on paper with no consequences.
Very importantly, the school bully must be attended to as to why he bullies. I believe that this behavior is part of a continuum of that subset of societal violence against the perceived weak, where bullying later as adults can be seen in hazing in the college-age group, in date/domestic violence and at the workplace and some hate crimes, adults setting up the cycle all over again for children to witness.
Having experienced all facets of this as a parent of a child victim of bullying and hazing, bullied mtyself and retaliation for advocating for my child and others as a medical professional I can attest to the need for a clear message and consequences to be applied for bullying, and to protect the bullied.

Gwen   April 9th, 2010 11:28 am ET

Bullying needs to be legally defined (its various stages) and classified as a serious crime. People who commit bullying need to be charged and tried-INCLUDING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO SHOUT "Liar".

Gwen   April 9th, 2010 11:29 am ET

Bullying needs to be legally classified (its various stages) as a crime. People who commit bullying need to be charged and tried (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO SHOUT "Liar").

Carla   April 9th, 2010 12:17 pm ET

> Dear Larry and staff:
> I have been a fan of your show for many years but today I have to write
> and
> say I am appalled... Larry, you gave 98% air time to someone who has had
> the
> medias attention for his bad doings and wrong choices ... he has brought
> on
> himself.. and instead you gave a "blip" of time to a young beautiful
> woman
> who suffers from a debilitating..horrifying, painful illness...You did NOT
> even mention what the name of her chronic illness! It's called Reflex
> Sympathetic Dystrophy... Larry, my very dear friend HAS RSD... she is among many who suffer
> from that "nameless" illness, known RSD. This is her quote" I can tell you first hand is
> the worst, debilitating, painful, life altering, degenerative illness out
> there.. shame on you for not allowing more precious air time to our
> illness..We need to bring awareness to RSD and we really need your help
> and
> support. and we won't get the way you handled that "blip" last night!! I
> would be thrilled to meet you and talk with you first hand about my
> condition with the hope of making the world aware of the countless others
> who suffer daily with RSD.. I would hope you will find it in your heart to
> extend yourself to aid us and stop spending so much time on the "whatever"
> that is going on out there!!
Let's get Tiger off of the forefront – and let's get the real important news out there, huh?

Jamie, Kansas City   April 9th, 2010 3:36 pm ET

Bullying should not be a crime. It should definitely be handled...but...a crime, no. Children need discipline. It is that simple. There is very little parenting going on in today's society and teachers are nothing but babysitters due to parent's babying. If the parent won't paddle, the school should be allowed to do so. Some sort of fear needs to be placed into children (the bully) today. They fear nothing and get away with everything.

Theresa   April 9th, 2010 5:52 pm ET

@ Jamie,Kansas City.....I hope you never have a child that is bullied where he/she thinks the only alternative is suicide. These young people should be charged with a crime...they taunted this young woman ...for what...because she dated one of the more popular young men & this made another young girl jealous & angry. Many times this young girl ws swarmed, hateful things stated ,oon facebook 24/7. How would you enjoysome of your coworkers harassing you your entire life. Isn't it so easy when you look @ something different your opinion would be if it affected you personally. This young girl was called every horrific ,slanderous name these creatures could think of. Your solution ...more violence. Good for you!!!

Gwen   April 10th, 2010 9:45 am ET

@ Jamie-
Real smart you are (not), suggesting circumventing bullying with physical violence.

I'm glad to see those kids get charged with serious crimes. The world has been deprived of a beautiful, productive life because of them. They should pay with their own.

It's no wonder there are such angry kids in society-look at the anger from adults in this country (i.e., Tea Partiers). They're just a grown up version of the dysfunction.

mary u from ohio   April 10th, 2010 10:50 am ET

Why Blame Tiger for disappointing kids..... For what happen....
Blame yourselves first.. What has Tiger done that Millions of Americans have not done already..
Quit putting it all on Tiger Woods..

Look at what he has Accomplished...

How Many of you can Golf like Tiger??

mary u from ohio   April 10th, 2010 4:03 pm ET

Bullying Should be a Crime....It not like the Old Days.. when there was a bully you just told them off...
now these bully's keep it up until the innocent can't take it anymore... then at that point the bully tells them to kill themselves... yes make it a crime cause the bully knows exactly what he/she is doing..

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