“Let’s be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It’s not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don’t know their history at all. It’s about hating a black man in the White House,” she said on MSNBC’s “The Countdown” with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. “This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that.”
Janeane Garofalo received much criticism regarding her comments about the teaparty movement. Some even tried to figure out why she could say something so idiotic on national TV. Could it be that she was so unworldly that she couldn’t comprehend what the tea parties were about? Thankfully, the comedienne/actress has given us a new hint to what drives her to making irrational comments. I am no psychiatrist but it sounds like she has incurred some damage to her brain causing paranoid delusions. How else can you explain her latest claim that there are no liberal news outlets in the US. That’s what she said on British radio yesterday:
JANEANE GAROFALO: Over the last, well since the Bush administration, much more so, I was…
CLIVE ANDERSON, BBC: He used to be president.
GAROFALO: George Bush, yes, used to be President of the United States.
ANDERSON: I remember that.
GAROFALO: And I got involved in certain anti-war groups and stuff like that, and I would be invited on to these so-called news programs, but not because they thought I was any kind of a thinker. It was mostly just to mock and marginalize the anti-war movement and things of that nature.
Imagine that. On Garofalo’s planet, the anti-war movement is mocked and marginalized by America’s media.
ANDERSON: There seems to be a slightly odd way in America, or maybe I’ve just got a false impression, that there seem to be a lot of programs where like-minded people get together and chat, and then, as your case might be a liberal group chatting, and then another group, might be sort of a radio jockey’s got a TV program, then plays in clips of you, and then argues with you in your absence. You ought to put those two together some times you know.
GAROFALO: The, mostly the media in the States is much more to the right. I mean there is almost no liberal outlet for news commentary or editorializing. And also, they have an unfortunate need to make it combative where they have people that wind up devolving into a shouting match of sorts.
ANDERSON: Well, I don’t put up with that. I wouldn’t dream of being in combat with anybody.
GAROFALO: No, you’re very polite. You’re British.
Fascinating, wouldn’t you agree? But the best is yet to come, for watch how she gets dressed down by Anderson:
ANDERSON: So, but you started your own program, what your own radio…
GAROFALO: I worked at Air America Radio for 2 1/2 years, and, which was a radio station formed as an answer to all the rightwing radio that dominates.
ANDERSON: How did it do, is it still going?
GAROFALO: It’s still going, I mean, it’s had a lot of financial difficulties, and a lot of problems over the years. But that’s just because of a poor business model. Yeah, it’s still going.
ANDERSON: But who’d have thought, a poor business model from a left-wing group? You should try a license fee, that seems to work well.
Hehehehehe. Gotta love it.