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Janeane Garofalo: 'It Wasn't Hip' to Protest Clinton's Wars
Newsmax ^ | Sunday Feb. 23, 2003

Posted on 02/23/2003 12:16:40 PM PST by nickcarraway

Comedienne-turned-peace activist Janeane Garofalo offered a stunning admission on Sunday, explaining that she and her fellow anti-war protesters didn't stage huge demonstrations when President Clinton launched attacks on Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan and the Sudan because "it wasn't very hip" to protest the former president.

Asked by "Fox News Sunday's" Tony Snow why peace protesters like herself didn't object to Clinton's wars, Garofalo explained:

"I absolutely did. I did not support Operation Desert Fox. It's just that you didn't know me very well back then. Nobody really was interested in listening to me back then."

Then she added, by way of explaining why the anti-Clinton protests never gelled, "It wasn't very hip."

Garofalo went on to claim that Hollywood actors Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins led protests against Clinton's 1998 Iraq attack, saying that "there was a lot of protest, just as there was against the first Gulf War."

A Lexis-Nexis search for Dec. 1998, the month Clinton bombed the daylights out of Baghdad, failed to turn up a single report that mentioned either Sarandon or Robbins protesting the attacks.

A similar search for the month of Feb. 2003 turned up 124 reports on Sarandon protesting President Bush's Iraq policy.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blackhawkdown; clinton; cmoh; garofalo; hip; hyp; hypocrite; mogadishu; wagthedog
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1 posted on 02/23/2003 12:16:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Aha! It's just as I suspected! It's not about the lives which will be lost in a war, it's about being "hip"!

I say she's hyp, as in hypocrite.

And the hollywierdos wonder why we don't listen to them...
2 posted on 02/23/2003 12:23:53 PM PST by Theresawithanh (A conservative from the PRC (People's Republic of California))
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To: nickcarraway
SMO (Selective Moral Outrage).

Aka "hypocrisy."

3 posted on 02/23/2003 12:24:15 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: nickcarraway
In other words, the Hollywierdo's don't protest or make a stand based on any kind of moral convictions, they only protest when they want to get attention, and then only if they think its 'hip'.

What petty BS nonsense from irrational, petty people. Then she says - I absolutely did. I did not support Operation Desert Fox. It's just that you didn't know me very well back then. Nobody really was interested in listening to me back then." Does she think anyone is really listening now? LOL

4 posted on 02/23/2003 12:24:26 PM PST by GaltMeister
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To: nickcarraway
Ah, so it's not about the lives which will be lost in a war, it's about being "hip"! Now I understand, and I say she is hyp, as in hypocrite.

And the hollywierdos wonder why we don't listen to them...
5 posted on 02/23/2003 12:25:08 PM PST by Theresawithanh (A conservative from the PRC (People's Republic of California))
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To: Theresawithanh
So sorry about the double post! I just got a new computer, and it does some strange things.....
6 posted on 02/23/2003 12:25:58 PM PST by Theresawithanh (A conservative from the PRC (People's Republic of California))
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To: Theresawithanh
What next? Michael Jackson's take on the war?
7 posted on 02/23/2003 12:27:15 PM PST by alisasny
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To: nickcarraway
Transcript of Tony Snow interview of Janeane Garofalo. If anyone can figure out what this dunce is saying, more power to you!
8 posted on 02/23/2003 12:27:47 PM PST by mountaineer
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To: Theresawithanh
It needed to be said twice.
9 posted on 02/23/2003 12:27:47 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: nickcarraway
So....Jeanene...or whatever your name is.....if YOU were attacked in YOUR home, maybe others would think THAT was hip? You're SICK....because WE (those who know this war is RIGHT and necessary) have brains.
10 posted on 02/23/2003 12:27:55 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: nickcarraway
Not hip? Is she kidding?

Heaven help us. Please.
11 posted on 02/23/2003 12:28:18 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: mountaineer
Actually, I think she's trying to get "brownie points" for her Hollywood career....and that's it.
12 posted on 02/23/2003 12:28:50 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: nickcarraway
It wasn't HIP?

I'll bet she wishes she hadn't let THAT slip out. LOL (Too bad, too, because she is actually very funny and I always thought she seemed exceptionally intelligent in spite of her political leanings...up until now, that is.)
13 posted on 02/23/2003 12:30:02 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Look! A birch tree!")
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To: nickcarraway
when did clinton attack afghanistan?
14 posted on 02/23/2003 12:30:06 PM PST by linn37 (work my fingers to the bone and what do I get?)
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To: nickcarraway
...Nobody really was interested in listening to me back then."

I got news for you, sweetie. Nobody's much interested in listening to you now.

15 posted on 02/23/2003 12:32:01 PM PST by Nea Wood (The Democratic Party...where your vote counts...over and over again.)
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To: Desdemona
She impies she wasn't popular then. Seems to me she was at least as popular in '99, during the Kosovo War.
16 posted on 02/23/2003 12:32:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The organization "Move On" which seems to be the umbrella for the Hollyweird anti-war crowd was formed in Sept. 1998 with the charter of protecting "King Klinton" from impeachment. I imagine that any attempt to change the subject, such as the Bombing of Iraq, was to be applauded.

The deaths of Innocent Iraqis in defense of Bill is OK while any while any action against Iraq to protect this nation is evil.


17 posted on 02/23/2003 12:33:23 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: Theresawithanh
Aha! It's just as I suspected! It's not about the lives which will be lost in a war, it's about being "hip"! I say she's hyp, as in hypocrite. And the hollywierdos wonder why we don't listen to them... 2 posted on 02/23/2003 12:23 PM PST by Theresawithanh (A

DITTO!, and she looks like a dumpy troll!

18 posted on 02/23/2003 12:33:46 PM PST by timestax
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To: nickcarraway
the anti-Clinton protests never gelled, "It wasn't very hip."

Clinton support was hip? Didn't realize something that attracted so much as 42% support could possibly be considered hip.

19 posted on 02/23/2003 12:33:53 PM PST by RightWhale
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To: nickcarraway
Well, I am now officially boycotting her movies.
20 posted on 02/23/2003 12:33:57 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: nickcarraway
File under "Best to be thought stupid then to open mouth and end doubt"
21 posted on 02/23/2003 12:34:48 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: nickcarraway
Protest as Fashion Statement, is that right? I'm glad this dip's on the other side.
22 posted on 02/23/2003 12:35:05 PM PST by Rocko
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To: linn37
I think the missles Clinton launched after the Cole, or Khober towers attack landed in Afghanistan.

I think that is the basis for Bush's "I'm not going to launch billion dollar missles to hit a camel in the A$$" quote (not verbatim, but that was the idea).

longjack

23 posted on 02/23/2003 12:35:33 PM PST by longjack
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To: linn37
I think during impeachment hearings he lobbed a few cruise missles at Bin Laden's camels and some tents.
24 posted on 02/23/2003 12:35:53 PM PST by liberateUS
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To: nickcarraway
I am all for repeatedly slapping anyone, but especially a war protester, who would dare use the word "hip" in any context, at anytime to describe their motivation for anything.
25 posted on 02/23/2003 12:35:54 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Jhoffa_X)
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To: linn37
"I absolutely did. I did not support Operation Desert Fox. It's just that you didn't know me very well back then. Nobody really was interested in listening to me back then."

Well, someone needs to tell Janeane THAT NO ONE GIVES A DAMN WHAT SHE THINKS NOW, THEN, OR EVER!!!! Now with that behind me, this just proves what conservatives and people who think for themselves have been saying all along.

26 posted on 02/23/2003 12:36:05 PM PST by Blue Scourge (If the Son has set you free, than you are Free indeed...)
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To: nickcarraway
So it's "hip" to hate Bush.

It's "not hip" to hate Clinton.

OK, I get it now...

27 posted on 02/23/2003 12:37:05 PM PST by Allegra (These Hollyweirdos are getting more stupid each day. Think it's all that Evian water they drink?)
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To: nickcarraway
In all fairness, if I recall the segment of Fox Sunday, she did admit that she was forming at the mouth.
28 posted on 02/23/2003 12:38:18 PM PST by mware
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To: alisasny
This reminds me of the time a bum tried to give me stock market advice.
29 posted on 02/23/2003 12:38:40 PM PST by VetoBill (Who is the actor that plays Dan Rather?)
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To: mountaineer
GAROFALO: Well, they definitely prefer not to have him in. And nobody's arguing that Saddam should be removed, nobody's arguing that the Iraqi people deserve to be liberated.

I had a "Liberate Iraq" Sign at the "anti-war" rally and it attracted plenty of flack. There people WERE arguing that we shouldnt liberate Iraq.

30 posted on 02/23/2003 12:39:08 PM PST by WOSG
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To: nickcarraway
To be fair she's critisizeing Hollywood here. She claims consistency, but admits that the protests never really came together because most people in Hollywood only care about being hip.
31 posted on 02/23/2003 12:39:44 PM PST by MattAMiller
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To: mware
LOL, I really got to check my posts. Make that foaming at the mouth.
32 posted on 02/23/2003 12:39:56 PM PST by mware
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To: Desdemona
Does it count as a boycott if we weren't watching them anyway?
33 posted on 02/23/2003 12:41:10 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
i guess that iraqi or US servicemen's lives weren't as important to them back then
34 posted on 02/23/2003 12:41:25 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: linn37
when did clinton attack afghanistan?

When the Embassies were attacked Bill launched a cruise missile attack against a suspected al-queda camp in Afghanistan (to no effect and probably the proximate cause of 9-11) and destroyed a Sudanese Aspirin Factory.

35 posted on 02/23/2003 12:41:28 PM PST by Mike Darancette
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To: goodnesswins
Actually, I think she's trying to get "brownie points" for her Hollywood career....and that's it.



The funny thing is that this woman has no Hollywood career! She is simply a useful idiot who thinks people actually care what she has to say. Kudos to FOX for putting her ignorance on display for all to see.
36 posted on 02/23/2003 12:41:38 PM PST by rhodyrep
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To: Jhoffa_
Even as a motivation for hip surgery?
37 posted on 02/23/2003 12:41:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: linn37
Surely you remember, when his deposition tape came out ("depends on what the meaning of 'is' is"), and he had to get it off the front page, and he discovered the great Bin Laden threat, and bombed the Sudanese aspirin factory, and fired the infamous "$2 million missiles at empty tents to hit a camel in the butt"? Several crashed in Pakistan, as I recall, and were recovered.

Not to be confused with the day impeachment was going to be voted, and he tossed a few missiles at Saddam, in the middle of the night while the buildings were empty to avoid hurting anyone.

And they say Bush's reasons for wanting to take out Saddam are "personal", lol.

38 posted on 02/23/2003 12:42:09 PM PST by JasonC
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To: longjack; liberateUS
ok
39 posted on 02/23/2003 12:42:21 PM PST by linn37 (work my fingers to the bone and what do I get?)
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To: nickcarraway
She's one of the better lefty spinners (that is...fast-talkers) but if you dissect what she says the usual lefty trait is there...

...total lack of logic.

40 posted on 02/23/2003 12:42:35 PM PST by what's up
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To: nickcarraway
Maybe just shake them real hard for that and make faces..
41 posted on 02/23/2003 12:42:44 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Jhoffa_X)
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To: Charles Henrickson; Grampa Dave; CARepubGal; piasa; FreedomPoster
Janeane "SMO" Garofalo.......Selective Moral Outrage. Very good.

Stay Safe !

42 posted on 02/23/2003 12:43:01 PM PST by Squantos (Life is like an analogy...........)
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To: nickcarraway
A google search didn't turn up anything either...Sarandon was apparently too busy protesting the IMF and getting her picture on puff pieces published on the World Socialist Web Site.

However, it's obviously 'hip' now (heaven save us from the '60's...will they NEVER go away??) to protest President Bush, especially for those slaves to fashion in the entertainment industry.

43 posted on 02/23/2003 12:43:57 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: nickcarraway
What is wrong with Tony Snow and FNC? WHY have these Hollywood idiots on at all?

Close to 300 million people in this country and we have to see these idiots on FNC??

This isn't "Entertainment Tonight". There are more than enough shows on TV that deal with these shallow people and their fame.

They have no more business on a serious news peogram than George Will has in stage or in a movie.

I don't blame these idiots for spouting off; I blame the media for publicizing the views of ignorami.

We should expect better from FNC.
44 posted on 02/23/2003 12:44:33 PM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: nickcarraway
Has Janeane Garofalo ever heard of shampoo?
45 posted on 02/23/2003 12:45:18 PM PST by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: Theresawithanh

I made this sign back in 1999 to protest Klintons "wag the dog" bombing campaign.

Originally it said,"Where have all the Hippies Gone?"

It was perceived as entirely "un-hip" by the Libs from Channel 5 News.

To be a Liberal, means to be a HYPOCRITE.

46 posted on 02/23/2003 12:45:47 PM PST by MassExodus
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To: nickcarraway
Isn't it the "hip" thing these days to go to Iraq and volunteer yourself as a human shield? This b*tch and most of Hollyweird (especially "I'm-leaving-if-Bush-wins" Baldwin) should put their money where their foul mouths are, go to Iraq, and chain themselves to a radio tower.

47 posted on 02/23/2003 12:47:25 PM PST by rickmichaels (American in Spirit)
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To: JasonC
One day of bombing is not really a situation where these hollyweirdos could gather together to protest. I don't recall them ever protesting any military action Clinton ever took.Maybe she is lying about it.
48 posted on 02/23/2003 12:47:47 PM PST by linn37 (work my fingers to the bone and what do I get?)
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To: nickcarraway
Good one...I thought a bit of research was in order
49 posted on 02/23/2003 12:48:41 PM PST by woofie
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To: Theresawithanh
"Ah, so it's not about the lives which will be lost in a war, it's about being "hip"! Now I understand, and I say she is hyp, as in hypocrite."

That's a great line, so your double post is forgiven. I herby make a motion to refer to all anti-war club as 'HYPPIES' from now on.

Hopefully, I'll remember...

50 posted on 02/23/2003 12:50:36 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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