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Garofalo Awards Announced at White House Press Dinner
NewsMax.com ^ | Saturday, April 26, 2003 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 04/26/2003 9:20:19 PM PDT by kristinn

Comedienne-turned-antiwar activist Janeane Garofalo will be among those honored at a ceremony sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com outside tonight's annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

The first annual "Garofalo Awards" ceremony will spotlight celebrities who distinguished themselves in recent months with "histrionic predictions of gloom and doom before and/or during Operation Iraqi Freedom [and who] stand head and shoulders above all others for their shrillness, certainty and apocalyptic ravings," a FreeRepublic spokesman told NewsMax.

The award itself - a stuffed ready-to-eat crow on a silver platter - will be given to the top 10 celebrity activists, politicians, pundits and reporters based on votes of FreeRepublic members.

Winners include Garofalo herself, who was the top vote getter based on her bizarre pre-war observation, "We are doomed if we go into this war into the heart of the Arabian world with a U.S. led effort against world opinion. We are doomed if we do this."

CNN news executive Eason Jordan followed in second place, for his recent confession in a New York Times op-ed piece that he and his network covered-up firsthand accounts of Saddam Hussein's torture and execution of innocent civilians.

Other Garafalo Awards winners include:

* Fired NBC and National Geographic reporter Peter Arnett

* Former U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter

* Actor Tim Robbins

* Columnist Helen Thomas

* Former President Bill Clinton

Clinton is being honored with a Garofalo for his for remarks to a New York business group last week, where he accused the U.S. of trying to bully the world.

"Our paradigm now seems to be: something terrible happened to us on September 11, and that gives us the right to interpret all future events in a way that everyone else in the world must agree with us," Clinton told the Conference Board. "And if they don't, they can go straight to hell."

Each Garofalo Award recipient will also receive a bottle of red wine vinegar to help wash down the crow dinner.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: dcchapter; eatingcrow; garafaloawards; garofaloaward
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We had a good time tonight announcing the awards. Fox News and NBC filmed the ceremony. CNN and a Japanese news network showed up later.

The other winners of Garofalos were Nancy Pelosi, David Hackworth and Michael Moore.

Thanks to Jim Robinson and all our fellow FReepers who offered nominations and voted.

1 posted on 04/26/2003 9:20:19 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
Great!
2 posted on 04/26/2003 9:22:07 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: kristinn
Huzzah! Great job! Thanks.
3 posted on 04/26/2003 9:22:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: kristinn
Man do I hate Bill Clinton.
4 posted on 04/26/2003 9:25:58 PM PDT by fiftymegaton
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To: kristinn
Will you treat us w/some pictures later? I love hearing about all that you do......just wish that I could be there too.
5 posted on 04/26/2003 9:26:33 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: kristinn
Awesome.

RD
6 posted on 04/26/2003 9:26:41 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: kristinn
Outstanding. Thanks!
7 posted on 04/26/2003 9:26:43 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: kristinn
Any idea if/when it will be aired?
8 posted on 04/26/2003 9:26:53 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Prayers for all)
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To: kristinn
Will it be on FNC, CSPAN, or the Alphabet Soup network? I'm looking forward to it...
9 posted on 04/26/2003 9:28:04 PM PDT by Maigrey (Member of the Dose's Jesus Freaks, Purple Aes Sedai , Jack Straw Fan Club, and Gonzo News Service)
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To: kristinn
Can we see a picture of the award?
10 posted on 04/26/2003 9:31:00 PM PDT by mvpel
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To: kristinn
How bout a round of applause and a ribbon?


11 posted on 04/26/2003 9:34:41 PM PDT by Amazed1953
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To: kristinn
Tell us if they say if and when it will be aired.
12 posted on 04/26/2003 9:35:49 PM PDT by rwfromkansas (God Reigns!)
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To: fiftymegaton
Man do I hate Bill Clinton.

you know, i thot that with xxxlinton gone my attitude might ease up on him, but i find that he makes me grind my teeth more and more everyday

13 posted on 04/26/2003 9:38:38 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: kristinn
Pictures....we want some pictures!

Sure hope Fox plays that tape of your award presentation!

The addition of the wine vinegar to help 'wash down the crow' was brilliant!
14 posted on 04/26/2003 9:39:25 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: kristinn

Hilarious!

15 posted on 04/26/2003 9:39:51 PM PDT by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: kristinn
I nominate Wesley Clark as well.
16 posted on 04/26/2003 9:40:11 PM PDT by what's up
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To: ohioWfan; Howlin; StarFan; RaceBannon; Little Bill
FYI......Ping

Lookeee here.....Freeping Fun!
17 posted on 04/26/2003 9:41:34 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: floriduh voter; azGOPgal; nicmarlo
And the winner is.........PING!
18 posted on 04/26/2003 9:43:42 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Take W-04........Across America!)
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To: kristinn
A great quote from Janeane Garofalo:

"Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.' That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, 'We're here, we're queer!' -- that's what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."
19 posted on 04/26/2003 9:47:18 PM PDT by FoShizzol
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To: kristinn
Awesome, kristinn!!!! You are a prize ... FREEP ON!
20 posted on 04/26/2003 9:48:19 PM PDT by STARWISE (Prayers for W and his family and our brave troops, fighting this moment for our safety + freedom)
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To: JulieRNR21
: ) thanks for the ping! !!!
21 posted on 04/26/2003 9:48:52 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: kristinn
I'd've though that Nicholas "Million Mogadishus" DeGenova would have been a shoe-in. Still, he had very stiff competition.
22 posted on 04/26/2003 9:51:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Liberalism and brain damage: Which the cause, and which the effect?)
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To: kristinn
I'm proud to say that I don't know who Garofalo is.

Great job tonight!
23 posted on 04/26/2003 9:53:18 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: JulieRNR21
Please ping me when it's going to be on in case I get on FR beforehand. I love seein' freepers on tv.
24 posted on 04/26/2003 9:56:02 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Seriesly. This is hugh.)
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To: FoShizzol
A great quote from Janeane Garofalo: "Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.' That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, 'We're here, we're queer!' -- that's what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."

IF Garofalo statement was said in the 50's, what "ism" would have said it and why?

25 posted on 04/26/2003 9:56:28 PM PDT by Major_Risktaker ("No Risk, No Reward")
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To: kristinn
FYI: The WH correspondents dinner thread is over 1,000. Lots of ground was covered imo. Good job, DC.
26 posted on 04/26/2003 9:58:41 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Seriesly. This is hugh.)
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To: kristinn
Excellent.
27 posted on 04/26/2003 10:04:53 PM PDT by blam
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To: Carolinamom
The awards were awesome -- if you like crow! tgslTakoma did a great job creating the awards and she also took pictures which she will be posting tomorrow (probably). The winners were:

Janeane Garofalo (she got a gold platter and an extra helping of 5 crows)
Eason Jordan and CNN
Peter Arnett
Scott Ritter
Michael Moore and Bill Clinton (tied)
Nancy Pelosi
David Hackworth
Tim Robbins
Helen Thomas

There was actually a tie for tenth place with Helen Thomas and Chris Matthews. The judges decided to put Chris Matthews into the Dishonorable Mentions category along with all the other non-winners because he had, at least in one small public venue (speech), stated that he was wrong.

Thanks to everyone who took part in the nomination and voting process for the Free Republic Garofalo Awards.
28 posted on 04/26/2003 10:06:14 PM PDT by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: JulieRNR21; kristinn
Sounds like you guys had fun. Great job with the selections for the Garafolo award. I hope this becomes a yearly award.
29 posted on 04/26/2003 10:07:41 PM PDT by azGOPgal (If he (Saddam) is alive, I would suggest he not pop his head up.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Ping!
30 posted on 04/26/2003 10:09:39 PM PDT by azGOPgal (If he (Saddam) is alive, I would suggest he not pop his head up.)
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To: Carolinamom
Thank you. Pictures tomorrow. This was a bit different in that we got media attention for the first time in five years there. Also, we were moved across the street from our regular location by the police so we didn't have as much interaction with the attendees as usual :-(
31 posted on 04/26/2003 10:10:54 PM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: hoosiermama; Angelwood
One reporter from NBC told Angelwood it might run on the Today show this Sunday morning, I think.
32 posted on 04/26/2003 10:12:47 PM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
Each Garofalo Award recipient will also receive a bottle of red wine vinegar to help wash down the crow dinner.

Red wine vinegar is perfect for Garofolo, the walking talking douche bag....

33 posted on 04/26/2003 10:12:50 PM PDT by freebilly (I think they've misunderestimated us....)
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To: JeanS; sauropod; Doctor Raoul
We had a blast. The rain stopped as we were getting set up, so the crows didn't get soggy.

Sauropod dressed down as Helen Thomas. Doctor Raoul was merciless with his bullhorn. The signs were great and we only got a handful of single digit salutes compared to lots of positive reactions.

34 posted on 04/26/2003 10:16:51 PM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: kristinn
The Today show doesn't come on on Sunday....Monday, perhaps...but who knows?
35 posted on 04/26/2003 10:19:53 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: gcruse
Well, maybe Monday. It'll be funny if they do end up showing some of the footage they shot.
36 posted on 04/26/2003 10:24:51 PM PDT by kristinn ("Anti-War" Movement is in a Quagmire)
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To: gcruse
Yes it does... It is called "Weekend Today"
37 posted on 04/26/2003 10:24:56 PM PDT by nhoward14 (Save the planet. Support Syrian/North Korean/Iranian regime change.)
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To: gcruse
The Today show doesn't come on on Sunday....Monday, perhaps...but who knows?

There use to be some kind of Weekend Today Show .. I remember David Bloom use to host it. I'm not sure if it's still around because I haven't watched that show is a while

38 posted on 04/26/2003 10:26:51 PM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: kristinn
Sauropod dressed down as Helen Thomas. Doctor Raoul was merciless with his bullhorn. The signs were great and we only got a handful of single digit salutes compared to lots of positive reactions.

LOL .. thanks for the report .. I sure hope they do air y'all .. DC CHAPTER ROCKS!!

39 posted on 04/26/2003 10:28:54 PM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: nhoward14
TIVO shows no such program, and my local NBC affiliate has Meet the Press and such, but no Today-type show. If there is a Weekend Today, our affiliate isn't showing it (Amarillo).
40 posted on 04/26/2003 10:30:07 PM PDT by gcruse
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To: Angelwood
I was rooting for George Galloway. But the revelations about him came after. If it had just been a few days later I bet he would have made it.
41 posted on 04/26/2003 10:30:41 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: Angelwood
Next year you might have a special category winner for international nominees. Its doubtful that any of them could win mixed in with US nominees. Galloway and Chirac types should not be left out.
42 posted on 04/26/2003 10:31:48 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: JulieRNR21
The addition of the wine vinegar to help 'wash down the crow' was brilliant!

Make that French wine Vinegar.
43 posted on 04/26/2003 10:32:48 PM PDT by Russian Sage
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To: Fred Mertz
"I'm proud to say that I don't know who Garofalo is."

Go to Taco Bell and have a couple of their burritos...

The next morning, voila -- you're taking a 'Garofalo.'

44 posted on 04/26/2003 10:33:15 PM PDT by F16Fighter (Democrats -- The Party of Stalin and Chiraq)
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To: kristinn

45 posted on 04/26/2003 10:38:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Mr. Avuncular)
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To: InvisibleChurch
you know, i thot that with xxxlinton gone my attitude might ease up on him, but i find that he makes me grind my teeth more and more everyday

Take heart in the fact that Bubba is just trying to work on that legacy thing, but the results are that he screws himself over and over. America's opinion of his bubbaship sinks ever so slowly, yet constantly, like a great ship that struck the iceberg of reality and is taking in water -- call it the Clintanic

46 posted on 04/26/2003 10:43:03 PM PDT by Smedley
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To: Angelwood
Speaking of SCott Ritter, I just hope the paperwork is found in Iraq that shows he was on the take ala Labourite Galloway of GB.

It's the only reason he did a 180--well, unless he's just completely nuts, which is a distinct possibility.

47 posted on 04/26/2003 10:43:07 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: kristinn; StarFan; countrydummy; KLT
Good report. Lots of stuff to tell.
48 posted on 04/26/2003 10:46:40 PM PDT by sauropod (Beware the Nazgul. Beware the Uruk-Hai...)
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To: Calpublican; kristinn
Speaking of Scott Ritter, I just hope the paperwork is found in Iraq that shows he was on the take

Ritter did it all for the children....
49 posted on 04/26/2003 10:47:17 PM PDT by scubadave (Liberalism: political ideology or mental illness?)
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To: kristinn
"The award itself - a stuffed ready-to-eat crow on a silver platter"

Feathers and all?

Thanks again.....
50 posted on 04/26/2003 11:03:39 PM PDT by Trailer Trash
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