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Janeane Garofalo: What a Joke
USA News and Views ^ | 8/20/03 | Paul Walfield

Posted on 08/20/2003 8:15:00 AM PDT by political_chick

Warm and fuzzy, cute and cuddly have absolutely nothing in common with the venom spewing Leftist, Janeane Garofalo. Janeane makes her living as a comedienne and as an actor, but her calling seems to be that of emulating a shrew on a bad hair day.

Janeane is now co-host of CNN’s faltering Crossfire TV show, at least for a week anyway. No doubt the wisest at CNN understands their prospective audience far better than ordinary folks who just tune in. In their infinite wisdom they chose to have a spokesperson of Janeane’s unique qualifications to represent the Left and democrats across the nation.

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1 posted on 08/20/2003 8:15:01 AM PDT by political_chick
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To: political_chick
I took the liberty to post the entire article, hope you don't mind:

Warm and fuzzy, cute and cuddly have absolutely nothing in common with the venom spewing Leftist, Janeane Garofalo. Janeane makes her living as a comedienne and as an actor, but her calling seems to be that of emulating a shrew on a bad hair day.

Janeane is now co-host of CNN’s faltering Crossfire TV show, at least for a week anyway. No doubt the wisest at CNN understands their prospective audience far better than ordinary folks who just tune in. In their infinite wisdom they chose to have a spokesperson of Janeane’s unique qualifications to represent the Left and democrats across the nation.

The CNN bigwigs must have delved deeply into Janeane’s past accomplishments and her rhetoric and understood that most of their viewers would relate to her and feel a sense of loyalty and devotion to a kindred spirit. CNN, like all big corporations would never hire someone to host one of their television shows without testing audience reaction to their presence. CNN must know something everyone else who can think has missed.

The folks over at CNN must have looked at all the easily available sources of information on Janeane and naturally, they would have looked at things us ordinary folks do not have easy access to. For instance, an easily obtainable bit of information about Janeane that CNN must have looked upon approvingly; after all, they hired her, is this quote from Janeane and reported on Hollywood Investigator from an interview in “Buzz Magazine,” “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.”

Of course, Janeane’s distaste for all things American is probably not the only thing that endeared her to the suits over at CNN. There is also her love for all things liberal. For instance, NewsMax reported that Janeane is not necessarily against the bombing and burning of people in foreign lands. Well, she might be against that type of pillaging, but she’d rather keep it to herself during a democratic administration.

When asked by Tony Snow on FoxNews Sunday why she and her brethren were not, at the time, out protesting the bombing of Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and the Sudan, she said she was absolutely against the bombing of Iraq. When pressed about her lack of vocalizing her displeasure, Janeane is quoted as answering, “it wasn’t very hip,” to protest against a democratic president.

To be fair, Janeane pointed out that her pals Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins led many protests against President Clinton’s bombing of Iraq. Though, NewsMax reported an extensive search by their staff of all the news stories at the time showed no such “protest” actually occurred. But CNN must have been impressed with Janeane’s spunk and willingness to make things up on the fly. However, it does seem to be a common trait of the folks on the Left and not a unique trait of Leftist television talk show hosts.

Then again, there is the backhanded whack she threw at all News outlets located in the United States which presumably includes CNN News. Media Research reported Janeane as saying, “We don't get enough information. We don't get enough news with our news. And how can we function as a democracy without information? We are given disinformation and White House propaganda all the time. We have no history to our news, no context to our news, no global perspective.”

Janeane then added her thoughts about the American people in general and the White House, “We don't see people outside our borders as humans. And if I am uninformed, which I'd like to think I work very hard not to be, uninformed, it is the fault of the White House and the mainstream media.”

Then there is Janeane’s opening performance as co-anchor of CNN’s Crossfire. Janeane was as warm and loving as ever and began by saying that the killing in Iraq lately is not terrorism, but rather by freedom loving Iraqis. It would seem then that the truck bomb that slaughtered about a score of Iraqi citizens as well as the chief UN official on August 19, 2003, was by Iraqi loyalists who just wanted to express their displeasure with America’s continued presence in their country.

As Janeane put it when talking about previous killings, “This destruction was supposedly the work of pro-Saddam loyalists, but I disagree. This is the work of anti-occupation resistance. The majority of people in Iraq and Afghanistan no longer see us as liberators, but as occupiers and trespassers.”

It must be comforting to the loved ones and the over one hundred wounded that their suffering was for a good cause.

Though Janeane is not exactly sure that the removal of the murdering cutthroat Saddam Hussein is a good thing, it does sound like she is leaning in that direction, “That might be a good thing that he's gone, but occupation and democracy are at loggerheads all the time.” For Janeane, wanting to keep the likes of Saddam and his henchman from returning to power and instituting a bloodbath is an “occupation,” by America, and putting into place an infrastructure in Iraq that will support freedom for its citizens; an evil cause.

For the folks at CNN, it sounds like just what they want to hear. It is probably just what the folks at rival FoxNews want to hear also.

2 posted on 08/20/2003 8:19:10 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: political_chick
Garafaolo and "cute and cuddly" should never appear in the same article.

I've never been *that* drunk.

3 posted on 08/20/2003 8:19:38 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: political_chick
J Garafolo "Check out my new wardrobe" contest
4 posted on 08/20/2003 8:22:11 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Nightshift
ping
5 posted on 08/20/2003 8:22:53 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: political_chick
Breaking News?
6 posted on 08/20/2003 8:23:09 AM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: political_chick
The little shrew is hosting this week. Who's hosting next week? Al Franken? He's pretty good at making stuff up. CNN is a cess pool. Does Jesse Jackson still have a weekend show?
7 posted on 08/20/2003 8:23:11 AM PDT by sox_the_cat
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To: political_chick
About the only difference between Garafalo, Carville, and Begala, is the visible tattoos..
8 posted on 08/20/2003 8:23:45 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Breaking News?

The knowledge that "Janeane of Arc"* is a joke is actually quite OLD news. :)

*as Ann Coulter describes her in Treason.

9 posted on 08/20/2003 8:24:54 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Bear with me, I'm still looking at all my pings.)
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To: weegee
You're going to have to change the hair color to blonde, cut it short and "sassy" and rework the face. She's had some work done.
10 posted on 08/20/2003 8:25:03 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: political_chick
I happened to have Crossfire on monday evening and she came on and was so caustic I turned the show off.

She gives me the creeps.

11 posted on 08/20/2003 8:27:19 AM PDT by Tiger_eye
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To: political_chick
No doubt the wisest at CNN understands their prospective audience far better than ordinary folks who just tune in. In their infinite wisdom they chose to have a spokesperson of Janeane’s unique qualifications to represent the Left and democrats across the nation.

Actually, that is a very insightful comment. Janeane is the perfect spokesperson for the left.

12 posted on 08/20/2003 8:28:42 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: political_chick
I saw her yesterday on CNN. Blonde hair is not a good look for her!
13 posted on 08/20/2003 8:30:27 AM PDT by Maria S ("..I think the Americans are serious. Bush is not like Clinton. I think this is the end" Uday H.)
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To: Prodigal Son
CNN thinks they have the Left version of Ann Coulter. The joke's on them.
14 posted on 08/20/2003 8:33:53 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: political_chick
Thank you. These posts are interesting. I'd never know what was on CNN without them.

Is there any question why the word "traitor" is applied to people like Inane Garafolo?

15 posted on 08/20/2003 8:34:10 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: political_chick
Bump
16 posted on 08/20/2003 8:35:52 AM PDT by RJL
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To: sarasota
Here's an old shot that had about as much airbrushing as Hillary's bookcover...


17 posted on 08/20/2003 8:39:11 AM PDT by weegee
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To: 1Old Pro
CNN thinks they have the Left version of Ann Coulter.

Well, in a sense they do have the leftist version of Ann Coulter. This Garofolo woman represents the heart of the leftists perfectly. She is the corruption spewing mouth of their morally bankrupt souls. She is basically as deep as it gets on the left side of the aisle.

18 posted on 08/20/2003 8:39:56 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: political_chick
I'm beginning to think that CNN is actually a conservative news station that is undercover to expose the Left as baffoons. Double-Agent CNN
19 posted on 08/20/2003 8:40:19 AM PDT by Porterville (I hate anything and anyone that would attack the things that I love...)
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To: Quilla
If I ever had questions about Janeane Garofalo .. this article answered them .. Janeane is nothing but a supporter of commie rule of thought
20 posted on 08/20/2003 8:43:01 AM PDT by Mo1 (I still hate Liberal Democrats)
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To: weegee
Looks like she was going through a "Goth" period.
21 posted on 08/20/2003 8:43:25 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota
Was this her "awkward" period?


22 posted on 08/20/2003 8:49:18 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Porterville
Amen....CNN couldn't do MORE to make the left look hideous than put that pile of Garafola on their show! Go CNN! Al Franken next week!!

Anyone know if that PHONE Service Co. (Infone)? is still advertising with Carvile??

23 posted on 08/20/2003 8:51:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Prodigal Son
Ann Coulter's arguments (sometimes presented as firebombs) are rooted in constitutional law, historical fact, and reason.

Garafalo's rants are rooted in a fanatical hatred and nothing more.

There is no basis for comparing the two.
24 posted on 08/20/2003 8:51:32 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: political_chick
Someone added the keywords "conservative" and "Republican". I can assure FReepers that Ms. Garofalo is neither.
25 posted on 08/20/2003 8:52:35 AM PDT by weegee
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To: Maria S
I saw her yesterday on CNN. Blonde hair is not a good look for her!

She has a good look?

26 posted on 08/20/2003 9:03:13 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Quilla
Is she sitting across from Robert Novak? If so - he's gotta be pissed about this. Maybe CNN is trying to get him to resign.
27 posted on 08/20/2003 9:04:00 AM PDT by capydick ("We are still masters of our fate. We are still captain of our souls.")
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To: political_chick
She reminds me of the girl in school who did not fit in anywhere and carried a very large chip on her shoulder. It is obvious from the roles she takes that she always plays the "smarter, deeper" chick to the prettier more popular one.

So now she slaps on a pair of glasses to apply the intellectual facade Hollywood loves. This takes her stereotyped role of "smart, deeper" chick into real life politics.

Unfortunately her invective will never win anyone over because we see beneath the role to the bitterness that motivates her. She seethes with hatred.

She and the Hollywood Left she represents do not have the moral courage it takes to own up to their own miscalculations and over the top rhetoric regarding the war - that is what led to their spiraling downfall.
28 posted on 08/20/2003 9:06:24 AM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: weegee
This is how she will be remembered no matter what she does to hair and face. Her bitterness and unease is mirrored in her face.
29 posted on 08/20/2003 9:08:29 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Mo1
The only bumper sticker I have ever put on a vehicle currently resides on my back glass - CNN LIES. Once my W sticker arrives, I will place it just above that one. I suspect my present "thumbs up" rating from passersby will rise substantially.
30 posted on 08/20/2003 9:10:16 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Prodigal Son
Ann Coulter would reduce Garafolo to the pile of poison she represents.
31 posted on 08/20/2003 9:10:49 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: SolutionsOnly
Garafalo's rants are rooted in a fanatical hatred and nothing more.

Therefore she is the perfect spokeswoman for the left.

32 posted on 08/20/2003 9:16:12 AM PDT by Prodigal Son
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To: SolutionsOnly
Its the IQ difference. Garafalo's is on the wrong end of the bell curve.
33 posted on 08/20/2003 9:21:07 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Numbers Guy
That's because a person can't drink that much liquor and still live.
34 posted on 08/20/2003 9:23:43 AM PDT by techcor (What crayon do I use to draw a blank?)
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To: weegee
Here's an old shot that had about as much airbrushing as Hillary's bookcover...

That photo shows not airbrushing but sandblasting!

35 posted on 08/20/2003 9:34:55 AM PDT by jigsaw (Freeper Definition: Smoking Dope -> a liberal with a cigarette.)
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To: Quilla
Thanks. This needless excerpting trend is driving me nuts!

As to the story, CNN has gone from contemptable to inconsequential and has now devolved into just plain silly.

36 posted on 08/20/2003 9:40:32 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: weegee
No, I think that's her period period.

Period.
37 posted on 08/20/2003 9:41:15 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Maria S
"Blonde hair is not a good look for her!"

Having her head showing is not a good look for her.

38 posted on 08/20/2003 9:42:25 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Quilla


39 posted on 08/20/2003 12:02:20 PM PDT by dmeara
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To: BlessedByLiberty
Very astute analysis. In a way, I think it's kind of sad what's happened to Janeane. Once upon a time, she showed some comedic spark and was almost cute when you scrubbed her up a bit. But she seemed to be so filled with anger and self-loathing that she either subconsciously or deliberately trashed her own looks and career, and made it a point of pride to appear on national television looking ugly, frumpy, overweight and angry.

She started attacking any comedian she didn't think was funny in the "correct" way, as well as audiences who dared to like comics she hated (I remember seeing her on Letterman attacking Ray Stevens for no apparent reason, and saying that she wouldn't want to have anyone who thought he was funny as a fan of hers -- hey, no problem, Janeane. You could tell Letterman was appalled.) This seems to be a prevailing attitude among a certain subset of bitter, leftist, "hip" "comedians" like David Cross, who think they are the only funny people in the world, when in fact, they are so painfully unfunny, they couldn't raise a chuckle from a toddler on laughing gas.

Now, all that leftist self-hatred has so filled Janeane that she can't contain it within herself anymore and has started spewing it in every direction. No wonder she won't condemn Saddam Hussein: they're kindred spirits. These days, seeing her on TV is like watching someone crash and burn in slow motion. God knows she doesn't need to be on CNN five times a week. She needs to be in psychiatric therapy five times a week. Maybe she could finally rid herself of some of her demons instead of inflicting them on the rest of us.

40 posted on 08/20/2003 12:02:49 PM PDT by HHFi
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To: HHFi
You hit the nail on the head on why I am so angry when I see JG...

She had tremendous potential. She could be really beautiful with little to no effort. She is smart and can be extremely witty.

But there is this bitterness that seems to be eating her from the inside out and just spilling over into her looks, politics, attitude etc...

So, while the rest of us struggle to get by and do well, she just sits there and rots.
41 posted on 08/20/2003 12:06:49 PM PDT by najida (What handbasket? And where did you say we were going?)
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To: HHFi
I never liked Janeane (she still owes me $7.00 for sitting through her gawdawful Reality Bites movie), but attacking the great Ray Stevens?!?!?! Sacrilege!
42 posted on 08/20/2003 12:06:51 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (where is Count Petofi when we need him most?)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Except for this comparison:

Coulter's rational arguments represent the thinking of the Right.

Garafalo's irrational arguments represent the thinking of the Left.

Both are appropriate spokepersons.
43 posted on 08/20/2003 12:09:54 PM PDT by watchin
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To: HHFi
You're right, she became another self-destructive member of the Hollywood babbling class. She had potential to appeal to a larger segment of society. However, whatever self-hatred that so many of these people suffer from has completely infected her, diminishing and warping her into someone who expresses herself in the most base, crude and egocentric terms.

It is now hard to differentiate CNN as the host or the parasite for so many people who hate this country.
44 posted on 08/20/2003 12:26:31 PM PDT by BlessedByLiberty (Respectfully submitted,)
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To: political_chick
What's to complain about? The shrew and CNN deserve each other. The casting is actually perfect. I can't think of a more appropriate person to represent the CNN point of view.
45 posted on 08/20/2003 9:13:02 PM PDT by witnesstothefall
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