Here’s the video to Janeane Garofolo on MSNBC.
Great to see some liberal “thought” exposed. Her attack is not based in intellectual debate or philosophy – it is poor name calling and hate mongering. All the things Ms. Garofolo accuses the “right wing” of…
James Hirsen’s email/article:
- Joel Surnow may rue the day that Janeane Garofalo snagged a role on “24.”
Garofalo’s recent public pronouncements are likely to have throngs of conservatives turning the hit TV series off.
The politically outspoken actress does provide a look into the lens through which liberals are viewing any and all critiques of President Obama.
The left sees Obama solely within the historical context of being the first African-American president, and as such, his success in all of the micro and macro apparently has to be defended.
Within their universe, criticism of any issues, statements, policies, etc., must take a subordinate position to the historic achievement.
During the 2008 presidential primary campaign, then-candidate Barack told a fundraiser in Jacksonville, Fla., “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?”
His gentle yet deliberate toss of the race card had many pundits troubled about a future in which any negative evaluation of Obama’s words or actions would be dismissed as racist.
This is exactly what Garofalo attempted to do on MSNBC’s “countdown” program when she asserted that those who attended the recent anti-tax, anti-big government rallies were “a bunch of teabagging rednecks.”
She described attendees as being motivated by bigotry.
“This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up,” she said.
Evidently, her unbridled conservative hatred was on full display at the thought of radio icon Rush Limbaugh making a “24” visit.
Garofalo told the Village Voice, “When Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything.”
“When somebody came to me privately and said, ‘Do you want to meet them?’ I said absolutely not,” she rudely added.
Rush recently indicated to the Radio Equalizer blog that he had never visited the set while Garofalo was a member of the cast of “24.”
Which begs the question, What would make Garofalo think Rush Limbaugh would actually want to meet her?
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