Janeane Garofalo on Dissent – Then And Now

Here is a compilation video from 2 different occasions when Janeane Garofalo was on Countdown with Keith Olbercrackhead.  Also, for other responses to Garofalo recent comments, go to Hotair.com.

Enjoy.





Update: I listened to Unusable Signal tonight with John Zeigler and Tommy Christopher talking about John’s recent “arrest” at USC.  What a show.  I was pleased, however, to hear that Christopher feels that Garofalo is over the top with her latest characterizations of the Tea Parties. Admittedly, I also enjoyed the fact that several on the show felt that Keith Olbermann is doing less good for the liberal movement now than he used too (if he ever did…but I’ll let that one go.)

Update: Vimeo removed my account for uploading stuff off TV.  Oh wells.  I’ve replaced it with my Youtube version. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Update: It’s interesting to go look at some of the sites that either link back here or have the video from Youtube.  I thought this one was quite interesting.

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Greg E.
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Greg E.

Just because she can read a script in front of a camera makes her an instant expert on politics? As far as I am concerned, she has the IQ of a dirty sock. (I apologize to all the dirty socks out there).She is a NOBODY and should be treated as such. Why is she getting any press coverage at all? Stop wasting your time listening to her, because while you do, Obama is taking advantage of this distraction to raise more taxes and spend money that hasn’t even been printed yet. Don’t give her any attention and she will go away…

Greg E.
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Greg E.

Just because she can read a script in front of a camera makes her an instant expert on politics? As far as I am concerned, she has the IQ of a dirty sock. (I apologize to all the dirty socks out there).She is a NOBODY and should be treated as such. Why is she getting any press coverage at all? Stop wasting your time listening to her, because while you do, Obama is taking advantage of this distraction to raise more taxes and spend money that hasn’t even been printed yet. Don’t give her any attention and she will go away…

Matthew James
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Matthew James

She has the working I.Q. of a twenty dollar prostitute. Get real or shut up!

Matthew James
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Matthew James

She has the working I.Q. of a twenty dollar prostitute. Get real or shut up!

mag
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mag

hey jeanne shut up you idiot

mag
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mag

hey jeanne shut up you idiot

Dave
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Dave

She’s a jackass

Dave
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Dave

She’s a jackass

Tony
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Tony

Janeane Garofalo is a fool.

One of those people who lie for selfish political reasons and hope to stimulate their brainless twitter fans with horse feathers and verbal flatulence.

People like Garofalo are “only” entertainers and worthless in the “real” world

Tony
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Tony

Janeane Garofalo is a fool.

One of those people who lie for selfish political reasons and hope to stimulate their brainless twitter fans with horse feathers and verbal flatulence.

People like Garofalo are “only” entertainers and worthless in the “real” world

noel
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noel

what a stupid shallow woman

noel
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noel

what a stupid shallow woman

Fred Beloit
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Fred Beloit

So, flux, do you agree with her or not; is she right or wrong? You are weaseling out of the main point of her remarks. Defend this nitwit’s right to free speech if you like, I would too, but what do you think? Is each and every one who demonstrated against bigger government a racist or not? Is Stockholm disease rampant on the right? Or is her reference to this “disease” complete nonsense?

Fred Beloit
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Fred Beloit

So, flux, do you agree with her or not; is she right or wrong? You are weaseling out of the main point of her remarks. Defend this nitwit’s right to free speech if you like, I would too, but what do you think? Is each and every one who demonstrated against bigger government a racist or not? Is Stockholm disease rampant on the right? Or is her reference to this “disease” complete nonsense?

flux
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flux

That compilation was fail, in that it did nothing to mesh with the introduction.

She never said the teabaggers didn’t have the right to speak out or that they should be stopped from doing so. She just said they were largely motivated by racism. That’s certainly a point you could argue against, but impugning ugly motives to her political enemies in no way contradicted her 2003 remarks.

Perhaps this blog post’s point was valid when looking at the full body of her remarks, but from the short snipped bits presented here the initial argument was fairly incoherent.

flux
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flux

That compilation was fail, in that it did nothing to mesh with the introduction.

She never said the teabaggers didn’t have the right to speak out or that they should be stopped from doing so. She just said they were largely motivated by racism. That’s certainly a point you could argue against, but impugning ugly motives to her political enemies in no way contradicted her 2003 remarks.

Perhaps this blog post’s point was valid when looking at the full body of her remarks, but from the short snipped bits presented here the initial argument was fairly incoherent.

Rant-O-Matic
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Rant-O-Matic

or make sure there is enough of a positive message that people take the real intended message away from the event, and not just see the racist elements.

No way to do that when we have the media bias that exists today, not as regards John Q. Disengaged the citizen.

Rant-O-Matic
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Rant-O-Matic

or make sure there is enough of a positive message that people take the real intended message away from the event, and not just see the racist elements.

No way to do that when we have the media bias that exists today, not as regards John Q. Disengaged the citizen.

OhIgetIt
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OhIgetIt

From the images I have seen, there was clearly a rasict tone to the events. That theme was present in multiple locations with multiple signs that were clearly race-based commentaries on our president. She called it like she saw it, and there seems to be enough visual evidence to back up her assesment. It is unfortunate that the movement appeals to people like that, but it appears to be a place where they are welcomed and can voice their opinions, which of course are legal (up to the point of inciting violence of course). Obviously this will be a challenge for any continued momentum for this movement, how to not attract that element, or make sure there is enough of a positive message that people take the real intended message away from the event, and not just see the racist elements. I dont think whatever the intended message was made… Read more »

OhIgetIt
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OhIgetIt

From the images I have seen, there was clearly a rasict tone to the events. That theme was present in multiple locations with multiple signs that were clearly race-based commentaries on our president. She called it like she saw it, and there seems to be enough visual evidence to back up her assesment. It is unfortunate that the movement appeals to people like that, but it appears to be a place where they are welcomed and can voice their opinions, which of course are legal (up to the point of inciting violence of course). Obviously this will be a challenge for any continued momentum for this movement, how to not attract that element, or make sure there is enough of a positive message that people take the real intended message away from the event, and not just see the racist elements. I dont think whatever the intended message was made… Read more »

DaveJ
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DaveJ

OhIGetIt: Your first sign… What the heck does that have to do with race? People of ALL races are out of work. Are you insinuating that only minorties don’t work? YOU seem to be trying to be trying to paint everyone with the same brush, just like Janeane does.
Your second sign… Maybe that PERSON is a racist. It doesn’t mean that everybody at that rally was now does it?

DaveJ
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DaveJ

OhIGetIt: Your first sign… What the heck does that have to do with race? People of ALL races are out of work. Are you insinuating that only minorties don’t work? YOU seem to be trying to be trying to paint everyone with the same brush, just like Janeane does.
Your second sign… Maybe that PERSON is a racist. It doesn’t mean that everybody at that rally was now does it?

Rant-O-Matic
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Rant-O-Matic

Could somebody see to it that there is a microphone nearby this woman at all times? She’s about the best booster for Republicans and conservatism that I’ve heard lately. What better spokesMAN for the left could there be?

Rant-O-Matic
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Rant-O-Matic

Could somebody see to it that there is a microphone nearby this woman at all times? She’s about the best booster for Republicans and conservatism that I’ve heard lately. What better spokesMAN for the left could there be?

OhIGetIt
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OhIGetIt

so wait, how does this work?

People go to a rally with overtly racist signs, and someone who observes the signs and says “wow, thats, uh kinda a racist sign you have there my fellow American” that person, the observer, is somehow a racist?

wha?

You know signs like –
this one and this one

OhIGetIt
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OhIGetIt

so wait, how does this work?

People go to a rally with overtly racist signs, and someone who observes the signs and says “wow, thats, uh kinda a racist sign you have there my fellow American” that person, the observer, is somehow a racist?

wha?

You know signs like –
this one and this one

Dave J
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Dave J

Janeane Garofalo is a RACIST HYPOCRITE. She is the one bringing up the presidents skin colour. She obviously can’t get past his skin colour.. JANEANE, THE RACIST. That’s the problem with left wing extremists. They always have to bring up different races instead of just the HUMAN RACE.

Dave J
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Dave J

Janeane Garofalo is a RACIST HYPOCRITE. She is the one bringing up the presidents skin colour. She obviously can’t get past his skin colour.. JANEANE, THE RACIST. That’s the problem with left wing extremists. They always have to bring up different races instead of just the HUMAN RACE.

Fred Beloit
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Fred Beloit

It has been said (no, I don’t know by whom, but I know I am not the first one capable of creating such an apt metaphor…let us not allow this triviality to deter us) that solid logic is like pure clear water. Now when a long-time victim of syphilis sees water they are struck by a case of the howling fits. They shake and tremble with fear and paranoia. Perhaps this is what happened when Ms Garofalo learned of the tea parties against bigger government. Let us hope she seeks effective treatment.

Fred Beloit
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Fred Beloit

It has been said (no, I don’t know by whom, but I know I am not the first one capable of creating such an apt metaphor…let us not allow this triviality to deter us) that solid logic is like pure clear water. Now when a long-time victim of syphilis sees water they are struck by a case of the howling fits. They shake and tremble with fear and paranoia. Perhaps this is what happened when Ms Garofalo learned of the tea parties against bigger government. Let us hope she seeks effective treatment.

Tiger184
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Tiger184

this woman disgusts me…for her – and all or most of the liberals for that matter – to use and promote the ‘tea bagging’ when referring to the protests only reinforces WHO THE REAL RACISTS ARE…

Tiger184
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Tiger184

this woman disgusts me…for her – and all or most of the liberals for that matter – to use and promote the ‘tea bagging’ when referring to the protests only reinforces WHO THE REAL RACISTS ARE…

Jason
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Jason

stilldon’t get it – your name says it all. You left wingers got exactly what you wanted. You got a tax and spend government that is going to sell this country off to the highest bidder. I, just like most rebublicans, have no problem with our current President’s color of skin. I would rather have seen Colin Powell in the White House, but oh well. No-one cares about the color of this President’s skin. That is simply the only stump that you fecal matter craniums seem to be able to attach to us. I have yet to hear a liberal say that they like that he and his co-horts are spending all our money. Let’s look at this another way. Do you recall the protests in London last month? The people that broke through the windows and looted items from those banks were leftist liberals. Does that make all of… Read more »

Jason
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Jason

stilldon’t get it – your name says it all. You left wingers got exactly what you wanted. You got a tax and spend government that is going to sell this country off to the highest bidder. I, just like most rebublicans, have no problem with our current President’s color of skin. I would rather have seen Colin Powell in the White House, but oh well. No-one cares about the color of this President’s skin. That is simply the only stump that you fecal matter craniums seem to be able to attach to us. I have yet to hear a liberal say that they like that he and his co-horts are spending all our money. Let’s look at this another way. Do you recall the protests in London last month? The people that broke through the windows and looted items from those banks were leftist liberals. Does that make all of… Read more »

Julia
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Julia

Kevin Jackson had a brilliant response on the Black Sphere.

http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/2009/04/racist-garofalo-to-rescue.html

Julia
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Julia

Kevin Jackson had a brilliant response on the Black Sphere.

http://theblacksphere.blogspot.com/2009/04/racist-garofalo-to-rescue.html

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