The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

23 June 2005

Janeane Garofalo Attacks Conservative Males

Conservative Men 'Immature'

Is Garofalo One To Talk? Plus, Franken's Deadly Praise

Is there a weekly contest at Air America to see which host can make the most asinine public statements?

Perhaps there's a chart in the breakroom where each silly press outburst gets a happy face sticker next to the person's name?

DSC00738-6.jpgHere's a typically "mature" item from Garofalo's blog, with National Review editor Jonah Goldberg as the turkey.

Between Al Franken's recent rambling, room-clearing speech in New York, to the over-the-line Bush bashing (and potentially threatening) performances from Randi Rhodes, self-destructive behavior seems worn like a badge of honor at Air America.

Even Air America President Gary Krantz recently got into the act.

Janeane Garofalo must be feeling way behind, because it appears to be catch-up time, based on an interview in today's Winston-Salem Journal.

While much of the story focuses on Garofalo's admissions her film and television career is now largely stalled, she manages to take a shot at middle-aged conservative males, the population segment divide-and-conquer liberals love to hate most:

When the network made its debut in March 2004, Garofalo said she endured a barrage of insults from the right. "At first, it was shocking to found out people your dad's age are as immature as guys you knew in junior high," she said. "But I'm used to it now."

Yes, brash, crude, obnoxious Janeane Garofalo wants us to believe she's a victim of middle-aged conservative males, not only evil, but immature to boot.

Somehow, while previously surrounded only by calm, enlightened, well-centered liberals, she never encountered these cavemen. Once on the air, an army of boorish, childish right-wing men came out of the woodwork to attack the poor, defenseless talk show host.

Now feminists can rejoice that Janeane has grown strong enough to take on the Evil White Republican Male threat.

untitled 13If this photo, also from Janeane Garofalo's site, doesn't represent junior-high level humor, what does?

I've yet to encounter a Garofalo interview where she doesn't take the opportunity to whine about some perceived unfairness in her life. Hasn't she had quite a lot of career opportunites?

While she indicates she had a good run in the nineties, Garofalo feels age discrimination, at 40, is working against her now.

That's despite a new TV movie and a recently-taped sitcom pilot about a professional female poker player, that wasn't picked up by the network.

Maybe the network felt not enough immature right-wing males would be interested.

Meanwhile, has Al Franken
discovered how to fire his deadliest weapon, otherwise known as praise?

I'm not sure if New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is quite sure what to do with these comments in today's New York Post:

"I like some of what Bloomberg's done," Franken said of the Republican mayor. "I like his appointment of [Schools Chancellor] Joel Klein. I have no major problem [with Bloomberg]. I don't."

That's certainly not something Bloomberg's Democratic opponents want to hear.

They've been trying for months to portray the mayor as a patsy of Republican leaders in Albany and Washington.

Remarkably, Franken also had kind words for Bloomberg's most notable failure, the controversial plan to build a West Side football stadium.

"I don't even know if the stadium was a horrible idea," Franken told The Post's Carl Campanile. "I wasn't [against it] because I wanted the Olympics."

This story neglects to mention how much this plays into the GOP's hands, where the mayor's long been accused of being a Republican-in-name-only (RINO).

Al, you've finally found your most effective attack method: complimenting people to death!

Welcome Ace Of Spades, Orbusmax and Free Republic readers!


  • Get a life... and a job.

    Stu Padasso

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 23 June, 2005 16:01  

  • Looks like something hit close to home, Stu.

    Care to take a diversity course in order to tolerate us?

    Here's me walking away from you...

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 23 June, 2005 16:03  

  • Haha what pathetic losers you are. Keep towing that party line.

    A diversity course from you? Ha, what a joke. The only diversity you know is white christian bigotry... Sorry but that isn't diversity.

    As well if you losers knew how to read you would know my name isn't Stu... StuPadasso

    Haha hahaha.... freaks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 24 June, 2005 02:12  

  • Stu Padasso..He clearly has no idea how appropriate his nickname is. The only pathetic losers are the liberal, left wing, lunatic part of the Democratic party and the entire Janeane Garofalo AAR audience who would be hard pressed fill a mid-sized pontiac. But you know what..keep on screaming your insults and mindless babble. It's people like you, How-wierd Dean, Dick Drbin and others who assuring yet more Republican victories by ever growing margins! I love it!!!

    By Anonymous PeakLimiter, at 24 June, 2005 14:38  

  • Well, you StuPadasso, I sure as hell am not calling you Anonymous when you append a "so-called" name to your posts.

    Secondly, you do not know me or my friend, so you have no right to say shit about my diversity. And to INSINUATE that I'm a white christian bigot only shows that you are more intolerant than I. Stupadasso.

    Now take a hike...and don't let me catch your ip around here again.

    By Blogger Sailor Republica, at 24 June, 2005 16:40  

  • Here from Ace. Funny stuff.

    Is Stu that thing with the yellow flag on it?

    By Blogger Chap, at 25 June, 2005 02:06  

  • 2005 Payne Award For Ethics in Journalism nominee?
    I was nominated for a Putzer Prize!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 02 August, 2005 00:46  

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