Janeane Garofalo, Scientology, Air America Radio
Garofalo Caught Promoting Scientology
Has Air America Radio host Janeane Garofalo begun using her show to plug Scientology? According to one cult expert, that appears to be the case.
Will our favorite quasi-star soon join the ranks of distinguished followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta in this Hollywood- favored, UFO-loving religious sect?
Or was Friday's segment simply a colossal blunder, attributable to a startling lack of show prep?
As far as we can tell, she hasn't previously promoted the teachings of Scientology on "Majority Report", which Garofalo co-hosts with Sam Seder.
Whatever the case, Cult News.com's Rick Ross is clearly concerned about Garofalo's show. Could this be a sign she's fallen into the sect? Or is it merely a way to get film roles?
Far from an Air America detractor, Ross has been a fan, even previously appearing on her show as a guest. From his report (it's a very interesting site, by the way):
Air America Radio talk show host Janeanne Garofalo of ”Majority Report” was seemingly taken in by a Scientology-linked project selling a “detoxification” cure invented by the church’s founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Apparently, Garofalo either didn’t understand or didn’t care about the often-reported links between the privately-funded “New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project” touted on her Friday night show and Scientology.
CultNews began reporting about the Scientology-linked project more than two years ago and the story was later picked up by the New York Times and Associated Press.
The so-called “Purification Rundown,” which is a Scientology religious ritual, is at the heart of the program. Hubbard invented the process, which includes large dosing of niacin, sweating in a sauna and ingesting cooking oil.
Apparently, Janeane's not alone:
Scientology frequently uses its celebrities to get media time for essentially what can be seen as an infomercial promoting its programs, services, and of course its founder the late L. Ron Hubbard.
CultNews previously reported how TV talk show host Montel Williams was beguiled by Scientology celebs Juliette Lewis, Anne Archer, Catherine Bell and Kelly Preston (Mrs. John Travolta). Williams consumed two of his hour-long program slots promoting celebrity Scientology-linked projects.
But of all people has the seemingly cynical Janeanne Garofalo now been bitten by the celeb bug and followed in Montel’s footsteps?
Could I Hate Myself Productions, the name of her company, provide a key clue? Garofalo, a notoriously unhappy person, would seem an easy target for these groups.
If there are other examples of Janeane plugging Scientology, please let us know.
UPDATE: another site thanks Janeane for plugging their "detox" cause!
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Janeane's UFO Friend: Pete at IHillary, Garofalobunny: David A Lunde