The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

02 May 2006

Janeane Garofalo, Scientology, Leah Remini

JANEANE VS. AUDIENCE

To Promote Scientology, Garofalo Again Using AAR




*** 13 Sept 2006: for the latest on Air America's bankruptcy, click here ***


Has Janeane Garofalo officially turned against her listening audience?

After a second show spent promoting Scientology, that certainly appears to be the case. Rather than take our word for it, look at what her fans have to say, here.

Joining the ranks of Lyndon LaRouche sympathizer and Air America Radio co-founder Sheldon Drobny, with Garofalo, the liberal network is increasingly providing a sympathetic home for extremist sects and fringe beliefs.

MSNBC is now taking notice, as well, with this from Jeannette Walls:


The actress and talk-show host has done two segments on her Air America radio show “Majority Report,” heaping praise on the controversial New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, a program based on the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.

On one show, her guests included Leah Remini, star of “King of Queens” and a devout Scientologist, who sang the praises of the detox project.



And this time, Rick Ross of Cult News isn't quite so prepared (as in the previous instance) to give Janeane the benefit of the doubt:


Janeanne Garofalo goes gonzo promoting Scientology-linked program

Apparently, Air America Radio talk show host Janeanne Garofalo has gone gonzo for the Scientology-linked program “New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.”

On Friday April 28th, Garofalo did her second show segment in the same month to promote the program based upon the teachings of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. This time the host of Majority Report allotted a 17-minute spot, for what came across as something like an infomercial.

CultNews previously reported about another Garofalo last April show promoting Tom Cruise’s pet project in New York, which included Scientologist and sitcom star Leah Remini.

This time Ms. Janeanne had no Scientology celebrity, but practically chanted the Web site address of the controversial project and its phone number.

The talk-show host was like some pre-recorded device, pitching questions to Jim Woodworth, so that the project’s head could hold forth with Hubbardisms.


Previously, the cult expert believed Garofalo might have been "played", or tricked, by Scientologists, as we discussed here. That's no longer the case, however.

According to Ross, this time Janeane went as far as to plead for taxpayer funding in support of this "project"!

Janeane, an idea: there may be a Boys & Girls Club somewhere that your partners-in-crime at Air America have yet to raid. Why don't you bust in a few doors and see what shakes out?


Even normally-sympathetic listeners were left shaking their heads. From the Majority Report blog:


Stupid Janeane...

Acting out against Sam and Josh by inviting these

WACK JOBS BACK!

Hey where's your 'sponsor' Janeane? Did he run screaming when they tried to insert the E Meter into his butt while playing BOooks on Tape "Dianetics" over and over and over!!!

Posted by: Tim Conspiracy Theorist at April 28, 2006 09:06 PM


I lost all respect for this show tonight. Why are they pumping up Scientology and junk science? I thought Republicans were supposed to be the party of anti-science. http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Narconon/detox.htm

Posted by: Anonymous at April 28, 2006 09:08 PM


Janeane sounds ridiculously arrogant today.

Posted by: srgtick at April 28, 2006 09:39 PM


Maybe Janeane has just reached the end of her rope (with regard to MRR), and is trying to get fired.

Might be the only way she can think to get out of her contract.

Or maybe she just made another bonehead move in her choice of guests.

Posted by: Waiting for Cicero at April 28, 2006 09:46 PM


That Air America suits haven't put yet put a lid on Garofalo's Scientology infomercials speaks volumes about the liberal radio network's sad state of affairs.

In addition, her message to listeners is clear: because I don't think this shaky gig will last too much longer, I'll go ahead and promote my real agenda.

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14 Comments:

  • actually, the fact that they haven't "put a lid" on her is because unlike conservatives, liberals are actually tolerant of others' beliefs.

    but on a personal note, i do believe that scientologists are crazy, but i'm still nice to them.

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 02 May, 2006 12:39  

  • TOLERANT - That's the very word I was trying to think of to describe the (Liberal) Huffington Post comment on Rush Limbaugh -

    Wonder why it didn't come right to mind?

    "All right, the world's most famous doctor shopper is free already on a $3K bond, having the good fortune to have ready access to the that kind of scratch. (Not the slang term "scratch," meaning "semoleans," but sources tell me he actually scratched his Vietnam draft-dodging anal cyst and that much money fell out.

    Doubtless trapped in one of those giggly, rolling-around-on-a-bed-of-money orgies.) Lots of folks in that situation would have trouble meeting the bond, probably calling all kinds of relatives who didn't want to hear from them and offering fire-sale prices on whatever vehicles, guitars, or extant drugs they had. But not Rusty L., probably the wealthiest broadcaster in the hate-for-Jesus kingdom"

    By Blogger Lokki, at 02 May, 2006 12:53  

  • read my post again lokki - i said tolerant of others' BELIEFS. one thing we've learned from the conservatives is that we shouldn't be tolerant of drug abuse. i personally agree, and i would love to see all drug users locked up. forgive me for not being tolerant of illegal drug use and doctor shopping.

    By Blogger liberal outlaw, at 02 May, 2006 13:56  

  • give this story up, Brian. This is one of the dumbest angles ever. Scientology and Garofalo, WHO CARES, IT IS NOT NEWS, IT IS GOOFY and NOBODY CARES

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 02 May, 2006 14:18  

  • The same should be said of Rush Limbaugh's drug story--you know the left-run media loves to put something in it because they are scared he's taking away their fire--he's been doing it for nearly 20 years. As someone who thinks God-Awful-ho is funny as toejam--to see her running with a cult like scientology--THIS IS A STORY! I'd use it to tell people to AVOID her at all costs.

    By Blogger The Real Bob Anthony, at 02 May, 2006 17:34  

  • Don't worry no one listens to AAR anyway.

    By Blogger Lidsville, at 02 May, 2006 21:33  

  • actually, the fact that they haven't "put a lid" on her is because unlike conservatives, liberals are actually tolerant of others' beliefs.

    Funny, I seem to remember Samuel Alito and John Roberts' religion being MAJOR issues in their confirmation hearings for SCOTUS justice.

    How many times have I heard mockery involving Bush's religious beliefs (ignoring that he mentions God less than Clinton did)?

    I've heard such open-minded consideration for guys like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell, right? True, I think they're creepy little freaks --- but I'm not an open-minded liberal and am TOTALLY intolerant and all.

    And, wow, Mel Gibson's orthodox Catholicism didn't lead to insults by the left. No sir.

    forgive me for not being tolerant of illegal drug use and doctor shopping.

    But an attempt to pry into a person's medical records on a blatant fishing expedition doesn't raise red flags for you? Got it.

    Spying on terrorists? BAD!

    Ignoring privacy rights for a political witch hunt? GOOD!

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 02 May, 2006 23:28  

  • Hard to hold arguments with the AirHeads at AAR..... they never let facts get in the way of their feelings and mood swings....

    By Blogger wise_n_texas, at 03 May, 2006 08:10  

  • ignoring privacy rights for a political witch hunt?


    Another whining right winger. There is not political witch hunt. Rush got made out like a BANDIT with this CASE. this case has been going on for 3 years, and all he has to pay is $30,000 for legal fees??? ANYONE WITH AN 1/8TH OF A BRAIN KNOWS MUCH MORE MONEY WAS SPENT ON THIS CASE THAN $30,000. THIS IS AN INSULT TO ANYONE WITH A BRAIN. HE MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT, BECAUSE OF HIS CELEBRITY STATUS. ANY MIDDLE-CLASS SLOB CAUGHT WITH THE AMOUNT OF PILLS RUSh HAD, WOULD BE LOOKING AT A MANDATORY SENTENCE, ESPECIALLY IN FLORIDIA ( VERY HARSH DRUG LAWS)
    I CAN NOT STAND RIGHT WING STUPITIDY. I DARE ANY OF YOU TO TRY WHAT RUSH DID AND GET CAUGHT. YOU WIlL BE GOING TO JAIL, NOT PAYING 20% OF THE LEGAL FEES, AND TAKING A DRUG TEST. THIS IS A JOKE.

    YOU RIGHT WINGERS ARE WHINING "VICTIMS". RUSH IS NOT A VICTIM, HE MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT, AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE HOW THEY POKED INTO HIS MEDICAL RECORDS, LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. THATS RIGHT THERE IS THE CONSERVATIVE WAY, ON DRUGS, POKING INTO YOUR PERSONAL LIFE!!! YOU RIGHT WINGERS VOTE FOR LEADERSHIP WHO SUPPORT THIS KIND OF INVASION OF PRIVACY. YOU RIGHT WINGERS, BLINDLY VOTE FOR ANYONE WITH THE LETTER "R" NEXT TO THEIR NAME. AND OPENING UP OF MEDICAL RECORDS IS AN ISSUE THE RIGHT WING GLEEFULLY VOTES FOR. GIVE ME A BREAK

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 03 May, 2006 09:38  

  • mike, you spin just as well as the good 'ol boys on Fox. the truth is that we don't berate them because of their religious beliefs, we castigate them for using religion to manipulate. there's a HUGE difference, and if you took the republican filter out of your ear, you might actually be able to hear the truth every now and then.
    as for alito and roberts, the religious issue with them was whether or not their religion dictated their rulings, which is not what being a judge is about. that is what priests should do, not judges. the fact that they held beliefs was moot, but whether they would rule based on religion, rather than the word of the constitution is a major issue.

    By Blogger hardcore conservative genious, at 03 May, 2006 09:55  

  • mike, you spin just as well as the good 'ol boys on Fox. the truth is that we don't berate them because of their religious beliefs, we castigate them for using religion to manipulate.

    Except you couldn't point to a single occasion of them using their religion to "manipulate" anything. That they were religious was reason ENOUGH to keep them off the bench in your eyes.

    Just saying.

    there's a HUGE difference, and if you took the republican filter out of your ear, you might actually be able to hear the truth every now and then.

    I heard all of your side's complaints, laughable as they were. I know, you don't like having your hypocrisy mentioned, but that is life.

    as for alito and roberts, the religious issue with them was whether or not their religion dictated their rulings, which is not what being a judge is about. that is what priests should do, not judges.

    Except the only "proof" you had that they'd do that was that they were religious. No HISTORY of them doing so. No testimony by somebody who knew them who said they'd do it.

    Just a rather transparent bigotry against Christians. C'est la vie.

    the fact that they held beliefs was moot, but whether they would rule based on religion, rather than the word of the constitution is a major issue.

    Except that they had already been judges and never did that.

    You couldn't point to why you'd think they'd do so --- outside of them being Christian.

    Which, for the left, is reason enough.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 03 May, 2006 11:25  

  • Another whining right winger. There is not political witch hunt. Rush got made out like a BANDIT with this CASE.

    Hmm, plead not guilty, charges dropped in 18 months as he continues treatment.

    Yup, Rush sure got tarred there.

    ANYONE WITH AN 1/8TH OF A BRAIN KNOWS MUCH MORE MONEY WAS SPENT ON THIS CASE THAN $30,000.

    So the prosecutor has few qualms wasting taxpayer money on a witch hunt. Kudos to him.

    HE MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT, BECAUSE OF HIS CELEBRITY STATUS. ANY MIDDLE-CLASS SLOB CAUGHT WITH THE AMOUNT OF PILLS RUSh HAD, WOULD BE LOOKING AT A MANDATORY SENTENCE, ESPECIALLY IN FLORIDIA ( VERY HARSH DRUG LAWS)

    Can you --- you know --- prove that? See, if somebody was accused of getting 40 pills illegally (which, mind you, was not actually proven) and who would have charges dropped by pleading not guilty would not have likely been the victim of a partisan witch hunt.

    CAN NOT STAND RIGHT WING STUPITIDY. I DARE ANY OF YOU TO TRY WHAT RUSH DID AND GET CAUGHT. YOU WIlL BE GOING TO JAIL, NOT PAYING 20% OF THE LEGAL FEES, AND TAKING A DRUG TEST. THIS IS A JOKE.

    Actually, you'd get nothing for that.

    Now, if you committed perjury under oath --- then, yes, you'd have problems. Wonder who did that?

    YOU RIGHT WINGERS ARE WHINING "VICTIMS".

    I'm "Whining"?

    OK.

    HE MADE OUT LIKE A BANDIT, AND IF YOU DON'T LIKE HOW THEY POKED INTO HIS MEDICAL RECORDS, LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR.

    I gave a partisan prosecutor the power to search other people's medical records?

    Wow, I have far more power than I imagined I had.

    Woohoo!

    YOU RIGHT WINGERS, BLINDLY VOTE FOR ANYONE WITH THE LETTER "R" NEXT TO THEIR NAME. AND OPENING UP OF MEDICAL RECORDS IS AN ISSUE THE RIGHT WING GLEEFULLY VOTES FOR. GIVE ME A BREAK

    Except you didn't see a right-winger do it, nor did you see a right-winger applaud it.

    The left-wing, though? Yeah.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 03 May, 2006 11:29  

  • Hmm, plead not guilty, charges dropped in 18 months as he continues treatment.

    AGAIN ANY WORKING CLASS SLOB WOULD HAVE RECEIVED JAIL TIME, NOT A SWEET PEE IN THE CUP DEAL, DOCTOR SHOPPING IS A FELONY, NOT A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE. RUSH RECEIVED A PEE IN THE CUP DEAL. THE JAILS ARE FILLED WITH MINORITY SUBSTANCE ABUSERS IN FLORIDIA.

    so the prosecutor has few qualms wasting taxpayer money on a witch hunt. Kudos to him.

    A WITCH HUNT IN YOUR "I'M A VICTIM" MENTALLY DISEASED MIND. AMAZING, LIMBAUGH IS NOT A VICTIM OF A WITCH HUNT, HE IS A VICTIM OF UNFAIR DRUG LAWS, ONLY DIFFERENCE HE GOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST, MOST OF US WOULD HAVE HAD OUR LIVES DESTROYED OVER THIS, BEEN DISQUALIFIED FROM EVER GETTING A STUDENT LOAN, 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS IN JAIL, AND A CRIMINAL RECORD, NOT A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE

    Actually, you'd get nothing for that.

    Now, if you committed perjury under oath --- then, yes, you'd have problems. Wonder who did that?

    GET NOTHING FOR DOCTOR SHOPPING NARCOTICS?????? GO VISIT A JAIL, TELl ME WHO YOU MEET IN THERE FOR ILLEGAlY OBTAINING XANAX, OXYCOTIN, VICADIN. THE JAILS ARE FILLED WITH VICTIMS OF THE THE WAR ON DRUGS. FUNNY, HOW YOU NEVER SPOKE OUT UNTIL YOUR ICON LIMBAUGH GOT IN TROUBLE
    SPARE ME THE 8 YEAR OLD STALE CLINTON STAB. IT MIGHT WORK FOR LIMBAUGH'S LISTENERS, NOT ME.

    Except you didn't see a right-winger do it, nor did you see a right-winger applaud it

    NORMALLY, YOU SILENTLY SIT THEIR AND APPLAUD THE "WAR ON DRUGS". YOUR WHOLE G.O.P LOVES VIOLATING PRIVACY IN THE NAME OF WAR ON DRUGS. YOU HAPPILY VOTE FOR THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER. JEB BUSH IS ONE OF THE WORST WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. YET, YOU WILL VOTE FOR THESE CLOWNS, DEFEND THEM AND SEND THEM MONEY.

    BASICALLY IN SIMPLE TERMS, RUSH WAS A VICTIM OF THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON DRUGS, SPEARHEADED BY PEOPLE LIKE JEB BUSH, WALTERS AND THE REST OF THEM. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSH AND THE REST OF US, RUSH GOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST.
    INSTEAD OF WHINING ABOUT AN IMIGANARY 'WITCH HUNT' DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE, FIGHT THE WAR ON DRUGS. INSTEAD, YOU WILL CHAMPION THE WAR ON DRUGS, VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO BACK THE WAR ON DRUGS AND CRY "WITCH HUNT", WHEN A RIGHT WINGER WHO CHEERS ON THE WAR ON DRUGS (OVER THE AIR) GET'S CAUGHT DOING WHAT HE SCREAMS ABOUT AS "IMMORAL LIBERAL BEHAVIOR".
    SO DAMM IRONIC
    YOU CONS REALLY DO NOT STAND FOR ANYTHNIG

    By Blogger rightwingwhiner, at 03 May, 2006 15:13  

  • AGAIN ANY WORKING CLASS SLOB WOULD HAVE RECEIVED JAIL TIME

    If you say so. The "working class slob" wouldn't have even been investigated.

    DOCTOR SHOPPING IS A FELONY

    Note how "doctor shopping" is not the crime charged?

    RUSH RECEIVED A PEE IN THE CUP DEAL. THE JAILS ARE FILLED WITH MINORITY SUBSTANCE ABUSERS IN FLORIDIA.

    Rush also sought treatment on his own and didn't hurt anybody in the process. And was also "charged" with a miniscule crime by an out-of-control prosecutor.

    A WITCH HUNT IN YOUR "I'M A VICTIM" MENTALLY DISEASED MIND.

    How did this become me thinking "I'm a victim"? Rush being the target of a witch hunt hardly makes me a victim.

    It makes Rush one.

    HE IS A VICTIM OF UNFAIR DRUG LAWS, ONLY DIFFERENCE HE GOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST, MOST OF US WOULD HAVE HAD OUR LIVES DESTROYED OVER THIS, BEEN DISQUALIFIED FROM EVER GETTING A STUDENT LOAN, 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS IN JAIL, AND A CRIMINAL RECORD, NOT A CONDITIONAL DISCHARGE

    Yes. They regularly throw the book at first-time offenders who sought treatment on their own. Common occurence.

    GET NOTHING FOR DOCTOR SHOPPING NARCOTICS?????? GO VISIT A JAIL, TELl ME WHO YOU MEET IN THERE FOR ILLEGAlY OBTAINING XANAX, OXYCOTIN, VICADIN.

    Seeing as how Rush didn't "doctor shop"...

    THE JAILS ARE FILLED WITH VICTIMS OF THE THE WAR ON DRUGS. FUNNY, HOW YOU NEVER SPOKE OUT UNTIL YOUR ICON LIMBAUGH GOT IN TROUBLE
    SPARE ME THE 8 YEAR OLD STALE CLINTON STAB. IT MIGHT WORK FOR LIMBAUGH'S LISTENERS, NOT ME.


    Well, they do seem more calm and rational. I actually listen to Phil Hendrie fairly exclusively.

    I've actually championed legalization of marijuana for years now. But, since you don't know a thing about me, feel free to call me a liar.

    NORMALLY, YOU SILENTLY SIT THEIR AND APPLAUD THE "WAR ON DRUGS".

    Your knowledge of what I do, while factually inaccurate, is a little creepy.

    YOUR WHOLE G.O.P LOVES VIOLATING PRIVACY IN THE NAME OF WAR ON DRUGS.

    Except you can't really point to these "violations of privacy" --- while I CAN do so here.

    Funny, huh?

    JEB BUSH IS ONE OF THE WORST WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE. YET, YOU WILL VOTE FOR THESE CLOWNS, DEFEND THEM AND SEND THEM MONEY.

    I don't give pols money. Never voted for Jeb Bush as I'm not a Floridian.

    Will I defend somebody unfairly charged? Yup.

    BASICALLY IN SIMPLE TERMS, RUSH WAS A VICTIM OF THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON DRUGS, SPEARHEADED BY PEOPLE LIKE JEB BUSH, WALTERS AND THE REST OF THEM.

    Yes, Jeb Bush is ALL about doing away with that whole doctor/patient confidentiality thing. It was part of his platform.

    THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RUSH AND THE REST OF US, RUSH GOT A SLAP ON THE WRIST.

    For a non-crime. Feel free to talk to people who have had unsuccessful back surgery and discuss the joy of pain without end.

    INSTEAD OF WHINING ABOUT AN IMIGANARY 'WITCH HUNT' DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE, FIGHT THE WAR ON DRUGS.

    Care to give me a tip?

    INSTEAD, YOU WILL CHAMPION THE WAR ON DRUGS, VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHO BACK THE WAR ON DRUGS AND CRY "WITCH HUNT", WHEN A RIGHT WINGER WHO CHEERS ON THE WAR ON DRUGS (OVER THE AIR) GET'S CAUGHT DOING WHAT HE SCREAMS ABOUT AS "IMMORAL LIBERAL BEHAVIOR".
    SO DAMM IRONIC
    YOU CONS REALLY DO NOT STAND FOR ANYTHNIG


    Yes, falling into an addiction to pain killers because you're in massive pain due to failed spinal surgery is SUCH immoral behavior.

    Your heart, truly, is impressive.

    BTW, no need to shout. And the ad hominem attacks are a little unnecessary, considering I've been nothing but polite towards you.
    -=Mike

    By Blogger MikeinSC, at 03 May, 2006 23:00  

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