Janeane Garofalo Ratatouille Promotional Tour, Bill O'Reilly
Promoting Cartoon, Garofalo Bashes FOX, O'Reilly
Is Janeane Garofalo capable of even one unangry moment in her life?
Even while promoting a cartoon, the former Air America Radio hothead can't refrain from taking shots at her enemies, especially Bill O'Reilly and the FOX News Channel.
From the Boston Herald's Edge:
Comic Janeane Garofalo injects some sass into the male-dominated culinary world with “Ratatouille,” opening in theaters Friday.
In this Disney-Pixar project about a country rat with a passion for cooking, Garofalo voices Colette, the lone woman in a kitchen full of men at a top Paris restaurant.
Thanks to Colette’s French accent, it would be hard to make the connection between the comic and the cook - if it weren’t for Garofalo’s trademark razor wit.
“I saw no need to make fun of French people. It’s embarrassing,” said Garofalo during an interview in Boston last week.
The politically outspoken actress said she objected to a line of dialogue that made it into the film in which Colette equates her anger at the new chef to being French.
The former Air America radio host said she is against any kind of France-bashing.
“Fox News is embarrassing for everybody. As if the French are bummed that Bill O’Reilly doesn’t like them,” she said.
Janeane, what's the connection between your "French" character and Bill O'Reilly? That's quite a stretch.
Besides, France and the United States have resumed their previously- close friendship. For someone who claims to be so intelligent, Garofalo sure doesn't follow the news very carefully. From ABC News, here's a clue:
U.S., France celebrate ties after Iraq discord
"The more we work together, the better things will be and the more we are together, the stronger we will be," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner told a joint news conference on Sunday before hosting a dinner for Rice.
"On a great many topics of current events, we had a chance to see how close we are. At times, we did not see things eye to eye. It is good, among friends, to speak frankly," he added.
Rice was equally effusive, offering "great congratulations" to Sarkozy on his election victory.
She also praised Kouchner for his work with Medecins Sans Frontieres -- the aid group he co-founded -- which she described as "one of the finest organizations ... ever created."
Analysts said the cordiality should not obscure the many areas where the two countries disagree, including French misgivings about NATO expansion, U.S. plans for a missile defense shield in Europe and U.S. support for Israel.
"There is a new climate ... There is a new sense of confidence but it's more in the tone and in the style than necessarily in the content," said Dominique Moisi, senior counselor to the French Institute of International Relations.
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