The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

02 May 2006

Janeane Garofalo, Scientology, Leah Remini


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


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.

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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  • 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  

  • 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  

  • 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  

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