...Janeane Garofalo, an anchor on the liberal talk radio syndicate Air America, chose to scream at a religious caller who took her to task for joining mainstream America and labeling Sc|ent0l0gists as freaks, or something like that.
What could have been an opportunity to have a calm, rational discussion about the fact that religion has hurt a lot of people devolved into a bombastic tirade against faith in general. Garofalo is a smart, capable woman with a bully pulpit and hard left leanings. She could have used the moment to have a real conversation about religion. All the things she deplores about religion could be part of a discussion. She could have told the truth: that religion has hurt her, and a lot of other people. Instead, name-calling and shrieking prevailed...
Posted in Janeane at September 12, 2005 10:33 AM
You're attacking Garofalo for slamming the religion of Elron Hoobard? That's really a pretty brave thing to do in Hollywood, where so many are adherents. Takes a lot of guts to face Travolta, Tom Cruise, Jenna Elfman, et. al. not to mention those in power positions behind the camera. In fact, they tend to be Democrats and to write big checks for the DP. Garo was brave almost to the point of suicidal when she said that.
Posted by: smudge at September 18, 2005 07:03 AM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.