University of South Carolina student Maggie Brock contacted Janeane Garofalo from inside her very special bunker and got answers to a few questions:
...The right wing machine, for the last 40 years, has successfully cowed the media into thinking there's a liberal bias, which there isn't, and then WAY overcompensating the other way. There's a reason they have to spend so much money and time pushing these narratives into the marketplace and manipulating the masses. It's because right-wing ideas and right-wing cruelty is not the norm -- it isn't. That's why they have to steal elections, that's why they have to use the threat of terror, that's why they have to gay bash, and manipulate your emotions. And what right wing radio hosts do -- they capture the people's lesser nature. It's very easy. The Bush campaign also brought out the worst in people. People's lesser nature is easily tapped into. You make people loyal when they're sitting in fear, in a heightened state of anxiety or anger. That's what the right does because it's easy.
Asked about the Washington DC ratings, she replies:
Well, I actually don't care at all about that. In the summer, typically, talk radio ratings go down for everybody across the board. Ratings for Air America are quite good. No other network has risen so far and so fast in the history of talk radio. The reason the right wing must concentrate on these kinds of things is that the administration they've supported is a failure, so they have to. They try not to talk about the issues. Like Rush Limbaugh talking about how good Tom DeLay looked in his mug shot...
Obviously, she's completely out to lunch. As far as the WWRC ratings, they've been off the charts three out of the last four periods. It's not just a summer thing, it's a structural thing.
Posted in Janeane at November 4, 2005 06:18 AM
"People's lesser nature is easily tapped into. You make people loyal when they're sitting in fear, in a heightened state of anxiety or anger. That's what the right does because it's easy."
Garofalo is hugely mistaken, but that's her story and she's sticking to it. What she has accurately described here is the work of the NAACP and people like 'Jesse Sharpton.'
Posted by: hmfwic at November 4, 2005 08:20 AM
i notice there was no talk about the gloria wise
janeane is talking about Laura Ingraham "shut up and sing if I don't agree with you." janeane does that too, if you've ever seen her on tv, she ends up screaming & over talking at the people who dont agree with her,
Posted by: Amanda at November 5, 2005 01:48 PM
Though I don't like Garofalo's politics and hate her radio network, I do think she is H O T !!!!
Posted by: Randi Suck at November 6, 2005 11:40 AM
Your site totally sucks.
Posted by: David Stanley Miller at November 28, 2005 08:00 PM
Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.