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Peacenik Garofalo Upset at Harassment, May Quit Protesting

Tuesday, March 11, 2003 9:17 p.m. EST
Peacenik Garofalo Upset at Harassment, May Quit Protesting
Appeasement activist Janeane Garofalo says she might quit protesting U.S. policy on Iraq because she's being harassed, and she complains that Hollywood leftists who speak out don't get enough respect.

Addressing a panel on media coverage of the war in Manhattan, the comedian-turned-foreign-policy-expert said Monday that she might "just bow out for the rest of [her] life," according to New York's Newsday. Garofalo complained that she's had to change her home phone number after getting several harassing calls.

The bespectacled Bush basher blames the media, which she said ridicules anti-war actors "as a way to trivialize" the appeasement movement. (Garofalo herself, however, admitted two weeks ago that the appeasement movement stayed dormant during U.S. troop deployments in the 1990s because "it wasn't hip" to protest Bill Clinton.)

Fellow panelist William McGowan, author of "Coloring the News: How Political Correctness Has Corrupted American Journalism," disagreed. He said appeasement activists were belittled because of their "silly, vacuous slogans."

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Gorafalo 12.Mar.2003 21:51


And to think I once thought she was even kinda cute. Those must have been some serious phone calls.

American Appeasers 12.Mar.2003 22:45

Propaganda Max

Judging by this article from Newsmax, it's obvious that the Right Wing shills and propagandists in America don't even bother to hide behind the image of being journalists anymore.

This Newsmax piece is an unadulterated hatchet job worthy of the New York Post or Matt Sludge. Like most of the media hacks that pass for jounralists in America, these people combined tabloid style innuendo with Nationalistic America worshipping.

Its funny that this article describse Garafalo as an "Appeasement activist" when the real Appeasers are people like Tony Blair, Prime Minister Poodle of Great Britain, who refuse to stand up against yet another American war of aggression against humanity.

newsmax, shooting the messenger. 13.Mar.2003 07:06


those who don't like the message may shoot the messenger at will.