January 26, 2003
Here and There, Jan. 26

Goofy-faced comedienne Janeanne Garofalo was seen on CNN today expressing her "vehement disagreement" to the war against Iraq. She went on to say

We are given disinformation and White House propaganda all the time. We have no history to our news, no context to our news, no global perspective. We don't see people outside our borders as humans. And if I am uninformed, which I'd like to think I work very hard not to be, uninformed, it is the fault of the White House and the mainstream media.
I agree that some of the mainstream media has terrible coverage of Iraq. If Garofalo feels she isn't getting enough information about Iraq, she might try using Google, which links to over 6 million web pages that mention Iraq. And since she seems to substitute reflexive blame of the Bush Administration for serious inquiry regarding anything that goes wrong in the world, including her own personal shortcomings, she might as well spend her time reading Saddam's official media. Which we all know has never once been accused of spreading disinformation (at least not by any Iraqi comedian appearing on Iraqi television).

What is PETA going to have to say about this?

U.S. Middle East policy apparently really is all about oil. If it weren't for all the oil and defense companies that do so much business with the Saudi theo-klepto-idiotocracy, I imagine that the Administration would be far less solicitous of the dysfunctional Arab regimes than it is today.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at January 26, 2003 07:00 PM

Washington Post has an amusing story about Garofalo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A47534-2003Jan26.html

Posted by: Janice on January 27, 2003 11:14 AM

PETA won’t let me see their site without depositing a cookie on my Computer. Can anything be worth a PETA cookie?

Posted by: Andew Cory on January 27, 2003 11:56 PM
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