*** NEW: Boston Globe's Sympathy For Left's Limbaugh Monitor ****** DID GARAFALO MAKE UP HER STORY? --- UPDATED WITH EXCLUSIVE REACTION FROM LIMBAUGH ***Providing an invigorating shot in the arm for conservatives, perpetually unhinged hothead Janeane Garofalo has emerged from her cave just long enough to hurl personal insults at anyone with differing viewpoint, all we can say is welcome back, Janeane! And thanks again for the fodder.This time, the former Air America talk host has managed to fuel our fire for months to come with these gems: She's labeled taxpayer advocates as racist, according to the Washington Times:
"Let's be very honest about what this is about. This is not about bashing Democrats. It's not about taxes. They have no idea what the Boston Tea party was about. They don't know their history at all. It's about hating a black man in the White House," she said on MSNBC's "The Countdown" with Keith Olbermann Thursday evening. "This is racism straight up and is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. There is no way around that."Olbermann did not once try to challenge her on those assertions.The actress went on to describe the brain size of typical "right-winger, Republican or conservative or your average white power activist.""Their synapses are misfiring. ... It is a neurological problem we are dealing with," she said. This isn't the first time she's offered this analysis, either. Ms. Garofalo said similar things about Alaskan GOP Governor Sarah Palin's brain last February in an interview with an environmental blog.The actress went on to bash the GOP on MSNBC Thursday because it had "crystallized into the white power movement" as well as Fox News, which she said has captured the "Klan demo[graphic]." And according to the Los Angeles Times, Garofalo is making excuses for her willingness to accept work on 24, a program with a conservative reputation:
In an interview with the Village Voice yesterday, Garofalo discusses the apparent disconnect between her politics and the show's, saying, "At first I passed on it because of the right-wing nature of a couple of the writers."Eventually, however, Garofalo relented. "There's only one or two right-wingers in the whole show, in the writer's room. There's nobody else whose opinions reflect that in the cast or the crew. And then midway through when I was working there the main right-winger left the show anyway," she says.Here, she is referring to series creator Joel Surnow. In the interview, Garofalo is complimentary of Surnow, however she draws the line at set visits from his pals, Rush Limbaugh and Lynne Cheney."When Rush Limbaugh visited the set, and when Lynne Cheney visited the set, I refused to have my picture taken with them or meet them or anything," Garofalo tells the Village Voice.Before the left gets too excited about the diminutive loudmouth's return to the public eye, however, they might take a Garofalo 101 refresher course: The demise of Garofalo's already low-rated lefty talk show on Air America was sped up by her use of the program to promote Scientology, which had even liberal supporters baffled. Her program was known for childish antics more at home on an elementary school playground than in the adult world. A bizarre online crusade to place Garofalo on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame has generated less than 200 signatures in over three years. Garofalo angily denounced her former employer, Air America, when it fired Randi Rhodes for calling Hillary Clinton "a big f---ing whore".With this kind of track record, conservatives should welcome the return of Hollywood's ultimate toxic asset.UPDATE: After having seen this piece, Limbaugh emailed your Radio Equalizer late Friday evening with this reaction: "The last time I visited the set of 24, Garofalo had not been hired to appear in the series. She was not there, she was not a member of the cast the last time I visited. I wouldn't have wanted to meet her anyway."The last time I visited the set, Kim Raver was still in the cast and CTU was the primary "location" of the show. This current season, seven, has been in the can since last summer or fall and I have been nowhere near the 24 set for any shoots for this season, which is this lunatic's first season," Limbaugh added.Did Garofalo make up her story about Limbaugh visiting the set during her stint as a member of the cast?