Things are so bad that she took one of those cookie-cutter, CSI, Criminal Mind, type shows and she was hideous in it as Ava and C.I. documented in "TV: Seven Layer Bad." It seems like the worse her career gets, the more filled with hatred Janeane Garofalo becomes. Bob Somerby notes Ms. Garofalo's latest bit of crazy:
What’s so dumb about that discussion? Current TV doesn’t post transcripts; we don’t intend to force our analysts to transcribe the various things that were said during that gruesome chat. We will only transcribe this passage, near the two-minute mark, where Garofalo explains how she knows “the Tea Party is racist:”
GAROFALO (6/24/11): There has been racism in our country since its founding. It would be odd if it didn’t exist now that we have a black president. That would be weird. And when anybody says to me, “What makes you think the Tea Party is racist?” What makes you think they aren’t?
We’ll only say this: In the end, it’s up to you to understand how monumentally dumb that highlighted passage is. As Wittgenstein said in another context: At some point, explanations must end.
(One hint: Garofalo is discussing millions of people in that highlighted passage.)Poor Janeane Garofalo. She once seemed destined for stardom and now she will be lucky to be a generation's Rose Marie.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: