Actress Janeane Garofalo tells it like it is

Old Blog Import

KURTZ: You’ve been all over the tube, from Good Morning America” to CNN, MSNBC, Fox, speaking out against war with Iraq. Are the anchors taking you seriously, or are you just the entertainment?

GAROFALO: No, I don’t think that they are taking me too seriously. I think they use actors to marginalize the anti-war movement. They have them on, and then sort of are slightly condescending.


KURTZ: That they [the Network News] want a war? That they want a war so they can exploit it as a dramatic story? You’re not suggesting that, are you?

GAROFALO: Oh, am I suggesting that? I guess I am suggesting that. I guess I am saying, actually, they’re pro-ratings. They’re pro-easily-packaged-stories. They’re pro-sensational-headlines. They’re pro-ratings grabbers. They like their graphics.

You know, there are anchors that sometimes put in a voice of dissent occasionally. Also dissent is not a dirty word. But I would say for the most part it’s not a very open debate. You have anchors saying all the time, well, we know Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. No, we don’t. We do not. We do not know that. So…

Full transcript on CNN

Thanks to Cursor for the link!