Saturday, August 23, 2003

Another round of looniness from left-wing activist/actress Janeane Garofalo as the co-host in the left chair on CNN’s Crossfire this week. On Monday she held the Bush administration “responsible” for the blackout. On Wednesday afternoon she blamed the Bush team for the terrorist attack on the UN hotel: “It is the Bush/Cheney cartel's fault for this.”

Railing against the Bush administration’s efforts to pass and now argue in favor of the benefits of the Patriot Act, Garofalo raised Nazism. Playing off how George W. Bush is the 43rd President, she charged: “It is in fact a conspiracy of the 43rd Reich.”

In between, she contended that the war in Iraq “was an attempt at a corporate takeover. This was about oil. It wasn't about human rights. It's not about human rights.” And she spewed: “Team Bush is more radically corrupt than Richard Nixon ever tried to be.”

I'd laugh at this if it weren't pretty much the mainstream of the Democratic Party's worldview in a nutshell. Ms. Garafalo has been thumbing through her copy of Manufacturing Consent, apparently. If only it weren't the only book she's ever read in her life...