What did Janeane Garofalo *really* say?
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DailyPundit (dailypundit.com/archives/008267.php), CrooowBlog (tvh.blogspot.com/2003_02_23_tvh_archive.html#89848367), and The Blog from the Core (weblog.theviewfromthecore.com/001356.html) link to this story (hollywoodinvestigator.com/2002/garofalo.htm) about a decade-old interview with Janeane Garofalo:
"Our country is founded on a sham: our forefathers were slave-owning rich white guys who wanted it their way. So when I see the American flag, I go, 'Oh my God, you're insulting me.' That you can have a gay parade on Christopher Street in New York, with naked men and women on a float cheering, 'We're here, we're queer!' -- that's what makes my heart swell. Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."
OK, I disagree with her. But, this quote is a little off. The actual article says:
"...that's what makes my heart swell." Garofalo laughs suddenly. "Not the flag, but a gay naked man or woman burning the flag. I get choked up with pride."
It's pretty obvious that she was being sarcastic at least about the last part; the "Garofalo laughs suddenly" part is left out of her quote.
In any case, I think I have a plan. I will become Janeane's Eugene Volokh, correcting this quote throughout the blogosphere. Janeane will eventually learn about this after the real media picks up on my crusade. Janeane will want to meet me. Funded by a grant from Richard Mellon-Scaife, I will sweep Janeane off her feet. Slowly but surely, I will imbue her with right-wing dogma. Janeane will have one epiphany after another. Soon, Janeane will disavow her anti-war stance, and her, Richard Mellon-Scaife, and America will thank me and bring lots of hits to my blog.