DATE: 3/31/2004 02:31:00 PM
Liberal Talk Radio - The liberals finally have their talk radio network. And according to this New York Times story, the dress rehearsal for the programs included political satire that included jokes about Attorney General Ashcroft visiting a domanatrix and former Bush press secretary Ari Fleisher "shoveling snow in hell."
Yup, this'll work. But at least it's funny. Consider this quote from normally unfunny comedian Janeane Garofalo:
"It's not like we're here to say we're going to be as nasty as right-wingers. On the left, traditionally, you've got a nicer type of person. You've got a person who is more willing to engage in conversations that have context and nuance, who tend to have more educable minds."Boy, that's funny stuff. Compare that to some past Garafalo quotes that are all sweetness and light:
The Republican Party, their message and their policies of exclusion and the tilted playing field appeals to the dumb and the mean. There is no shortage of dumb and mean people in this culture. So, therefore, their message, the dumb and the mean find a nice home in the GOP...What you have now is people that are closet racists, misogamists, homophobes and people who love tilted playing fields and the politics of exclusion identifying as conservative...Such...nuance.
Then there's this one:
And if I am uninformed, which I'd like to think I work very hard not to be, uninformed, it is the fault of the White House and the mainstream mediaBrilliant. Now these people are blaming Bush for their own stupidity. I love America.