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Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Garofalo watch

The New York Times' gossip column (at least, that's what it appears to be) has reported dismissively on Janeane Garofalo's participation in a debate on media slant. I didn't attend the event, so I can't speak to the accuracy of the report, but note the dismissive line at the end of the bit:

Then Mr. Evans, wrapping it up, told the guests that the speakers would stick around to sign their books. Except for one.

"Thank you Janeane," Mr. Evans said. "You don't have a book.

She hasn't written a book. She's not selling anything. She's out there because she believes in something. She should be dismissed for that? I suspect the implication of the line is that she doesn't have the same deep understanding one gets when you write books on things. Like, say, Ann Coulter.

Keep it up, Janeane. Many of us are glad you are there to do it. Illegetimis non est carborundum, if you will forgive me some faux Latin.

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