Coming out of Starbucks, minding her own business, Janeane Garafalo was ambushed with with questions about her comments regarding the Tea Party protesters being “racist rednecks.” She handled herself well and turned the table by pointing out some of the offensive signs and asking, several times, “Why were they not protesting for the last eight years under the Bush spending?”

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Might I also point out the irony that it was Greta Van Susteren who aired the video. That’s right, Van Susteren, who recently denounced ambush journalism when she was watching over Todd Palin at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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60 Responses to “Janeane Garafalo Handles Ambush on Fox News”

  1. You say I am wrong yet you have not once refuted any of my assertions regarding the rant queen or that you encourage by the sale of your gadget, the disabling of that which you don’t want to see or hear. It seems not to matter to you, you are attempting to deprive someone else that which they might choose to hear under the freedom of the Constitution. Since you refuse to hear anything on Fox you most likely are unaware of Van Jones’ questionable character or the corruption disclosed in ACORN. News which your chosen outlets either ignored or were unaware of. Your comments conform with a fish that’s unaware it’s wet. You can have the last word as you do well at making my point. Also I prefer to debate facts and not talking point rhetoric from a closed mind.

  2. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    First, I did address your assertions, but you obviously missed the point of asking who you are – if you are not some anonymous Internet troll… She is, unless you prove otherwise, a lot more well known than you and is a successful comedian, regardless of whether or not you like her. Secondly, where in the Constitution does it say everyone has the right to watch everything they want in a place of business? It doesn’t. Sure, the business can air what they want, as long as it doesn’t impede on any else’s rights, but I make it clear that people should first try to get the owner/employee to change the channel. Additionally, someone using the device is not permanently removing the channel from the TV, so nobody’s “freedom of the Constitution” is being deprived. Lastly, you don’t know what I watch, or don’t watch, and, apparently, the fact that, yes, I do know what Fox News has reported about Van Jones and ACORN, much of which has been false, misleading and/or illegally obtained. If you believe Van Jones served time in prison, or that nobody at ACORN ever called the cops about the attempted human trafficking act & believe everything you’ve seen on Fox News, you are the one with the closed mind.

  3. Amen. Stupid Repubs.

  4. yeah she cant answer the question

    garfoololo Why were they not protesting for the last eight years under the Bush spending?”

    LOL what about obamas spending

    tea party protest are rednecks ?yeah name calling thats a libber trade mark when they dont want to hear a reality check

  5. Quite frankly this whole question of where they were leads down to “our guys not in power, lets protest the other”. Its normal (as in this is what happens, doesnt mean this is how it should be), and this happens for both the right and the left.

    During Clinton years: GOP was up in arms about whether he has sex with her while not bothering protesting that their party (Bush family in perticular) was in bed with the Arabs..

    During the GW Bush years: The Dems up in arms about the war in iraq while not protesting their own furthering this 9/11 truthers movement.

    Both sides have their flaws. Both sides will be stupid and have ignorance damaging just causes.

    The right and some left wanted to push for accountability with these tea parties, but had it tarnished by the few that threw racism into the mix.

    The left and some right wanted to stop the unfounded war in iraq with their anti-war protests, but had it tarnished by anti-oil conspirators and 9/11 truthers.

    Can’t we all just get along? Probably not, but we can unite on middle ground: we need to fix the deficit (I know I’m Canadian, but it does affect me too), and that the wars in iraq and Afghanistan either need to be won properly and fast, or to drop it and bring our troops home.

  6. I would love to answer Garafalos question regarding why protestors were not present during Bush era. This president is on track to spend more than Bush, Clinton and Bush Sr. combined. Presidents lie, the Cbo does not. Shame on the fox news producer for not bringing up these facts. Pitiful journalism, I think he needs to stay on the other side of the camera. Also Garafalo needs to stick to what she does best, which is um oh nevermind.

    Read more: http://foxnewsboycott.com/greta-van-susteren/janeane-garafalo-handles-ambush-on-fox-news/#ixzz10WDZOwz4

  7. Janeane’s rant was wrong, but she does a great job here of throwing attitude back at Griff, who fails to properly zero in on his target. In the past 8 years, Janeane seems to have picked up some tricks from the enemy. By the end of the clip, if you hadn’t seen her original rant, you might agree with her. Either way, she definitely wins this engagement.

  8. It’s easier said than done, but perhaps the most important tip for handling an ambush interview is to remain calm like my friend at the college did. Reporters create these situations to invoke your temper or take advantage of your nerves. Don’t let them.

  9. I think he needs to stay on the other side of the camera. Also Garafalo needs to stick to what she does best It doesn’t. Sure, the business can air what they want, as long as it doesn’t impede on any else rights, but I make it clear that people should first try to get the owner/employee to change the channel. Thank you.

  10. JaneaneIsHOT says:

    Janeane Garofalo NEVER minds her own business, she always has it in someone else’s, usually for the wrong reason.

    But she’s HOT!

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