MRC/NB's Bozell Reacts to Garofalo Calling Tea Party-goers 'Tea-bagging Rednecks'

Janeane Garofalo embodies "the dark, the very ugly underbelly of the American Left today" which "is on display for anyone to see," Media Research Center President and NewsBusters Publisher Brent Bozell told viewers of Sunday, April 19 edition of "Fox & Friends Weekend." [audio available here]

"This is about hating a black man. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of tea-bagging rednecks," the liberal comedian and actress told Keith Olbermann on his Thursday, April 16 edition of "Countdown."

"What gets me [is that] no one on the Left has denounced this woman. No one denounces these people when they go off the deep end like this. This is the dark, ugly underside of the Left today," Bozell added.

The segment -- which aired at 9:15 a.m. EDT -- began with co-host Alisyn Camerota noting the folly of competitor networks dismissively scoffing the massive protests:

ALISYN CAMEROTA, co-host: The other cable channels, as well as some of the mainstream media really pooh-poohed these tea parties, but when tens of thousands of people turn out on the same day for a grassroots effort, isn't that a legitimate news story?

BRENT BOZELL, MRC president:  Alisyn, let me correct you on a couple of things, gently. Number one, it's not tens of thousands, it's hundreds of thousands. Number two, it goes to prove there's nothing mainstream about this kind of media. I'd have never seen anything like it in my life. It wasn't that they ignored these hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, it was that they attacked them...

NB Staff
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