Celebrity Speaks Out On Celebrities Speaking Out

"I'm so public about this because I've been asked to do so and because I painfully felt that the anti-war movement was being ignored," comedian and anti-war activist Janeane Garofalo told The Progressive's Elizabeth DiNovella. "It became abundantly clear that no one was getting on TV talking about this. ... I can't stand watching history roll right over us. It's like they're asking you to bend over, put your head in the sand, and put a flag in your ass." Garofalo, who's been active with Win Without War, has appeared on Crossfire, Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Fox News Sunday, MSNBC, and CNN. She accused the press of wasting America's time with celebrity bashing. "You can book a guest you can respect or you can respect the guest you book. They love to pretend that if you are in entertainment, that's what defines you and you can't possibly have any knowledge of what's going on in the news. So you have grown adult anchors and media people who are literally acting like twelve year olds, saying, 'You shut up. You don't know anything.' Literally treating you with the contempt of a schoolyard bully," Garofalo said.