George Carlin = Andy Rooney + snark
: The last time I saw George Carlin, when I was a TV critic, I thought he’d lost it. He hasn’t found it since.
Q: You’re known as a very liberal comic. Are you trying to change people’s political views when you go out there? Do you have an underlying agenda?
A: No. First of all, I’m not liberal. I’m just about (being) anti-United States. I don’t like the way this country operates. I think we’ve ruined this place. And I think it’s largely because of businessmen. And businessmen are not liberals. So if that makes me a liberal, then that’s just an association. It’s not a choice. …
Yes, anti-Americanism is thrust upon you, like a slump in your career.