No, I was not surprised at all that Roseanne’s show was canned. Do you think for a minute ABC, no matter how much dough they were raking in – those liberals weren’t going to allow Trump to continue being shown in a positive light.
They have been looking for something and this was “that something.” I would imagine ABC was receiving a lot of flak from the liberals for even allowing it for this many weeks because people enjoyed the truth. Also, one of the main characters was leaving the show.
This only tells you how twisted these peoples minds are:
Remember Wanda Sikes and her “nasty talk about President Trump and Melania?” Did anyone hear any noise about this nasty woman?
What about Joy Behar and her “nasty talk about Vice President Pence and his family and Christianity?” Sure she apologized – but she wasn’t fired and should have been.
This is how biased ABC and all of the media are – as long as it is a Democrat mugging people – it’s okay; but, when someone outside the Democrats mugs a Democrat – especially, Obama’s live in girlfriend – they get cauterized like Roseanne.
THE STAR TREATMENT
‘Roseanne’ canceled because of tweet.
‘Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant’
The “Roseanne” show, the highest-rated and most-watched television series this season, was canceled Tuesday by ABC after its star, Rosanne Barr, tweeted an insult of Valerie Jarrett, Barack Obama’s confidante.
Barr wrote of Jarrett, the highly influential former senior adviser to Obama: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.”
(Part of her remark was true which is the fact Valarie Jarrett is a card- caring Muslim Brotherhood = a movie = A 1967 film by 20th Century Fox Starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, and Kim Hunter. This movie was a legendary science fiction film where apes rule over men = a baby = Valarie was a baby at one time = vj = Valarie will have to disprove the rest.)
(Isn’t that the way the Democrats wiggle like a worm? Bill Clinton: “It depends upon what your definition of is …is? And right now – the Democrat spy who was spying on the Trump campaign was really not a spy – just helping them out by protecting them.)
Barr apologized a short time later, via Twitter, stating: “I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans. I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me – my joke was in bad taste.”
(And Roseanne apologized. So what is the big deal – a Democrat can’t be insulted?)
Barr, the comedienne-actress who’s made a reputation over the years for bad taste, was starring in this year’s reboot of the program. She already had taken fire from the left for her on-screen and outspoken support for President Trump’s policies on jobs, taxes and other issues.
But Channing Dungey, ABC president, said Barr’s tweet went beyond her standard of bad taste.
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Dungey said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Reporter said axing the “Roseanne” revival was no small decision for ABC.
“The rebooted comedy debuted its nine-episode run midseason and finished as the TV season’s No. 1 scripted series on all of broadcast. ‘Roseanne’ had been averaging a 5.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 19.3 million viewers with live-plus-3 lifts. With a full week of time-shifting, those numbers climbed to a 6.4 rating in the key demo and 22.1 million viewers. Either way, ‘Roseanne’ was the highest-rated and most watched series of the broadcast season, eclipsing NBC’s ‘This Is Us’ and CBS’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ – which had been in a heated battle for top status.”
Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of ABC-owned Walt Disney, added, “There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
When the show was revived, after an absence of 20 years, it shot to No. 1 in its time slot.
Fox News reported at the time the show, starring a pro-Trump title character, was “the highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons, as well as the highest-rated sitcom in recent memory.”
Executive producer Sara Gilbert said Barr’s comments “are abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”
“I am disappointed in her actions to say the least.”
She explained: “This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences love – one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”
The report said Wanda Sykes, a consultant, would not return.
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The original show took on controversial topics, and the reboot was no different.
The Reporter described how it “famously opened its new season with an episode that explored the country’s divisive response to President Trump, whom Barr has publicly supported.”
“The storyline between Roseanne and her sister, Jackie (Laurie Metcalf), was designed to reflect the debate among Trump’s working-class base and spur a larger discussion.”
Laila Lalami, writing at the Nation, wrote just days ago that the public shaming of those who give offense online is “working.
In regards to Obama’s girlfriend – she has been complicit and instrumental in Obama’s crimes and lives in his home – a strange relationship to begin with – but that is here nor there.