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Posted on 05/30/2018 12:15:59 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Trumpism Corrupts: Roseanne Edition
Jonathan V. Last 3 Min Read
May 29, 2018 4:52 PM She's not even close to a conservative, but people on the right embraced her anyhow.
So by now you know that ABC's Roseanne revival has been canceled after nine episodes following a Twitter outburst by the titular star in which she said of former Obama Whisperer Valerie Jarrett, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj."
First off, let's dispense with the liberal-MSM conspiracy stuff. Yes, Roseanne was the highest-rated show on network TV for half of this season, but the show's trajectory was heading in the wrong direction, from 27.3 million viewers at the show's debut to a season average of 19 million viewers. Did Roseanne make money for ABC/Disney? Sure. But this isn't like Fox killing American Idol in 2003. Roseanne was a novelty act and no one thought it would be running at a high clip two seasons from now.
And even if they had wanted to keep it, Disney/ABC had to cancel the show because the show was already getting out of the Roseanne business. Consulting producer Wanda Sykes announced she wouldn't do another episode. Executive producer (and co-star) Sara Gilbert ran away from Roseanne, saying "Roseannes recent comments about Valerie Jarrett, and so much more, are abhorrent ..."
It's pretty clear that there wasn't going to be a Roseanne show next season, at least not in any recognizable way. All the corporate suits did was ratify the facts on the ground. (And save themselves the inevitable boycott/protest headaches that would have eaten up the next year of their lives.)
But the seduction of Roseanne is understandable. Despite what you may have read, Roseanne wasn't about politics. It was a sitcom that got people to pay attention because it treated Red America Trump voters as normal (-ish) human beings. People on the right were desperate to see Republican types portrayed with any sort of sympathy by Hollywood. And so, they latched onto her, and her show, despite the fact that Roseanne Barr isn't any sort of conservative.
They should have known better, because Roseanne isn't just "not any sort of conservative." She is, at best, a vulgarian and, at worst, a cretin. Remember the crotch-grabbing national anthem? Remember her publishing the address of George Zimmerman's parents? Remember her dressing up as Hitler? Or speaking to the Occupy Wall Street protesters? Or running for president with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan as her running mate? Because those are all things that happened in the very recent past and this isn't even the whole list.
I fail to see what their point is. The WS is a failed, ideological tool of the Cheap Labor Express that has never once made a profit in its ENTIRE existence. Roseanne being a vulgar provocateur that EVERYONE should be wary of is the same as the WS being a pro-amnesty tool of the elites who want cheap labor.
I never liked her.
Stopped reading at “She’s not even close to a conservative, but people on the right embraced her anyhow.”
Patently false and anyone here who does embrace her can call me: Great deal on a bridge.
The author better relax. She’s tweeting that she’s coming back, lol.
The writer at WS is a Never Trumper and I do not follow him or the WS, but he does bring out the facts about her history that Conservative radio hosts and others have been saying about her for a long time.
The Left is now awaiting a tweet from Trump that he thinks she got a bad rap from ABC or some such and use that to continue to paint him as a racist.
I do not believe that Trump will fall for that trap.
Then, her rendition of the National Anthem. After the screeching and mocking was over, she spit and grabbed her crotch.
no The President is waiting for his call from Iger about all of the nasty things said about him on abc...he thinks maybe he missed it
Meh ~ bigger fish to be-head, disembowel, and drop into the skillet (imo)
Prime example of why you should never have celebrities as role models or admire them. Rule #1 of being a celebrity is ‘push the barriers’ that means be controversial, get face time, and stay famous because controversy $ell$. That’s all she ever was and still is. Celebrities are trash.
Remember when the left loved her because she promoted homosexuality on her show?
Or ran with Cindy Sheehan for president.
Thats why ABC brought her back - as another attack show against Trump and thats not what they got.
She strayed from the plantation and according to this twit thats our fault.
Believe it or not, but many viewers of her so-called TV show for the Conservatives, would be shocked at what you just posted. But then again maybe it was just the GOPe sheeple that watched her circus act on ABC.
Cindy Sheehan was a second choice - Willie Nelson was the first - and he respectfully declined!
POLITICS 03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011
Roseanne Barrs Wild Tirade Against Obama, Oprah
Roseanne Barr has published a profane rant on her website attacking Barack (misspelled Barak) Obama as a supporter of corporate racist anti worker bullshit. Barr also tears into Oprah Winfrey, who allegedly plays the race card and the gender card and is a closeted republican.
Read an excerpt:
barak obama is an empty suit selling hope in lieu of Truth. Oprah Winfrey helped to elect Arnold Swartzenegger. I have no doubt that she voted her purse by doing this, as she is a large land owner in California, and that ilk fears Dems because they do not want to pay their fair share of Cali tax.
Oprah has given us Swartzenegger and Dr. Phil. If that was not offensive enough to decent thinking people, now she brings us Obama. He has no ideas, no plan and nothing to add other than the cynical pacification of the masses with bedtime stories about hope, while calling Unions special interest groups that need to be done away with.
Obama votes with Bush constantly funding this terrible endless war.
Oprah, you play the race card and the gender card too.
You are a closeted republican and chose Barak Obama because you do not like other women who actually stand for something to working American Women besides glamour, angels, hollywood and dieting!
When Americans find out that Obama backs right wing corporate racist anti worker bullshit, they will not vote for him, and the victory will go to the most racist right wing republican ever.... Mccain, who is a fascist!
For what its worth, Barr praises Hillary Clinton as a seasoned woman politician with 35 years of experience and John Edwards as pro union.
I don’t care for Rosanne at all but she didn’t do anything to deserve this. It wasn’t like she held up a bloody Trump head.
She found a niche and slanted her show toward it. It had nothing to do with her politics but everything to do with a paycheck.
Lol! Yeah, but she wasn't just some lone kook out there on her own. She was a major figure in the "anti-war" (ie, communist) movement. So for her to be the VP pick...
The hardcore commie left criticized Obama for various things, as if he wasn't "red" enough for them. Truth is, he simply couldn't go as far as he or his puppet masters wanted him to. This despite all the damage he did manage to do, via his self-proclaimed "Fundamental transformation of the United States". aka, "Change".
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