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Old 29 May 2018, 06:12 PM
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Icon103 ABC cancels "Roseanne" after Barr's racist tweet

Stellar ratings and an apology weren't enough to mitigate Roseanne Barr's racist comments, and now ABC is pulling the plug on "Roseanne." ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says the network has decided to cancel the "Roseanne" reboot.

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Old 29 May 2018, 06:27 PM
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WOW. I was just about to check the validity of this, as the first posts I was seeing where from less then reliable type of sources.

So True then?
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Old 29 May 2018, 06:38 PM
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Well, that didn't take long.

I'm sure the President and others will attack the network for suppressing Roseann's free speech. While they're at it, they'll applaud the NFL's new policy of finding teams whose players kneel during the national anthem....
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Old 29 May 2018, 06:47 PM
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ABCNews' story on this includes two references to Snopes--one a fact-check of the claim Jarrett is Muslim and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood (she's neither):

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Jarrett, who is from the president’s hometown of Chicago, is not Muslim and is not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s oldest and largest Islamic organization, according to research by the fact-checking website Snopes.
And one, oddly, Barr used herself to make a 'correction' on her claim that Chelsea Clinton was married to a nephew of George Soros (she isn't)--and then launches into another petty attack anyway.

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"But I said I was sorry I tweeted that, that's supposed to absolve me of any responsibility or consequences."
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Old 29 May 2018, 07:49 PM
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Roseanne thought she was bullet proof like Trump. She isn't. With any luck this is putting a few others on notice - only the President gets to tweet lying, racist crap without repercussions. So far...
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"But I said I was sorry I tweeted that, that's supposed to absolve me of any responsibility or consequences."

How about being on Ambien?

"I should have known better" well duh! I don't know if she was trying to be cute or funny, but she was neither. This is a worse debacle since the whole Star Spangled Banner rendition back in the 90s.

Things You Shouldn't Have To Tell People: calling someone an ape/monkey/some non-human primate is neither funny, cute or an oops! my bad! moment.
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And one, oddly, Barr used herself to make a 'correction' on her claim that Chelsea Clinton was married to a nephew of George Soros (she isn't)--and then launches into another petty attack anyway.
Part of which was at least close to being true. She said that Chelsea's husband is the "SON OF A CORRUPT SENATOR" (caps hers). Per the Washington Post article, "Clinton’s father-in-law was convicted of financial fraud, but he was a member of the House, not the Senate." (She then went on to claim that Soros is “a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps.” Some obscure website addresses those claims here.)
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