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  • ABC Panics as Congressional Leaders Call for Mueller Probe to be Wrapped Up

    06/17/2018 8:53:07 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | June 17, 2018 10:15 AM EDT | Nicholas Fondacaro
    It appears as though, with the long-awaited release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report exposing anti-Trump bias by senior FBI investigators, Republican Congressional leadership was finally ready to call for an end to the Special Counsel’s investigation. After House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) spoke out, ABC’s Good Morning America was fearful for the future of the investigation on Sunday morning. “There's news this morning in the Russia investigation. New pressure on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller with two top Republicans calling for Mueller to wrap it up,” announced co-anchor, Dan...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff Update: More Progress As Deal Could Come Within A Week

    06/16/2018 6:46:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 16, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    ItÂ’s been almost three weeks since ABCÂ’s abrupt cancellation of its flagship comedy series Roseanne following a controversial tweet by star and executive producer Roseanne Barr. And while there is still no official decision on a potential spinoff series, a lot of leg work has been done behind the scenes. I hear Barr is expected to sign an agreement that would remove her from the potential spinoff and prevent her from suing over it. Terms of the agreements are unclear but it may involve a one-time payment from production company Carsey-Werner to Barr in exchange of her relinquishing any rights...
  • Disney selling ABC News’ longtime headquarters as trouble looms for embattled TV stars, journalists

    06/13/2018 1:46:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/2018 | Brian Flood
    Disney is selling the longtime headquarters of ABC News, which occupies a prestigious piece of New York City real estate. ... The sale is raising new questions about the future of Disney’s troubled news operation. Once-vaunted ABC News has struggled for identity in recent years, as the TV news spotlight has shifted to cable and the internet. And ABC News' notable shift away from hard news coverage, perhaps in search of viewers, has reduced its relevance in the news ecosystem ... as Disney executives voice increasing frustration with the high costs and low returns of the news operation. ... ABC...
  • CNN, CBS News, ABC News Honchos Have Obama Administration Family Ties

    06/11/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    If you want to understand why the mainstream media is so in love with the Obama administration, this can in part be explained by the fact that a number of big shots who control levers of media power actually do love high-placed officials within the Obama administration. By blood and through marriage, there is more than just a shared belief in left-wing politics that ensured the American media became a mouthpiece for the Obama administration. David Rhoades, the current president of CBS News, is the brother of Ben Rhoades, a White House national security advisor. If Ben’s name sounds familiar,...
  • Sara Gilbert stands behind ABC’s decision to cancel ‘Roseanne’

    06/04/2018 12:50:58 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | June 4, 2018 | Lindsey Kupfer
    “I would like to say this has been a very difficult week,” she said on “The Talk” during its first live episode Monday following a week of pre-taped episodes. “A lot of people have been hurt by this. I will say I’m proud of the show we made. This show has always been about diversity, love and inclusion. And it’s sad to see it end in this way. I’m sad for the people who lost their jobs in the process. However, I do stand behind the decision ABC made.”
  • Michelle Wolf Says Roseanne Should Have Never Been Revived

    06/03/2018 7:29:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 29 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 3, 2018 | Ryan Schwartz
    Michelle Wolf doesn’t think ABC was brave to revive the conservative-leaning Roseanne, nor does she think the Disney-owned network deserves credit for cancelling its biggest hit. On Sunday’s episode of her Netflix variety/sketch show The Break, Wolf weighed in on Roseanne Barr’s bigoted tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, saying, “It’s not a joke. It’s barely a tweet,” and “her excuse for tweeting it was [also] bad. You’ve gotta get better at one of those, Roseanne,” Wolf added. The comedienne then showed a picture from Barr’s most controversial photoshoot: a 2009 spread for the satirical Jewish magazine Heeb, in...
  • Dear Valerie Jarrett: Take Your Teachable Moment and Shove It

    06/02/2018 10:55:51 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 74 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 2, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    Dear Valerie Jarrett, You smugly describe Roseanne Barr’s firing from ABC as a “teachable moment”. Exactly what will it teach? And to whom? “Education” implies free will and choice. Obama’s administration was all about coercion. Whether it was socialized medicine, opening America’s borders via executive fiat to give your party more power, seizing control of the Internet, threatening to raise taxes by executive order or threatening to imprison people who disagree with your party on climate change or Islam — it was all about coercion. Coercion and education are opposites, Ms. Jarrett. If nothing else, you should be intelligent enough...
  • Roseanne Barr should blame Trump most of all | Eugene Robinson

    06/02/2018 8:09:22 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    Penn ^ | June 2, 2018 | Eugene Robinson
    President Donald Trump wants to create a safe public space for ugly, unvarnished, unambiguous racism, which he knows he can exploit for political advantage. This cynical and destructive ploy must not be allowed to succeed. But since Tuesday, there has been not a word of censure for Barr's vile "joke" portraying Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, as the result if "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on the rest of us to pull the plug on racism Disney pulled the plug on 'Roseanne.' It's on...
  • Report: ABC May Continue “Roseanne” With Show Focused On … Sara Gilbert?

    06/01/2018 9:05:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/01/2018 | AllahPundit
    C’mon. This is like dumping the Fonz from “Happy Days” and rebooting it to focus on Potsie.Darlene is the fourth-most compelling character on the show, tops. I like the idea of keeping “Roseanne” going but only if it’s fundamentally a show about Dan and Jackie moving on from Roseanne’s death. If they go the Darlene route, they’re going to get one season out of it. Although maybe that’s the point: All they’re doing here, perhaps, is giving the cast, crew, and writers the second year of employment they were counting on before Roseanne ripped it out from under them....
  • Roseanne Lives? Sara Gilbert-Fronted Darlene Spinoff Eyed at ABC

    06/01/2018 3:39:45 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 1, 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Darlene to the rescue? Roughly 72 hours after cancelling Roseanne amid controversy, ABC is looking to possibly keep the franchise alive with a spinoff centered on Sara Gilbert’s acid-tongued single mom, TVLine has confirmed. The standalone Darlene series was one of five offshoots proposed by TVLine in the wake of Roseanne‘s spectacular fall on Tuesday. ABC could not be reached for comment. It was three days ago that ABC announced it was scrapping the series’ already-greenlit 11th season after its titular star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist “joke” about Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett. In announcing the cancellation, ABC president Channing...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Bee whines about backlash from 'one bad word' ..

    06/01/2018 7:31:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 101 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 1, 2018 | By David Martosko
    EXCLUSIVE: Samantha Bee whines about backlash from 'one bad word' after she calls Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c***' on national TV – as the president cites Roseanne 'double standard' and demands TBS fire her Comedian Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a 'feckless c***' during her 'Full Frontal' show Wednesday night Bee apologized to Ivanka and viewers on Thursday for using the obscenity Hours later Bee's show was honored by the Television Academy as one of the most 'meaningful and relevant' – but reporters were banned In her brief speech, Bee insisted she had good intentions and complained that America focused...
  • Roseanne wants to personally call people she's offended to apologize

    05/31/2018 8:23:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Entertainment ^ | 05/31/2018
    And on the third day, there was contrition.Roseanne Barr is seeking an opportunity to personally call those she’s insulted on Twitter. No, not all of them — who has that kind of time? — but at least to phone three people she attacked leading up to ABC canceling her sitcom. Namely, George Soros, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Wolf. Attempting to also get phone numbers for Jarrett, Michelle and GS to personally apologize to them tho I disagree with their politics. I was still wrong 2 dehumanize them-they r not my enemy, harboring hate & anger is my enemy. I can...
  • Megyn Kelly Likens Samantha Bee Calling Ivanka a ‘C—t’ to Roseanne Barr Fiasco: 'Hate Is Hate'

    05/31/2018 11:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 31, 2018 | Tierney McAfee
    Megyn Kelly is calling out Samantha Bee after the late-night host referred to Ivanka Trump as a “feckless c–t” on her Wednesday night show. Tweeting a link to a Raw Story writeup of the Full Frontal moment, Kelly, 47, called Bee’s language “disgusting” and suggested the media’s “gleeful” coverage of the monologue was hypocritical in light of its condemnation of disgraced comedian Roseanne Barr. “This is disgusting. How is this acceptable?” the host of NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY tweeted Thursday morning, referring to Bee’s comments. “And how are we expected to take any of these publications seriously if they gleefully...
  • Roseanne Barr hints she may challenge cancellation of hit show

    05/31/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | 05/31/2018
    The day after ABC pulled the plug on her No. 1 show over a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr returned to Twitter with a vengeance. The embattled comic hinted she may challenge the cancellation, tweeting to her fans Wednesday, "you guys make me feel like fighting back. I will examine all of my options carefully and get back to U [sic]." Barr created a firestorm this week when she posted a tweet likening former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. Barr originally said her tweet about Jarrett was "indefensible" and begged for forgiveness, reports CBS News correspondent...
  • Roseanne Barr says she may fight ABC firing, retweets claim Michelle Obama was behind ouster

    05/31/2018 10:06:52 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 95 replies
    Roseanne Barr made it clear on Wednesday she's considering fighting ABC's move to cancel her revival after her racist tweet -- and the comic even pushed an accusation that former first lady Michelle Obama was behind her ouster. Despite initially saying she would be quitting Twitter after posting a negative and racially charged comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, the star returned Tuesday and let loose on social media. On Wednesday, Barr revealed that the positive feedback she was getting from people who still support her was making her feel emboldened to combat ABC in some way. “You guys...
  • Tom Arnold claims Roseanne Barr wanted show canceled

    05/31/2018 9:19:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 18 replies
    NY POST ^ | May 31, 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    Roseanne Barr wanted her hit show to get canceled with her racist Twitter meltdown, ex-husband Tom Arnold claimed in a new interview. “It had to happen,” Arnold told The Hollywood Reporter about ABC abruptly pulling the plug Tuesday on the “Roseanne” reboot. “And I am going to tell you the truth, she wanted it to happen, if you saw how her tweets escalated this weekend,” he continued. “If it hadn’t happened [Tuesday], this season would have been so awful for everyone every day because she would have felt like she was [being] taken advantage [of], just like when I left...
  • McCain on 'Roseanne' cancellation: ABC holds employees to higher standard than the White House

    05/31/2018 1:07:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2018 | Justin Wise
    Meghan McCain on Wednesday blasted President Trump while praising ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom "Roseanne," saying that the network "holds a higher standard to their employees than apparently the White House does.” McCain made her comments on "The View" a day after ABC canceled "Roseanne." The network made the decision after the show's star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama. "I’ve been so disheartened by what’s acceptable in the world right now, what’s acceptable in the White House," McCain said. "It’s refreshing to see someone take a stand and say...
  • 'It's not a one-time joke': Tom Arnold claims Roseanne WANTED fallout from her Twitter rant [tr]

    05/30/2018 11:21:20 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/30/18
    [snip] Arnold - who was a writer on the original Rosanne series - claimed that Barr's politics and social media showed that she was obsessed with the conspiracy theories that Donald Trump has been feeding to the masses. Arnold wrote for the show in 1988 and married Barr in 1990 but would divorce in 1994. 'This monkey thing is something that she tweeted before about black people, it's a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do. They love to call black people monkeys, it's not a one time joke,' Arnold explained.
  • Can ‘Roseanne’ Continue? Producers Mulling New Incarnation Around the Rest Of the Cast (tr)

    05/30/2018 4:05:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 30, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    With the shock of the swift and sudden cancellation by ABC of its highest-rated series Roseanne — after the series’ co-creator, star and executive producer Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets — finally starting to subside, a question emerges: What’s next? I hear executive producers Tom Werner and Sara Gilbert, the main driving force behind the revival, are expected to meet with some of the series’ writers, led by executive producer/showrunner Bruce Helford, in a few days — after the raw emotions from the abrupt cancellation have cooled off — to kick around possible ideas for continuing the show without Barr. The...
  • Trumpism Corrupts: Roseanne Edition

    05/30/2018 12:15:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5-29-2018 | Jonathan V. Last
    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...