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Roseanne Is Out? Explain Maher, Sharpton and Olbermann
Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2018 | Larry Elder

Posted on 05/31/2018 8:59:51 AM PDT by Kaslin

Roseanne Barr lost her new television show.

Barr, in a tweet about Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, said of Jarrett: "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." The comedian deleted the offensive tweet, but the damage was irreversible. The reaction was swift.

The Rev. Al Sharpton tweeted: "The comparison ... of ... Valerie Jarrett to an APE is racist and inexcusable. ABC must take action NOW!" The Disney-owned ABC issued the following statement: "Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show." Barr left Disney little choice. Standing by her would have meant advertiser boycotts, forcing any company that advertises on her show to explain their association with a "racist."

But what are the rules?

Disney also owns ESPN, the sports cable channel that employs Keith Olbermann, whose angry, unhinged tweets about President Donald Trump make Barr's anti-Jarrett tweet look like a love note. Here's one Olbermann tweeted at Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter: "Then tell your racist, white supremacist, neo-nazi father to get the f--- out of our society." One would think that Disney would find Olbermann's tweets "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with (their) values."

As for MSNBC's Sharpton, he also said that Barr's tweet shows that Trump is "normalizing" racism. Remember Sharpton became famous by falsely accusing a white man of raping a black teen. A New York grand jury called the accusation a hoax, and Sharpton was successfully sued for defamation. But to this day, Sharpton refuses to apologize. Sharpton helped fan the flames during the deadly 1991 Crown Heights, New York, riots by leading some 400 protesters through the predominately Jewish section of Brooklyn. Days before the deadly riots, Sharpton said at a rally in Harlem, "If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house." Sharpton once called David Dinkins, the first and only black New York City mayor, a "n----- whore." Sharpton described Jews as "diamond merchants" and whites moving into Harlem as "interlopers." Unwilling to wait for the Ferguson grand jury to finish its investigation of the police shooting death of Michael Brown, Sharpton took to the streets of Ferguson yelling, "No justice, no peace." The grand jury exonerated the officer. No remorse by Sharpton. No apology. No cancellation of his show.

Bill Maher has long hosted a show on HBO and gets top pundits to appear. No guest seems bothered by Maher's sexist, vicious put-downs of Republican women. In his stand-up, Maher called Sarah Palin a "c---" and a "dumb t---" -- both offensive and derisive slang words for female genitalia. Maher defended himself by insisting that in his stand-up act, political correctness is off-limits. Michael Richards committed career suicide when, during a comedy stand-up, he shouted down black hecklers by repeatedly using the N-word. That this occurred in a stand-up act was no defense for him. Richards has barely been heard from since.

Maher also called Palin and Michele Bachmann "two bimbos." Maher referred to Palin's son with Down syndrome as "retarded." In January 2013, Maher said that Donald Trump should prove he wasn't "the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan." Isn't this pretty much what Barr said?

Meanwhile at CNN, Erin Burnett hosts a daily show. When Burnett worked for MSNBC, she referred to then-President George Bush, standing in a group of politicians, as "the monkey in the middle." CNN's Van Jones called Trump's election a "whitelash," and fellow host Don Lemon, who calls himself a "journalist," recently pronounced President Trump "a racist." Well, that settles that.

One can't even keep track of the many offensive things said on the Disney-owned ABC show "The View." Panelist Sunny Hostin attributed Trump's victory to racism: "Twenty percent of people voted because of racism, and I think after eight years of a black president there was no way that (Clinton) was going to win."

The outrage over Barr's offensive tweet is understandable. But why is there a no-fly zone over Maher, Olbermann and Sharpton? Laura Ingraham took a relatively mild swipe at Parkland gun control activist David Hogg, apologized, but had to weather an advertiser boycott.

The swift cancellation of Barr's show demonstrates yet again that the National Review editor John O'Sullivan was right. "White racism," Sullivan said, "does exist, but its social power is weak and the social power arrayed against it is overwhelming."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; billmaher; hollywood; keitholberman; keithoverbite; larryelder; media; msm; roseanne; roseannebarr; television; valeriejarrett

1 posted on 05/31/2018 8:59:51 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They are liberals.

‘nuff said..........................


2 posted on 05/31/2018 9:03:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: Kaslin

And samantha bee. Guess they are okay since they’re “speaking truth to justice”. Whatever the hell that’s supposed to mean.


3 posted on 05/31/2018 9:05:09 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Kaslin

Olberman really was a great sports announcer.

I enjoyed his thoughts and commentary about sports.

The full moon must have risen and he turned into a political werewolf.

His comments were all vicious half truths.

I ended my viewership when he stated that Bush said : mission accomplished.

That was the message on the ships banner Bush gave a speech on


4 posted on 05/31/2018 9:06:18 AM PDT by South Dakota (We need a real independent investigation of Bill/Hillary and Obama's actions)
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To: Kaslin; All

Here’s the Wanda Sykes QUOTE that NEVER got HER in any trouble!

“I couldn’t believe that Donald Trump won,” she said. “I couldn’t believe that we elected an orangutan to front the country. This is ridiculous.”

- Wanda Sykes, onstage Nov 13, 2016


5 posted on 05/31/2018 9:07:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals are the ones equating apes to blacks. I think VI has Simian features. Unless all simians are black how does that translate?


6 posted on 05/31/2018 9:07:44 AM PDT by raybbr (That progressive bumper sticker on your car might just as wll say, "Yes, I'm THAT stupid!")
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I won’t post it here; it’s nothing but a collection of F-Bombs, but here is a ‘collage’ of a bunch of Keith Olbermann Tweets to and about PDJT and his family.

The guy is 100% UNHINGED and ESPN (also owned by Disney/ABC) just hired him back!

YEESH!

https://www.facebook.com/ForAmerica/photos/a.119506304774403.17273.114364638621903/1971880859536929/?type=3&theater&ifg=1


7 posted on 05/31/2018 9:10:18 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Kaslin

what about jamele hill- another Disney employee still receiving a paycheck from the company??


8 posted on 05/31/2018 9:10:47 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Kaslin

President Trump tweets to stay out in front of the MSM who almost always merrily distorts anything POTUS said.


9 posted on 05/31/2018 9:11:10 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Kaslin

When is everyone going to understand, there are only rules for REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES!


10 posted on 05/31/2018 9:18:38 AM PDT by kagnew
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To: Kaslin

When is everyone going to understand, there are only rules for REPUBLICANS AND CONSERVATIVES!


11 posted on 05/31/2018 9:18:39 AM PDT by kagnew
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To: South Dakota
"...mission accomplished.

That was the message on the ships banner Bush gave a speech on

I remember that also...couldn't put it to rest...."tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth."

..."Trust (not) but verify" RR

12 posted on 05/31/2018 9:19:35 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Kaslin

While we’re at it, why did NBC chose the psychotic Ashley Judd to represent the great state of Kentucky on Deeby Day?


13 posted on 05/31/2018 9:19:41 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (We have a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem.)
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To: Kaslin
You mean, there's a double standard for liberals?


14 posted on 05/31/2018 9:22:33 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Time to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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To: Kaslin
Explain Maher, Sharpton and Olbermann

Double standard, double standard, double standard....

I used to like Olbermann back in the day, when he was on KTLA. But that was a long time ago. His bombast is unbearable. I can't believe he will last long in this latest return.

15 posted on 05/31/2018 9:44:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: JusPasenThru
While we’re at it, why did NBC chose the psychotic Ashley Judd to represent the great state of Kentucky on Deeby Day?

Anything to do with Kentucky - basketball, the Derby - we always get Ashley judd thrown in our faces. And when she was married to Dario Franchitti, the same at the Indy 500.

16 posted on 05/31/2018 9:49:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s plain hypocracy and our side can’t highlight that fact because they control the media. We also have no resources to fight it. The left controls much of the country and has destroyed the 1st. Amendment. We lose the 2nd.,it’s all over.


17 posted on 05/31/2018 9:55:56 AM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Kaslin

The Olber-moron is still around? Who knew?


18 posted on 05/31/2018 10:45:18 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Kaslin

She’s Deplorable.


19 posted on 05/31/2018 11:35:50 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin

That photo of Doberman is a colorful reminder that there is no justice in this world. The guy is just plain bad at his job, but keeps getting lucrative gigs. Very discouraging to anyone counting on even a semblance of fair treatment and reward.


20 posted on 05/31/2018 1:04:37 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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