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PC strikes again

Posted by Casebier 1 month, 3 weeks ago to Entertainment
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Rosanne's show was just cancelled after she tweeted that Valerie Jarrett is a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Truth to liberal power, especially in the entertainment world, gets you fired.


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  • Posted by  $  blarman 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    The hypocritical part of this is that Keith Olberman has made statements even worse - yet still has a show. It took repeated debunking of Dan Rather for his lies about Bush II before he was finally let go. Others have made similarly poorly-worded statements yet were protected by this very same media.

    I totally think that people should be held accountable for what they say, but I also believe that those standards should be the same for everyone. Selective enforcement (in this case because of Roseanne's support for Trump) is the tool of the self-appointed elites and directly violates the principles that "all men are created equal" and "equal protection before the law".
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    • Posted by term2 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      She supported Trump. That is the crime the libs pin on her. This was just convenient. As I understand it, we all descent from apes and monkees , so whats the big deal. Some of us stil look like our ancestors more than others. If the shoe fits, wear it.
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      • Posted by  $  blarman 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        "Some of us stil look like our ancestors more than others."

        The more critical part to me is that some of us (being the human race) ACT like it more than others! =D
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        • Posted by term2 1 month, 3 weeks ago
          I see s persons culture way before I see their skin color.

          There is a huge diversity in the looks of humans. Some are quite close to ape ancestors, and so what really.
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      I think that that is so. I have not seen the new "Roseanne', although I really liked the old one, because I lost my TV reception when they went digital; my sister sent me a converter box, but I have been unable to find an antenna that is not a piece of Communist crap.
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      • Posted by rhfinle 3 weeks, 1 day ago
        LB, I just read this and wanted to make a point about your reception issue. One of the reasons for going to digital is the ~reduction~ of station coverage area. The government wants you to get your news from local sources, not from distant ones. To counteract this, do your homework and be sure you have a good name-brand converter box ($50 or so), and get a good, old-fashioned, American made antenna and spring for a rotator, and get it as high up as possible. I would look at a higher-end Winegard Platinum ($180) or Channel-Master antenna that handles lo-VHF, hi-VHF and UHF. Stay away from stuff that looks like little satellite dishes, and plastic . You don't need a "digital" or "HDTV" antenna. These are advertising gimmicks, similar to the "color" antennas they sold to "black&white antenna" owners when I was a kid. The color, b&w, and digital signals all ride on the same carrier wave - the antenna doesn't know the difference. If you still have issues, you can add a quality powered amplifier ($100 or so)at the antenna to boost the signal. Gone are the days of TV "DXing" and picking up Texas stations in SC, but you can improve your signals enough to pick up stations in the 50-100 mile range. A good rotating beam antenna is the best way.
        Bob K4RHF
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  • Posted by Herb7734 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I felt that a pro Trump Sitcom wouldn't last. I knew it was doomed, but just didn't know how it would manifest. Good old erratic semi-psycho Rosanne set the trap and walked into it herself.
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    • Posted by Herb7734 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Rosanne is very well off, thank you very much. She made a fortune off of her previous sitcom and was set to make another on this one. I feel sorry for the hundreds it takes to put a show like that on. They were looking forward to many years of good paying jobs for the foreseeable future.There's no going back. The racist tag is as dire a word as the F-bomb was in the past. You can call anyone anything and it won't stick, but not a sentence deemed racist. That sticks to you forever. Which is why the left keeps calling Trump a racist, even though they can't produce a racist remark except for some that's beyond even their twisted minds to conjure up.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I think Rosanne's reference was to the bitter conflict between the species in the movie, but the left will always twist the meaning. By the standards of the PC crowd, Bill Maher should have lost his show a long time ago, but he's clever enough to make sure most of his insults are aimed at conservatives.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Yet the established retarded left can say anything they want and not only get away with it, their given accolades!

    Here is the funny thing...Rosanne is a leftest, that's right, she is a demoncrapic socialist shit disturber.
    She likes what Trumpet is doing because she thinks he's the cause of all the chaos.
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    • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Last night Hannitty ran a whole bunch of examples of famous lefties saying all kinds of trash and hypocritically going unpunished for it.
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      • Posted by Solver 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        Leftist logic states that if you are seen as a victim you are exempt. The incentive is to pretend you are the biggest victim possible. The bigger the victim played the bigger the exemption.
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        • Posted by  $  allosaur 1 month, 3 weeks ago
          Me dino can a really big victim. Maybe I should wear a sign that states, "I AM OPPRESSED," and walk up to some cops out of the dead of the night.
          Videos would look similar to this~
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgb_V...
          When I flee for my life, maybe I should have a "DUMP TRUMP" sign on my back.
          That way, assorted lib groups will want to go to bat for me so I may mooch up some money.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Did anyne consider she might have eeen referring to the plot of the movie and the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood? Jarrett is definitely not pro USA. In any case, is it not interesting how quickly the left turns rabid against their own when they express an independent viewpoint. Sheep all of them. Free thinking not allowed.
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    • Posted by Solver 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      There you go using, reason. The left wants us to believe that they know what people are thinking. That they are mind readers.
      As you stated, “Free thinking not allowed.”

      If people were to use reason, they may actually discover that Muslims are not a race just like Christians are not a race.
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      • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        Sadly, the younger ones are taught herd-think in gov. schools, as well as "There is no I in team." Objectivism scares them to death. If the libs can't figure out what we are thinking, they "spy" on us, via things like Echelon or wire taps, so they can figure out a way to demonize our thoughts, or brainwash us.
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        • Posted by Steven-Wells 1 month, 3 weeks ago
          My clang-response to:
          There is no I in team"
          is:
          "But there is in 'Kiss my ass!'"
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          • Posted by  $  Stormi 1 month, 2 weeks ago
            Years ago, when this was beginning to be the mantra in schools, I handed my 10 year old "Anthem", which she read in a single day, and said she understood what was being done to them. I then bought a quantity of the book, and offered them to any classmatew who wanted to read it. I had a lot of takers on that offer, and hopefully, some grew up to be Objectivists, not "team sheep". The school "sounselor" hated me, too bad.
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        • Posted by Solver 1 month, 2 weeks ago
          Imagine that collectivist bent saying being constantly pounded into children. Then growing up they robotically follow that mystical voice in their head that says, “There are no individuals on a team.”
          Did they really grow up?
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  • Posted by term2 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    She must have hit the nail on the head, which is why the libs are so upset. On a serious note, the libs have hated Roseanne since her show was a hit AND she supported Trump. THAT was her crime, not some tweet. Comics for a long time have said worse than that in their routines, and Roseanne does deal in comedy.
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  • Posted by Solver 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    Adding to the story, Roseanne later wrote. "It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting–it was memorial day too–I went 2 far & do not want it defended-it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn’t but…don’t defend it please."

    The maker of Ambien responded in a tweet,
    "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."

    https://www.drugs.com/sfx/ambien-side...
    Be very very careful when taking Ambien!
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    • Posted by Steven-Wells 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      From:
      http://products.sanofi.us/ambien/ambi...
      AMBIEN may cause serious side effects, including:
      • getting out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity
      that you do not know you are doing.
      See ″What is the most
      important information I should know about AMBIEN?″
      • abnormal thoughts and behavior.
      Symptoms include more out-
      going or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation,
      hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts or
      actions.
      • memory loss
      • anxiety
      • severe allergic reactions.
      Symptoms include swelling of the
      tongue or throat, and trouble breathing. Get emergency medical
      help if you get these symptoms after taking AMBIEN.
      • falls, which may lead to severe injuries

      Racism clearly falls under the abnormal thoughts and behavior details.
      Perhaps I didn't follow the racism story in enough detail. To which race was Valerie Jarrett ascribed—Gorilla, Orangutan, or Chimpanzee?
      Remembering when I saw The Planet of the Apes in the theater in 1968, I would assume that Barr was describing Jarrett as a small fossilized plastic head that made a squeaky noise when squeezed.
      But that would not have been a hallucination at all.
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  • Posted by GaryL 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I won't argue if what she said was ok or not. It has been decades since I watched the movie "Planet of the Apes". Damn if I don't see the resemblance! As for the Racist label can someone tell me what race Muslim and Ape are.
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    • Posted by Steven-Wells 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      [sarc]
      "... what race Muslim and Ape are."
      The races are Gorilla, Orangutan, and Chimpanzee.
      And for "Ape", the races are ...
      Oops, now I'll lose my TV show, unless I turned out to be a declared leftist talking about Jews or Christians, which the fake media would say is okay.
      And which race likes to be on their knees like a 19th-century slave when the National Anthem is played? That's the race called "NFL".
      [/sarc]
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  • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    The world is a better place with Roseape muzzled. (Probably just used the incident as an excuse to get her out on lower ratings. Network execs haven't shown any ethics or taste in decades.)
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    • Posted by Solver 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Still don’t get how what she said is so racist? Where is the logic in this? If someone were to say, “Donald Trump is a cross between Christian Evangelists and Frosty the Snowman,” would that be racist? Would a comedian’s life be ruined because of it? Or would such a statement be praised and cheered by leftists everywhere?
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      • Posted by Riftsrunner 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        It is a callback to the racists during the Jim Crow era. They compared the undereducated black to apes generally but more specifically to gorillas due to the dark skin pigment they have. So it has become taboo to compare any person of color, especially those with higher skin melanin content, to the nonhuman apes (because humans are still apes).

        One of the problems is that Political Correctness has infected comedy recently. Before a comedian could say what they wanted with little fear of repercussions. This was because comedy was a method of pointing out the 'evils' in society. The comedian could say they were shining the light on the inequities of society and get people thinking and talking about them. However, now that PC has infected comedy, the comedian is the 'evil' in society if they don't toe the line of the hive mind of the leftists and decide to shine the light on their (leftists) 'evils'. So it is ok to attack the right because they are 'racist, sexist, homophobes, transphobes because deep down the leftist know they are even if the right leaning never exhibit any of these traits. But if a comedian were to point out that a leftist were a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, and/or a transphobe, but is part of the hive mind, it's the comedian's fault because the hive mind leftist just made a mistake because they cannot be any of those types of people. It just isn't possible in their mind.

        There was a social critic that said that you can see the wellness of a society by looking at its comedy. If the comic can say anything the society is healthy. If not, it is sick. Just look at the totalitarian countries today and in the past. One of the first things they did was to make themselves off limits to criticism from its citizens and comedy is a form of criticism.
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        • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
          Remember what the media did to Howard Cosell ostensibly for one remark during an exciting punt return in a football game, (after decades of him treating everyone equally offensively)?
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      • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
        Why expect it to be logical? Obama got the Peace Prize for doing nothing. (That WAS racist.) Political activities, including PC, in America (and elsewhere) are not usually logical.
        I have never liked anything about Roseape, so logically I am glad to see her go, but it has nothing to do with her recent statements.
        (Live long and prosper.)
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  • Posted by Jstork 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    In a free world, it is up the the broadcaster if they wish to continue to employ her or not. If they view her as a liability, it would make sense to let her show go just as if I misrepresent or become a liability my employer, it is their discretion to keep me employed or not.
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  • Posted by ycandrea 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I think it was so beyond stupid for her to tweet such a nasty thing. This one tweet hurt a lot of people, not just her. Everyone was so excited to see the show come back, all of the cast members, production crews, us viewers, etc. I know there is liberal over-reaction, but really, how stupid. I am very disappointed.
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