Canceling Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr has never been known for class. Her latest, a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, resulted in ABC’s canceling her successful comedy show. I’m glad. I’ll take pushback against the rabid racism of the Trump era whenever and wherever it comes.

CNN covered the cancelation, with New York Times opinion writer Charles Blow having a particularly passionate statement. Anderson Cooper asked the panel if they thought it likely that Trump would weigh in.

Of course not. Trump has said things as bad or worse than Roseanne Barr. The modus operandi of the Trump era is giving permission for his followers to say and do anything that comes to mind — like comparing the former senior advisor to President Obama to an ape. If anything, Trump will likely call Roseanne to commiserate with her on how badly she’s been treated by the press.

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