In the interests of full disclosure, I never liked Roseanne. I have a quick trigger finger, and when someone makes a mockery of the National Anthem, I’m done with her.
I never liked her show when it was on originally. And that’s because I took the portrayal of working class folks as a mockery of them.
I always interpreted it as: Look at those people in flyover country who carry a lunch pail to work and eat fried food. They’re fat and they’re dumb and they’re loud. Let’s all make fun of the way they live.
Now, I admit, that’s me. But because that was how I responded to the show, I didn’t like it.
So when ABC announced its reboot, I rolled my eyes and thought, “Hollywood is so damn unoriginal they have to drag this show out of mothballs.”
And I could never shake the impression that Roseanne was exploiting Trump supporters for ratings.
Which, if she did, it was a smart move on her part. Because Trump supporters drove up the ratings.
Now I don’t look to television to validate my existence.
In fact, I don’t look to television for anything. I canceled my cable in 2013 and my TV is used only for watching DVDs.
And since I’m going for full disclosure here, I didn’t see the tweet at first because Roseanne blocked me from Twitter more than a year ago. I don’t know why. I don’t think I ever tweeted at her. Though I suppose I might have retweeted something in which she was mentioned. But to be honest with you, I have no idea what prompted it.
But this kerfuffle over Roseanne tweeting a mean joke about Valerie Jarrett is so out of proportion with the so-called crime, it makes me suspicious on two counts.
First, I don’t think ABC was very pleased with the fact that Trump voters responded so favorably to the “Roseanne” reboot.
After all, they are the network that canceled the popular show “Last Man Standing.”
Perhaps ABC had expected the new “Roseanne” to bomb. And when it didn’t, they were boxed in.
Who in the entertainment industry wants to be known for having a show that’s wildly popular with the very viewers they hate?
My guess is ABC was desperate for a way to cancel the show.
And then Roseanne – in a supposed Ambien haze – handed them the perfect excuse on a silver platter.
How else do you explain how quickly the network dropped the axe?
But the other thing that makes me suspicious has more to do with the faux outrage we are seeing in the media over a stupid tweet.
They’re going wall-to-wall screaming about Roseanne and her “racist tweetstorm.”
Is it a tweetstorm if it’s only one tweet?
That’s like saying “I’m going to sing a medley,” then only singing one song.
It’s more of a “tweet-drop” than a storm.
But ever since Roseanne tweeted, deleted and apologized for that tweet, the media has been at DEFCON 1.
As if Hollywood people never tweeted something mean or stupid before.
Have they never read through Rosie O’Donnell’s tweets?
Remember, the news media, like most Leftists, suffer from “projection.” They always accuse the other side of the very thing they are doing.
Take the news media’s constant accusation that every presidential action Mr. Trump takes is a “distraction” from Stormy Daniels or the Mueller Investigation.
That’s a perfect example of “projection.”
Because if anyone knows about distractions, it’s the news media.
And this Roseanne kerfuffle is a distraction.
It’s octopus ink the news media is furiously squirting to muddy the water.
It’s cover fire to hide something else.
And if I had to guess, I’d say the thing they’re desperate to hide is SpyGate.
The media must be losing the battle over the #SpyGate narrative. So they’re turning all their focus on Rosanne instead.
— Dianny 🇺🇸 (@DiannyRants) May 29, 2018
Don’t get distracted by nonsensical stories like Roseanne’s tweet.
Ignore the noise.
Don’t feed the beast.
Roseanne’s stupid tweet has given the media an opportunity to attack Trump supporters.
More importantly, it’s given them an opportunity portray Valerie Jarrett — that vile, treasonous woman – as a sympathetic character.
And the haste with which they dragged her out of hiding to play the victim and attack Donald Trump for somehow being to blame for Roseanne’s tweet is all too convenient. Almost as if they need to preemptively soften ValJar’s public image. I wonder why.
When the media is losing a battle against Trump, they always go back to the Racist card.
They’re losing the fight on the SpyGate narrative and are desperate to shift focus.
Frankly, howling on Twitter while loading your tweets with #IStandWithRoseanne and #BoycottABC only give the news media added cover to hide what is the single biggest political scandal in history.
Media outrages like this need oxygen to survive. So why would you give them more oxygen? Deprive them of it. Don’t get sucked in. And don’t let them distract you.
Why would you help them?
Ignore the noise.
Ignore the distractions.
And for heaven’s sake, keep your focus on the Swamp.
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