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ABC Executives Make Shocking Admission About Network’s Decision to Fire Roseanne

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When the ABC reboot of “Roseanne” premiered, it enjoyed stunning ratings and popularity, the likes of which had not been seen on network television for quite some time.

When ABC decided to fire Roseanne Barr, the star and namesake of the show, at the drop of a hat over racially-charged comments about former Obama aide Valerie Jarret, they were sharply criticized by many who thought it was far too dramatic of a reaction.

Apparently, according to a Daily Mail exclusive, audiences weren’t the only ones who thought it was a bad decision. ABC execs now also admit it may have been a bit rash.

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Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear the show’s replacement spin-off will flop without its star.

Two senior executives at the network have told DailyMailTV that firing the actress was a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction by ABC’s president and admitted that temporarily suspending Barr may have been a wiser decision.

‘We didn’t think it through properly. What Roseanne did was wrong but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her. It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey] who should have launched an investigation,’ one insider said.

‘This would have given them more time to listen to the public, advertisers and cast members to determine the best decision.’

The sources explained that while Roseanne was a known loose cannon and that her comments about Valerie Jarret were far from appropriate for a star of their network, they didn’t necessarily have to axe her from the show completely.

According to one source, ABC was aware of what they ‘were getting’ when they hired the outspoken actress and rebooted her show, but the inappropriate tweet was the last straw for Dungey, despite Barr’s desperate attempts to save face.

‘They could’ve suspended her from the first few episodes without pay and had her return later on in the season. I mean the season finale saw Roseanne going to the hospital for knee surgery,’ the source added.

‘While they worked out her fate, her character could have faced serious complications and fought for her life, while simultaneously making Roseanne fight for her career with a national apology tour.

‘The morning the racist tweet scandal blew up, Roseanne offered to publicly apologize and do the rounds of every show but Ben and Channing weren’t having any of that and wanted her gone. Why not have her front a PSA for the network on racism and cyber bullying?

We all remember Roseannegate well, it was a hellish news cycle in which discussion of her tweet seemed to send the nation into a frenzy.

Roseanne apologized almost instantly, offering a number of rather outlandish, but not necessarily unbelievable, explanations, including that she was tweeting while under the influence of sleep-aid Ambien and that she thought Valerie Jarret was white.

At the end of the day, it’s hard to deny that the star regretted her actions, and while ABC certainly had every right to chastise her for comments they thought were entirely inappropriate for an employee of their network, it’s not surprising they’re realizing their reaction may have been a bit over-the-top.

 

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Dems Will Exploit Shutdown in 2020 Bids, According to Cashflow Data

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

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We will be arguing with one another over whose fault this government shutdown was for years, thanks to to the divisive nature of the mainstream media and the obtuse and dense democratic response.

Sure, President Trump didn’t make it any easier during his bombastic appearances with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in which he claimed that he’d be happy to shut down the government over border security.

But that was then, and this is now.  And, now, we have Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer simply refusing to even meet with the President over the debacle which as 800,000 Americans out of work.

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Even if it began as Trump’s shutdown, it certainly isn’t anymore.

Now, disturbing new data shows how the democrats are exploiting these out-of-work patriots for their own gain, furthering the idea that they are allowing the shutdown to continue for the sake of their own skin.

A Democratic group aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is launching a $600,000 media campaign attacking Republican senators up for reelection in 2020 over a government shutdown that entered its 28th day Saturday.

The massive media buy by Majority Forward, a nonprofit group that isn’t required to disclose its funding, appeared to confirm President Trump’s accusation that Democrats were already “looking to 2020” and using the government shutdown to score political points.

The group has produced 30-second ads attacking Republican senators who are likely to face tough challenges from Democrats, according to the Washington Post. It’s planning to spend a total of around $600,000 on the media campaign effort.

This sort of shortsighted, anti-We The People maneuver has no place in American politics, let alone in a nation with nearly a million people out of work.

It’s time for the democrats to grow up, own the fact that they are allowing the shutdown to continue, and do their jobs.

 

 

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Trump, Ready to Make A Deal, Has Shutdown Compromise Offer for Dems

Will this be the compromise that brings us back to full federal strength, or will Nancy Pelosi pull another petulant and pedantic stunt in order to “resist” the President?

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There is little doubt that the democrats have been remiss in their duties to the American public, specifically in regard to the nation’s longest government shutdown.

We’re closing in on a month of this stalemate, where nearly 800,000 federal workers are being expected to put in the hours at their jobs for no pay.  The TSA has been hit the hardest, perhaps, with their underpaid staff simply quitting or calling in sick in order to find other work.

This security staff shortage has created incredibly long lines in the nation’s airports, has forced Miami International Airport to close an entire terminal, and may have been responsible for allowing a firearm to make it onto a Delta flight.

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It seems as though the President is ready to make a deal to end this nonsense, however.

President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech.

Details: The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.

Now the question will be whether or not the democrats are willing to negotiate with the Commander in Chief.

Earlier in the week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi drew the ire of President Trump by simply refusing to meet with him regarding a shutdown compromise – a move that angered a vast swath of the fed-up and frankly furious American populace.

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