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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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Maxine Waters Makes It Clear: If You Stand With President Trump You Are NOT Patriotic

Talk about out of touch!

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On Easter Sunday, California Democrat Maxine Waters appeared on Joy-Ann Reid’s MSNBC show. She made it abundantly clear. If you stand with President Trump, you are not a proud American patriot. Because that makes sense, right? Maxine noted, “One of the things you have to think about is this; who are the patriots? Who will stand up for America when our obvious enemy is basically hacking into our electoral systems? Who is going to stand up for America and claim to be a patriot when they see that there are many people around this president who have interacted with those from Russia, from the Kremlin, and with Putin? Where are they coming from? And I think when you ask yourself this question, you’d better be concerned about whether or not these are real patriots or whether or not they’re in the pockets of the president of the United States wishing to gain favor from the president and they’re going to stand up for him no matter what.” Waters added, “And so I call out their patriotism at this point this time. You take a look at this report, and you will be shocked at the information that’s unfolding.” Oh, Max, Max, Max. Enough is enough! This is just irritating. …In other Maxine news, check out this flashback during the recent government shutdown… Maxine Waters is financially loaded. And yet, during a time when government workers are seeing their paychecks withheld due to the Democrat shutdown, Waters has no problem flying first class. Talk about out of touch! LOOK: https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1087813677686972417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087813677686972417&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fmaxine-waters-spotted-flying-first-class-during-govt-shutdown-reading-an-article-about-herself%2F According to Waters in a not-so-subtle threat, it’s time to “get rid” of “despicable” President Trump. “We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good…

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WHOA! Comedian Who Plays President On TV Just WON Ukrainian Presidential Election

WHAT IN THE WORLD!?

John Salvatore

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That headline sounds like a joke. It wreaks of “fake news.” One might even consider it “clickbait.” And yet, it is 100% true. A comedian who plays the president on a TV show will now become the next president of Ukraine in real life. Volodymyr Zelenskiy defeated incumbent President Petro Poroshenko by a landslide based on an exit poll released after voting stations closed, according to multiple reports. Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old who has never held public office, received 73.2 percent of the nationwide vote, while Poroshenko only received 25.3 percent. If the poll results are correct, Zelenskiy, who won nearly twice as many votes as Poroshenko in the first-round election held last month, will become president in a clear rebuke of the incumbent’s leadership. Is that wild or what? Soon-to-be former President Petro Poroshenko is facing multiple allegations of corruption. All we hear about from the left is Russia, Russia, Russia. And yet, years later, there is still zero proof the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, the evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign continues to mount. Now, this… From The Hill: Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in an effort to sway the election in favor of Hillary Clinton. The leak of the so-called “black ledger” files to U.S. media prompted Manafort’s resignation from the Trump campaign and gave rise to one of the key allegations in the Russia collusion probe that has dogged Trump for the last two and a half years. Ukraine Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko’s probe was prompted by a Ukrainian parliamentarian’s release of a…

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