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Her Character Likely Killed By ABC, Roseanne Barr is Moving to Israel. Here’s Why.

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I can’t help but feel sorry for Roseanne, to be honest.

Perhaps my heart towards her is softened by the wall-to-wall coverage we were all subject to following her infamous Valerie Jarret tweet, which resulted in the smash hit reboot of her classic sitcom being canceled and the nationwide loss of brain cells due to overexposure to leftist virtue signaling and faux outrage that graced the airwaves for a week straight. 

Roseanne has always been a bit nutty, but she became the victim of a vehemently anti-Trump media complex, the terrible combination of Ambien and Twitter, and her own zaniness that fateful night when she compared Jarrett to a love child of Planet of the Apes and the Muslim Brotherhood.

If the media hadn’t delighted in an opportunity to slam a Trump supporter for something racist so much, I’d probably be more disgusted with Roseanne, but now that her career has been ruined and the media has moved on to ten thousand subsequent faux outrage campaigns, I mostly just feel pity for her.

So I was glad to hear she’s getting out of Dodge now that ABC has shamefully endeavored to reboot Roseanne without Roseanne in the surely ill-fated spin-off, The Connors. 

So, where’s she headed now, and what’s she up to?

The Daily Wire reports:

When the Roseanne-free new version of the literally DOA reboot of the reboot of “Roseanne” (“The Connors”) airs, the former star of the show will not be in the country to witness it, she says. She’ll be half a world away in Israel working on some spiritual and emotional issues with one of her favorite rabbis.

The comment, highlighted by The Hollywood Reporter, came during Barr’s interview with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for his podcast in which she mentioned recently cutting a record in Nashville and expressed some regret about publicly apologizing to Valerie Jarrett for calling her the love child of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”

Of the incident, it sounds like she’s trying to do her best to put it behind her, recognizing that she fell hook, line, and sinker for the wiles of the outrage mob at the time:

“My friends told me at the beginning, ‘Oh my god, you made a fatal mistake, and that is you apologized to the Left and once you apologize they never forgive, they just try to beat you down until you don’t exist.’ It’s just sad,” Barr told Boteach. “I should never have said I’m sorry in their world. In my world, I had to because I was sorry. For crying out loud, I was sorry.”

She continued: “People were so angry and, I have to say, a little bit ill-informed about me that they would put me in the same box where they have people who call for the death of all Jews and want to enslave all black people — real racists that actually exist.” In this “unprecedented period in American history,” she said, people need to arm themselves with facts rather than acting on their emotions.

She might be nutty, but she couldn’t be more correct about that–her Twittergate episode is one of the most embarrassing incidents of emotional outrage the Trump era has seen yet.

So, what will she be up to in Israel? Working on her spiritual and emotional health, and trying to avoid bitterness towards ABC’s attempt to carry on her legacy without her:

Barr said she has the opportunity to study for a few months under one of her favorite teachers, something she described as “my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”

Barr said that while she holds no ill will for the show or those making it, she doesn’t plan on watching it, nor does she want to suffer through hearing commentary about it — which she predicted would inevitably involve trashing her.

There’s a big world out there beyond Hollywood, and we certainly hope that Roseanne finds what she’s looking for.

 

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Musk Steps Back from Twitter Purchase After ‘Fake Users’ Concern

Or is Musk a better negotiator than we give him credit for?

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Free speech advocates around the world have been rejoicing in recent days, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to be on the verge of purchasing social media giant Twitter.

The site, which has grown restrictive for conservative viewpoints in recent years, was going to be “unlocked” by Musk, who firmly believed that a more open, inclusive Twitter would be a much more powerful tool than previously imagined.

But now, as his team uncovers concerns about the site’s real user number, Musk is taking a step back.

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.

Musk tweeted early Friday that he wanted to pinpoint the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. He has been vocal about his desire to clean up Twitter’s problem with “spam bots” that mimic real people, and he appeared to question whether Twitter was underreporting them.

But the company has disclosed in regulatory filings that its bot estimates might be low for at least two years, leading some analysts to believe that Musk could be raising the issue as a reason to back out of the purchase.

Musk wasn’t shy about his issue.

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted Friday morning, indicating he’s skeptical that the number of inauthentic accounts is that low.

The eccentric billionaire would go on to insist that he still fully intends to purchase the site, leading some to speculate as to whether or not this might be a simple negotiating tactic.

 

Free speech advocates around the world have been rejoicing in recent days, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk appeared to be on the verge of purchasing social media giant Twitter. The site, which has grown restrictive for conservative viewpoints in recent years, was going to be “unlocked” by Musk, who firmly believed that a more open, inclusive Twitter would be a much more powerful tool than previously imagined. But now, as his team uncovers concerns about the site’s real user number, Musk is taking a step back. Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition. Musk tweeted early Friday that he wanted to pinpoint the number of spam and fake accounts on the social media platform. He has been vocal about his desire to clean up Twitter’s problem with “spam bots” that mimic real people, and he appeared to question whether Twitter was underreporting them. But the company has disclosed in regulatory filings that its bot estimates might be low for at least two years, leading some analysts to believe that Musk could be raising the issue as a reason to back out of the purchase. Musk wasn’t shy about his issue. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk tweeted Friday morning, indicating he’s skeptical that the number of inauthentic accounts is that low. The eccentric billionaire would go on to insist that he still fully intends to purchase the site, leading some to speculate as to whether or not this might be a simple negotiating tactic.  

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Sony Bucks Beijing By Refusing to Censor Spiderman Movie

At least someone is refusing to capitulate to China.

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China has long been exploiting their citizenry, thanks to their commitment to the cruel tenets of authoritarian communism and their unwavering disregard for even the most basic of human rights.  This has allowed the CCP to treat Chinese citizens like cattle, working low-paying jobs to produce goods that can then flood the international market, essentially milking them for money.

In order to keep the people of China happy in this arrangement, the government has had to severely limit the sorts of ideas that can be viewed in art or books, lest their human livestock were to get some strange ideas about freedom.

In order to do this, China has leveraged their enormous consumer base against some of the west’s most powerful entertainment companies, demanding that they tamp down certain references in books, films, television, and music.

A recent attempt to manipulate one Marvel’s biggest blockbusters has not gone Beijing’s way, however.

Sony reportedly refused the Chinese government’s demand to scrub the Statue of Liberty from Spider-Man: No Way Home.

According to Puck on Sunday, citing “multiple sources,” the Chinese government requested the Statue of Liberty be digitally removed from the film, despite its inclusion in a pivotal scene. Sony rejected the request.

The Chinese government then asked if the Statue of Liberty could be, according to Puck, “minimized in the sequence: if Sony could cut a few of the more patriotic shots of [Tom] Holland standing atop the crown, or dull the lighting so that Lady Liberty’s visage wasn’t so front-and-center.” Sony considered the request, but declined.

China has demanded several changes to major movies throughout the years, including a massive adjustment to the end of Fight Club, in which the protagonists’ plot to destroy the credit banking system was removed and replaced with an epilogue stating that all of the characters involved were arrested by police…even the character that was a figment of someone’s imagination the whole time.

China has long been exploiting their citizenry, thanks to their commitment to the cruel tenets of authoritarian communism and their unwavering disregard for even the most basic of human rights.  This has allowed the CCP to treat Chinese citizens like cattle, working low-paying jobs to produce goods that can then flood the international market, essentially milking them for money. In order to keep the people of China happy in this arrangement, the government has had to severely limit the sorts of ideas that can be viewed in art or books, lest their human livestock were to get some strange ideas about freedom. In order to do this, China has leveraged their enormous consumer base against some of the west’s most powerful entertainment companies, demanding that they tamp down certain references in books, films, television, and music. A recent attempt to manipulate one Marvel’s biggest blockbusters has not gone Beijing’s way, however. Sony reportedly refused the Chinese government’s demand to scrub the Statue of Liberty from Spider-Man: No Way Home. According to Puck on Sunday, citing “multiple sources,” the Chinese government requested the Statue of Liberty be digitally removed from the film, despite its inclusion in a pivotal scene. Sony rejected the request. The Chinese government then asked if the Statue of Liberty could be, according to Puck, “minimized in the sequence: if Sony could cut a few of the more patriotic shots of [Tom] Holland standing atop the crown, or dull the lighting so that Lady Liberty’s visage wasn’t so front-and-center.” Sony considered the request, but declined. China has demanded several changes to major movies throughout the years, including a massive adjustment to the end of Fight Club, in which the protagonists’ plot to destroy the credit banking system was removed and replaced with an epilogue stating that all of the characters involved were arrested…

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