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New Report Says ABC Execs Regret Booting Roseanne. They Had This to Say About New Spinoff

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Executives over at ABC are starting to sweat bullets over the new “Roseanne” spinoff, “The Connors,” fearing it will end up flopping without the former star and creator of the series heading it up.

Roseanne Barr was fired from the network after posting a controversial tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a move the network now regrets, saying they “didn’t think it through properly.”

This is what happens when you make snap judgments based on the knee jerk reactions of a virtual audience.

According to a Thursday report in the Daily Mail, the two senior ABC executives said that firing Barr was a “knee-jerk” reaction by ABC’s network president and that the notion of firing Barr as opposed to suspending her wasn’t a well-considered decision.

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“We didn’t think it through properly,” the sources told DailyMailTV. “What Roseanne did was wrong, but we shouldn’t have rushed to fire her.”

The sources added, “It was almost a knee-jerk reaction by Ben [Sherwood] and Channing [Dungey], who should have launched an investigation.”

The notion of launching an investigation, according to the sources, would have provided executives a larger window of time to “listen to the public, advertisers, and cast members” in order to determine the best course of action.

ABC cancelled the “Roseanne” revival in May after Barr tweeted what many considered to be a racist remark about former Obama aide, Valerie Jarrett.

As it turns out, there were other disciplinary actions that ABC could’ve taken without firing Barr. One option on the table was to suspend her for the first few episodes of taping, giving her less screen time for the season.

This would have worked beautifully with the storyline as she was going in for knee surgery at the end of the previous season.

The source also stated that Barr even stated she’d make public apologies, including rounds made on all of the talk shows in order to make things right.

There was even a possibility of making the whole situation a part of the next season of the show and to publicly have Roseanne working through prejudices and racism.

The source said that many fans of the Connor family are still unsure if they’ll support the Roseanne-less spinoff and the rumor going around the studio is that the ratings are not even going to be a quarter of what the show brought in last season.

Who knows what this means for the future of Roseanne Barr herself, but it certainly doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot of confidence in “The Connors.”

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Fox News Employees Resign Over Tucker Carlson’s Latest Jan 6 Series

The pair were incensed at Carlson’s claims.

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Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy, having helmed one of the most popular television shows in the mainstream media, but his latest look at the events of January 6th appears to have irked some at Fox News.

Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” series examines the pervasive theory that the event itself was a “false flag” attack, carried out by the enemies of American conservatism, in an effort to vilify those who identify as right-of-center.

The premise did not sit well with at least two of Fox News’ longtime employees.

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” citing concerns about the documentary’s potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet’s direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported.

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Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times.

The pair believed that Carlson’s docu-series was inherently “dangerous”.

“This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it,” Goldberg and Hayes said in a statement. “This isn’t theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021.”

The news comes just days after another Fox News personality, legendary journalist Geraldo Rivera, spoke out about the content of “Patriot Purge”, stating bluntly that he found the allegations of a false flag attack to be “bulls***”.

Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy, having helmed one of the most popular television shows in the mainstream media, but his latest look at the events of January 6th appears to have irked some at Fox News. Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” series examines the pervasive theory that the event itself was a “false flag” attack, carried out by the enemies of American conservatism, in an effort to vilify those who identify as right-of-center. The premise did not sit well with at least two of Fox News’ longtime employees. Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” citing concerns about the documentary’s potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet’s direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported. Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times. The pair believed that Carlson’s docu-series was inherently “dangerous”. “This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it,” Goldberg and Hayes said in a statement. “This isn’t theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021.” The news comes just days after another Fox News personality, legendary journalist Geraldo Rivera, spoke out about the content of “Patriot Purge”, stating bluntly that he found the allegations of a false flag attack to be “bulls***”.

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2021’s Most Sought After Conservative Gift: Joe in the Box

This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities. 

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With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, Americans are making their lists and checking them twice, hoping to find the perfect gift for their friends, family, and loved ones.

And, with politics no longer taking a back seat in our popular culture, there will be plenty of Beltway-themed gifts placed under the tree in 2021, from the ever-popular “Build the Wall” play sets, to just about any piece of “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise you can think of.

But perhaps the most sought-after gift for the politically-minded person of your list has now arrived:  The “Joe in a Box” from Flag and Cross.

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Pop goes the WEASEL! Yes, we said it.

Your liberal friends’ mind’s will explode when they see this gift of the year, and we can’t say “sorry!”

Because who can resist the hilarity that will ensue when this White Elephant gift of the century appears at parties and living rooms nationwide. Oh look, it’s harmless sleepy Joe…dah-dah-dah-dahhhhdah…. and out pops the crazy, cackling, communist grimace of the person we all think is really in charge!

That’s right…there’s quite a surprise once you’ve fully cranked the handle on the Joe in the Box:

That’s right!  It’s “Border Czar” and possible “Shadow President” Kamala Harris!

This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities.  Click here to purchase!

With the Christmas holiday fast approaching, Americans are making their lists and checking them twice, hoping to find the perfect gift for their friends, family, and loved ones. And, with politics no longer taking a back seat in our popular culture, there will be plenty of Beltway-themed gifts placed under the tree in 2021, from the ever-popular “Build the Wall” play sets, to just about any piece of “Let’s Go Brandon” merchandise you can think of. But perhaps the most sought-after gift for the politically-minded person of your list has now arrived:  The “Joe in a Box” from Flag and Cross. From the website: Pop goes the WEASEL! Yes, we said it. Your liberal friends’ mind’s will explode when they see this gift of the year, and we can’t say “sorry!” Because who can resist the hilarity that will ensue when this White Elephant gift of the century appears at parties and living rooms nationwide. Oh look, it’s harmless sleepy Joe…dah-dah-dah-dahhhhdah…. and out pops the crazy, cackling, communist grimace of the person we all think is really in charge! That’s right…there’s quite a surprise once you’ve fully cranked the handle on the Joe in the Box: That’s right!  It’s “Border Czar” and possible “Shadow President” Kamala Harris! This hilarious gift is exclusive to Patriot Depot and the Flag and Cross store and only in extremely limited quantities.  Click here to purchase!

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