by | Jul 24, 2018

Trevor Noah carried a pitchfork in the mob that decapitated Roseanne Barr, calling her tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character “s–t-your-pants racism.” The Daily Show host boasted that “even the anti-PC brigade agreed” and condemned…

by | Jun 1, 2018

Of course we don’t want Rosanne Barr calling Valerie Jarrett an ape. That’s as clear as can be. It was a horrible comment. But maybe we should listen for just a moment to what Ms. Barr says in her defense:…

by | May 31, 2018

May 29th would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 101st birthday. It is a moment worth recalling in the middle of the Roseanne episode. In June of 1963, JFK took to America’s television screens in the middle of racial turmoil…

by | May 31, 2018

Certainly by now you have all heard about Roseanne Barr’s abhorrent tweets and her subsequent firing by ABC/Disney. Disney Chairman, Bob Iger has always emphasized the value of its family friendly brand and, as reported in the WSJ, “when talent…

by | May 30, 2018

Don’t be too shocked at this, but Roseanne Barr said something intolerable and got her highly-rated ABC sitcom canceled before its second season could go into production. The decision to dump her show came within mere hours after the statement….

by | Apr 4, 2018

I did mention Elvis once in a column, and in the ’90s I pointed to one Donald Trump as the TV star you’d least likely want sitting next to you at a dinner party. And yet the likelihood, back then,…

by | Aug 20, 2015

I did mention Elvis once in a column, and in the ’90s I pointed to one Donald Trump as the TV star you’d least likely want sitting next to you at a dinner party. And yet the likelihood, back then,…

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