Trump Points Out ABC’s Double Standard After They Cancel Roseanne.
Roseanne was already renewed for a second season when she posted a tweet in poor taste. But despite having a decent fan base and meeting all the requirements for more episodes, ABC wasn’t having it.
The tweet in question was about former Senior Advisor to Obama, Valerie Jarrett. The tweet was a stab at her appearance. Roseanne tweeted that Jarrett was the love child of the Muslim Brotherhood and The Planet of The Apes. Robert Iger, CEO of Disney (Disney owns ABC) commented on the tweet:
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing.”
Before the announcement, Iger called Jarrett up personally to apologize for Roseanne’s tweet.
“I want to mention Bob Iger, who is the CEO of Disney, called me before the announcement,” Jarrett, 61, said. “He apologized. He said he had zero tolerance for that sort of racist, bigoted comment and he wanted me to know before he made it public that he was canceling his show and so I appreciate that they did that so swiftly.”
Disney’s obvious bias was out for all to see as ABC and ESPN both hate on Trump, but where was his apology?
Trump weighed in on the double standard.
“Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?”
But the media didn’t take this as Trump pointing out a double standard. No, they thought he was being insensitive and somehow approving Barr’s tweet. Sander’s dealt with a reporter that thought just that in The Daily Press Brief.
“The President is simply calling out the media bias. No one is defending what she said. The president is the president of all Americans and is focused on doing what’s best for our country.”
Sanders then named off the many great things that Trump has done including lowering the unemployment to levels not seen since 2000. She then proceeded to give the reporter another dose of reality about ABC’s double standard.
“The president is pointing to the hypocrisy in the media saying that the most horrible things about this president. Nobody addresses it. Where was Bob Iger’s apology to the White House staff for Jamell Hill, calling the president and anyone associated with him a White Supremacist? To Christians around the world for Joy Behar calling Christianity a mental illness. Where was the apology for Kathy Griffin, who went on a profane rant on against the president on the view?”
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Trump has a point. Where does Bob Iger get off thinking it is ok to have networks that bash Trump on the regular? If Bob were a man of his word he wouldn’t have Hosts like Joy Behar or Keith Olbermann on his networks. But this makes sense as Iger probably had a tough time running a show about a Trump supporter. As we can see he is much more concerned about the feelings of a former Obama Advisor than our President.