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MAY 31, 2018

     Ultimately ABC will lose and so will the NFL.  Roseannewas formally cancelled by ABC on Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr described former Obama administration aide Valerie Jarrett as if "the Muslim brotherhood and Planet of the Apes had a baby" on Twitter. The social media turns up the volume on offensive statements, and provides a perfect platform to pillory the perpetrator into submission. The network executives at ABC had to watch the Twitter villagers reaching for their pitchforks in real time, and feel the pressure to respond - something that they have sarcastically failed to do on the many negative comments maid about President Trump. ABC can end any of its shows, prematurely or not, for any reason. Roseanne doesn't have a First Amendment right to a platform on television, and if outraged liberals can persuade her bosses to jettison her, more power to them.

     Many conservatives are already criticizing what they view as ABC's capitulation to political-correctness-run-amok, and it's easy to see how this could play directly into the right's narrative that the left is determined to silence everybody who says the wrong thing.
 
 
 

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