Roseanne Barr’s eponymous show was cancelled today and good riddance to bad rubbish. Barr is a high school dropout and clearly can’t stand black women of education and accomplishment because she has a history of reviling them. In a since-deleted tweet from 2013 Barr called then National Security Advisor Susan Rice, “a man with big swinging ape balls.” Salon:
Though Jarrett’s name is not mentioned in the piece, Roseanne’s response is perhaps not surprising, as the comedic sensation often moonlights as a Twitter troll.
Jarrett, who is African-American and has no connection to the religious and political Muslim group known as the Muslim Brotherhood, has long been a target for right-wing critics and conspiracy theorists. During Obama’s tenure, suspicions spread on right-wing blogs that Jarrett allegedly expressed a desire “to help change America to be a more Islamic country.” The fact-checking website Snopes ruled that claim to be false.
Last March, the British tabloid “The Daily Mail” published a report that Jarrett had moved in with the Obamas to help “mastermind” the former president’s “insurgency” against sitting President Donald Trump. Though the Mail’s report cited anonymous sources that could not be verified, the story circulated in several news outlets including the Daily Caller, Fox News, Hollywood Life and Newsmax, who, in turn, cited only the tabloid. Right-wing conspiracy theory websites like InfoWars alleged that Obama is leading an “army” of anti-Trump activists, whom the site referred to as a “shadow government,” from his home located two miles away from the White House in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Today’s debacle was not entirely unforeseen. Like her idol, Donald Trump, she can’t stop tweeting, even when it’s to her detriment.
My reporting from March holds true today: ABC execs hold their noses when Roseanne tweets. They know it's problematic. They want her to focus on the show. But they say there's no controlling Roseanne…
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 29, 2018
Barr is an ignorant, stupid, uneducated redneck racist POS and as such she is the perfect poster child for the Trump administration. She lost her show today and she voluntarily announced she was quitting twitter. Perhaps she’ll slip into darkness and obscurity where she so belongs.