Roseanne: der shitstorm

It was a tweet comparing Valerie Jarrett, a former adviser to Barack Obama, to an ape, that got Roseanne Barr’s show cancelled, not this one. Just saying.


2 thoughts on “Roseanne: der shitstorm

  1. “compared her to an ape” — while not completely wrong, that’s imprecise at best.

    Roseanne equated the woman to the speculative result a mix between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

    I think clarity matters when dissecting controversial statements.

  2. Well, not quite, she was on Twitter half the night “retweeting photos of Jarrett side by side with an ape” and much much more.

    We have already heard this stuff over and over–at least we Americans are only too familiar with this racial monkey stuff, so why give it even more oxygen. I suppose they want to make sure she can’t make a comeback, which I suppose is a fine strategy, but at this point I am tired of all the emoting, I have unsubscribed from Washington Post, and I am thankful the BBC has decided to just do its job and report the news.

    You might also want to google Lyndon Johnson’s “pig fucker” strategy.

    My point still stands: racial=third rail, gender=crickets.

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