I mentioned it in the post below about Roseanne being axed by ABC/Disney.
Here’s a bit more:
Brian Stelter @brianstelter
Why did ABC decide to cancel “Roseanne?” Per a Disney source: “It’s a question of right and wrong. And it’s a question of our company’s values.” I’m on set with @BrookeBCNN on @CNN now…
2:01 PM – May 29, 2018
But if ABC is going to cite “abhorrent, repugnant” tweets as the basis for canceling a show or terminating talent’s employment, why did Keith Olbermann just get an expanded role at ESPN? Both ESPN and ABC fall under Disney’s umbrella, but Olbermann gets a plum job and Roseanne loses hers?
So does Keith Olbermann represent the values of @Disney? https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1001523985857658880 …
2:21 PM – May 29, 2018
Is Disney going to pretend Olbermann never called Omarosa “Trump’s pet”? Or that he didn’t refer to Michelle Malkin as “a big mashed-up piece of meat with lipstick on it”? Olbermann has a years-long record of being a flaming a**hole both on and off Twitter, but Disney’s not offended by his misogynistic piggery? Or any of this stuff?
Heather Champion @winningatmylife
This pig a tv gig #Roseanne https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/929458049470861315 …
1:58 PM – May 29, 2018
This pig has a tv gig. #Roseanne https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/812123938243350532 …
OUCH! This RNC ad combined with Trump’s Nashville slam on Pelosi and MS-13 is a BRUTAL one-two punch
Chris Hayes: Roseanne just too authentically represented Trump’s base
Tim Young @TimRunsHisMouth
The last thing ABC stands for is supporting someone who tweets awful things… Now over to Keith Olbermann with sports…
2:53 PM – May 29, 2018
And there’s so much more crap where that came from. Yet:
Roseanne is a hateful idiot who deserves to have her show canceled but don’t ignore the fact that Keith Olbermann’s hateful ass is being celebrated and employed by ESPN.
Clay Travis @ClayTravis
So @KeithOlbermann can call @realDonaldTrump a Nazi, psychopathic white supremacist, which are indisputably dumb things to Tweet, & get hired by @espn and @therealroseanne gets fired for her indisputably dumb Tweets. Almost like there’s a double standard at play here.
Clay Travis @ClayTravis
Shouldn’t a company as big as Disney have a coherent and consistent standard when it comes to policing online speech by employees? As is the standard is simple, left wingers can say whatever they want, right wingers get fired.
2:14 PM – May 29, 2018
To be sure, Roseanne’s not a “right winger.” She’s a Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist who ran for president on the Green Party ticket. But the basic point still stands. Make up your minds, Disney. Either this stuff is acceptable, or it’s not.