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Peter Fonda and a Roseanne-less “Roseanne”

June 22, 2018

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Liberals are not always so liberal with people who disapprove – disapprove of their point of view. Clint Eastwood

FoxNews.com reports that

While Roseanne Barr may be done at ABC, the characters she helped create are poised for a comeback. ABC has given a series order to a spinoff of “Roseanne” that will not include Barr, but will include the rest of her on-screen family.

ABC announced in a statement that it has greenlit a series with a working title “The Conners,” to air on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. this fall. Barr reportedly will have no financial or creative involvement with the show following her firing over a racist tweet directed at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett in which she referred to her as an “ape.”

“I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne,” Barr said about the agreement she made with producer Werner Entertainment, in a statement provided to Fox News. “I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of beloved cast and crew could be saved, and I wish the best for everyone involved.”

Cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman are set to reprise their roles. It’s unclear at this time how the family will continue without Barr’s character or how she’ll be written out. Deadline reports that “a sudden turn of events” will lead the Conners to face daily life in their home of Lanford, Illinois, in a way they haven’t before – without their no-nonsense matriarch.

“The Conners’ stories demonstrate that families can always find common ground through conversation, laughter and love. The spinoff will continue to portray contemporary issues that are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago,” ABC said in a statement announcing the news.

…As previously reported, Barr was canceled last month despite a series order for a second season of the revival, which picked up where the Conner family left off after the show’s original run ended in 1996. The premiere was a massive ratings success for the network, but ABC pulled the plug after some politically charged tweets from Barr topped by the racist remarks against Jarrett.

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey told Fox News at the time.

Since then, rumors have been swirling that the network was hoping to push forward with a spinoff that would not include “Roseanne.” Fans and critics alike were skeptical about the concept of a “Roseanne” series without Roseanne, but it seems the network is betting on the supporting cast to maintain its ratings high.

On Wednesday, June 20th, washed-up actor Peter Fonda tweeted the following,

WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASS— SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F—.”

Now, he has since apologized, in an effort to save whatever acting career that he has left.

Fonda actually has a movie coming out titled “Boundaries”.

While Sony Pictures Classics called Fonda’s diatribe “abhorrent”, they have no plans to pull the movie, per variety.com

“Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely,” the distributor said in a statement. “It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film.  To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project.  We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.”

Can you say “double standard”, gentle readers?

It is part of the stock in trade of Modern American Liberals.

Peter Fonda threatens the First Lady of the United States of America and her underage son and the only punishment he receives are harsh words from other Liberals who are trying to cover their hindquarters.

Rosanne makes a mistake on Twitter, calling Obama’s Chief Henchwoman “an ape” and gets called everything but a child of God and she loses a television show which she helped to create and to produce, which was getting great ratings in its revival for ABC/Disney.

I am sure that Sara Gilbert is ecstatic about ABC’s decision . In her mind, this will be the starring vehicle that will propel her to stardom, as it did Roseanne.

There’s just one problem: Americans are already familiar with Ms. Gilbert from her role as a co-creator, producer, and panelist on the Afternoon female gabfest “The Talk” on CBS and a recurring role on “The Big Bang Theory”. She is also a “married” lesbian, political activist, and environmentalist, who has written a book titled “The Imperfect Environmentalist: A Practical Guide to Clearing Your Body, Detoxing Your Home and Saving The Earth (Without Losing Your Mind)”.

The problem is…she is not ROSEANNE.

While I am certain that the Liberal Echo Chamber in the Halls of Power at Disney/ABC/ESPN sees that as a plus, average Americans here in America’s Heartland will not.

For all her faults, missteps, and loudmouth obnoxious behavior, average Americans had come to embrace the revival of her television show after 20 years because they felt that it painted a realistic picture of a family attempting to cope and navigate their way through the tough issues of today.

It also helped that Roseanne and her producer were both Trump Supporters.

Even Roseanne admitted that what she tweeted was harsh and she apologized for it.

However, as has been witnessed in the last few days as regards the “separated families” manufactured crisis, the behavior of Liberal Television celebrities and Talking Heads towards the 45th President of the United States of America and average Americans who voted for him and who support him to the day has been so over the top that it makes Roseanne’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett pale in comparison.

And that, gentle readers, is the main reason why a Roseanne-less Reboot will fail.

The majority of Americans will not want any part of it because of ABC’s perceived Liberal Agenda to oust Roseanne and the Liberal hypocrisy toward their own insults and vulgarities toward the President, his family, and his supporters, which the American Public has witnessed en masse nightly on their TV screens since before the 2016 Presidential Election.

As witnessed by the tanking ratings of the Liberal Cable News Channels, the American Public has had enough of Liberal Trump-Bashing and Political Correctness.

Evidently, ABC/Disney and Sony Pictures Classics are so insulated in their Hollywood Bubble along with the rest of the hoi polloi, that they are blissfully unaware of the backlash against them building up among average Americans.

They are in for a rude awakening…both at the ballot box and in their wallets.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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