Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for April 2nd
Bottom Line: These are the daily doses of nonsense in the media and my hot takes on them...
Hot Take: What's the over/under that she reappears after this break? I still don't know what the heck she was thinking in the first place by attempting to rub David Hogg's nose in college rejections but she's libel to have a lot of time to think about it.
Trump Likes 'Roseanne'? Of Course He Does Dean Obeidallah, CNN
Excerpt: The lovefest between Barr and Trump should surprise no one. After all, Trump and Barr have much in common when it comes to spewing bigotry and intolerance. What is surprising is the apparent blind eye turned by the people who have brought us this "rebooted" Roseanne -- a decision that ABC may regret
Hot Take: I'm feeling compelled to bring back a staple from about two years ago. The bigotry update. It was so popular that I turned it into a sign that Ashley created for me that I took around when I had public appears and speeches after the 2016 election. It's pretty simple. Here's the definition of bigotry:
intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.
"the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry"
Now, the irony is that most often, those on the left who throw around the term are actually illustrating that they're bigots in the process. How bigoted is the entertainment industry and much of the news media? Just think about the premise of this story and week-long national conversation. There's a such a lack of diversity of thought and people represented in entertainment that when there's a show that's even remotely favorable to a Republican President it's news! Think about that for a moment (and for that matter something that bigots, like this writer for CNN, can't handle)... There's such a lack of diversity of thought and bigotry in entertainment that we can also name the last time there was a network show that represented this perspective as well - Last Man Standing. Which was ironic because despite it being the 2nd best performing show for ABC it was dispatched for reasons that remain unclear - leaving Tim Allen as the "Last Man Standing" - until Roseanne.
This is instructive. The actual bigots time and again show themselves for who they are and remember that the most pervasive form of bias is omition. In the entertainment industry it's the omitting of virtually any programming that represents the other half of the country they look down on.
Oh, and about ABC maybe regretting the decision? Yeah big regrets. One show in they've ordered a second season of the show. Once again illustrating what happens with you think and spew through the prism of bigotry.