No one is defending Roseanne Barr’s tweet about Valerie Jarrett, but you cannot deny the double standard that exists in Hollywood. Bob Iger, the CEO of ABC’s parent Disney, personally called Jarrett to apologize.
Roseanne is now beginning to defend herself, asserting one tweet shouldn’t ruin a lifetime of work:
Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, and wondered why he hasn’t received an apology:
Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Roseanne retweeted Trump’s tweet:
Kelly O’Connell of NBC News asked Press Secretary Sarah Sanders about President Donald Trump’s tweet that criticized Disney CEO Robert Iger. Oh what a surprise that people forget that ESPN employee Jemele Hill called Trump and the people around him white supremacists!
From Fox News Insider:
“Where was Bob Iger’s apology to the White House staff for Jemele Hill calling the president and anyone associated with him a “white supremacist.” Hill’s employer, ESPN, is also owned by Disney.
Sanders said it is “hypocritical” that Iger took action against Barr, while deciding to re-hire former MSNBC commentator Keith Olbermann to ESPN. Prior to his MSNBC show, Olbermann was an anchor on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”
Sanders noted Olbermann’s dozens of Twitter post blasting the president as a “Nazi.” In one tweet, Olbermann called Trump a “[expletive] lying, anti-democracy [expletive] who lied to the American people with no [expletive] quote [expletive] marks.”
“You will not destroy this country, Donald Trump. Go [expletive] yourself.” read another of Olbermann’s tweets from 2017.
Sanders also pointed out that Iger remained silent when The View’s Joy Behar described “a tenet of Vice President Mike Pence’s evangelical Christianity ‘mental illness.'”
Twitter is exploding.
Trump has reframed the debate over Roseanne’s tweet into a question of media bias.DONATE
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