ABC's handling of Roseanne Barr
ABC is no hero for firing her when they should never have run the show in the first place. The private sector consistently uses consumer apathy and ignorance to profit and there needs to be a better way to punish these companies.
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Did ABC handle Roseanne appropriately? Or were they late to the table or the wrong arbiter of punishment?
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Maybe it was a good business decision to cancel the show and, if so, good for them. But they should have given the show the same chance as they would have given a liberal comedian for saying something offensive and waited for ratings to inform their decision.
ABC shouldn't be in a position to decide whose offensive jokes cross a line and whose don't. There are a lot of abortion jokes that don't result in shows being cancelled or comedy specials being pulled.