Kenya Barris to ABC: "You hired a monster and then you asked why the monster was killing villagers"

It continues to feel a bit like ABC somehow dodged a bullet—albeit, one it had, first, carefully aimed at its own big dumb head—with this whole Roseanne situation, as critics, fans, and even members of their own corporate family express their vague relief that the network was willing to cancel its most successful…

ABC is still quietly trying to brainstorm ways to do Roseanne without Roseanne

Ever since ABC found itself in the unenviable position of canceling the most-watched scripted series on network TV—admittedly, through its own willingness to let a Twitter-equipped scorpion go crawling around on its back, just waiting to poison the entire enterprise with one more-honest-than-usual tweet—there’s been a…

Right-wing pundits want revenge for Roseanne’s firing, and they’ve set their sights on, um, Bill Maher

Yesterday, after ABC’s judicious cancellation of Roseanne, far-right conservatives took to Twitter to demand their own sacrifice in this seemingly never-ending culture war. In a classic case of Whataboutism, the MAGA chuds attempted to draw the public’s attention to another famous comedian who has also recently made a…

Roseanne is already back on Twitter, so who wants to look at some pictures of cute doggos, instead?

It’s one of those general maxims of online life that anybody who says they’re quitting social media probably isn’t, especially if they’re a high-profile person in the process of being yelled at by most of the rest of the internet. Even so, Roseanne Barr’s decision to “leave Twitter” this afternoon, after people got…

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