Will ‘Flyover Country’ Give Roseanne-less Reboot The ‘One-Finger Salute’?

Written by Kevin Fobbs on June 23, 2018

Are ABC executives drinking their own spiked Kool-Aid if they think that creating a Roseanne spinoff without Roseanne will be watched by conservatives? Evidently, according to Breitbart, they seriously believe that the scheduled 10-episode spinoff will be embraced by Roseanne Barr’s viewers.

In a word: NO!

Take a moment and consider what these nimrods in the Hollywood suites of ABC must think about what encouraged viewers of Roseanne to tune in by the millions. When the Roseanne reboot netted 18 million conservative viewers for her show’s March 27, Tuesday-night debut it was due to her, not to the other cast of characters.

Roseanne Barr’s sincerity in her belief of President Donald Trump was not simple play acting. She became a Red State television hero its families could watch because, unlike most of fake Hollywood, she not only talked the talk but walked the walk.

Now, ABC has been panicked into finding a solution for a problem that it created, by not taking Roseanne’s apologize for her stated late night “Ambien”-influenced, ill-advised tweet. The cowardly behavior of the ABC leadership should have been expected, since apparently one conversation with the former race-baiter-in-chief’s wife, Michelle Obama, and they caved like a house of cards.

Once the controversy had cleared, and liberal actors and comics had not been fired, suspended or disciplined for their horrendous tweets, ABC tries to re-launch Roseanne with a new reboot of the reboot title. They can call it Connors, or by whatever name they want, but it will sink faster in the ratings than the Titanic. Barr supporters are not stupid, mindless or clueless. They are well aware of the liberal hypocrisy of Hollywood that stinks to the high heavens.

Yes, a Trump supporter like Roseanne, who admits wrongdoing in insulting an Obama administration official who is black, is somehow a firing offense. But, Samantha Bee of Full Frontal is given a pass by the media for her vicious attack on Ivanka Trump calling her a “feckless c..t” on her weekly TBS late-night show.

Then of course there is over-the-hill actor Peter Fonda, who tweeted that Barron Trump, President Trump’s son, should be kidnapped and placed in a cage with pedophiles, is overlooked by Sony Pictures which is releasing his new film. Where is the moral outrage by Sony Executives who released a very tepid response to Fonda’s remarks?

This is what Fonda said, “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 a**hole she is married to.” Now, Sony considers these remarks, “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous.” But apparently not dangerous enough to pull his film or issue an apology to the president, the first lady or Barron.

Violent, hateful and seriously dangerous remarks in tweets from lunatic fringe comics and actors are all but ignored, but one tweet from Roseanne, who has admitted that she was influenced by over-the-counter medication, causes her to be tarred and feathered out of the business.

America’s heartland families have received the message loud and clear. We don’t value your values or the president and any actor that supports the president. But we want you to watch our liberal-laced television shows and movies, while marginalizing you all the way to the bank.

Well, here’s a little but powerful message that Americans can send advertisers of ABC, TBS and Sony. We will take our viewing elsewhere as well as any dollars spent on advertisers of your TV shows, including the reboot of the reboot of Roseanne. And Sony, you should be put on notice as well, your movies and your product advertisers’ product placement will come under scrutiny as well. America’s heartland is watching…. just not your TV shows and movies.

Image: Excerpted from: Jonathan Mauer – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22716358

Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.