As Twitchy told you, ABC Entertainment has axed the “Roseanne” reboot over Roseanne Barr’s “abhorrent, repugnant” tweet. And that’s certainly their prerogative, though one wonders why they’d give a platform to a woman who baked Jew cookies dressed as Hitler in the first place.

But if ABC is going to cite “abhorrent, repugnant” tweets as the basis for canceling a show or terminating talent’s employment, why did Keith Olbermann just get an expanded role at ESPN? Both ESPN and ABC fall under Disney’s umbrella, but Olbermann gets a plum job and Roseanne loses hers?

Is Disney going to pretend Olbermann never called Omarosa “Trump’s pet”? Or that he didn’t refer to Michelle Malkin as “a big mashed-up piece of meat with lipstick on it”? Olbermann has a years-long record of being a flaming a**hole both on and off Twitter, but Disney’s not offended by his misogynistic piggery? Or any of this stuff?

And there’s so much more crap where that came from. Yet:

As was the case with Roseanne, Olbermann’s awfulness was never a secret.

Or are some “abhorrent” and “repugnant” comments more equal than others?


To be sure, Roseanne’s not a “right winger.” She’s a Trump-supporting conspiracy theorist who ran for president on the Green Party ticket. But the basic point still stands. Make up your minds, Disney. Either this stuff is acceptable, or it’s not.

If Roseanne wants her job back, she’d better do an about-face:

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet. We have also removed a tweet featuring a fake screenshot.