My new article is up in the Federalist this morning about double standards and the way we’re targeted and destroyed by them en masse, and yet we don’t put enough pressure on them for their horrific behavior to keep them accountable.
The double standards for what constitutes a fireable offense in the entertainment industry are shocking and completely politically driven.
Samantha Bee has not been fired for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t.” She uttered some of the most vile comments about a daughter of a sitting president ever to be recorded (and family members of politicians used to be considered off limits by polite society). Her network, TBS, issued an apology, but took no substantive punitive action toward the comedian. She is costing the network money as two sponsors have dropped the show so far, but TBS sticks with her.
Roseanne Barr, by contrast, faced severe consequences for calling Valerie Jarrett the “baby” of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. She lost her show, and the other actors, producers, writers, and all of the employees of her show lost their jobs because of a single bad tweet. ABC acted within minutes, as if they had been waiting for an excuse to fire her, although the reboot of “Roseanne” had been making the network millions.
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