Television

"‘Roseanne’ Revival’s Huge Debut Stuns Hollywood, Prompts Soul-Searching"

I don't know about "soul-searching," but it is amusing to watch some Lefties try to figure out what the Approved Narrative should be. 

The ratings were huuuuuge. But she's normalizing Trump! Isn't it cute how she's trying to represent, a little, the deplorables? But she used to be a feminist! But the ratings were huuuuge!

See, for example, "Here's What Makes The "Roseanne" Reboot Work: Can Roseanne still be Roseanne now that its brash, unruly, feminist hero has returned to her progressive, universally lauded television show — as a Trump voter?" and "The ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Is Funny. I’m Not Going to Keep Watching." The latter includes this:

In my book “Bad Feminist,” published in 2014, I wrote about giving myself permission to be flawed but feminist. I wrote about how sometimes I consume problematic pop culture, knowing I shouldn’t, knowing how harmful that pop culture can be. I still believe there is room for that, for having principles and enjoying things that challenge those principles. But in the ensuing years, I’ve also been thinking about accountability and the repercussions of our choices. I’ve been thinking about how nothing will change if we keep consuming problematic pop culture without demanding anything better.

As I watched the first two episodes of the “Roseanne” reboot, I thought again about accountability. I laughed, yes, and enjoyed seeing the Conner family back on my screen. My first reaction was that the show was excellent. But I could not set aside what I know of Roseanne Barr and how toxic and dangerous her current public persona is.


"Oprah’s iconic ‘You get a car!’ moment was crazier than you thought"

Liberalism in a nutshell: Oprah tries to do a nice thing for some people, forgets an important detail which pisses off some of the supposed beneficiaries,  and then by inflating expectations pisses off future potential beneficiaries and also complicates the lives of the givers. They learned a lesson that all big government types should heed: it's surprisingly difficult to give away money effectively.