Outnumbered Pans Trump’s Roseanne Tweet: Free Speech Isn’t Immune ‘From Consequences’
Donald Trump just HAD to get involved in the commotion surrounding Roseanne‘s cancellation, and the Wednesday panelists on Fox News’ Outnumbered were not very impressed.
Judge Andrew Napolitano was today’s #OneLuckyGuy, so the ladies asked for his take on Trump’s tweet blasting Disney CEO Bob Iger over ABC’s decision. Trump chose to say nothing about Roseanne Barr‘s racist statements, so Napolitano joined the chorus of critics saying Trump just created a new controversy by making the debacle all about himself.
“I don’t think he should get involved at all, and now he’s involved,” Napolitano said. “He’s talking about it himself and getting people to talk about him and Roseanne – it’s a lose, lose, lose for the president.”
Town Hall editor Katie Pavlich agreed that Trump’s best course of action would’ve been to abstain because commenting on the matter “doesn’t help him in any way.” Harris Faulkner continued yesterday’s free-speech defense of Barr’s tweets, but she did acknowledge that “free speech is not excommunicated from consequences.”
Kennedy noted that ABC had to be aware of Barr’s controversial tendencies when they revived her show, and that led to a discussion about how much outrage it takes for TV people to lose their shows.
“Free speech brings us the truth we need to identify people,” Faulkner said.
“We also have to decide where those lines are because people get so outraged selectively,” Kennedy followed up. “That’s the thing. It seems like the cultural justice is applied with imbalance.”
Kennedy finished her point by noting that MSNBC’s Joy Reid survived the controversy surrounding her homophobic old blog posts.
“How does someone like someone like Joy Reid have a job?”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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