“Morning Joe” just issued the perfect response to Roseanne’s cancellation

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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough has congratulated ABC on Twitter for canceling “Roseanne,” even though it is one of the season’s top rating hits and is minting millions for the network and its parent, The Walt Disney Company. 

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The key here is that ABC and Disney put “values above money” which is very unusual in the cutthroat entertainment business. 

Scarborough had earlier tweeted his revulsion after seeing Barr’s initial racist tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett and called on ABC to stop airing the sitcom.

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Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman and one-time Trump supporter, has turned against the president since he took office and become one of his most outspoken critics.

Now, he is once again out-front on the breaking story and on top of it when his message to the network became a reality.

Scarborough may not have made ABC cancel “Roseanne,” but it was his voice and others, and a sense that what Barr had said was completely inappropriate, that lent itself to the cancellation. 

It is one thing to go on TV and challenge the actions of politicians and quite another to make crude racist remarks that are a blatant and vile affront to our diverse society.

That is something “Morning Joe” instinctively understands.

Benjamin Locke

Benjamin Locke is a retired college professor with an undergraduate degree in Industrial Labor and Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from the European School of Management.

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