Free Speech and Disney’s Racial Double Standards Media Insider
At Disney, black media figures insulting whites? No problem. White media figures insulting blacks? Big problem.
Insult President Trump? Keep your job. Insult President Obama, or one of his aides? Lose your job.
American media has blaring double standards for racism. A black anchor at ESPN, which is 80% owned by Disney, called President Trump a “white supremacist” but she wasn’t fired; her boss admitted he was afraid of being called a racist if he fired Jemele Hill.
But when Roseanne Barr said that Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like an ape, the Roseanne show, which aired on Disney owned ABC, and which appeals to rural white working Americans, got canceled.
According to one article “Inside ABC, there’s now a sense of pride in how quickly this controversy was contained”.
Right, because in today’s climate, the way to solve any problem is either to blame it on Trump and the Russians, or fire a white person who says anything bad about a black person.
And how do the white media stars act when they’re censored? Like guilty children, because they know the modern media code. So they get on their knees and start apologizing, like Barr saying “I’m not a racist, just an idiot.” Because Disney and ABC may make bad movies and bad TV shows, but one thing they won’t tolerate is breaking the code.
This has nothing to do with business. Roseanne was a hit show for ABC, and, as the Wall Street Journal said this morning, “The show spoke to a middle American audience television executives are often accused of ignoring”. In other words, people who voted for Trump.
But Disney and ABC don’t care about their customers, all they care about is doing the politically correct thing, and that has everything to do with stifling free speech.