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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

ABC’s “Roseanne” was cancelled Tuesday after star Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist attack on former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrettt.

Earlier Thursday, ABC announced the show was picked up for a second season.

In a statement, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said the decision came after Barr’s comments were dubbed “inconsistent” with the network’s values.

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“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” Dungey said.

Elizabeth Preza is the Managing Editor of AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @lizacisms.

Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.