Maya Angelou

ABC knew what it was in for when it rehired Roseanne

ABC knew what it was in for when it rehired Roseanne

As the acclaimed poet Maya Angelou once said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them — the first time."

That wise adage hasn't made its way to television executives, apparently, who can't help hiring — and rehiring — some of the industry's worst known repeat offenders.

ABC, which rebooted the one-time hit comedy "Roseanne" this year as a paean to Trump's America, just canceled the ratings juggernaut after a wave of racist tweets by controversial comic Roseanne Barr went viral.

In the tweets, Ms. Barr suggested Chelsea Clinton was related to the liberal billionaire activist George Soros — she isn't — and...

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