This week saw the return of Roseanne Barr to prime time television as the original series that made her a household name is back, with the major twist being Rosie is a Trump supporter.
Roseanne has always been a show designed to represent blue collar America, the working class, who are severely under represented in mainstream media and entertainment, and having her character support Trump, especially on the issue of jobs, only solidifies her in that role.
The show debuted to astounding numbers, smashing so hard in the ratings that President Trump actually called her up to congratulate her.
The Daily Wire reports:
The return of “Roseanne” was a smashing success; in fact, it didn’t just surpass ratings expectations, it blew them out of the water, dominating Tuesday night and bringing in viewers of all ages, including a large number too young to have been fans of her original show. In total, the season premiere brought in a stunning 18.2 million viewers, earned a 5.2 rating in the all-important 18-49 demo, and out-gained her original show’s famous finale by 10%.
While industry execs have been doing some “soul-searching” after watching Roseanne’s pro-Trump character take the torch to Hollywood’s anti-Trump script, Trump personally called Roseanne to congratulate her on the show’s “huge” success.
According to The New York Times, Trump called the 65-year-old star and former presidential candidate (Remember this?) on Wednesday to thank her for breaking ranks with her Hollywood peers and openly supporting him, which she’s done personally and her character will now be doing weekly on her show. A man who fully understands the significance of ratings, Trump congratulated her for its 18.2 million viewers. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the call to the press Wednesday.
Barr discussed the phone call with Trump on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday. “We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things, and he’s just happy for me,” she told host George Stephanopoulos, The Hill reports. “I’ve known him for many years and he’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years. And it was just a friendly conversation about working, and television, and ratings,” she added. “He really understands ratings and how they measure things. And that’s kind of been an interest of mine too.”
Conservatives have been trying to tell Hollywood for years now that much of the entertainment they put out, which is basically left-wing propaganda, is out of touch with the average American viewer. If these individuals want to make big bucks with advertisers, they need to be less left-wing and just keep the car in the middle of the road, appealing to the largest portion of citizens in the country.
Liberals constantly yak about “representation” in art, demanding a quota of minorities be shoved into a film whether it fits the narrative or characters or not. Yet, one of the most under represented people in film and television are those belonging to the conservative movement.
Why no clamor over representation there?