Roseanne Barr foolishly tweeted an offensive joke about Valerie Jarrett and was fired for it; despite a full apology. The liberal media has used that joke to spin a whole new narrative blaming President Trump and his supporters for racist attitudes which led to tweets like Roseanne’s.
Black conservative vloggers Diamond & Silk — whose real names are Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — are fighting back against those stereotypes. The duo is also calling out ABC and others for what they perceive as a double standard in how Roseanne was treated.
Maria Bartiromo, was guest host for Neil Cavuto‘s Fox News show on Wednesday and she had on Diamond & Silk for a full segment where they primarily discussed the Roseanne fallout.
The duo first defended the comedian against charges of racism.
“Roseanne, let me just say this here: she is not a racist.”
“She made bad judgment when she tweeted out something that was a little off-the-cuff,” they continued. “And she apologized for it. Now, where’s the apologies from all of the other people like Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Jimmy Kimmel?”
Behar joked earlier this year that Mike Pence‘s belief that God speaks to him is a sign of mental illness. After a backlash, she apologized in a statement, in a phone call to Pence, and on air. Of course, Joy Behar kept her job.
“Why haven’t their shows been canned? Because they’ve said some off-the-cuff stuff about our president, and about conservatives, about people that support our president,” Diamond & Silk said.
Bartiromo agreed, criticizing ESPN’s Keith Olbermann for using “F-bombs” in his tweets.
“I don’t think her show should have been canned,” Diamond & Silk said. “Let this play out on the show.”
“It feels like if you’re a Trump supporter, there’s just no room for error,” Bartiromo said, “She obviously made a big mistake, but there’s no room for error.”
“When she saw that the joke fell flat, she apologized for it,” Diamond & Silk added. Then slamming “the left” for “beating this lady up over the head about racism, when they are the ones that does a lot of the racism.”
Diamond and Silk went to discuss their hopes that another network might pick up Roseanne since its cancellation from ABC.