By: Bill Lamb
WDRB President and General Manager
Time for a new Point of View feature called, "How Clueless Do You Have to Be?"
For instance, how clueless does the star of one of TV's biggest hits have to be to post a despicable racist message on their Twitter account that makes it impossible for their network not to immediately cancel their show?
Roseanne Barr was never the brightest star on the celebrity circuit, but this was world-class idiocy. She was warned repeatedly by her kids, her TV kids, network executives and her managers about her tweeting, but she thought she was smarter than everyone. Turns out, she's probably not smarter than anyone!
Barr was notoriously difficult to work with during the original run of the show, but ABC was hoping a couple decades on the bench might have given her some humility. No such luck. I honestly feel bad for ABC, and her cast and crew. I'll even miss the show, but good riddance to Roseanne Barr.
Speaking of clueless, how clueless do you have to be to send your money to a televangelist like Jesse Duplantis, who wants it to buy a new, $54 million private jet because, he says, commercial airlines are filled with "a bunch of demons" that get in the way of his busy schedule?
Sound crazy? As P.T. Barnum purportedly said, "There's a sucker born every minute."
That's what Duplantis is counting on.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.
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