Here Are All the Emails the FCC Received From People Complaining About “Roseanne” Being Canceled.

“There is no justice in our country.”

Richard B. Levine/Levine Roberts/Newscom via ZUMA

Last month ABC cancelled Roseanne Barr’s sitcom, “Roseanne,” after the comedian sent a racist tweet about former Obama White House aide Valerie Jarrett. Although Barr’s Twitter feed had been a bog of right-wing conspiracy theories for months, conservatives rallied to Barr’s defense. President Donald Trump complained about a double-standard on Twitter. Others bombarded…the Federal Communications Commission. Per a Freedom of Information Act Request, here’s a list of every complaint the FCC received about the Roseanne firing:


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