The Abc Executive Who Said Roseanne’S Twitter Statement Is Abhorrent, Repugnant And Inconsistent With Our Values, And We Have Decided To Cancel Her Show Is Now Leaving Abc.

I’m reading “Channing Dungey, First Black Entertainment Executive at a Major Network, Is Leaving ABC” (NYT). Ms. Dungey was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year — an unusual spot for the publicity-shy executive — when the network made the sudden decision to cancel its biggest hit, “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent […]

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The Abc Executive Who Said Roseanne’S Twitter Statement Is Abhorrent, Repugnant And Inconsistent With Our Values, And We Have Decided To Cancel Her Show Is Now Leaving Abc.

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I’m reading “Channing Dungey, First Black Entertainment Executive at a Major Network, Is Leaving ABC” (NYT). Ms. Dungey was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year — an unusual spot for the publicity-shy executive — when the network made the sudden decision to cancel its biggest hit, “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet…. Terrible...

I’m reading “Channing Dungey, First Black Entertainment Executive at a Major Network, Is Leaving ABC” (NYT).

Ms. Dungey was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year — an unusual spot for the publicity-shy executive — when the network made the sudden decision to cancel its biggest hit, “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet….

Terrible journalistic style to say “a racist tweet” instead of something like “a tweet that many people decried as racist.” Tell the facts. Also, was Dungey “thrust into the spotlight,” or did she step into the spotlight? Who “thrust” her? I regard it as anti-feminist to portray women as lacking their own agency. She was an executive! If she didn’t make decisions and act upon them, she didn’t belong in her job. You can’t have it both ways. Either she’s a shy person who got thrust or she’s a capable executive.

It would be so much better to tell the facts straight. Spinning everything, a newspaper trips all aver itself.

ADDED: Why did the Times call Dungey “publicity-shy”? Further down in the article, it says: “Ms. Dungey rarely strayed from talking points in gatherings with the news media….” Think of what the NYT might have written if it felt inclined to criticize Dungey. We’re told her successor, Karey Burke, “has been freer in her public appearances” and given an example of something vivid and original that Burke said.

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