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The view canada goose outlet in toronto inside Disney, according to sources, was that Tuesday was the third or fourth time when Barr’s tweets had presented a problem for ABC. This controversy was by far the worst yet.
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Key executives included ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey; her boss Ben Sherwood, the president of the Disney/ABC Television canada goose outlet in montreal Group; and his boss Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney. Pacific, Barr tweeted out an apology canada goose outlet buffalo to Jarrett. She said she was “leaving Twitter.”
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But that didn’t happen. Barr held onto her beloved Twitter presence and the community canada goose outlet store uk she has cultivated there.
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While the executives were conferring, critics on social media were starting to point out the network’s silence about the controversy. It was starting to get coverage on canada goose outlet vancouver TV and on major news websites. ABC viewers canadagoosejackets7v , advertisers and rival networks were all watching to see what the network would say and do.
It was easy to imagine an ad boycott against “Roseanne” and other ABC programs. However, ABC sources said advertisers were not a factor in the decision.