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This story by Roxane Gay is an objective perspective on the ‘Roseanne’ reboot. Gay came to the conclusion that while she found the first two episodes funny and very well done, watching further episodes would compromise her principles because the series “normalizes Trump”. The network realized it was leaving some viewers behind — and put into effect a plan that brought back a working-class sitcom.

Fox News and the National Enquirer have consistently been trying to ‘normalizing Trump’ since he entered the National stage. Given Fox’s ratings and Trump’s improved poll numbers, the normalization of Trump is working.

My bet is that other forms of media, entertainment and art will attempt to do the same. The Nazi propaganda machine in the early thirties used the same methods to ‘normalize he Hitler’. 

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