Roseanne Barr tells us nothing about America

Nothing so perfectly encapsulates the dynamic of the Trump era than a TV show that was supposed to be a sympathetic portrayal of Trump supporters by liberal America leading—once again—to the ritualistic denunciation of Trump supporters by liberal America.

Barr is not a typical Trump voter just because she played one on TV. She shares much more in common with a celebrity culture that never lacks for its share of nuts and toxic personalities, especially among comedians, than with, say, Youngstown, Ohio.

Her wild ramblings don’t tell us anything about what Trump voters think, about the state of race relations in America, or working-class culture. Her crackpot views are all her own.