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July 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Roseanne Barr made an obscene gesture and spit on the ground after she was booed at a San Diego Padres game for a shrill rendition of the national anthem in front of 30,000 baseball fans. The comedienne and star of ABC's "Roseanne" appeared to struggle Wednesday night with an echo from the sound system as she sang between games of a doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds, said Ron Seaver, the Padres' promotions director.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990
It is understandable that Pat Buchanan didn't like Roseanne Barr's rendition of the national anthem. Neither did I. Neither did anyone else, including Barr, apparently. Where does Buchanan get off asserting the crowd "spoke . . . for the President" in their response? How does he decide that the American public is so stupid as to "swallow poisons that can kill it?" Laughable is his assertion that since "conservatives have won five of the last six national elections, they presumably had a voice . . . " etc. As I recall, "conservatives" have lost congressional elections for virtually all of my lifetime; in any case, they were given no rights to decide what our culture is: they are better at S&L scams, "enemies lists" and "dirty campaigns" than culture.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990
The brunt of criticism for Roseanne Barr's "rendition" of the national anthem the other night at Jack Murphy Stadium should go to the San Diego Padre management--not to her, and even then simply for making a poor choice. The question, it seems to me, is not whether she meant to insult the fans (I've seen her make that gesture before as part of her act), but whether she meant to insult the anthem itself. I doubt it very much. She is a comedienne, and it is her job to entertain people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990
The brunt of criticism for Roseanne Barr's "rendition" of the national anthem the other night at Jack Murphy Stadium should go to the San Diego Padre management--not to her, and even then simply for making a poor choice. The question, it seems to me, is not whether she meant to insult the fans (I've seen her make that gesture before as part of her act), but whether she meant to insult the anthem itself. I doubt it very much. She is a comedienne, and it is her job to entertain people.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1990
If I were Francis Scott Key, y'know, I'd rise up out of my grave, y'know, and smack Barr across her ever-lovin' chops, y'know. WILLIAM S. KOESTER Upland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990
It is understandable that Pat Buchanan didn't like Roseanne Barr's rendition of the national anthem. Neither did I. Neither did anyone else, including Barr, apparently. Where does Buchanan get off asserting the crowd "spoke . . . for the President" in their response? How does he decide that the American public is so stupid as to "swallow poisons that can kill it?" Laughable is his assertion that since "conservatives have won five of the last six national elections, they presumably had a voice . . . " etc. As I recall, "conservatives" have lost congressional elections for virtually all of my lifetime; in any case, they were given no rights to decide what our culture is: they are better at S&L scams, "enemies lists" and "dirty campaigns" than culture.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accustomed to defending their team's dismal play this season, San Diego Padres officials confronted an even bigger public-relations nightmare Thursday as strident criticism of TV comedian Roseanne Barr's rendition of the national anthem at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium poured in from around the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She walked up to the microphone to sing the national anthem before the second game of the Padres' double header with Cincinnati Wednesday night and received the loudest ovation of the evening. Comedienne Roseanne Barr, ladies and gentlemen, star of the hit television show "Roseanne." By the end of her first line, most of the cheers had turned to loud boos. Her rendition of the anthem lasted 53 seconds, and she didn't sing so much as she screamed and screeched.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1990
If I were Francis Scott Key, y'know, I'd rise up out of my grave, y'know, and smack Barr across her ever-lovin' chops, y'know. WILLIAM S. KOESTER Upland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1990 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accustomed to defending their team's dismal play this season, San Diego Padres officials confronted an even bigger public-relations nightmare Thursday as strident criticism of TV comedian Roseanne Barr's rendition of the national anthem at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium poured in from around the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1990 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She walked up to the microphone to sing the national anthem before the second game of the Padres' double header with Cincinnati Wednesday night and received the loudest ovation of the evening. Comedienne Roseanne Barr, ladies and gentlemen, star of the hit television show "Roseanne." By the end of her first line, most of the cheers had turned to loud boos. Her rendition of the anthem lasted 53 seconds, and she didn't sing so much as she screamed and screeched.
SPORTS
July 26, 1990 | From Associated Press
Roseanne Barr made an obscene gesture and spit on the ground after she was booed at a San Diego Padres game for a shrill rendition of the national anthem in front of 30,000 baseball fans. The comedienne and star of ABC's "Roseanne" appeared to struggle Wednesday night with an echo from the sound system as she sang between games of a doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds, said Ron Seaver, the Padres' promotions director.
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