The media and the knee jerk reaction of the liberal left are the ones who quickly labeled Roseanne's remarks raciest, but her comments actually had more to do with Valerie Jarrett's politics than anything else. The Muslim Brotherhood seen as an extremest organization and The Planet of the Apes epic of 1968 being about astronauts landing on a planet, (which is actually Earth of the future) where they, (humans) are the devalued species subject to the political structure and class system of the much evolved simians who now rule. So it is the media and the liberal left that have likened Valerie Jarrett and Muslims to apes, not Roseanne Barr. Everyone else just ran with it. Jumping on the bandwagon as it were. The way I see it, Roseanne is guilty perhaps of using a poor choice of words, but not racism.