Bill Cosby is breaking his silence – temporarily, at least. He spoke with New York Post reporter Stacy Brown over the phone and had a few things to say about the media:
Let me say this….I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism. You have to go in with a neutral mind.
What exactly did Cosby mean by this? It sounds like he is attempting to use the race card to distract attention away from his rape accusers. Does he mean to presume that the white media is incapable of reporting on the news fairly? He is most likely frustrated about his name constantly appearing in the headlines, and must be looking for a scapegoat.
Cosby has caused a stir about race in the past, but in a different way, with members in the black community. In his famous “pound cake speech” he says:
Why do people go around saying the cop shouldn’t have shot him (the black kid)? Well, I say, what was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?
Some people have taken his words out of context before in a speech 8 years ago on C-SPAN:
Mr. Cosby, despite making these comments, did not have anything to say about the sexual abuse and rape allegations being made against him by an increasing number of women, including most recently, Supermodel Beverly Johnson.
This isn’t the first awkward interview where Cosby has lashed out at the media, either. In November, he told Florida Today that people need to “fact check.”
He went on to say:
When you go to a civil rights march or something like that, at least there are meetings and some organization to it and people understand how to behave. There may be people coming to the show that don’t know exactly what to do; there is no organization to it all.
He abruptly ended his brief talk Friday by saying:
I cant talk anymore. They don’t want me to talk to you, so I am not commenting further.
That’s probably a good idea, Mr. Cosby.
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