Cosby and Racism

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MAY 18, 2017

         IF PATRIOTISM IS THE LAST REFUGE OF SCOUNSRELS, WHAT IS RACISM?

         DISGRACED COMEDIAN BILL COSBY BLAMES RACISM FOR HIS PROBLEMS THAT HAVE BROUGHT AT LEAST 60 WOMEN TO ACCUSE HIM OF RAPE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THAT MANY OF HIS ALELGED VICTIMS ARE BLACK SEEMS NOT TO MATTER.

         COSBY IS GIVING A GROUP OF INTERVIEWS TO CAREFULLY SELECTED PEOPLE PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF HIS UPCOMING FELONY SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIAL. HE TOLD SIRIUSXM HOST MICHAEL SMERCONISH HE IS A VICTIM OF THE MEDIA AND ACCUSERS HE SAID WERE “PILING ON.”

         LIVE BY THE MEDIA AND DIE BY IT, TOO. THE MEDIA PROMOTED COSBY TO INTERNATIONAL FAME, WHILE IGNORING RUMORS OF HIS BEHAVIOR WITH WOMEN NOT HIS WIFE. WAS RACISM TO BLAME FOR HIS RISE TO STARDOM AND THE VALUES HE PROMOTED ON HIS WILDLY POPULAR TV SHOW? HE CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

         RACISM CONTINUES TO BE A PROBLEM BECAUSE SIN IS A PROBLEM. BUT PEOPLE HAVE OVERCOME IT, AS COSBY DID. BUT YOU CAN’T OVERCOME THE KIND OF BEHAVIOR COSBY IS ACCUSED OF BY CLAIMING EXTERNAL FORCES ARE RESPONSIBLE. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.