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Published:December 14th, 2014 18:52 EST

Outrage: Bill Cosby Pleads With Black Media to be 'Neutral'

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Bill Cosby broke his silence Friday, albeit briefly, to lecture the media on remaining "neutral` and to say that his wife is standing by him.



Reached at his Massachusetts home, the star declined to address the rape and sex abuse allegations from an ever-growing list of women that now include supermodel Beverly Johnson.


Instead, Cosby, 77, said that the African-American media " for which this reporter often writes " should be impartial.


"Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,` Cosby said."


The New York Post


Bill Cosby broke his deafening silence not to offer a sincere and heartfelt apology to the dozens of women he drugged and sexually assaulted.


Instead the disgraced entertainer lectured the media, specifically black media, to be neutral when reporting on the myriad allegations of rape against him.


By "neutral" Cosby is really saying that they should ignore the numerous credible allegations that he sexually assaulted women over a span of decades.


Cosby was a civil rights hero, a best-selling author, a brilliant stand-up comic and a gifted actor; there is no way the media can ignore covering the downfall of such a beloved icon.


When news anchors and news reporters (black, white, or whatever) cover this story they should respect Cosby`s victims and report the facts, and let the viewers arrive at their own conclusions.


Opinion columnists, bloggers and TV commentators are free to express their opinion by reaching the only conclusion possible after reviewing the witness testimony: Cosby is a serial rapist!


All of these women, who didn`t know each other, related the same sickening narrative: Cosby invited them to his house or hotel room under the pretext of helping them with their career; he then drugged and sexually assaulted them.


Crying racism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, Cosby is basically pleading with the black media: The mainstream press (read: white) is hammering me, show a brother some love, and if you can`t take my side at least stay quiet.


Any commentator, opinion columnist or blogger with a smidgen of common sense will deduce that Cosby is an unrepentant serial rapist, and I urge my black brethren in the blogosphere to join me in denouncing and repudiating him.


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