04 January 2016

Once again, you can thank the media...

...you know, the folks who normalised Michael Jackson's "children in my bed" deal...

Bill Cosby was a beloved figure and civil-rights pioneer; hardened editors were horrified at the prospect of taking him down. I might as well have pitched a story about Martin Luther King Jr. philandering with white women. The story went nowhere.
Of course, the "community"... even those who had been physically violated... weren't much better...
As I debated whether to come forward, I struggled with where my allegiances should lie – with the women who were sexually victimized or with black America. I knew that, in my reluctance to add my assault to the allegations facing Cosby, I was allowing race to trump rape.
You know, I never once, during the Paul Bernardo or Russell Williams trials pondered my "racial alliegance." Wassup wit dat?

And even with dozens of victims, he could still, like OJ Simpson, get off...
If the judge in Andrea Constand’s case considers the other allegations against Cosby, it’s their damning words—all 46 accusers—against his.
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RELATED: Compare and contrast
Nobody needed criminal convictions to drop Cosby - just multiple accusations of sexual assault and some out-of-court payouts. But multiple accusations of sexual assault, out-of-court payouts and the loss of his law license are apparently not enough to bar Bill Clinton from another eight years in the White House.
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LAST WORD: Speaking of double standards...

He's asking for privacy, but Seamus O'Regan should get exactly the same amount of scrutiny, the media gave to Rob Ford.

Gotta love the timing, though... get elected, then admit you're a drunk.


8 comments:

Bill Elder said...

In Seamus' case he hast deal with the unbearable weight of his ethnic stereotype - it's enough to drive ya 't drink.

As for our media I've long ago resolved myself to their schizophrenic nature - they capitalize on fear, misfortune and grief first and foremost, often this conflicts with their perverse political nepotism - watching the ethical train wreck this causes is worth the price of admission to one of their free online editions - just to sniff the moral ambiguity.

Here's a tip for your fear mongering MSM file - Slow day for the CTV news? - simple, turn the garage theft of a couple of kids BB guns(not classified as guns) into an unsafe firearms storage "more guns now on the streets" story (note the reference to the standard can of BBs as "500 rounds of ammunition".

http://tinyurl.com/z3gnme5

Anonymous said...

old white guy asks.........why do people come forward with allegations after the statute of limitations run out and prevent the possibility of criminal action? I have an inherent distrust of that type of accusation.

Neo Conservative said...

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"owg says... I have an inherent distrust of that type of accusation."

objection noted.

in this case, however... so far, it's 46, i say again, 46 women who have accused mr cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. and they're mostly professional women... not junkies or hookers.

this isn't some street corner shakedown. that's why cosby, with all his money and fame, is finally going to court.

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Bill Elder said...

Who would have guessed, kindly 'ol Doc Huxtable was a date rape perv. - maybe he was hanging with the Clintons too long and figured executive perv privilege extends to friends.

46 is an undeniable record of abuse but the thing that probably stopped his victims from going public is he is a connected Dem and connected in Hollywood - that trumps a couple of rapes - Right Bill? - but 46? - can't hide that for ever.

Neo Conservative said...

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don't count your chickens, he just needs one juror... remember, oj simpson got away with two murders.

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Dollops said...

There are degrees of rape ranging from abduction followed by repeated violent sexual assaults ending in murder, to "yes, yes, oh yes, .. no, .. help rape!" Clinton and Cosby should both be prosecuted for using position or drugs to "close the deal" with women who might have fended them off, however who other than Juanita Broaderick wasn't to some degree complicit, only jumping on the rapewagon when it looked like there was something to be gained? Rape is a despicable crime and I would like to see the death penalty applied to rapists and child molestors but we first have to judge the degree of before-the-fact complicity of and then resulting injury to the adult victim. It is useless to deny that women always were and always will be vulnerable to men who would assault them sexually, and their best defence is staying clear of situations where it might happen. Teach your daughters well.

Anonymous said...

old white guy asks......... when did he have time to work?

Neo Conservative said...

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"dollops says... to some degree complicit..."

lemme see if i understand your argument. your daughter goes out on a date with some guy and later wakes up naked and bruised in his bed with no memory of anything after that pre-dinner wine.

to what degree exactly is she complicit here?

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