How did the mass media acquire the power to be judge and jury?
I wasn’t going to comment on the whole Bill Cosby allegations but I can not hold in my thoughts any longer.
First of all you can not believe everything that the mass media puts out; TV, newspapers, and online news sites only put out what brings them the most viewers, buyers and web clicks. Meaning they give you the most sensational part of any story, basically they go for shock value.
Secondly if you read more into these women who have come forward with allegations, you will see that at least one of them admitted to having an on again off again affair with Bill Cosby for two years after she alleges she was drugged and woke up disheveled. Does that not seem odd?!
Third some of these women admit to voluntarily being flown to different locations to meet Cosby, taking alcoholic drinks and unknown pills from him. And then after being allegedly assaulted the women say they continued to go to visit Cosby in apartments/places by themselves.
So my question is you trusted a man from TV so much that you would go to a private location by yourself and then after being allegedly drugged and waking up disheveled you would continue to go see this man and be flown to different cities to visit him. Not to mention these women were between the ages of 17-22 yrs., why in the hell are you flying out to see a married man twice your age and having drinks with him?!
No woman should have to fear for her well being around any man, and no the blame is not all on the woman. Both parties have to hold some responsibility. I do believe that Mr. Cosby is a hypocrite and most likely had affairs galore and he will be judged by the only one who can judge him GOD. But once again that is my opinion after looking over the facts of the allegations, don’t follow the masses and make the decision to find this man guilty in the court of public opinion while allowing others to have the decency to being innocent until proven guilty. Where is the proof!
I say all this to say we as the black community need to not allow mass media to turn every black male into a monster and not allow them to tarnish the groundbreaking, positive, iconic image of The Cosby Show. One of the few shows that displays our community in a positive light.
Source of where I read more about the allegations- http://www.cnn.com/…/cele…/bill-cosby-allegations/index.html
I JUST SAYING…….