Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bill Cosby

Artist: Bill Cosby
LP: Wonderfulness
Song: "Niagara Falls" 
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"Wonderfulness." Hmm. I can't say for certain whether or not Bill Cosby is a serial rapist, but if he isn't, then he's the victim of one of the most elaborate and bizarre smear campaigns in the history of popular entertainment. Poor Bill Cosby! But if he is a serial rapist and sexual assaulter who's been drugging, then raping and molesting women for nearly 50 years, then gross. Bill Cosby, through his work on the "Fat Albert" children's show, is the guy who showed millions of kids each week how to treat others with dignity and respect. He made kids want to eat pudding! He was the epitome of fatherhood perfected on "The Cosby Show," on TV from 1984 to 1992. It seems inconceivable that this icon of good, wholesome American entertainment could actually be a monster—which is likely what's kept Cosby relatively unscathed by the accusations of sexual misconduct that began bubbling up in the early-to-mid 2000s. But in the past ten years we've had to wrap our minds around numerous political sex scandals, as well as things like this and this and this, so now we have to admit that anything is possible. Over the past few weeks, the allegations against Bill Cosby have been pouring in like...Niagara Falls. My heart goes out to all who've been sexually preyed upon by those they trust, particularly to the women who've been preyed upon by Bill Cosby—you know, if he's guilty, since I can't say for certain. 

I do feel a civic responsibility, however, to make public a series of photos that have come into my possession from an anonymous but reliable source. The four photographs included below capture Bill Cosby's facial expressions in the very moments that he first heard radio news reports of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. Guilty? Not guilty? A picture is worth a thousand words.

 [ "...has come forward with some startling allegations 
against comedian Bill Cosby." ]

 [ " the entertainer slipped drugs into her drink, 
and only when she awakened did she..." ]

 [ "...hold on! More details are just coming in..." ]

[ "...similar reports against Cosby by 19 women, 
with incidents dating back to 1965." ]

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