My generation grew up with Bill Cosby as a hero for American families. Watching his shows and hearing his comedy was truly a joy. That Bill Cosby is now being accused as a rapist makes me sick to my stomach. He was someone that made me laugh and happy. Now, I truly believe Bill Cosby is guilty of raping and sexually abusing potentially hundreds of women. If that’s not bad enough, his story of lies has been going on for more than 50 years. He was molesting and raping women while being revered by the American public. Bill Cosby a rapist. No way that could have been true and now I can’t imagine it’s not true.
If this was the story of one woman and her accusations, I might believe the possibility that she was lying to gain fame at his expense. When the number of women coming forward becomes too many to ignore, it’s impossible to see that he could be innocent. The chilling stories from these women, all telling roughly the same Bill Cosby nightmare experience, remove any doubt. These women have nothing to gain – well, maybe the embarrassment and pain that comes with having to acknowledge that America’s hero raped and sexually abused them, but I don’t think that’s much of a reward. Bill Cosby drugged, raped, and abused these women before shaming them into silence and screwing the American people with his lies.
As the country collectively mourns the loss of twenty young children and six adults, we are all looking for answers. I ran across this piece from Angelia Smith and found that it touched me and I wanted to share it with you. Great work, Angelia.
Is this really front page news? With so many other things going on it would seem to me that Lilo’s latest foible wouldn’t even make the front page of the entertainment section. Unfortunately, the opposite is true and it would appear that every media outlet is running full coverage as though a different outcome was expected or deserved.
Maybe it’s more simple than that – maybe the American people need a comedic relief from all the pain and suffering that they’ve been going through in recent months. Speculation of a double-dip recession, concerns about the environment, concerns about BP dumping millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and even concerns about mainstream, oft-trusted companies like Johnson & Johnson poisoning their children. Maybe America does need a break; because it just doesn’t seem like Lindsay Lohan going to jail for 90 days should be this big of a deal.
More of my two cents.
I can’t be the only one tired of reading stories and hearing news about the Tiger Woods’ “transgressions.” Every day there is some new “story” about how Tiger failed. Some reminder that he’s not perfect. Is it tragic – absolutely. Is it front page, leading-story newsworthy – absolutely not. He’s a human being and regardless of what you think for having bought into the brand of Tiger Woods he is no less deserving of common decency and respect than the next person. Just because he is a public figure doesn’t give the media and America the right to smear his name across the headline of every news story, and frankly, if you can’t respect him as an individual, have some compassion and respect for his wife and family. It is Elin that was wronged here, not America.
It’s time to move along folks – this story is well past its 15 minutes.
Nobody can replace Oprah – her successful, 25-year daytime talk-show will be forever remembered as one of the most successful television shows of all time. To imagine anyone filling her time-slot, let alone her show, is nearly impossible, but Robin Williams’ recent David Letterman appearance pitched one possible replacement – Sarah Palin.
Now that her fifteen minutes of fame are up, Sarah Palin continues her war on the media. Now, a recent quote in one of her hometown newspapers has her lashing out at the “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.” Obviously, the blogging community is up in arms about this, because frankly the words that I’m writing (and I am a bit bored) are in the veil of anonymity not lies (I guess two out of three truths isn’t bad considering the source), express opinions and feelings about something more than Sarah Palin. These views and opinions – like so many of my peers – are my feelings on why Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America. My ammunition for many of my blog articles about Sarah Palin are the very words that she is quoted as using.
Since losing the election, Sarah Palin has apparently be slammed on the interview circuit and much what they’re looking for is dirt. With everything flying around about her daughter, her son’s birth, and what comes next it’s no wonder that she’s a bit overwhelmed. The following quote, from Esquire’s upcoming magazine sums up her feelings for some of the people writing about her.
I’m a huge fan of golf – although watching it on television is a lot less enjoyable than playing it live. Obviously, being a fan of golf makes me a huge fan of Tiger Woods, one of the greatest golfers of all time, but even his association with Buick wouldn’t convince me to even consider one of their cars. Somehow I doubt that they suit the style and image of Tiger and his wife, either, so it is quite likely that Tiger Woods is celebrating today’s announcement that GM/Buick and Tiger Woods will be going their separate ways.
In typical GM fashion, there is a spin and a feeling, and in this case more than most they don’t mesh. The announcement is saying to me “GM is broke, and Buicks aren’t selling – Tiger or not.” The PR machine is spinning out a mutual, amicable separation:
“Tiger is expecting a second child in his family and he’s looking for more time in his schedule,” said Peter Ternes, G.M.’s director of communications for sales, service and marketing. “At the same time, General Motors is looking to cut costs… we both agreed that we would part our ways.”
I’m not Keith Olbermann’s biggest fan. Honestly, even today I feel like his passion is sometimes misdirected, but his comments supporting same-sex-marriage [ no on Proposition 8 ] are spot-on, and he deserves accoldades for his passion, professionalism and journalism. Take a minute to hear his word and try to explain how you could possibly justify voting to change the constitution to segregate a portion of the population based on their sexual preferences.
The stock market volatile – imagine my surprise – but a recently headlined article on Marketwatch.com reminds us that consumers think it’s going to get worse. Of course consumers think it’s going to get worse – the media keeps telling us it is going to get worse. Even good news is buffered by some footnote as to why this is an exception to the bad that’s yet to come. And if the media tells enough people, and talks about it long enough, eventually the American public begins to believe. After all, if it can work for presidential candidates like John McCain…
So is the economy bad? Yes, it’s terrible. This is the worst thing that could have happened to America at the worst time. It’s caused market upheaval around the world and some analysts think that it would be worse right now if we knew what to look for. Fortunately, or not, depending on your view, the Wall Street shenanigans are as difficult to unravel as they were successful in their profiteering during the good times. But, the media is missing something very important – we, as people and as a country, will recover. And if history serves as a measuring stick, we will recover relatively quickly.
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