Friday, November 21, 2014

What the Bill Cosby Case is Really About.

By Matt Walsh

Let me be the first to admit that, unlike so many people in the media and on the internet, I actually don’t know if Bill Cosby is a rapist. I know several women have accused him of it, and I know that he isn’t doing any favors for himself by refusing to comment and asking news outlets to scrub footage of him refusing to comment. You’d think if the man is guilty but has no intention of fessing up, he’d at least deny the allegations. And if he’s innocent, he’d be even more likely to deny them. Either way, I can’t understand answering with ‘no comment’ when someone asks a rather direct and unambiguous question like ‘are you a rapist?’
So maybe this means he’s panicking because he’s guilty. Or maybe he’s panicking because he’s innocent. Or maybe he’s an 80-year-old man who doesn’t quite understand what’s going on.
Maybe it’s a combination of some of those explanations. I don’t know. I just don’t. But I do know that the whole thing is quite… strange. Strange because these allegations have been known for some time, but nobody cared until a comedian named Hannibal Buress, who frequently jokes about raping women, called out Bill Cosby for allegedly raping women. Suddenly, because of a guy I’ve never heard of, accusations everyone heard of ten years ago become national news.
Also strange because some of the women accusing Cosby of rape, like Joan Tarshis, say they were drugged and assaulted multiple times. To be clear, that means some of these women were sexually abused on one occasion, and then went back and were sexually abused again. If true, it brings up an entirely different conversation about what would drive a human being to knowingly put themselves in that position. Save your ‘victim blaming’ speeches. This is a very important and very obvious point. If a man rapes you and then invites you out on another date, say no. Just say no. Even if he’s famous. OK?
And the situation gets even stranger when we consider that the networks and other outletsare canceling Cosby’s shows and attempting to erase any remnant or memory of him. But, strangely, I can still sign on Netflix and order The Pianist, a film directed by Roman Polanski. And I’m betting NBC will run previews for the next X-Men movie, directed by Bryan Singer. Indeed, strangely, Hollywood and the liberal media make no secret about their affection for either men, despite their respective dubious pasts.
Specifically, Polanski was charged and convicted of drugging and raping a child. He is a convicted child rapist. There need be no ‘alleged’ attached to this statement. Fact: Roman Polanksi, acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker, raped a child. Yet Netflix drops Cosby, the supposed rapist, and keeps Polanksi, the convicted rapist.
Meanwhile, Bryan Singer has been accused, more than once, of sexually assaulting young boys. But again, this has had no discernable impact on his career. I suspect Singer’s alleged crimes are more acceptable among the liberal elites because he is, reportedly, a homosexual fond of young boys. A liberal homosexual Hollywood elite can’t also be a sexual predator. Such a thing would be inconvenient, for a number of reasons, so we’ll all just pretend it didn’t happen. It’s long been known that Hollywood is (allegedly) rife with homosexual predators, but the matter gets no attention at all.
Want to know what’s even stranger than any of that? Keep following me down this hideous rabbit hole because the situation is about to take the most bizarre turn of all.
(ht Micah Armantrout)

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