Rush Limbaugh has leapt to the defense of comedian and actor Bill Cosby, after the recent escalation of rape allegations. Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio host, believes that the media, particularly CNN, has an agenda against Bill Cosby due to comments made last year regarding the role of African-American men and their role in the demise of the African-American communities.
Limbaugh, speaking on his conservative radio show, The Rush Limbaugh Show, said, “It looks like they’re trying to destroy Bill Cosby. CNN has decided to adopt this story and make it the number one cause célèbre of the day.”
“What did Bill Cosby ever do to tick off some producer at CNN? Or some reporter? Or some assignment? What happened here?” Limbaugh asked.
“And then I had to stop and remember, Bill Cosby has numerous times in the recent past given public lectures in which he has said to one degree or another that black families and communities had better step up and get hold of themselves and not fall prey to the forces of destruction that rip them apart. And basically he started demanding that people start accepting responsibility. And the next thing you know he is the nation’s biggest rapist as far as CNN is concerned.”
Limbaugh carried on, stating that the media has been rehashing decades-old allegations to smear the legendary comedian.
“It’s not like he did it yesterday.”
Rush Limbaugh was making reference to the statement Cosby made during an interview with Don Lemon. Cosby courted controversy when he agreed with commentators from the right about the problems of the African-American community. Cosby believed that many of the problems stemming from the community is derived from the absenteeism of many fathers within it.
Cosby said, “What we need is for people to realize I want to raise my kid. I want to go back and get my three kids. I want to take on that responsibility. I want to love my children.”
Recently, the woman accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her, Barbara Bowman, inquired why it took a man, comedian Hannibal Burgess, to bring her story to light after 30 years since she first went public.
“Only after a man, Hannibal Buress, called Bill Cosby a rapist in a comedy act last month did the public outcry begin in earnest. The original video of Buress’s performance went viral. This week, Twitter turned against him, too, with a meme that emblazoned rape scenarios across pictures of his face.”
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