Following a mistrial on Saturday in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, his spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Johnnie Cochran is “looking down smiling” at the 79 year-old comedian. “Mr. Cosby’s power is back. It’s back,” Wyatt told reporters. “So the legacy didn’t go anywhere. It has been restored.” He also quoted Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton, repeating the quote: “Power is the ability to define phenomena, and make it act in a desired manner.” Cochran, the late attorney who helped acquit O.J. Simpson of murder in, was a friend of Cosby’s. Wyatt, before escorting Cosby to a nearby
Alligator mouth and a hummingbird brain..really needs to shut up..it ain´t over ´till it´s over!! and if he thinks he´s got his power and his legacy back..I think it is going to be a rude awakening IF he does no jail time and goes back on the "road"..I think he ego would not let him stay away..and imho his wife is just as bad...
When gold diggers have sex with famous, rich stars, it is not rape. If it was, they would go to the police immediately, not a year later and charges would be filed faster than 13 years later when it is nearly impossible to defend yourself. Why did they wait until he took a stand against Obama and the thugs saying they should not knock up young women then leave and not father/raise the kids. He got charged for leaving the plantation. Guilty? Who knows. Rape proved beyond a reasonable doubt? No way.
OK, so having sex with, I don´t know, 50 women, while married isn´t a problem? Yes, that may not be criminal but it sure is slimy. Don´t know if a retrial would convict him but his reputation is ruined in my book. Lots of questions unanswered. Oh, by the way Mr. Cochran, OJ was a guilty as sin.
It saddens me to know that Bill Cosby has done such vile things. However, these women bear some responsibility in my opinion. In my old fashioned world, you do not visit a married man´s hotel room alone. Period. Regardless of his status or ability to help your career, it is just not wise. Admittedly, I grew up in a time when your reputation was something to be protected.
The exposing of Cosby´s character was a huge disappointment for me. His talent blows away the comics of today. I challenge anyone to listen to his old albums and come away without respect for his talent. He is a master story teller and comedian with the ability to make you laugh uncontrollably without using profanity or explicit sexual references. It is sad to realize that his character was so terribly flawed and that this will be his legacy. Such talent wasted on the altar of self-gratification.
This whole sordid revelation is a cautionary tale. Regardless of your talent and success, integrity and a strong moral compass is worth much more than grabbing some fleeting moments of sexual satisfaction. His name will always be connected to these allegations instead of his comic genius. What a waste.
Amen, #8. A few years ago my husband and I watched a 3 hour stand up concert that Cosby did back in the 70´s. It was still absolutely hilarious and, unlike today´s comedians, his humor was timeless. No profanity, nothing vulgar, just belly-achingly funny.
This is all so very sad. And his attorney needs to shut up. I can´t think of anything less appropriate than his statement about Cochran.
How many times does something crawl out from under the Hollywood rock to show us someone having sex with, I don´t know, 50 women, while married? It is a way of life there and we know it can be even worse with what goes on with children. That doesn´t make it right, it just is what it is. Cosby acted like a pig along with all the rest of the pigs in the Playboy Mansion, but hat exactly do people think happened in the Playboy Mansion for decades? Church sermons?? Cosby became both a target and an example to the other Plantation dwellers when, as #3 points out: he took a stand against Obama and the thugs saying they should not knock up young women then leave and not father/raise the kids. Better believe there are a lot of other "targets" out there minding their Ps and Qs (staying on the plantation) to keep under the radar so they don´t turn into an example!
Johnny Cochran was a bloody manipulative crook who was believed by most of the world to have used chicanery to get a double murderer off scot free. This guy, who represents Cosby, should stifle himself. This does not help his boss’s case.
He knew the stunt with the shriveled dried leather glove, which had been found wet, and an attempt to put it on over a rubber glove, would fail. Any woman who ever had leather gloves and washed them knows that they shrink and shrivel as they dry and have to be massaged back to pliability and full size. And they fit very tightly. Even when new, they’d never go on over a rubber glove.
The World´s Ugliest Dog contest is usually headlined by tiny, hairless Chihuahuas and mutts. Therefore, consider this year´s winner, a large Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha, an upset. Martha, just three-years-old, stole the hearts and hurt the eyes of the crowd in northern California on Friday when she plopped down on her side and a drooped her long face across the floor when she should have been performing for the panel of judges. So convinced were the judges that they didn´t even wait to hear her signature snore to give her the award. Martha´s win sees her owner, Shirley Zindler, walk away with $1,500
The carcass of a young humpback whale washed ashore Friday morning in Rhode Island, causing experts to think that a nearby offshore wind turbine may be to blame. Rescue workers and two veterinarians from a nearby aquarium collected samples from the dead whale, and suspect that the nearby Block Island offshore wind farm could be responsible for the whale’s death. Noise from the turbine allegedly hampers the sonar that whales use to navigate and communicate. “If necropsy shows that a perfectly healthy whale beached itself where offshore wind turbines do exist, they need to really check what kind of sound these
NEW YORK - Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people. The protests disrupted other pride events earlier this month. In Washington, D.C., the No Justice No Pride group blocked the parade route. In Columbus, Ohio, four people were arrested after a group set out to protest violence
President Trump´s approval rating has bounced off a previously low point, according to a new poll. According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris Poll survey, provided exclusively to The Hill, 48 percent of respondents say they approve of the job Trump is doing, compared to 52 percent who say they disapprove. (Snip) Mark Penn, the poll´s co-director who has past experience as a pollster for both former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton´s 2008 presidential campaign, has argued that the polls are underestimating Trump´s support by 5 or 6 points by sampling all U.S. adults, rather than only those who
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb removed a party official from his post Thursday after a recording surfaced of him making offensive remarks about the shooting of U.S. Rep Steve Scalise. (Snip) In the recording, Montag, referring to Scalise, says “this (obscenity), his whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (obscenity) kick people off of (obscenity) health care. ... I’m glad he got shot. I’m not gonna (obscenity) say that publicly.” “Well then what are you saying it to us for?” Gentry-Tipton’s friend asks in the recording. “I wish he was (obscenity) dead,” Montag says as the recording
Ronald Reagan’s favorite joke was about two young twin boys, one a congenital pessimist, the other a congenital optimist. Trying to cure them both, the father first took the pessimist into a room filled with every imaginable toy and game. The boy burst into tears: “I know you will take them all away from me, or they will break!” He then took the optimist to a room filled with horse manure and a shovel. The boy jumped on the manure and started to shovel away happily. The stunned father asked why. His son said, “There must be a pony in
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis’ first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday’s annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile. (Snip) But Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, who is lesbian, sent a letter to Twin Cities Pride executive director Dot Belstler calling the decision “divisive” and saying it “really hurt so many in our community,” including LGBT officers and their families. Harteau said she was “beyond disappointed” that she wasn’t consulted before the group went public
Tesla is exploring the possibility of establishing a Chinese manufacturing plant with the Shanghai municipal government, the U.S. electric car-maker said on Thursday in a statement. Tesla has said it wants to build electric cars in China to avoid a 25-percent tariff on imported vehicles. In the statement, it said, "While we expect most of our production to remain in the U.S., we need to establish local factories to ensure affordability for the markets they serve." Tesla said it expects to "more clearly define" its China production plans by year end.
Retail´s bloodbath has spread north of the border. Sears Canada announced on Thursday it has entered bankruptcy protection in the Great White North and will close 59 stores and slash nearly 3,000 jobs while it tries to get back on its back after a years-long slump. The retailer, which was spun off from Sears Holdings (shld, +7.00%) in 2012, won protection from creditors under Canada´s equivalent to a Chapter 11 knowns as "Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act" and said it plans to exit bankruptcy "protection as soon as possible in 2017, better positioned" to executive a turnaround. Sears Canada, which is
Jon Ossoff was on a trajectory to defeat Karen Handel narrowly, poised to deliver a humiliating blow to the White House in a race billed as a referendum of Donald Trump’s early months in office. Then the Republican voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District unexpectedly showed up in droves. Pollsters say sky-high turnout drove Handel, the GOP nominee, to a nearly 4-point victory on Tuesday, despite most pre-election surveys showing Ossoff with a small-but-shrinking lead. Mathematically, a 4-point loss for a Democratic House candidate in a district that has traditionally elected Republicans by wide margins is an encouraging result for
SANDY SPRINGS, Georgia—After $50 million and a congressional contest bigger than some presidential primaries, the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to replace Rep. Tom Price ended up where it began, with the Republican House seat still in Republican hands and national Democrats still looking for a way to turn the resistance to Donald Trump into a victory at the polls. (Snip) On the Democratic side, the combined efforts of the Ossoff campaign, the DNC, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee help build a monster operation unprecedented in Georgia Democratic politics. By the end of the race, they had
ST. LOUIS — A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old, whose fatal shooting by a white police officer nearly three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, set off months of protests. Financial terms of the settlement approved by U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber were not disclosed. Anthony Gray, the attorney for Brown´s parents, declined comment, as did Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden sued the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and former police officer Darren Wilson in 2015.
The end of the Supreme Court term looms, and with it the prospect — the terrifying prospect — of a retirement. Specifically, the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who will turn 81 next month and is the longest-serving current justice, named to the high court almost 30 years ago. So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle
A senior US Energy Department official appointed by the Trump administration once described Barack Obama as a “Kenyan creampuff”, Mark Zuckerberg as an “arrogant, self-hating Jew” and climate scientists as “cultists” and “nuts”, according to a report. William C Bradford, director of the Department’s Office of Indian Energy, also appeared to believe Mr Obama might refuse to step down after his two terms of office, asking “what will we do? Is a military coup the only answer?” The messages were posted on a since-deleted Twitter account, @Brute_Bradford, The Washington Post revealed. Previously Mr Bradford caused
Ramadan will come to an end this weekend with the major Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, and thus far President Donald Trump’s recognition of Islam’s holiest month has been limited to a statement that almost exclusively addressed violence and terrorism. Breaking with a tradition that dates back more than 20 years, to Bill Clinton’s administration, the White House will not be hosting an iftar—the meal Muslims consume to break their fast—in 2017.
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski compared President Donald Trump’s administration to North Korea Friday, saying “It does feel like a developing dictatorship.” “I will say you can do some work reading history and reading books about how dictatorship happen. The development of very negative forces taking over and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. Very few options,” Brzezinski continued. Co-host Joe Scarborough tried to lighten to mood during the segment, saying, “I think it’s actually more like Hogan’s Heroes if anything else.” Brzezinski she quietly rebuked Trump once more saying
Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office. “I wasn´t a fan of Iraq. I didn´t want to go into Iraq.” (He was for an invasion before he was against it.)Jan. 21 “A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think
ST. LOUIS - The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown´s parents, the city attorney said Friday. Attorney Apollo Carey disclosed the amount in an email in response to an open records request. The settlement of the federal lawsuit was announced Tuesday, but financial details were not initially released. Carey declined further comment on the settlement. A phone message seeking comment from the attorney for the family, Anthony Gray, was not immediately returned. Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson
The televised White House news briefing, after emerging as a can’t-miss ritual of the early days of the Trump administration, has in recent weeks become shorter, less informative and less accessible, with some of the briefings declared off-limits to live broadcasting. The White House Correspondents’ Association is not pleased. “We believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media,” the group’s president, Jeff Mason of Reuters, wrote in a note to members on Friday. Mr. Mason met on Thursday with Sean Spicer, the White House press
Former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton came out swinging in a tweet Friday, saying if Senate Republicans pass their current healthcare bill, they will become the “death party.” Clinton’s post referenced an article from the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute, which cited Harvard researchers as saying “the Senate bill could result in 18,000 to 28,000 deaths in 2026.” (Snip) The tweet from Clinton follows an earlier tweet urging her supporters to "speak out against" the bill.
So I’ve been wondering: Why on earth does a prosecutor, brought in to investigate a case in which there is no apparent crime, need a staff of 14 lawyers? Or, I should say, “14 lawyers and counting.” According to the press spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller—yeah, he’s got a press spokesman, too—there are “several more in the pipeline.” Concededly, none of Mueller’s recruits requires Senate confirmation, as do Justice Department officials—notwithstanding that the former may end up playing a far more consequential role in the fate of the Trump administration. But does it seem strange to anyone else that, by comparison,
While Democrats obsess over the Russia hacking fantasy and Robert Mueller as Trump´s Javert, President Trump, the Federalist Society, and Senator Chuck Grassley are on the way to making the federal judiciary great again. The Huffington Post noticed and is worried: Trump is unbelievably well-positioned to fill up federal courts with lifetime judges. He inherited a whopping 108 court vacancies when he became president – double the number of vacancies President Barack Obama inherited when he took office. The reason Trump gets to fill so many seats is partly because Obama was slow to fill court vacancies early in his tenure. But
Even though it runs through the heart of L.A’.s Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood, most Angelenos would be hard pressed to locate Rodeo Road on a map. In fact, they’d probably point to its ritzy doppelganger — Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive — instead. That may change very soon, however. Residents here are cheering a proposal to rename the asphalt thoroughfare in honor of former President Obama, who visited here when he was a U.S. senator. The news that southwest L.A.´s Rodeo Road may soon be renamed “Obama Boulevard" was received positively by residents of the surrounding Crenshaw district. "I´m so happy, that
Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy may announce his retirement on Monday, June 26. That’s the scuttlebutt among both liberal and conservative circles that has been escalating since last month. (Snip) Rumors have been swirling for months that both Justice Kennedy, 80, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, will retire soon given their advanced age and long tenures on the Supreme Court.Anthony Kennedy was appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1987, while Ginsburg was appointed by Bill Clinton in 1993.