Ed Driscoll

Longtime NBC Star Rips Accuracy of Network's News Division

Alternate headline: Bill Cosby is heading into O.J. Simpson territory:

“Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby said.

The comedian, who is being represented by attorneys Martin Singer and John B. Schmitt, said he has been advised not to talk to reporters about the ongoing allegations. More than two dozen women have publicly claimed that the “Fat Albert” creator drugged and raped them.

The allegations span at least four decades, beginning in the 1960s.

The New York Post article goes on to note that pioneering black supermodel Beverly Johnson “alleges that Cosby put drugs in her cappuccino after he invited her to his New York brownstone to rehearse lines for an episode on his hit NBC television show,” which jibes with the quotes last month in the New York Daily News from Cosby’s network fixer during his tenure at NBC in the 1980s at the height of the legendary comedian’s career. Assuming the allegations are true, why on earth would someone at that ozone level of superstardom do such a thing, beyond the notion of droit du seigneur?