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As of right now, publicly Bill Cosby is finished. As far as public opinion is concerned, there is without a doubt a fork in Cosby. Perhaps the craziest thing about the Cosby situation is that the public doesn't seem to have a clue about any details of his case. Nor is the public aware that the facts, evidence, and law always leaned heavily on his side the entire time. Bill Cosby's situation has been an American show on display showing everyone with eyes to see everything they need to know about what is wrong with the hopelessly corrupt media, the justice system, and the court of public opinion.
Let's jump right to it. Most people are on the same #metoo influenced, media-led bandwagon but are completely unaware of the many hidden facts and revelations that happened behind the scenes. For starters, many of Cosby's accusers were criminals with documented histories of crime and/or dishonesty. Secondly, no, Cosby did not "admit" to drugging women. The legacy media completely distorted the information and fabricated elements of deposition for headlines. And Quaaludes, the drug Cosby admitted to having that mainstream platforms made such a big deal about, was never even a date rape drug. They were never used for that purpose. Quaaludes were very popular recreational drugs in the 70s and 80s mostly used for heightened sex and partying, not incapacitating people. And no, Cosby did not admit to drugging women against their will. There was no "admission" of anything whatsoever. Cosby answered honestly and agreed with the question he was asked which was that he had Quaaludes and shared them with women he intended to sleep with.
That deposition was sealed as part of a settlement that was supposed to end the matter. The condition that Cosby would never be prosecuted was a part of that deal. However, a judge later "unsealed" Cosby's sealed deposition and let the press have its way with the information. Not only was that a clear violation of Constitutional rights, why would the judge decide to unseal sealed documents and let the press have at them? The statutes of limitation were long over and Cosby was never supposed to go to jail for any of the ancient, evidenceless allegations against him. It's safe to assume that the media fanned the flames on the allegations primarily to publicly lynch him.
From the very start, NBC, Netflix, Disney, and almost even the US Navy moved in quickly to publicly denounce Cosby before he was even officially charged with a crime.
With all these high entities working in concert, there was clearly a covert agenda against Bill Cosby. They even forced President Obama to make a statement against Cosby when he was supposed to be talking about the Iran deal. There was an overzealous lust to publicly slander, and humiliate Bill Cosby and the disingenuous coverage turned the public against him.
The media waited like a predator behind bushes for every opportune moment to pump out negative press. Many media outlets deliberately did not report about the several accusers who got caught in falsehoods (a fact which would have been a bombshell in the other direction), then they completely butchered and altered the literal meaning of 1 line from a pages long deposition and served it up as smoking gun "breaking news".
So here we are still completely misinformed, and still no evidence or proof of anything. Kept out of court, the legacy media routinely decides what it wants to keep from the public that would actually vindicate Cosby to some degree, and publishes as front-page news anything that looks really, really bad. And this, my friends, is how we are led to burn witches in the modern world.
Everyone in the United States was all but mandated to accept that Cosby was guilty even as the cases against him kept falling apart. For years now, Cosby's guilt was implied and plastered over every worthless, standard depraved rag in town. And at this point too many drank the Kool-aide, so to speak. And so, sadly, Bill Cosby may never be vindicated in his lifetime.
Below is what you won't find on mainstream television.
What the Media Doesn't Want You to Know
Most people fervently believe Cosby is guilty at this point. It is what it is. But here's what no one understands that the corporate media doesn't want you to know. Most of the accusers who went public either had no evidence or they had stories that didn't make any sense. Many were caught in lies. Smaller, independent blogs pointed out the inconsistent statements from accusers like Chloe Goins, Louisa Moritz, P.F. Matsen, Chelan Lasha, but mainstream platforms deliberated swept the inconsistencies under a rug to keep the #metoo narrative going.
For example, Cosby accuser Jewell Allison was live on the radio and when asked by the Son of Man of the New Nation of Islam when the assault happened, she stammered and couldn't remember how old she was at the time of the alleged attack. She eventually said, "like...in my late 20s". Then Allison, who was one of them women heralded as a brave hero, later admitted in that same live interview that Cosby didn't actually rape her. When explaining what did or didn't happen, things kept changing and it wasn't making a lick of sense. Then when it was obvious her story wasn't checking out, she tried to veer off into a soapbox speech about women and rape in America. When redirected and pressed to answer the simple questions regarding the fact that Cosby didn't rape her and that she couldn't remember her age when---whatever happened happened, she angrily rushed off the call.
In fact, when many of these women can't recall basic information they all claim to not remember due to being drugged or because of emotional trauma. It is very likely to forget things especially after being drugged--- but not for the things these women like Jewell Allison were claiming. Not remembering the year or how old you were? The day, month, the season? No.
Heidi Thomas is another accuser who is a great "performer" and sounds credible, but she has major gaffes and inconsistencies that are absolutely astounding. In one video she said Cosby took her to a ranch and there were no telephones anywhere in sight. Consequently, she didn't attempt to call or tell anyone because she was so afraid, confused, and displaced. Then in another statement, she claimed that she called her parents from the ranch and told them what happened with Cosby but that she was ok. So one second she claimed she told no one and there were no phones. In another second she claimed she called her parents and there was a phone. In one statement she clearly stated no one ever knew about what happened, and in another statement, she says that her parents always knew. When she realized her mistakes she said she was delusional due to being drugged so she didn't remember calling her parents but claimed to recall later that she did. So she suddenly realized that she forgot about that on the fly 30 years later in the middle of a live interview? She first asserted that she didn't tell her parents or anyone, then remembered she did tell her parents? And when Thomas decided that she did tell her parents she was away at some ranch and had been drugged, no one ever did anything, called the police, or brought it up? Right. When Heidi Thomas speaks it's almost as if she's trying to flow confidently and make her story make sense. However, if she were talking to a tough interviewer or was cross-examined in court, she would never make it. She would have been ripped to shreds.
What about the fact that a bunch of these women like Carla Ferrigno, Helen Hayes, Joyce Emmons, Lisa Jones, Angela Leslie, Michelle Hurd, and Lachelle Covington to name a few, don't even have rape cases that entail an assault or a crime? They went on television and basically alleged unwanted advances. Carla Ferrigno and many others claim Cosby came on to them once upon a time, and then they turned him down. So instead of just saying that they lied feeding the rape narrative and claimed "they got away"--- and then collected their media checks. Carla Ferrigno, in her own words, said Bill Cosby tried to kiss her after they played pool. He then asked her what was wrong and she said she never kissed a black person before, then walked out and left his home. That's it. This is why she and others are in the lineup as Cosby "victims". Reviving decades-old advances, these are some of the women being called brave heroes and gracing magazine covers.
There's more, and more and more. Many of these women like Shawn Brown, Renita Chaney Hill, Beth Ferrier, and Therese Serignese admit to being one of Cosby's mistresses and had consensual relations with him for years, but then back-tracked jumping on the Cosby rape bandwagon, and invented a day in which he randomly decided to drug them even though he was already sleeping with them consensually. None of this made any sense.
How about this: Is it not interesting that out of 30, 40, maybe even 60 accusers claiming to have been drugged with something that knocked them out and made them feel weird, not 1 of these women went to the hospital to get checked out or a toxicology report? Yes, I know, many women react differently and some women do nothing after rape. However, we're talking about a lot of women. Out of 30-60 accusers----absolutely no one did?
We unwittingly help undo what the Founding Fathers created and help create the unfair out-of-court sentencing that could come around and happen to anyone of us. The legacy corporate media rife with agendas is often the enemy of honest transparency, fair trials, human rights, and law and order. It's often a propaganda machine that wants the controversy, and very often tells us what it wants us to think. The winners and losers are discussed and decided upon regardless of fact. And when you have the majority of people lashing out and bullying "thinking" people who feel something isn't quite right, we have a problem.
What we have here is the furthest thing from justice. We have a bunch of women who were life-long opportunists with inconsistent stories dog piling 30-40-year-old accusations with no due process--- to tell the world that Bill Cosby raped them right smack on the news, magazines, and talk shows. And of these women, a third of them have lied but the media won't touch it. Another third don't have a rape case, and another third either have no proof, a sketchy story, or had a consensual relationship with Cosby during the time the attacks were supposed to be happening. And (drum roll) to top it off, almost all of them have been getting paid by media under the table. On blogs all over the place, you can see comments ranting and bashing anyone leaning toward defending Cosby, not realizing none of his accusers would win in court due to the holes in their own testimonies. With scripted and rehearsed testimonies from protected actors, edited information, and narrative building, this sad state of affairs is truly the new "Cosby Show", that everyone fell for hook, line and sinker.
Dru Story (author) from NYC/LA/FL on April 06, 2016:
Thank you very much Jamie, and thanks for coming by.
Jamie Farren on January 10, 2016:
Thank you for your rational analysis of this issue. It is rare these days (particularly during accusations of rape) for members of the public to show anything but mouth-frothing when a man is alleged to have commited such an offense.
Keep up the good work.
Dru Story (author) from NYC/LA/FL on October 05, 2015:
Thanks for coming by!
Asaf. P on October 05, 2015:
I didn't believe none of that bs from jump and this explains why. Phenomenal.
Dru Story (author) from NYC/LA/FL on October 05, 2015:
Unfortunately, the subject of rape has been in my inner circles, so yes I'm also passionately for supporting real victims. However, I'm also in support of the law, the Constitution and proper legal protocol as I feel not all these accusers earned the benefit of the doubt due to huge problems. Thank you for stopping by!
McKenna Meyers on October 04, 2015:
It's good to read another point of view. You're certainly passionate about the issue and make some good points. Rape is a hugely under-rated crime. If any good comes from this, I hope women will report it immediately and stop serial rapists.