Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 10.40.10 AMComedian Bill Cosby has been battling a slew of disturbing allegations of rape from an army of women that seem to be growing by the numbers daily.

Beverly Johnson, who found fame as the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue, just recently stepped into the spotlight to share her harrowing tale, and fellow model and friend, Janice Dickinson claims Cosby also assaulted her.

But amidst all the chaos and the massive blow to his once spotless legacy, the comedian has chosen to remain silent and allow his lawyers to ward off the attacks to his now questionable character.

But this past Saturday, Cosby decided to offer the media some advice on how to navigate the trenches of his cripplingly bizarre world. While speaking to Stacy Brown, a reporter for the New York Post, who happens to be Black, the embattled comedian asked the media “to go in with a neutral mind.”

He went on to express his views on how certain outlets would handle his scandalous temperament, “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’s latest comments support the stance he has held on to ever since he became the subject of date rape claims. Last month, during an interview with Florida Today, he expressed the importance of checking the facts before jumping to conclusions.

Cosby also gave his wife Camille props, during his interview with The Post, right before he abruptly pulled the plug, for legal reasons. He acknowledged her “love and strength of womanhood”.

Well, at least he has that!

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  • Anthony

    Tactically, this was a good statement by Cosby because he spoke while not really saying anything.

    • Objection

      The best tactic Bill can do right now is hire an African-American woman attorney like Olivia Pope. The second tactic is to get a list of woman who can testify to the truthfulness of his character in court.

    • Carol Scates

      It’s interesting he wants the black media to be neutral, when he’s had sex with all these white women. What’s wrong with all our black men??? Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant et al!

    • Objection

      As a black man, I don’t know the answer to your question. Some people don’t like that I’m treating Bill as if he’s innocent. I know Bill will get that Negro wake-up call in court. A lot of black men will get that Negro wake-up call. Adrian Peterson is just the beginning.

    • Brad

      That’s the thing, he’ll never see a court room because of the statue of limitations.

    • Objection

      Time will tell. We will see what the judge does with the defamation and other lawsuits.

    • Kai19XX

      ‘our black men’. Lol. Black men aren’t my men. Eww.

  • Mary Burrell

    Is he serious? In my opinion that is so arrogant, sorry old dude but you don’t deserve a pass. Was he being effing neutral when he throwing all the poor black people in the inner city under the bus? Screw him. Also his wife is complicit because she enables his despicable behavior.

    • Brad

      Are black men and woman not also enablers when we refuse to say anything negative about the black community for fear that someone white might over hear it?

      Not talking about the rape allegations against him, because he will and should pay for that.

      But, there are so many black folks reveling in his demise. Because he dared to speak about black folks speaking proper English, getting a education, and investing in their child’s welfare.

      In front of the NAACP he did this, in front of a black audience. I guess his crime was that white folks camera’s were there recording it. Also, I missed the part where he specifically made this a problem of the poor. From what I watched of the “Pound Cake” speech he was talking about black folks period not omitting middle or upper class black folks.

      I read countless times similar statements made about black men here on Clutch by users. Statements about black men investing in their children, raising a family with their children, taking ownership of their responsibilities.

      But, then this man puts his money where his mouth is, he has donated tens of millions of dollars to black people.

      Maybe I missed a part of the speech, or some other speech but, I never got it as an attack on poor black people. But, some of this criticism did start back during “The Cosby show”. People complained that it wasn’t realistic, they wanted more “Good Times” than “The Cosby Show” and complained that he was insensitive to “real” black people.

    • Anthony

      Brad, like all of us, Bill Cosby is capable of being a good person and a jerk. I will never deny the good he has done, but the way he spoke to a lot of people was arrogant.

    • Brad

      So not what he said but, how he said it…

    • Mary Burrell

      @Brad: Sometimes it’s how you say it. But used the same dirty paint brush to cover all the poor people. And yes he did single out the poor inner city black people. If people don’t have the tools to do better then they have no way to do better.

    • paintgurl40

      Right. I listened to the Pound Cake Speech and it was that whole “the problem with YOU n****s” kind of attitude that bothered me. He may as well said it like that! There are MANY decent poor people and it’s insulting to be talked about like we are ALL shiftless, dumb and lazy. I’m getting pretty riled up about it right now. There are A LOT of decent poor people who go to work, raise their children and are law abiding citizens.

    • paintgurl40

      Maybe it was the way he said it. To be honest, how do you tell people to do better when they are getting hit with problems all around? When the biggest issue is daily survival? It’s so easy to tell someone to get an education, but how can one focus on that if they’re about to be homeless or don’t know where their next meal is coming from? People don’t aspire to stay poor.

    • Brad

      I heard a different speech, I guess people didn’t want anyone with money telling them theses things. Even if that person was raised just as poor.

    • paintgurl40

      I didn’t hear any speech. I was just saying that it’s so easy to just tell people to do better as a catch phrase. That doesn’t solve all the problems in the black community.

    • Brad

      Google Bill Cosby, “Pound Cake” speech it isn’t a long one.

    • paintgurl40

      Thanks. I listened to the speech and I’m still standing on my earlier comments. It’s not what he said, it’s how he said it. It’s so easy to tell everyone to get an education, but an education doesn’t solve ALL of poor people’s problems, just some. (I guess)

    • Mary Burrell

      @Brad: My thoughts on the matter regarding this topic folks in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

    • Brad

      I get that I do and that’s fair enough…

  • Objection

    I don’t agree with Cosby. Cosby had no problem talking about black people to a white media. The white media has never been neutral when it comes to everyday black people. Cosby didn’t ask the black media to be neutral when he was calling out black people (somebody needed to do it). Just get your legal team together and get ready for battle.

  • [email protected]

    He saying that is really interesting. If anything, the black media collectively have been much more compassionate than the white media and the establishment. The white media and the establishment practically is being openly hostile to him and his agenda.

    • Carol Scates

      The only time these black celebrities want anything from the black community is when they’re in trouble with white women. I’ll neve forget how O.J. Simpson only trotted out his biological family during his trial.

    • paintgurl40

      LOL! That’s when they want us all to hold hands and say “we all need to stick together” and sing kum-bi-ya.