Is Cosby In Too Deep?


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Bill Cosby “almost” responded to the rape allegations against him in a new interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America (GMA),” writes The Huffington Post.

He was joined for his interview by the leaders of a group that brings awareness to the state of underfunded schools in rural Alabama, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

The interview seemed designed to discuss his work with the organization, but GMA aired only the portions of the interview that involved questions about the sexual-assault allegations. More of the interview is set to air on ABC’s Nightline, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Cosby said he’s baffled by the situation, and the interview with Good Morning America aired with little promotion on Friday.

When ABC asked him about allegations that he drugged and raped many women, Cosby didn’t directly address the questions, writes The Huffington Post.

(Updated article)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-cosby-responds-rape-allegations-795870

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/15/bill-cosby-gma-interview_n_7290686.html

Fox News Chairman Ailes On Brian Williams: ‘I’d Put Him Back’

Recently, The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Fox News’ Chairman Roger Ailes, and near the end of the interview, the Hollywood Reporter asked him about the return of NBC News chairman Andy Lack, and that led to talk about NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

Ailes spoke of Andy Lack and then commented on anchor Brian Williams, who was put on a hiatus by NBC due to falsifying accounts of his time in the Iraq war and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

“Andy is a smart guy,” said Ailes.  “He’s going to work on several problems at the same time. That in and of itself will make a difference. He’s got to make the right call on Brian Williams. I’d put Brian back.”

This makes total sense, because – as Mother Jones, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Media Matters, and CNN have shown – Fox News’ own Bill O’Reilly has been caught numerous times in his own lies / fabrications / exaggerations, and O’Reilly never suffered any consequences.

More:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/introspective-roger-ailes-fox-news-789877

More on Bill O’Reilly:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/27/bill-oreilly-every-claim-so-far_n_6760320.html

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2015/03/08/new-developments-in-bill-oreilly-exaggeration-controversy/

(Updated article)

Racist Police Texts


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Three cops in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida have been fired and a fourth, Alex Alvarez, has been suspended in an investigation of that police department for racism.

They may have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for five-month-long internal affairs investigations and a bad breakup between an officer and his fiance.

The investigation found prolonged misconduct in the department and it is possible there could be even more terminations as more racism becomes apparent.

“But they might never have been detected, nor run off, if not for a bad breakup that led to one officer’s former fiance coming forward with damning information,” according to Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper.

Duke University Muslim Call To Prayer: Who Gives A Damn?

This is an OK, Fine “op-ed.”

Duke University officials on Thursday reversed a decision to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from the bell tower atop the Duke chapel.

(Trivia info:  the bell tower of Duke Chapel is modeled after the Bell Harry Tower of Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, in Kent, England.)

The plan was to recite and broadcast a call to prayer from the chapel for about three minutes, once a week, each Friday.

Why did they reverse the decision?

Speaking to a group of reporters and TV camera, Duke’s vice president of public affairs and government relations offered little insight into the cancellation besides saying there were “security concerns.” Neither he nor the dean of the chapel used the word “threat,” and it appeared no law enforcement agencies aside from Duke campus police were called to investigate.

However, other sources claim there were threats of violence made against the school.

Meanwhile, CBS reported on January 21st that the Duke University chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity has been suspended as police investigate rape allegations stemming from a frat party earlier this month.

The alleged sexual assault took place in an off-campus house and now officials are working to determine what happened.

In an affidavit obtained by “CBS This Morning,” a woman told police she was served “hot chocolate” at the party.  After drinking it, the next thing she remembered was waking up the next day in a “t-shirt she didn’t recognize,” wearing “no underwear and no bra,” and her leggings were “torn and on the ground.”

So, the real question about whether or not Duke University broadcasts a three-minute prayer every Friday is this:

Who gives a damn?

More:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pursuedbytruth/2015/01/tolerance-charity-and-the-muslim-call-to-prayer.html