Cosby to entertain prison inmates.
Will it be televised?
Side Score: 6
Wait..., what? No!!!
Side Score: 7
I would like to see what he has to say to his fellow inmates.
Hell, the season opener should be an apology to all the women he drugged and raped, and for that matter, an apology to his wife.
This is just another example of what a mixed bag people are.
Cosby, who turns out to be a @#%! rapist, made the world a better place for a lot of years. His comedy was brilliant, his message was positive, and he was possibly as effective in fighting racism as Dr. King was.
I grew up watching his various TV shows (including Fat Albert) and listening to his albums, and I understood that this Black guy from Philly had a childhood remarkably similar to mine, and that the basic ingredients of his life and his outlook were the same as mine. The basic text of his artistic and cultural contributions was that race is irrelevant, and we all are funny and amazing and worth knowing.
When he was hired to be on I Spy in 1965, his stipulation was that his character was to be just a guy, not a black guy. There were to be no jokes or references to race because he recognized that it is irrelevant and incidental.
There is a whole generation of us who, because of Bill Cosby grew up with the awareness (and assumption) that racism, including racial stereotypes and categorizing people by race, is stupid because we are all just people.
I support the outrage at his criminal actions, and I am disgusted by the fact that so many people allowed it to continue for so long. Absolutely prison is where he belongs.
That does not mean we should throw away the good that he did, or the positive contributions he made.
I don't know if he is a good man who did horrible and selfish things, or if he is a horrible man who gave wonderful and valuable things to the world.
I am not even sure there is a difference. As I said, people are a mixed bag.
Side: Will it be televised?
Cosby is 80.. The median life expectancy for an American male is 78.7 years.. Given that the judge let him stay home pending sentencing, indicates that he'll also grant him bond pending appeal.. The appeal process is long.. Cosby won't outlive it.
Side: Wait..., what? No!!!