Bill Cosby: 'Black Media' Should Be Neutral

Entertainer talks briefly to Page Six
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2014 11:27 AM CST
Bill Cosby: 'Black Media' Should Be Neutral
In this Nov. 21, 2014 photo, Bill Cosby performs in Melbourne, Fla.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Bill Cosby broke his silence via Twitter earlier this month, and the embattled entertainer has apparently now spoken briefly with Page Six, albeit for a sort of strange primer on journalism. "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," he says. Page Six, which notes that reporter Stacy Brown often writes for "African-American media," adds that Cosby sounded "upbeat," but refused to address specifics amid the many allegations that he drugged and raped women.

Asked how his wife, Camille, was holding up, he responded, "love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love." Then, abruptly, "They don't want me talking to the media." Cosby picked up a new accuser last week—former supermodel Beverly Johnson. (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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