An Open Secret or Hollywood’s Other Cosby Shoe

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An Open Secret or Hollywood's Other Cosby Shoe

There is one aspect of the entire Bill Cosby story that sticks out like a sore thumb but seems to me to have got­ten very lit­tle play.

When come­dian Han­ni­bal Buress made his joke about Bill Cosby being a rapist the one reac­tion that did not exist.

Sur­prise.

There was very lit­tle out­rage out­side of few friends in the media. And while there were plenty of folks like myself in the new media & gen­eral pub­lic who were will­ing to give Cosby the ben­e­fit most of the media and hol­ly­wood crowd walked on eggs. They didn’t want to risk being called racists for insult­ing one of the most iconic & his­toric black actors in his­tory but they didn’t dare embrace Cosby’s denials because plenty of peo­ple who KNEW that Cosby’s protes­ta­tions of inno­cence couldn’t stand up to scrutiny.

And it’s with that fresh in my mind that I’ve noticed that this film from Amy Berg has got­ten very lit­tle notice:

Given how explo­sive such a film may be one might thing that it would get more atten­tion but this film is only being showed in two the­aters in the US right now.

Now we’ve talked about this as a trend in the cul­ture wars for some time & in cul­ture in gen­eral and in hol­ly­wood.

But I sus­pect, much like the Planned Par­ent­hood Story the media will leave Ms. Berg’s film alone as much as pos­si­ble, not only because so many of the peo­ple in hol­ly­wood are allies who aren’t to be offend, not only because, unlike the Church scan­dal the ori­en­ta­tion of the attack­ers will be harder to ignore, but mostly because I sus­pect the media and their friends in Hol­ly­wood either know or believe that if Ms. Berg’s film becomes bet­ter known the emphatic denials that it will undoubt­edly pro­duce are as vul­ner­a­ble to scrutiny as Bill Cosby’s were.

You can find out more about this film here.
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There is one aspect of the entire Bill Cosby story that sticks out like a sore thumb but seems to me to have gotten very little play.

When comedian Hannibal Buress made his joke about Bill Cosby being a rapist the one reaction that did not exist.

Surprise.

There was very little outrage outside of few friends in the media. And while there were plenty of folks like myself in the new media & general public who were willing to give Cosby the benefit most of the media and hollywood crowd walked on eggs. They didn’t want to risk being called racists for insulting one of the most iconic & historic black actors in history but they didn’t dare embrace Cosby’s denials because plenty of people who KNEW that Cosby’s protestations of innocence couldn’t stand up to scrutiny.

And it’s with that fresh in my mind that I’ve noticed that this film from Amy Berg has gotten very little notice:

Given how explosive such a film may be one might thing that it would get more attention but this film is only being showed in two theaters in the US right now.

Now we’ve talked about this as a trend in the culture wars for some time & in culture in general and in hollywood.

But I suspect, much like the Planned Parenthood Story the media will leave Ms. Berg’s film alone as much as possible, not only because so many of the people in hollywood are allies who aren’t to be offend, not only because, unlike the Church scandal the orientation of the attackers will be harder to ignore, but mostly because I suspect the media and their friends in Hollywood either know or believe that if Ms. Berg’s film becomes better known the emphatic denials that it will undoubtedly produce are as vulnerable to scrutiny as Bill Cosby’s were.

You can find out more about this film here.
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All of what is done here is only made possible by you.

My goal for 2015 is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

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That gets all the bills paid. (including my writers like Fausta)  If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire me a blogger to help me get it done.

Consider Subscribing 100 Subscribers at $20 a month will get the job done and then some.

 

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