IT'S "ANCHORS AWAY" FOR BILL COSBY - NAVY
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You can be sure when Bill Cosby was a Navy 3rd class petty officer and hospital corpsman during the 1950's, he never dreamed one day he'd be made an honorary chief by Secretary Ray Mabus, only to have that revered rank revoked by the same man three years later.
While the famed comedian hasn't been officially charged with anything yet, he is the object of a firestorm of allegations that he drugged and raped many women over the past 40 years.
NBC has cancelled plans for a new Cosby television show, and the 77 year-old entertainer's own alma mater, Temple University, has disowned him. Club dates have been cancelled, and Cosby's face is splashed on the cover of supermarket magazines and tabloids like a WANTED poster from the old west.
A PUBLIC RELATIONS STUNT THAT BACK-FIRED
It may well be true that Cosby engaged in this reprehensible behavior. If so, that should be settled in a court of law, but you have to also figure that some of the females accusing him, may be jumping on the big-money gravy train. Anytime a barracuda like lawyer Gloria Allred gets involved, you know it's about big bucks and attorney's fees.
The whole idea for using Cosby's then-sterling celebrity in the CPO stunt was to help recruiting by making the public aware that America's favorite father-figure served four years in the Navy on active duty.
Now that public relations idea doesn't look so good. We hope the public affairs officer that dreamed it up won't catch hell for this. We think Mabus could have waited a bit longer before snatching back the white hat. In America, you're supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.