Wednesday, November 19, 2014

People defending the indefensible

What the hell is wrong with Whoopi Goldberg?

First she defends Roman Polanski, saying that what he committed wasn't "'Rape' rape."

Now she has "a lot of questions" for the women accusing Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them?

Whoopi Goldberg: “I have a lot of questions” for Bill Cosby rape accusers

"The View" co-hosts expressed general skepticism that Cosby raped more than a dozen women over several decades

“Quite honestly, you know, look, I’m sorry, having been on both sides of this where people allege that you do something, it doesn’t matter now,” Goldberg said. “The cat is out of the bag, people have it in their heads. I have a lot of questions for the lady. Maybe she’ll come on.”

You know, I could see maybe if it was one woman. Maybe if there was only one woman saying that Bill Cosby had drugged and raped her, maybe you might think she was a deranged fan or something, but it's been like 12 or 13 different women with very similar stories. And you have "a lot of questions?"

Although Whoopi's "lot of questions" probably aren't as bad as Don Lemon's one question.
Interviewing one of Cosby's accusers, Lemon actually had the gall to ask this:

LEMON: And you said he made you perform oral sex.
LEMON: You -- you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn't want to do it.
TARSHIS: Oh. Um, I was kind of stoned at the time, and quite honestly, that didn't even enter my mind. Now I wish it would have.
LEMON: Right. Meaning the using of the teeth, right?
TARSHIS: Yes, that's what I'm thinking you're --
LEMON: As a weapon.
TARSHIS: Yeah, I didn't even think of it.
LEMON: Biting. So, um --
LEMON: Yes. I had to ask. I mean, it is, yeah.

No. No you didn't. You absolutely did not have to ask. The only person who might possibly feel compelled to ask that question would be Bill Cosby's defense attorney and I gotta think even he would say "no, I'm a sleazebag lawyer, but even I have my limits."