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Obama Defines “Rape” When Questioned About Cosby

The president avoided outright calling Cosby a “rapist.”

President Obama at the press conference this morning.


President Barack Obama was careful about his wording when he answered a question about Bill Cosby at a press conference this morning. While he managed to avoid calling the 77-year-old comedian a rapist, he did make an allusion to the declassified court documents in which Cosby confesses to giving women quaaludes with the intention of raping them (not, as so many media sites insist on writing, to have “sex” with them. Sex would require that both partners be conscious and consenting).

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Bill Cosby’s Video Message: “I’m Far From Finished”

The comedian is seen lounging in silk pajamas as he makes phone calls to fans.

Bill Cosby reached out to his remaining fans—all three of them—in a video aired by ABC News on Monday. The ten-second video, titled, “I’m Far From Finished” captures Cosby lounging in an armchair and wearing silk fuchsia pajamas as he makes phone calls on a rotary phone, inviting people to his comedy tour. “You know I’ll be hilarious!” he says to a fan, the existence of which we cannot independently verify. Cosby makes no mention, however, of the 30-plus women who have come forward since 2004 to accuse him of sexual assault.

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Bill Cosby's Latest Role: Making Education More Equitable in New Haven

The opinionated actor and comedian is using his star power to mobilize low income communities around educational excellence.

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