It appears that Bill Cosby’s past has caught up with him just as he’s coming through the Valley.
He’s booked Jan. 18 in Turlock, Merced’s paper reports. The show is sold out.
And yet … here’s blogger Andrew Sullivan. “Reading through six near-identical accounts of women who publicly testify that he drugged and raped them, it seems clear to me, at least, that he is a serial sexual abuser and rapist. Does he deserve the benefit of the doubt? In a court of law, absolutely. In the court of public opinion? Not at all. The odds of all these women lying – when they have nothing to gain and a certain amount to lose from telling the truth – is close to zero. ”
If I held tickets, I’d ask for a refund. Cosby should be shunned.
While we’re on the subject, another comedian I boycott is Paul Rodriguez. He’s played a couple successful shows at the Bob Hope Theatre. But he was the tool who joined Sean Hannity in that horribly skewed propaganda piece Fox did on water. They ridiculed the health of the Delta, ignored their limited legal water rights and basically called for us to be strong-armed.
Rodriguez behaved like such an enemy to our Delta region that I seriously considered writing a column asking why on earth any self-respecting Stocktonian would want to put money in his pocket. That he is not a pariah here speaks volumes about our political disengagement. Something to think about the next time he comes through.