27 May 2004
The Cos of it all
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane took Bill Cosby to task for having the temerity to suggest that some of the problems in the African-American community are self-inflicted. The money quote:
Sometimes, beating up on defenseless people is just being a bully.
If you were wondering where the idea of a "cult of victimhood" comes from, you've just seen a source.
A couple days later, Cosby called Kane and expressed some sympathy for Kane's views, but repeated his call for greater responsibility. Kane said he wasn't in the habit of taking things back, but that he had framed Cosby's remarks poorly. And the two ended up, if not as best buds, at least somewhere near the same page. Maybe.
(Muchas gracias: Justin Katz.)