Cosby Telling Black Journalists To Be Neutral Backfires
[su_right_ad]Telling black journalists to be neutral, as though they should be treated differently, or even need to be told to be neutral, did not sit well after Bill Cosby said that to Stacy Brown of he New York Post.
Today, the President of the National Association of Black Journalists Bob Butler rejected Cosby’s whole premise.
Cosby told Brown, who is part of the black press:
Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind.
…Butler tells TMZ that “almost all” reports on Cosby’s alleged crimes have been unbiased, and that black journalists should be offended by Cosby’s statement. “You don’t go easier on a person with color,” he says. “Its wrong for journalism period. This not a color issue, this is a journalism issue… black people happen to be reporters.”[su_csky_ad]