Friday, November 12, 2004

Father Bill Knows Best

Paula Zahn had an interview with someone who could probably explain the Michael Moore-Paul Krugman axis of juvenility in politics:

NEW YORK -- Bill Cosby says the opinions he's expressed in his controversial prodding of fellow blacks are consistent with what he's done as an entertainer for more than 40 years.

In several forums this year, the 67-year-old Cosby has criticized some black children for not knowing how to read or write, said some had squandered opportunities the civil rights movement gave them and unfairly blame whites for problems such as teen pregnancy and high dropout rates.


In the 1980s, "The Cosby Show" came out of seeing so many sitcoms with children smarter than their parents. It seemed many comedy writers had bad relationships with their parents and were trying to retaliate, he said. He wanted to depict parents as strong role models.


And of his critics, Cosby said: "Let them stay mad."

No comments: