Bill Cosby: George Zimmerman Acquittal Not About Race

Breitbart, July 18, 2013

Comedian Bill Cosby says the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Florida teen isn’t about racism.

Cosby, an outspoken voice on cultural issues, says the recent trial did not prove that Zimmerman had racist motives at any point during his confrontation with Martin. That means race shouldn’t be a part of the conversation regarding the case.

“Let’s not go into a racial discussion unless we really have something there,” he told radio hosts Domenick Nati and Nate Foutz.

Cosby also blasted the news media and said that he had stopped paying attention to “high-profile” court cases after the Casey Anthony murder trial because journalists were so convinced she would be found guilty and yet she was not….

Regarding the Zimmerman trial, Cosby said that he did not think the state of Florida was able to prove its case against him. “I found that the prosecution did not tell the story well. And they lost,” Cosby said.

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  • [Guest]

    Well, bully for him. I’m not going to fawn over Bill Cosby simply because he’s a black man who uttered something reasonable concerning the attempted lynching of the “white Hispanic.”

    • The__Bobster

      I’m not going to fawn over him because he’s a serial rapist who drugged his victims first.

    • cancerous bananna

      He panders to the white audience because he knows where the $$ is. If blacks were affluent, he’d change his tune fast.

  • Eagle_Eyed

    Is there a black person in America who has not weighed in on the Zimmerman/Martin case?

  • The__Bobster

    Comedian Bill Cosby says the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Florida teen isn’t about racism.
    ____________

    No, but his prosecution certainly was.

  • The__Bobster

    “I found that the prosecution did not tell the story well. And they lost,” Cosby said.
    _________

    So tell me, Bill, how should they have told the story? Didn’t they lie enough for you? Didn’t they hide enough evidence for you? Maybe their antics on the courtroom floor weren’t dramatic enough for you?

  • OlderWoman

    Has nothing to do with the prosecution presentation of the story. The defense presented the TRUTH.

  • Spartacus

    Every time a negro has a brain functional enough to notice the obvious, it’s news…

  • Cosby, an outspoken voice on cultural issues, …..

    II am confused. Is this a cultural issue or a racial issue?
    Or is it only racial when I white person says Zimmerman deserved to walk,
    or says he should have never been prosecuted in the first place?

  • Steven Bannister

    It’s pretty bad when the GUEST has to explain basic concepts to the INTERVIEWER.

  • anarchyst

    I lost begrudging “respect” for “Dr.” Benjamin Carson. He stated that Zimmerman should have got some “time”. Carson is just another negro . . . where color trumps everything else.

    • Spartacus

      Mud is thicker than water.

      • ShermanTMcCoy

        Mud, or excrement?

    • [Guest]

      Before everything else, blacks are blacks.

    • Jefferson

      I saw Eric Bolling from “The Five” mention awhile back that Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of those so-called “conservatives” who supports amnesty for Illegals.

      He is a “Jeb Bush conservative”.

  • Jack Burton

    “The prosecution didn’t present the story well.”

    No, you old senile Negro. That’s a vast understatement. They completely lied, fabricated the entire event and tried to manipulate the masses and the rule of law. They’re sociopaths.

  • Lop_Eared_Galoot

    You can hear it in his vocal intonations: Fawning white guy is disappointed to realize that, to a Black, it’s all about ‘The Story’.

    Not the facts but the drama, as presentation over the content. Which says about 90% of what you need to know about Blacks who, once caught up, mesmerized, whatever, by ‘The Story’ will suspend their disbelief as critical, rational, analysis.

    Because they likely never had much of the latter capacity to begin with.

    Because to them, ‘The Story’ is it’s own value and cannot be pulled apart into it’s constituent elements to prove _whose version of the story_ is truth. i.e. Who is lying the least. It’s the best showman who deserves to win.

    And, that ladies and gentlemen, is why you never want a Black on your jury.

    Because while the defense and prosecution attorneys do indeed try to convey drama to emphasize their version of ‘The Story’; at the point of decision, it’s always about the facts tripping one side or the other up.

    And a good lawyer continually reinforces his interpretation of events by pulling the fluff back from his opposing counsel’s engineered half truths so that the gullible don’t hear what they want to rather than what is explicitly said. All the while sticking as close as possible to his own version of the facts as he knows them to be.

    Which is why, usually (90%+), the prosecution wins. Because the criminal is completely guilty and just using technicalities or smoke and mirrors assertions to suggest that ‘bad procedurals’ lead where truth would not have.

    But when the prosecution abandons jurisprudence as the science of law for popular opinion in a own race-to-lynch justification, the facts will not usually be on their side.

    That’s the neat thing about the truth.

    You have to be willing to dig for it among a pile of often unrelated facts. Abandon the discipline of assembling just the facts into a coherent, rational, truth and victory will fly from your minds grasp as your client’s case. No matter what your ‘Story’.

    The rest sounds like the PC ramblings of a senile old man trying to explain the verdict in a manner acceptable to Blacks as though it was a psychological contest or condition rather than an absolute of moral truth, ‘the gun makes the man belligerent’ being another example of Black story telling in the face of the facts that the armed individual was on his back with his gun in his waistband being beaten to death while he screamed for help /before/ he pulled it. As witnessed by the cops who saw the grass on his back and the blood on his scalp.

    I can’t blame ‘Bill Cosby’ for trying to be his wise-old self without benefit of a script and failing miserably because that’s his money maker and yet ‘Bill Cosby’ was likely written for a Black POV by a clever white person.

    And nobody who isn’t the character can _act_ (more storytelling) the part, on the fly.
    Which means that ‘Bill Cosby’ didn’t speak to me about such issues as where the fight took place, how long Mr. Martin had to get away from there and how he must have _come back_ rather than complete his escape. Nor was their mention of the drugs in his system, or the suspensions for drugs or the stolen property and burglary tools or the gang culture that colored his life.
    All of which gave Mr. Martin motive for making sure this man he already didn’t like didn’t bother him anymore. Because he was a thief. And Zimmerman was into his business. Literally.

    • cancerous bananna

      If de gove dont fit choo must aquit!.
      Showmanship.

  • cecilhenry

    The prosecution didn’t present a good case???

    That’s an ambiguous statement on purpose.

    Meant to have it both ways..

    It implies that IF they had only presented a better (ie more truthful) case then Zimmerman would have been convicted and all would be well in PC land.

  • Jackryanvb

    Bill Cosby is a very honorable man. He does good work.

    Like others in his position he is under extreme pressure to side with poor Blacks and not be savagely smeared as an Oreo cookie.

    Cosby once even went so far as to go public, stand with Al Sharpton in the terrible Tawana Brawley rape hoax.

  • Jackryanvb

    White Conservatives always make the mistake of fawning over some respectable Black American like Bill Cosby or Colin Powell – all to try to appease the Leftist media, BRA to show that they aren’t racist and their children should be admitted to Harvard etc.

    Barbara Bush danced cheek to cheek with Colin Powell, Republicans wanted to run the patriotic Conservative Iraq war hero Powell as GOP presidential nominee same as they ran Alan Keyes against Obama in Illinois Senate race.

    Then they just can’t understand things when Colin Powell is caught wildly celebrating the election of socialist Obama and Powell is celebrating with…

    Black African students from Africa!

    How could that be?

    • MrGJG

      Alan Keyes is one brother who really does get it. I would be shocked if he pulled a Colin Powell.

      • Jackryanvb

        The idiot Conservative, pro life supporters of Alan Keyes are very much to blame for Obama becoming President. They insisted on running “conservative” Black radio talk show host Keyes in the Illinois US Senate campaign against Obama – a moderate White Republican would have won, Obama won ~70% -30%’ nobody votes for Black Republican “conservatives”. So Obama becomes the first Black US Senator, gets bumped up to President.

        Yep, idiot Alan Keyes supporters to blame.

        • MrGJG

          None of that matters and it’s irrelevant in the grand scheme. Obama being president is merely a symptom of the ills that grip this country and all of western civilization.
          Blaming the republicans running Alan Keyes for our current mess is like blaming the piano player for the Titanic hitting the iceburg.

    • WR_the_realist

      I don’t “fawn” over Bill Cosby. He probably votes Democrat. But he seems to be a decent man who tries to be honest about racial issues. There’s no point in treating every black person as an enemy. That’s as foolish as thinking every white person is your ally.

      • Jackryanvb

        Agreed. Plus, he was actually talented and was one of only a handful of comedians able to be clean and funny.