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Gene Demby

reader. writer. runner. ranter. @PostBourgie | @NPRCodeSwitch | @NYTimes alum [RTs = we go together.]
South Philly - BK - D.C.
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Blogger and Correspondent — NPR
Sep 25, 2014

RT @philunchained: @GeeDee215 didn't Cosby threaten NBC to end the show if Theo wasn't allowed to have a Mandela poster?

Sep 25, 2014

RT @GeeeKayGeee: @GeeDee215 I wonder if Cosby thought being apolitical would allow the show to be more universal and easier for the public to swallow

Sep 25, 2014

RT @staceyNYCDC: @GeeDee215 on some hot button issue--DWI, eating disorders, drug use, etc. The universe of the Cosby Show is a kind of a fantasy bubble.

Sep 25, 2014

A Different World became a much more pointed show after it loosened its ties to "The Cosby Show."

Sep 25, 2014

If we're going to hold up "The Cosby Show" for its influence, we gotta at least talk about its pointed silence on anything political.

Sep 25, 2014

RT @bomani_jones: anyway, i also didn’t find the cosby show THAT funny after a while. they put the simpsons on thursday and the joneses never looked back.

Sep 25, 2014

RT @bomani_jones: i don’t give a damn about your granny RT @Cooda610: Cosby said nothing different than My Grandmother tells me today

Sep 25, 2014

RT @bomani_jones: gotta admit, i never saw “the cosby the show” the same after ol bill started telling us how he really felt about my folks.

Sep 21, 2014

RT @merynfluker: @nprmonkeysee @GeeDee215 @ShrillCosby Unlike most shows where there's a black family thus branded as "The New 'Cosby Show,'"...

Sep 21, 2014

RT @merynfluker: @GeeDee215 @ShrillCosby Especially not for the broad audience Cosby was trying to reach and certainly not in the late '80s/early '90s.

Sep 19, 2014

RT @rauchway: @GeeDee215 1/2 I am going out on a limb here and saying Bill Cosby used to be funny (see eg Noah routine)

Sep 19, 2014

It's weird to think about, but Bill Cosby has been more-than-incidental to my self- conception.

Sep 19, 2014

It took a decade-and-a-half, but I finally knew on which side of the Cosby/Triflin' Negro divide I fell.

Sep 19, 2014

I pointed out that Cosby failed the 10th grade & dropped out of high school. That he got his GED and got into Temple on a track scholarship.

Sep 19, 2014

i went in. So i turned to the CNN dude and called Cosby a hypocrite whose personal history didn't match up with his ideals.

Sep 19, 2014

I grew up poor. I was, at the moment CNN dude showed up, without a job. Bill Cosby who was rich as Croesus, grew up much like i did.

Sep 19, 2014

Cosby went to Howard to before a bunch of other well-heeled Negroes and minimized police brutality and made fun of 'ghetto' names.

Sep 19, 2014

This was probably all magnified for kids in Philly since Cosby was a local dude. He went to Central, then Temple. I felt like I knew him.

Sep 19, 2014

RT @jodyrosen: @GeeDee215 I was in HS during peak Cosby Show years. EVERYBODY was in love w/Lisa Bonet. The dreamy stoner black boho goddess of the 80s.

Sep 19, 2014

I remember my teachers invoking Cosby as sort of a statement of their values — Eddie Murphy who used '4-letter words,' was their bete noir.

Sep 19, 2014

(...singing a melody from 'Song Of The South,' no less.) Bill Cosby was slinging Jell-O. They were inescapable.

Sep 19, 2014

I wasn't old enough to have homework yet. But Bill Cosby was homework.

Sep 19, 2014

They'd ask us --- quiz us, actually --- on what had happened on the previous night's ep of "The Cosby Show."

Brett Zongker

@AP journalist covering the arts, culture & nonprofits. Son of Kansas. @AmericanU grad & adjunct faculty. Proud resident of DC's #Brookland. Ideas welcome.

Bill O'Reilly

Producer for MSNBC
New York City
Segment Producer — MSNBC

Eric Deggans

TV Critic, NPR. Author of Race-Baiter: How Media Wield Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
TV Critic — NPR
Sep 19, 2014

The Cosby Show’s 30th birthday is Saturday. But the history and legacy of its co-creator and star is more complex. ow.ly/3r9Y0on

Henry Hanks

Writer/producer for CNN iReport
Associate Producer, iReport.com — CNN

Beth Harpaz

AP Travel editor. Author of The Girls in the Van, Finding Annie Farrell, and 13 Is the New 18.
Travel Editor — Associated Press

Michael Wolff

Columnist for USA Today and British GQ, Vanity Fair contributing editor, Newser founder, author of Burnrate, and Murdoch bio, The Man Who Owns the News.
New York, NY
Vanity Fair Contributing Editor and Guardian US Columnist — Guardian, Vanity Fair
Oct 01, 2014

Did she write on subject? Didn't see. Link? RT @BuzzFeedBen: Smart @MichaelWolffNYC piece on Cosby book could have used a @KateAurthur ht)

Elahe Izadi

General assignment reporter @washingtonpost, writing all the things. Stand-up comic. Pronounced Eh-law-heh. News, jokes & news jokes.
Washington, D.C.
Reporter — Washington Post
Sep 19, 2014

When I turned 24, I held a Cosby Show themed bday party. I dressed as Clair, natch.

Jane Ciabattari

Books: http://t.co/oRRszRHXCZ, http://t.co/Z2KipqD8WD, &&. Author California Tales, Stealing the Fire. VP/Online @bookcritics [President 2008-2011].#binders

Jerry Mitchell

Investigative reporter, The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson MS. 2009 MacArthur fellow. Helped put 4 KKK members behind bars. Writing memoir. http://t.co/WB91PlLCDE
Jackson, MS
Investigative Reporter — Clarion-Ledger

Todd VanDerWerff

Culture Editor for @voxdotcom. Formerly of @TheAVClub. Once contributor to LA Times, Grantland. Married to the Internet.
Long Beach, California
Culture Editor — Vox
Sep 20, 2014

"Low ratings prompted the cancellation of the series after one season; however, Cosby won a Kid's Choice Award for his work on the show."

Yvonne Villarreal

I get paid to watch TV.
Los Angeles
Entertainment Reporter — LA Times

Phillip Martin

Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH trying 2connect the dots: addressing social injustice. Poetry and biking off duty.
Cambridge, MA
Senior Investigative Reporter — WGBH

Janet Mock

NYTimes bestselling author of #RedefiningRealness. I write about pop culture, gender + race, and adore Beyonce + #girlslikeus. Contributing Editor @MarieClaire.
New York City
Freelance Journalist and Contributing Editor — Marie Claire

Bill O'Reilly

Host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel
New York, NY, USA
Host, The O'Reilly Factor — Fox News

Alan Sepinwall

I'm TV critic for http://HitFix.com and have written the book The Revolution Was Televised. More on that at http://alansepinwall.com sepinwall@hitfix.com
TV Critic, HitFix.com

Rodney Ho

I blog about TV and radio for the Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta, GA
Entertainment Blogger — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Allen Salkin

Freelance Journalist

Eugene Kane

National award winning Milwaukee columnist/blogger. Philly native, Temple U. grad. Also, read my Sunday Crossroads column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Sep 29, 2014

I know and respect Bill Cosby. I think it would be hard to write a book about him without dealing with claims by women that he drugged them.

Sep 24, 2014

So far, 'black-ish' strikes me as very dated. Almost like we looked at race ten years ago. Cosby did it better.#blackish

Steven Dial

I am a reporter at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina.
Columbia, SC
Reporter — WLTX 19 Columbia
Sep 19, 2014

RT @bellasophie510: @StevenDialWLTX I love Bill Cosby! !!! Nice too see he's wearing a South Carolina College sweatshirt :-)

Sep 18, 2014

RT @Adam_Longname: Easily @StevenDialWLTX and @CoreyEppsWLTX had the assignment of the night...seeing/meeting Bill Cosby.