Comedians and ‘satirical gossip’ sites seem to have carte blanche when it comes to freedom of speech. A handy disclaimer gets them off the hook when they spout off about celebrities in the news. They are master pot stirrers. Frankly, I’m sick of it.
Raven Symone was dragged into the Bill Cosby rape drama by one such satirical gossip site who printed a phoney announcment that she had filed charges of abuse by Cosby when she was part of the cast of The Cosby Show.
I’m all for free speech. I object, however, to deliberate attempts to deceive the public with slanderous accusations. In the meantime, I’ll take a ‘reader beware’ position on everything that gossipmongers and the mainstream media disclose.
Bias lurks everywhere.