It wasn't much, but Bill Cosby briefly went on the record Friday to finally, sort-of address the many sexual assault allegations against him. It wasn't much, but it was something, because until now he hasn't even acknowledged the accusations exist.
Speaking to the New York Post, Cosby said he expects the "black media" to remain unbiased in its coverage of the scandal.
“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,” Cosby said.
Cosby didn't get specific, but he did talk about the way his wife is handling the ordeal (although, I'd love to hear what this poor woman has to say herself, maybe even more than hearing from Cosby).
“Love and the strength of womanhood. Let me say it again, love and the strength of womanhood. And, you could reverse it, the strength of womanhood and love,” Cosby said.
That's when Cosby apparently cut off the conversation with the Post's reporter.
“They don’t want me talking to the media,” he said.
OK, sure. But you can assume that pretty much everything that comes out of the Cosby camp, including these quotes, was carefully calculated.
[Ed. note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Cosby is represented by management company, Hiltzik Strategies. Cosby and Hiltzik Strategies are not affiliated with each other.]