Huffington Post, NY Post, TMZ

President of National Association of Black Journalists Rebuffs Bill Cosby’s Comment That Only the Black Media Will Be Fair to Him

Dec 17, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Bob Butler, the president of the National Association of Black Journalists, told The Huffington Post about the Bill Cosby coverage in the press: “I believe reporters have to be neutral and have an open mind when covering a story like this, but being neutral doesn’t mean telling one side of the story. Being neutral means telling both sides. And as far as I can see, reporters have been doing that.”

Butler was responding to a remark Cosby had made to a reporter from the New York Post, when Cosby said: “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.”

According to The Huffington Post, Butler had previously told TMZ, “You don’t go easier on a person [of] color. [It’s] wrong for journalism period. This is not a color issue, this is a journalism issue … black people happen to be reporters.”

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  1. Hey, Bill, you’ve got a fork stuck in you. You’re done.

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