WorldNetDaily columnists have long had a soft spot for Bill Cosby, even after he was tried and convicted on charges of sexual assault. Now that Cosby's conviction has been overturned on a technicality, their defense of him has ramped up again.
Ilana Mercer used her July 1 column to cheer the overturning:
The same myopic, malfunctioning media are currently choosing to focus on how the Cosby verdict was overturned on a procedural or technical matter. A prosecutor, Pennsylvania Republican Bruce Castor, had struck a "non-prosecution agreement" with Mr. Cosby in 2005. Lack of admissible evidence notwithstanding, this prior agreement with Castor barred the case from going to trial.
The Cosby prosecution, as I pointed out at the time, rested on he-said, she-said hearsay evidence, on facts that can't possibly meet the rules of evidence (the ones the United States once respected), or be corroborated for the purposes of a just prosecution, in accordance with the legal standards of Western law (of blessed memory).
The tainted evidence was solicited decades too late, with utter disregard for the statute of limitations. It came from unverified "prior bad act" women ("witnesses") – unhinged #MeToo hysterics loosed in a court of law – who acted and sounded as though they were demented. Why, even the date of "the crime" could not be established.
On July 5, Scott Lively -- who devoted a 2014 column to complaining about "lynch mob justice" against Cosby (despite having created a few lynch mobs of his own over the years) and declaringthat "It seems awfully suspicious that the bravest black man in America on the issue of irresponsible black youth and their adult enablers was suddenly re-ensnared in an old scandal just when President Obama and his Marxist fellow-travelers were ginning up a race war in Ferguson, Missouri, by inflaming racial hatred among irresponsible black youths and their adult enablers" -- rehashed his conspiracy theory:
I knew in my bones that Cosby was being deliberately taken down by Obama (whom I believe is the "Shadow President" behind Biden). The Marxist race-cult Black Lives Matter had been in existence since 2012 and was going national after Ferguson.But America's Dad's mature, fatherly take on Ferguson was a big problem for Obama and BLM: "I think that color is not what we're talking about. … We have to vote and make sure that the person we're voting for is going to carry out that which a public servant is supposed to do. There are people of all colors, all ethnicities, who are honest. These are the people you have to find."
Eerily similar to the message that got President Trump vilified over Charlottesville a few years later, isn't it? And directly contradictory to the false "systemic racism" narrative the BLM movement and the Critical Race Theory agenda now depends upon.
So why did they just let Bill Cosby out of jail? Because he's obviously not a threat to them anymore now that the BLM/CRT agenda has been institutionalized by the federal government. It's grown beyond his ability to influence in any substantial way. At the same time, they need to scale back the rage and violence in the inner cities now that Democrats instead of Trump will get the blame for rioting. I predict there will be a limited leftist rehabilitation of Mr. Cosby to serve that end – whether or not he knows that he's being used. In my view, he's been a pawn all along – just as most of the rest of us have become to varying degrees in this evil grand conspiracy of Marxist conquest.
For good measure, Live also offred up a pre-emptive defense of conspiracy theories and blaming it all on (of course) Marxists:
Lots of people run from the "conspiracy theory" label as if there really are no conspiracies and the official narratives about things are almost always correct. I contend that this phenomenon is itself the fruit of conspiracy, and in a healthy society plausible theories that challenge the official version on any important public policy issue should be given fair consideration commensurate with the evidence, the people and/or organizations involved, and the logic of the theory. Considering that "conspiracy" is such a common activity in society that it represents its own major category in criminal law everywhere, it is absurd to suggest that it isn't at least as common among the money-and-power-hungry elites as is among the hoi polloi.This would be a rational argument in any normal and healthy society like ours used to be. But we no longer enjoy that blessing, because the ultimate conspirators – the Marxists, whose end goal always justifies any means necessary to achieve it – have taken it over and are remaking it to conform to their insane fantasies.
Lively needs an enemy, and Marxists are certainly convenient ones for him.