Erasing Bill Cosby

From Mashable:

Bill Cosby, erased from ‘The Cosby Show’Since 2014, reruns of The Cosby Show have been pulled from most networks airing them, in response to the more than 50 women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assault.


Anthony Sneed of 85 North Productions deftly edited Cosby out of the show’s iconic opening sequence and opening scenes, leaving empty frames and random shots of the family’s empty kitchen in his place. More.

Reality check: Trust me, the industry will become much more “deftly” in years to come, effortlessly substituting an entirely different person who remains Politically Correct.

That was Winston’s job in Orwell’s 1984.

But then, most will just sigh and watch, and that is the take home point.

See also: Wikipedia: The world of unfacts Wikipedia is becoming what you need to know to be safely a part of the system, however safe that is. Not what’s out there.


Astroturf is a mean green political machine, a logical successor to informed discussion.

  • “Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, a lower-level bureaucrat of Oceania (formerly the Western world), works at the Ministry of Truth. He alters historical records to match the Party’s need for a politically correct history. This sounds right. Many recent coinages such as “workplace violence” (domestic terrorism), man-caused disasters (terrorism generally), and “militants” (terrorists) point to a trend to rewrite current events to accommodate propaganda needs.”

  • kkruger71

    That clip looks like a horror movie or a really creepy episode of The Twilight Zone.

  • BillyHW

    Not sure who to believe now after the Ghomeshi trial.