Wednesday, May 25, 2016
From everyone's favorite TV father to an aged, bleary-eyed sexual predator, it has been quite a come-down for Bill Cosby. It is also a prime example of the power of perception. The public projected onto the man the wise father act that he delivered on TV. There was nothing at the time to gainsay the image he had. Now decades later, an ugly truth is coming out. He apparently assaulted a number of women, using pills to disable them before he acted. If proved true, and the trial will test the facts, Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison. This one case, however, doesn't include dozens of other women making claims against him. Even so, had that reached the public during the time he was on television, it would have been devastating to him. It is surprising that it didn't.