Bill Cosby calls himself an 'educator and political prisoner' and slams 'fake news' in series of Thanksgiving tweets
Cosby, despite serving prison time, took to Twitter to slam the mainstream media in the United States and urged his followers to support black media outlets. It is possible that someone wrote the tweets on his behalf
Disgraced entertainer Bill Cosby, on Thursday, November 28, called himself an "educator" and a "political prisoner" in a series of Thanksgiving tweets in his first outspoken message since his conviction.
Cosby, despite serving prison time, took to Twitter to slam the mainstream media in the United States and urged his followers to support black media outlets.
It is possible that someone wrote the tweets on behalf of Cosby. The comedian, in September last year, was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
Cosby, who has denied the allegations against him, expects to serve the full length of the sentence. The 82-year-old entertainer's first message stated: "Happy Thanksgiving & be thankful for the Native Americans. Yours truly, The Educator & The Political Prisoner."
The tweet also had multiple hashtags, including #BillCosbyTheEducator, #BillCosbyThePoliticalPrisoner and #FarFromFinished.
Cosby also slammed The New York Times and The Washington Post in his tweets, labeling them as "fake news".
He wrote: "It's #BlackFriday, so let's spend our dollars with #BlackPressUSA & all Black media outlets that propel the truth and the facts, not Fake News. The truth is in the pudding, this week Black Press USA proved its power and relevance to the world."
"No longer should we succumb to the fear of many mainstream media outlets like Associated Press, CNN, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post & Radar Online just to name a few. Black Friday+Black People = BlackPressUSA," he further tweeted.
He also linked a Black Press USA article, which is the first interview he has given after being incarcerated. Cosby, in the interview, called the jurors who convicted him "imposters" and said that he was in prison because of a "set-up".
Although multiple women came forward alleging that they had been sexually abused by Cosby, Pennsylvania's statute of limitations barred them from seeing their claims being prosecuted.