Did Bill Cosby rape Oprah Winfrey?
We checked with SNOPES.COM
The answer, of course, is NO!
But it goes to show why we need to be careful of what you read, and why ya can’t trust everything ya hear.
REMEMBER THAT OLD SAYING: “TRUST HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE, AND NONE OF WHAT YOU HEAR!”
Claim: Oprah Winfrey accused Bill Cosby of drugging her, and trying to rape her.
Origins: On 18 December 2014, the Naha Daily published an article claiming talk show host Oprah Winfrey had joined the ranks of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault:
The Naha Daily is an entertainment website that does not publish factual stories. (As are a lot of others!)
North Korea has threatened “drastic consequences” if the U.S. continues to accuse them of hacking into Sony pictures movie “The Interview” because it shows the assassination of Hung Too Low, of whatever his name is!
President Obama said he doesn’t know if he should laugh, duck, or just drop a bunch of nukes on their heads!
In spite of the ill advised statements by President Obama, Sony was right to cancel the showing of the movie “The Interview” after threats by North Korea because if something did happen during a screening of the show somewhere in the States you can bet that a lot of litigious happy people would be calling their lawyers on “speed dial!”
US judge overturns 1940s conviction of executed boyGeorge Stinney Jr appears in an undated police booking photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Newspaper reports at the time said the 95lb (43kg) George Stinney could not fit into the straps in the electric chair
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy executed for murder more than 70 years ago.
The young teenager’s prosecution for the killing of two white girls in South Carolina was a great injustice, the judge said.
George Stinney was arrested, convicted and executed in 1944 in the space of three months, and with no appeal.
Supporters said his trial was tainted by racism and lack of evidence.
In her ruling, judge Carmen Mullen said that the prosecution at the time had failed to safeguard Stinney’s constitutional rights.
The boy was arrested after two girls, aged seven and 11, were found beaten to death a day after they reportedly spoke to him and his sister.
After a search party found the girls, the teenager was reportedly taken from his parents and interrogated without a lawyer.
George Stinney remains the youngest person executed in the US in 100 years.
Reports say he had to sit on a phone book in the electric chair.
Most evidence in the state’s case, including Stinney’s alleged confession, had been lost over time.
Prosecutors have said that the loss of evidence did not mean it was deliberately destroyed.
The case was brought to renewed public attention in large part by George Frierson, one of George Stinney’s most outspoken supporters.
“When I get home, I’m going to get on my knees and thank the Lord Almighty for being so good and making sure justice prevailed,” he said after hearing of the ruling.
During the 1940s South Carolina was a centre of the southern US states’ official segregationist racism, known as the Jim Crow system.
In this June 8, 1944 copy of a photo from The Columbia Record, George Stinney, Jr., 14, center right, and Bruce Hamilton, 21, center left, both of Chicora, Georgia as they enter the death house in the state prison in Columbia, South Carolina. Both were executed in the state’s electric chair 16 June 1944
This photograph of Stinney (right, in prison clothes) was taken about a week before his execution.
Remember folks, they wanted to kill Stephen Truscot when he was about the same age too!
Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged in a domestic dispute after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man.
Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek says the bullet struck Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, in the arm.
So far, police aren’t giving any details, and the dog refuses to talk!
I just watched the Canadian Walk of Fame, where they inducted “The Band” and gave them a star on the street, along with Ryan Reynolds, Rachel McAdams, Hayley Wickenheiser, Louise Arbour, and Jeff Healey.
Watching the tribute to The Band on the show brought back so many poignant memories, but also a realization that my generation is slowly fading away into the mist of time!