Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:56 AM

Are you watching the new Cosby show…?

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

Sorting through a jury pool already exposed to the blaze of publicity over allegations against Bill Cosby, lawyers and a judge on Monday selected the first five jurors, all of them white, who will weigh whether he committed a sexual assault.

The challenge of finding an impartial panel was on full display as jury selection began in the morning at the Allegheny County Courthouse here. When Judge Steven T. O’Neill asked the first 100 potential jurors if they had “heard, read or seen anything” about the case, more than 80 of them raised the numbered cards used to identify them.

(New York Times, May 22, 2017)

Uh oh. It looks like Cosby is going to end up with a mostly white jury. Which means that his lawyer, a wannabe Johnny Cochran, will have to reconsider his telegraphed intent to play the O.J. race card.

More to the point, given that neither the judge nor the jury seems inclined to buy his deaf, dumb, and blind schtick, I predict Cosby will end up after this first criminal trial where O.J. ended up after his second. And he will deserve every second of time he gets!

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