Seizing what, it seems, he believed to be an opportunity to criticize the media, Glenn Beck called out the Associated Press on Thursday for asking Bill Cosby about a number of recent (and not-so-recent) rape allegations against him. The conservative radio host appeared to be operating with the (incorrect) assumption that AP reporter Brett Zongker had agreed not to ask Cosby about the accusations during the Nov. 6 interview, although the tape itself, released on Wednesday, indicates that no such agreement was ever reached. Nonetheless, Beck attacked the AP for inquiring about the allegations, comparing the reporter's decision to ask Cosby about rape to actually raping the comedian.
"You want to talk about rape? That's media rape right there," Beck said. "You said you would not do that. Since when does your 'no' mean 'yes'? Do you know the definition of 'no,' sir? You've just raped Bill Cosby."
Continuing on, Beck referred again to the nonexistent agreement between Cosby and the AP as if it did, in fact, exist. "You said you wouldn't do it," the host said. "You just did it -- and then you blamed it on him. My gosh, maybe we should have a lesson on rape."
Watch the segment from Beck's show, "Reporter lies to Cosby," below:
(h/t Talking Points Memo)