David Rhoden

I did a man on the street interview for The New York Times about Bill Cosby

by David Rhoden. Day .

"For Some Fans, Accusations of Rape Crumble Bill Cosby’s Wholesome Image", Kate Zernike, The New York Times, November 22, 2014.

screenshot of excerpt from interview with David Rhoden about Bill Cosby

A man in an overlarge suit walked up to me the parking lot of the HEB on Burnet Road and asked in a Texas voice if I'd be willing to be interviewed for a story on Bill Cosby. I asked for what publication and he said The New York Times. OK, sure. He asked me what all I thought about Bill and his recent troubles and I told him. but he also asked a lot of questions about my family, like what my dad's name was, and in the car driving home I became convinced he meant to steal my identity. but I looked him (David Montgomery) up on LinkedIn and sure enough, he was a respected journalist.

I told Trey about this and he asked if I had done my Cos impression for the guy. And I said "Noooooo! My biggest chance to take it national and I just spaced." I was sitting there feeling regretful, when the phone rang. It was David Montgomery, conferencing me in with NYT writer kate Zernike, asking if they could get a few more of those good quotes for the article.

I said, "Sure! And do you want to hear my Cosby impression?" They mentioned it in the paper.

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