Last night Bill Cosby attempted to play the racial solidarity card by appealing to African-American journalists to adopt a “neutral” mindset in reporting about allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted over 25 women in his salad days. Speaking to N.Y. Post reporter Stacy Brown, who often writes for African-American media, Cosby said, “I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind.” Translation: “You guys need to watch my back because blood’s thicker than the mud…right? If I can’t get a break from black journalists, who can I get a break from?” This recalls Samuel Johnson’s famous line that “wrapping one’s self in the cloak of racial solidarity is the last refuge of a besieged African-American scoundrel.” Wait…did I get that right?