The conservative US television and radio host was referring to the Associated Press' decision to run a segment from a filmed interview with the actor, in which he was asked about rape allegations made against him.
Cosby has consistently strongly denied all the allegations, which his attorney has described as “decades-old” and “discredited”.
After the interview, Cosby, thinking that the camera had been turned off, told the interviewer that he would appreciate it if that part of the clip, filmed on 6 November, was “scuttled”.
Although he declined to comment on the allegations, he asked for “none of that to be shown”, adding that if AP considered itself “to be serious that it will not appear anywhere”. He also questioned the “integrity” of the news service for addressing the allegations.
The reporter said he would check with his bosses. Since the interview, two more women, including model Janice Dickinson, have accused Cosby of rape and AP has henceforth decided to publish the full, unedited footage, showing his full reaction.
Glenn Beck has criticised the news agency for the move, suggesting that it was unethical.
“You want to talk about rape? That’s media rape right there,” he said on Right Wing Watch News.
“You said that 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. You said you wouldn’t do it. You just did it and then you blamed it on him. My gosh, maybe we should have a lesson on rape.”
AP said during the video that the interview was on record and that it “made no agreement to avoid questions about the allegations or to withhold publishing any of his comments at any time”.
The initial focus of the interview was the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. exhibiting the art collection of Cosby and his wife.
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
In October, Barbara Bowman claimed that Cosby drugged and raped her when she was a teenager in 1985, when she was then an aspiring actress.
Bowman was one of 13 victims called to take to the witness stand in 2006 when Andrea Constand claimed that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in 2004 - allegations firmly denied by his lawyers.
In 2006, Cosby settled the case with Constand. The terms of the settlement remain undisclosed.
Last weekend, the actor’s lawyer said that he will not be commenting on the “decade-old discredited” allegations.
“The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true,” read a statement on Cosby’s website.
“Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work.”
This week his lawyers also responded to a further allegation against him, saying it was “a complete lie”.Reuse content