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Correct the media lies!

Justice for Michael is many things, and I personally do believe he is entitled to Justice on so many levels.

This is specific about Justice for Michael in the media. Maybe you have seen  a campaign on Twitter, where justice is demanded, in form of an apology from the medias and clearing Michael’s name in the media.

They need to retract their old lies and start telling the truth about Michael. Please take a moment and read the rest of this post, because together, we might be able to do something..

Here are the links to the tweets and the persons behind this:

This is about how the medias [mis]handled the trials of Michael Jackson. They labeled him guilty even before the trials started, and they only reported half the stories from the courtroom. Anything that was in favour of Michael, they left out. When he was found not guilty, they immediately blamed it on his fame or wealth. No apologies from the press, they kept lying and they still do it. And that’s why so many people think he is guilty. They only know what the medias told them.

It is time for medias to correct the lies they made about  Michael Jackson, and that’s why I will ask you to sign this petition:

Petition: Michael Jackson Justice: Media Lies Corrected

Read the articles from The Huffington Post

There are two articles I will recommend you to read. They are written by Charles Thomsen in The Huffington Post.
One of the Most Shameful Episodes In Journalistic History

Michael Jackson: It’s Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star

Quotes from the article:
“Networks were so obsessed by the Jackson scandal that a terrorist attack in Turkey went almost entirely unreported, with only CNN bothering to broadcast George Bush and Tony Blair’s joint press conference about the disaster.”
“Within two days of the Neverland raid, and before Jackson had even been arrested, VH1 announced a half-hour documentary called ‘Michael Jackson Sex Scandal’. ”
“Newspapers reacted just as hysterically as TV stations. ‘Sicko!’ shrieked the New York Daily News. ‘Jacko: Now Get Out Of This One’ goaded the New York Post.”
“The Sun – Britain’s biggest newspaper – ran an article titled ‘He’s Bad, He’s Dangerous, He’s History’. The piece branded Jackson an ‘ex-black ex-superstar’, a ‘freak’ and a ‘twisted individual’ and called for his children to be taken into care. “If he weren’t a pop idol with piles of cash to hide behind,” it said, “he would have been picked up years ago.” ”

The famous pajamas picture we all know

“Unfortunately for Jackson, Gavin Arvizo’s cross-examination was all but ignored as newspapers giggled and gossiped about what became known as ‘pajama day’. On the first day of the boy’s direct examination Jackson slipped in his shower, bruised his lung and was rushed to hospital. When Judge Rodney Melville ordered a bench warrant for Jackson’s arrest unless he arrived within an hour, the singer sped to the courthouse in the pajama trousers he’d been wearing when he was rushed to hospital.
The photographs of Jackson in his pajamas went all over the world, often with no mention of Jackson’s injury or the reason why he was wearing them. Many journalists accused Jackson of faking the entire event in order to gain sympathy, although sympathetic is the last word you’d use to describe the media’s reaction.”

I have signed the petition, and I hope you will do the same.
Thank you for showing your love and faith in Michael!

Join the http://mjjjusticeproject.lefora.com

  1. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 15:34

    this is an interesting topic
    here is a website that looks at the truth http://mjtruthnow.com/ there are a few interesting vid’s to consider

    also on the trial
    mikes comments were restricted

    but others spoke freely and in some cases wrongly.

    the live verdict

    Frank on the media

    • elizabeth- cawobeth
      July 8, 2010 at 08:55

      hey there Arabian Nights !
      This Is It ! Taking a stand for Michael’s innocence.
      MJ love is now really afire ♥

  2. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 15:58

    this is an interesting vid the full vid from the juror is really interesting i will try and find it

  3. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 16:50

    what i find really strange, is that i noticed in the media – Pee Wee in the news yesterday, he was found doing things in a cinema, stuff on his computer, they dropped the charges i think, but i didnt see plastered at the end of the article about these things, why is it only michael that you see at the end the usual stuff, when he was found innocent and there was no evidence in the first place and FBI files shows that they couldnt find anything on him. Why do the media just like to repeat the accusations (almost). Are people just jealous because they cant accept someone so talented cant be that good?

  4. SB
    July 2, 2010 at 17:21

    I don’t get it either!! Why Michael??? I know he was a little from the average, but so are many, many in the industry. His uniqueness is what made him so special!! Why did the press start on him and keep it up over 30yrs?
    I know that in the beginning Dileo and Michael fed them some things for publicity. But I’ll never understand why they hovered over him. If they couldn’t find a story they’d make one up, over and over. The ‘whacko jacko’ thing was absurd!! Even after going through that stupid sham of a trial they still thought he had done it. Like dogs with a bone! SB

    • July 2, 2010 at 17:46

      In the article from The Huffington Post, you can read that they had it all planned out, when he was convicted and imprisoned, because that’s what they expected to happen:

      Jackson’s imprisonment would have created a never ending supply of gratuitous headlines; Who is visiting? Who isn’t? Is he in solitary confinement? If not, who are his cellmates? What about his prison wardens? Does he have a prison pen-pal girlfriend? Can we fly a helicopter over the prison yard and film him exercising? The possibilities were endless. A bidding war was raging over who would get the first leaked images of Jackson in his cell before the jury even began its deliberations.

      A not guilty verdict was not quite so lucrative. In an interview with Newsweek, CNN boss Jonathan Klein recalled watching the not guilty verdicts come in and then telling his deputies, “We have a less interesting story now.” The Hollywood Reporter noted that hastily assembled TV specials about Jackson’s acquittal performed badly and were beaten in the ratings by a re-run of Nanny 911.

      The story was over. There were no apologies and no retractions. There was no scrutiny – no inquiries or investigations. Nobody was held to account for what was done to Michael Jackson. The media was content to let people go on believing their heavily skewed and borderline fictitious account of the trial. That was that.

      All in their own interests..

  5. Mitzi
    July 2, 2010 at 18:50

    Those SOB’S..Problem is alot of people will never know the truth, those that might not see these stories. Too bad the media doesn’t have a heart and soul and admit that Michael was innocent. My heart cries for him regarding this…….

  6. budsgirl54
    July 2, 2010 at 19:37

    This is a great discussion, my heart is skipping with the thought that we can actually effect change. If we want to make this right for Michael, we must demand it in one LOUD and CLEAR voice. 20 years of bashing MJ with false stories, innuendo, distortions, speculations ..etc… is ENOUGH.. Raise your global voice.. join MJJJusticeProject.. write the media… tweet, post, paste, chat, blog, thread, message people on youtube….. whatever!! Do it! It’s TIME !!

    Adore the icon.. but LOVE the man.

  7. karen
    July 2, 2010 at 19:42

    The name Michael Jackson means money to alot of people. Michael Jackson is one of a few names in the world that is recognizable to everyone. A newspaper and other forms of media are all about profit. The more sensational a story, the more gullible people are and the more money they spend buying into the media. What I don’t understand is why no one is held accountable for slander and libel. I thought there was a law in place to protect people from libel. No one holds the media responsible for their lies but if a common man were to say something against someone else, he’d be sued. MJ was a perfect example of a gentleman by not replying to the media and by not stooping to their level. MJ is one of the most courageous men in history and I am grateful that I live in his lifetime to witness his grace. His name needs to be vindicated permanently…in writing.

    • justice
      July 25, 2010 at 00:11

      You are so right about that….Michael’s name means MONEY to them. They don’t give a damm about his family and how this is hurting them especially his children….what about their future….do they care? A big FAT NO!!!! I really believe the truth will surface soon now that the controversy regarding Shirley Sherrod is on fire. I’m very surprised that no one has challenged Michael’s persecution by the media in this ongoing and endless saga about the Sherrod situation. MICHAEL WILL BE VINDICATED!!!!

  8. Mireille JAHIER
    July 2, 2010 at 21:10

    Merci, j’ai signer la pétition pour Michael.

  9. elizabeth- cawobeth
    July 2, 2010 at 21:36

    I’ve signed, thank you.
    PLEASE also sign this one. It has almost 10,000 names; min. needed by on-line petitions in order to have a voice.


    His truth shall prevail !

    • the arabian nights
      July 2, 2010 at 22:58

      do these petitons work?

      • July 2, 2010 at 23:19

        Interesting questions. Most of the times they don’t, but maybe the people behind this one have a plan to carry it out somewhere, when there are enough signatures.

        The other media petition has almost 10.000 signatures and this is directed for the congress. 10.000 is what is needed:

  10. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 22:57

    in his own words

  11. msdanish
    July 2, 2010 at 23:19

    Sadly AN I really don’t think signing petitons works.. I don’t think the media would stop what they have been doing for soo many years.. This is the way they make money and yes it breaks our hearts.. It showes us that the media doesn’t have a heart of their own..

  12. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 23:28

  13. the arabian nights
    July 2, 2010 at 23:37

    “Defending Michael Jackson—Thomas Mesereau

    by Thomas A Mesereau Jr.
    Forum Column, Los Angeles Daily Journal
    July 1st, 2009


    by Thomas A Mesereau Jr.

    Forum Column, Los Angeles Daily Journal, July 1st, 2009

    The Michael Jackson trial was unique. More accredited media covered these proceedings than the O.J. Simpson and Scott Peterson trials combined. When the verdicts were reached, people in every capital around the world were riveted to their radios, computers and televisions. The “King of Pop” was more popular than anyone, including Elvis Presley.

    Jay Leno, Chris Tucker, Macaulay Culkin, George Lopez and lesser-known celebrities testified. Larry King testified outside the presence of the jury. The trial lasted five months with more than 140 witnesses appearing. Twenty-four-hour coverage, including actors re-enacting the proceedings, emphasized the trial’s popularity.

    When more than 70 Santa Barbara sheriffs raided Neverland Ranch in November 2003, I was driving to Los Angeles from Northern California. I was ending a nine day vacation and ready to resume preparation for the Robert Blake murder trial, set for February 2004. My phone started ringing off the hook with frantic requests that I travel to Las Vegas and defend Michael. I refused, because I did not think I could handle the two cases at once.

    After jury selection began in the Blake case, the client and I had a severe disagreement that Judge Darlene Schemp could not resolve. Mercifully, she granted my motion to withdraw. Within a short period, Michael’s brother Randy called me to, again, see if I would defend his brother. I flew to Florida, where I met Jackson for the first time.

    Upon arriving, I was told by Michael and Randy that they had spoken with Johnnie Cochran in the hospital. According to them, Johnnie said I was the one who could win. I knew Johnnie, but he was not a close friend. I was quite surprised that he would speak so glowingly about me.

    Three weeks later, I was told that Michael wanted me and my law firm partner, Susan Yu, to defend him. I returned to Florida and firmed up the understanding. The adventure began.

    When I first met Michael, he said virtually nothing. He sat at a distance and observed others field questions. I didn’t know if he was intentionally being mysterious or simply observing in his own way. At that point, I had little information from which to judge whether he could possibly have committed the alleged crimes.

    My retention generated enormous media coverage. One anti-Jackson reporter immediately appeared on “The Today Show” to announce that I had an African-American girlfriend and attended a black church. The lawyers I replaced did not depart gracefully. One appeared on “Good Morning America” to say he had left voluntarily because less than desirable people surrounded Michael. Certain tabloid shows, like those hosted by Geraldo Rivera and Bill O’Reilly, criticized my appearance. I assumed they were “in the pocket” of prior counsel. This was my baptism.

    Initially, Michael was very inaccessible. I scoured every used bookstore and Website for books and articles about his life and character. I read all of them, sometimes twice. My meetings with him confirmed my suspicions about these charges. He was a gentle, kind soul. Sensitive, intuitive and creative, it seemed inconceivable that he could be the monster his enemies portrayed him as.

    Much has been made about the child molestation charges. Little has been said about the other claims. The prosecution alleged that Jackson masterminded a conspiracy to falsely imprison a family, abduct children and commit criminal extortion. I can assure you that Michael was not capable of even imagining such behavior. But the more I spoke with him about the alleged molestation charges, the more firm I became in my belief that they were part of a universe of money-making opportunities created by charlatans.

    During my first court appearance in Santa Maria, the entire Jackson family appeared dressed in white. They were unified, exquisite and powerful in their message of innocence. I delivered my first statement to the media regarding his innocence and my respect for the court and community. My statement included words, to the effect, that this case was not about “lawyers, or anyone else, becoming celebrities.”

    These words were designed to change the atmosphere surrounding the defense and, of lesser importance, to hurl a barb at prior counsel. I had not liked the carnival atmosphere surrounding Jackson’s defense lawyers. In my opinion, they repeatedly advertised their absolute delight at being in the middle of the circus. Their public statements were, to me, self-serving and amateurish. Michael and Randy Jackson were very suspicious of them. My anti-lawyer-like comments generated controversy. But, a new firm die had been cast. My Irish grandmothers smiled from the heavens!

    The prosecutors had an enormous advantage. Two grand juries in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara had investigated Jackson in the early 1990s. Nobody was charged. A third grand jury indicted him in 2004.

    During the interim, District Attorney Tom Sneddon had traveled to at least two countries, Australia and Canada, searching for victims. The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department had a Web site seeking information on Michael.

    The trial judge wanted to waste little time. The politics surrounding the defense were horrific. Numerous lawyers, most of them mediocre at best, were constantly trying to get to Michael to undermine me. The media smelled enormous ratings and revenue in a conviction. They were like a cloud of locusts, constantly descending on any weakness they spotted or created. There were numerous efforts to discredit me. Former girlfriends called to say they had been approached for unsavory information. I received calls from alleged “journalists” promising me favors for inside information. Tabloid sensationalism was at a premium.

    The trial was carnival-like. Mountains were made out of molehills. For example, Jackson hurt his back one morning and went to the hospital. I informed Judge Melville immediately. His message was firm. If Michael did not appear forthwith, bail would evaporate. I instructed him to rush to court in whatever he was wearing. His pajama bottoms became a media feast. But, they had no bearing on the trial or verdict. The jury foreman later informed me that no juror even noticed Michael’s pants, or lack thereof. This case was characterized by shock, crisis and confusion.

    On numerous occasions, I was summoned to Neverland to handle searches, disputes and a variety of crises. Michael seemed to always have a new “guru,” adviser or lawyer who virtually guaranteed a dismissal or acquittal. It was a veritable “sea of fools.” But the effort it took to handle these crises was wasted time.

    The trial was characterized by contentious legal rulings. For example, the trial judge allowed the following: The prosecution was permitted to start its case by showing a scurrilous, slanted British documentary that claimed Michael was a pedophile. The prosecution claimed this was evidence of “motive.”

    The prosecution was permitted to introduce evidence that Jackson had settled other claims of child molestation in civil court. The actual dollar amounts were not admitted (as if anyone hadn’t heard them!). It was also permitted to introduce evidence of alleged prior similar acts of child molestation. Prosecutors were permitted to introduce such evidence extending back 10 years. As icing on the cake, the court permitted them to call third-party witnesses who watched the alleged acts without any requirement that the actual alleged victims testify.

    During the prosecution’s rebuttal, the court permitted the prosecutors to play a police interview tape of the alleged victim. Of course, this was rank hearsay. The theory of admissibility was that I had challenged the demeanor of the alleged victim and the tape was relevant to rebut.

    As a measure of fairness, Melville permitted the defense to play “outtakes” of the interview footage that were edited out of the British documentary. In these interviews, Jackson denied abusing children.

    Five lawyers testified. Three were called by the prosecution and two by the defense. I have always believed that lawyers are the easiest witnesses to discredit. Throw them any measure of flattery and the seeds of arrogance are sown.

    We had more good days in this trial than anyone can reasonably expect. But the public never saw how many prosecution witnesses were scorched on cross-examination. The judge imposed a gag order, which I supported. While this permitted more flexibility in court, it made the trial easily distorted by self-serving pundits.

    I would often return to my duplex, turn on the TV and turn apoplectic at what was being reported. Quite often, former prosecutors in New York would wax passionately about how a witness behaved. Their theatrics were totally lacking in substance or accuracy. I thought we were winning all along. But the media reported the very opposite. And, of course, jealous, shallow legal pundits had a field day criticizing my performance. To them, God help any lawyer who engaged in unconventional trial behavior. Such hearsay merited capital punishment.

    From the outset, I did everything I could to remove race from the case. I immediately removed the Nation of Islam from Jackson’s public persona and asked that his father refrain from commenting on race in the media. It became clear that Michael was a person who brought all races together. Unfortunately, some of the mediocrities who surrounded him wanted to profit through racial conflict. This was a constant source of tension.

    My reaction to this cauldron was stoicism and a hermit-like existence. Our team lived in condominiums far from the media hotels, restaurants and bars. I was in bed at 7:30 most evenings with a 3 a.m. start. Our staff worked all night updating witness books and performing other chores. Because they had a key to my apartment, the door would open virtually every hour with updated binders appearing miraculously on my stairwell. We lived like this for six months.

    In the wake of his passing, I am haunted by certain late-night phone calls I received from Michael. Childlike, kindhearted and terrified, Michael begged me not to allow corrupt enemies to co-opt my performance. He seemed skeptical about any lawyer truly acting in an honorable, professional manner. I repeatedly assured him that my background had more to do with civil rights than it did Hollywood. The world’s most famous celebrity was not accustomed to honest, decent representation.

    The 14 acquittals were tantamount to complete legal vindication. Nevertheless, I write this with a heavy heart. Michael was one of the kindest, nicest people I ever met. His wistful desire to heal the world with love, music and artistry clashed horribly with the barbaric way he was exploited. The world is a far better place because of him.

    Thomas A. Mesereau Jr. is a partner in the firm of Mesereau & Yu Los Angeles. He was lead trial counsel in the trial of Michael Jackson in 2005.”

  14. the arabian nights
  15. LettingGoWithLove
    July 3, 2010 at 20:17

    I applaud any effort to correct the record on Michael. However, in my experience, the media have prostituted themselves to corporations. There is only one way to force the media to act. Write their advertisers and threaten to boycott any products until the truth is told.

    • the arabian nights
      July 3, 2010 at 20:29

      i think the damage is done, playing with fire, being naive, poor spokespersons (look Bains at 2005 trial said “if” he is found innocent and she was mike spokesperson, poor advisors, being playful when they were looking for a headline, lack of co-ordinated damage limitation, down to poor advisors.

      look at the jacksons generally they seem to suffer from this alot, and jo and katherine recent business deals and legal actions, there is a lack of thought, any true advisors who are looking at the big picture.

      randy was right about mike being like a corporation, but PR was poor. they needed great spin and did not get it. they have relied on inadequate assistance.

  16. the arabian nights
    July 3, 2010 at 20:39

    i think if there is to be change the family must stand up and stop messing around. they need one sensible person.

    where is that person?

    i think most people dont particularly care – its historical, mike got off, many in the uk view the term “jacko” as a friendly term and not an insult. must people have affection for mj and his music but we are no going to influence the press or the big corporations, change for them must come not with the carrot but by the stick, penalities, taxes, court orders, we cant place a legal penalty or tax on them, and everyone is selfish so if they want to read the headline they will. that’s just life. by mikes 40’s and 50’s he realised this i am sure.

    he was pretty clear – educated in the industry, but in his 20’s he was still emotionally young and games played then came home to roost later. but a good spokesperson and a great PR guy could have turned it around.

  17. the arabian nights
    July 3, 2010 at 20:47

    mike protected his image and his music, any infringement was locked down and litigated on, mike was in the courts throughout his life. suing and being sued. his lawyers were hot on protection, because of the all mighty dollar. in death, mikes will is strict as well, the lawyers are a little slack with his parents, but the time may come when they crack down on them. look the belts – are no more.

    so why wasnt there the same tough attitude with his PR. i mean bashir – i remember seeing what bashir did to diana – he did her no favours her marriage formally ended after that interview.

    mike maybe felt he could handle his own PR, but the people he relied on to provide advice and guidance – his family and his friends – well – history shows that they were the wrong ones.

  18. the arabian nights
  19. the arabian nights
    July 3, 2010 at 21:20

    mikes – bob jones (now deceased)publist for 34years wrote an unfavourable
    book about him “Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask” if you own publist writes rubbish about you, and in the case of Bains says rubbish – what hope is their for successful spin?
    http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Jackson-Man-behind-Mask/dp/1590790723/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224004285&sr=1-1 (” To a certain degree, Bob Jones CREATED Michael Jackson. He created his image. For example, Bob Jones created Michael Jackson’s famous nickname “The King of Pop”.) – you will see from the reviews that this book is rubbish so i ask if this guy hated mike and was so unprofessional how could he have been a good PR guy. i hate to speak ill of the dead, but he did put the book out there.

  20. the arabian nights
    July 3, 2010 at 21:26

    So the lesson here
    1. be careful who you employ
    2. get them to sign confidentiality agreements
    3. frequently review their performance independently
    4. dont become emotionally involved in staff – its a business arrangement

    “Inside storyTales of NeverlandAs Michael Jackson’s PR manager, Bob Jones saw it all, from fabricated illnesses to pleas for a knighthood. But it was only when he was fired abruptly after 17 years in the job that he decided to tell his story. Dan Glaister meets him
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    The Guardian, Friday 9 September 2005 Article historyBob Jones hands me an envelope and sits back in his chair. “This shows how far he will go,” he says with a laugh, his gravelly voice booming out across the bustling Creole restaurant in south Los Angeles. “It’s like the time he instituted an all-out campaign to try to get Elizabeth to knight him. These are ideas that he comes up with.”

    Jones should know. For 17 years the Motown veteran ran Michael Jackson’s public relations, steering him from Bad to Dangerous and beyond, navigating the accusations and allegations that have plagued the past decade of the singer’s career, before being unceremoniously dismissed in June last year.

    Now, in the spirit of the times, Jones has written a book, Michael Jackson: the Man Behind the Mask. Ghosted by journalist and one-time Jackson family friend Stacy Brown, it covers familiar ground – the marriages, the surgery, the special friends, the money – but the piece of paper Jones has given me covers something that isn’t in the book.

    In 1984 a young White House counsel, John Roberts, today President Bush’s nomination to become the Chief Justice of the United States, wrote a memo in response to a request from Jackson that President Reagan send a letter telling him how great he was.

    “The office of presidential correspondence is not yet an adjunct of Michael Jackson’s PR firm,” reads the memo. “Frankly, I find the obsequious attitude of some members of the White House staff toward Mr Jackson’s attendants, and the fawning posture they would have the president of the United States adopt, more than a little embarrassing.”

    Ouch. The King of Pop’s request was denied.

    “That King of Pop shit,” says Jones, stirring sugar into his iced tea. “I named him. I named him the King of Pop, Rock and Soul. He changed it just to the King of Pop.”

    Jones’s proximity to the King, as he refers to him with considerable irony, provides the book with its unique selling point. Jones is there next to Jackson as the singer lip-synchs his way through much of a world tour; he is there as Jackson uses his favourite word for poor black people – “splaboos”; he is there as Jackson fakes illnesses and injuries to avoid performing, either because it is too tiresome, he has not bothered to rehearse, or because he is zonked out on prescription drugs.

    Jones recounts one performance by the King at the Soul Train Music Awards. Pleading a broken ankle, Jackson performed from a chair. As soon as he reached home with his 12-year-old friend, Jackson tossed his crutches aside.

    In the publicist’s view, Jackson, as that anecdote suggests, was far from a victim. Instead, he orchestrated the leaks to the press about Jackson’s chimpanzee Bubbles, about the hyperbaric sleeping chamber, about whatever eccentricity that made Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, more interesting, more mysterious.

    “I saw a mad genius in Michael Jackson,” Jones writes. “Someone who toyed with people, someone who loved and cared only for himself. I saw a master of self-promotion and a self-destructive multi-millionaire spending millions trying to buy friendships and favours.”

    Jones wrote the book, he says, because he was pissed off. And broke. Principally broke. For, while he never signed a confidentiality clause, an alarming oversight on the part of Jackson and his managers, Jones’s goodbye after 24 years working on and off for Jackson came at the hands of a messenger. A note bearing the photocopied signature of Jackson was handed to Jones. “Your services have been appreciated,” it read. “We’re going in a different direction, we no longer need you, good luck in your future.”

    Jones was left with no income and no pension, not even the holiday pay he was owed. But he took care of that.

    “I do feel that I was owed a bit more than to have to go to the state of California to get my vacation pay,” he says.

    The book has brought a muted condemnation from inside the gates of Neverland, with Jackson’s brother Jermaine issuing an email in June promising to take legal action. None has been forthcoming.

    In the outside world, the book sold well on publication in America, boosted by Jackson’s trial earlier this year, Jones’s proximity to the singer and his own testimony at the trial. Oh, and it’s stocked in the true crime section of US high-street bookshops.

    The request for a knighthood, says Jones, came at the height of the 1993 child molestation allegations brought against Jackson by Jordan Chandler.

    “I guess his feeling was it would go away,” says Jones. “If they made allegations against him and now all of a sudden Queen Elizabeth decides to knight him, that shows them, I’m bigger than all of them.”

    Jackson even called on the good offices of another regal Brit, Elizabeth Taylor, to intercede with Her Majesty, says Jones. “We went to Elizabeth. She had very close ties to the Queen but she didn’t do a damn thing.”

    Sadly for Jackson, the petition came to nothing, and he settled out-of-court with Chandler for a reported $23m (£13m).

    Jones met Jackson in 1969 when the boy was about to be introduced to the world as the lead singer of the Jackson Five. “He was just a little boy,” says Jones. “The first night I met him was at a party at a place called the Daisy at Beverly Hills. Diana Ross hosted it. Motown [which had signed the group earlier that year] was getting ready to launch them. Everyone, all of Hollywood, was in attendance. Of course, they took Hollywood by storm. They were excellent. They had worked the chitlin’ circuit [a network of black-owned music clubs]. They had worked that circuit and [Jackson] had watched James Brown and emulated James Brown very, very well. While we put out the release saying he was nine years old, I think he was actually 12 at the time. That was all part of the PR game.”

    In the mid-70s the Jacksons left Motown and Jones stayed, remaining on good terms with the family, and watching the bizarre tales of the strange pop star emanate from Neverland.

    In 1987, Jackson asked Jones to take over the singer’s PR. Jones agreed, signing a two-year contract which was left to run for nearly 17 years.

    It wasn’t until 1989 and the European leg of the Bad tour that Jones realised there was something genuinely untoward about the singer. “We were in Paris and we’re going to the Louvre and the paparazzi is there on motorbikes following,” says Jones. “We got to the Louvre and he got out of a bus hand-holding one of these little boys.”

    Alarmed at the implications for Jackson’s image, Jones challenged the singer, to be told that he didn’t care.

    “I told his manager, I said you’re going to get into trouble, this can’t happen. And I also told the attorneys and the business manager. These attorneys and the manager making all this money, I guess they thought I was some kind of fool trying to buck the system.”

    Jones seems wary and angry, a little embarrassed at the indignity of doing the promotional rounds for a book trashing the man he spent most of his working life defending.

    Despite the sense of grievance, there is still a fierce loyalty to Jackson, or at least to the notion of what Jackson might have been.

    “Michael’s bigger than Elvis Presley. Elvis didn’t write any music,” he says. “Elvis sang and did what the Colonel [Parker] told him to do. He is the biggest thing black that the world has ever known. We were received by kings and queens as a head of state. And then, all of a sudden, allegations.”

    Despite all his work to create a myth as the Peter Pan King of Pop, says Jones, people will only remember Michael Jackson for one thing. “He damaged whatever legacy he has. When people think of him now, they think of molestation.”

    · Michael Jackson: the Man Behind the Mask, by Bob Jones, is published by Select Books”

    • budsgirl54
      July 6, 2010 at 23:03

      I would not trust a single word that falls out of the bowels of Bob Jones mouth.

  21. the arabian nights
    July 3, 2010 at 22:07

    sorry this is such an interest subject

    – it seems that mj’s employers had a lot to do with his bad PR and the false accusations
    “Finally there is the issue of money. It is this that is emerging as the dominant thread of the defence. The collision of celebrity and crime and chequebook journalism has undermined swathes of the prosecution’s case. ‘The Achilles heel is these low-life witnesses who sold their souls to the tabloids,’ said Laurie Levenson, a former prosecutor and professor at Loyola Law School.

    Jackson’s cook Lemarque, who says he saw him molest Culkin, had talks with a tabloid about selling his story for $100,000. He admitted to Mesereau that he had been told the story was worth more if Jackson’s hands were inside Culkin’s underpants, not outside. Another staff member, maid Adrian McManus, confessed that several employees had banded together to hire a ‘media broker’ to peddle Jackson sex stories that they made up.

    Chacon, the security guard, was part of a failed lawsuit to sue Jackson by ex-Neverland staff. That suit ended in disaster and each plaintiff was forced to pay Jackson more than $1m in legal fees. ‘This is a good way to get even with him, isn’t it?’ Mesereau bluntly asked as Chacon squirmed. Chacon has also sold his story to the tabloids to pay the legal bills.

    The Salvadorean cleaner (whose name cannot be revealed) is not free of tabloid taint either. She was paid $20,000 to appear on a TV show in a deal arranged by another Jackson maid. The accuser’s father has talked to British tabloids about selling his story, though no deal was ever struck. Behind it all is the possibility of a civil suit of the kind that won the Chandler family $20m. Mesereau grilled John Doe on the prospect. ‘You’re aware that if Mr Jackson is convicted you could automatically win a civil suit, right?’ he asked him. ‘No,’ the boy said, which prompted Mesereau to repeat: ‘No one’s ever discussed that with you?’ Again the boy said no. ‘We’ve said things like, ‘Oh, we don’t want his money’ and stuff like that.”

    “It is hard to escape the notion that money could be key to the trial. At no stage did any witness or victim report Jackson to the police. Or try to stop the alleged abuse. They went to lawyers, tabloid editors and television reporters, but never to social services. ‘These witnesses are alleging heinous behaviour and not a one of them seems to have done a damn thing about it while the acts were being committed. Who are these people?’ said show business columnist Richard Roeper. Mesereau was more subtle. ‘Did you ever take your son and leave?’ he asked Chandler. ‘No,’ she replied.”

    “Guilty or innocent, Jackson is almost certainly finished as a pop star. ‘At this point the case is looking like a smear campaign. It’s a legal free-for-all,’ said Levenson.”

  22. Mitzi
    July 3, 2010 at 22:53

    Yes, AK
    There is alot to be said about all this. Just the other day, I was talking to a group of 60 something people. Guess what!! They all think this crap, the trial, about MJ is true. Who cares that he was acquitted of ALL charges. You are absolutely right, the damage has been done. I’m sad and most people of my circle DO NOT believe that he was guilty and in fact do think he was framed. Isn’t it funny how the world works, if something negative is put out there, it is never forgotten. Never mind all of the good things Mike did. Never mind that he gave to more charities than any other entertainer EVER. Let’s just talk about the shit. Let’s just call him dirty, nasty names. Let’s not give credit where credit is due. God, it f*ck’n SICKENS me. Just think of the Jacksons and how they must feel and felt. I wish I had a magic wand and could change it all and make it all good.
    We must keep promoting positive things and hope that the lies will someday be found out.

  23. Mitzi
    July 3, 2010 at 23:43

    sorry I meant AN…..Arabian Nights

    • the arabian nights
      July 4, 2010 at 11:51

      oh thanks x

  24. July 4, 2010 at 15:29

    Take a look at this and retweet it if you are on Twitter:

    • the arabian nights
      July 4, 2010 at 17:30

      Wow Zilda – a girl with action

  25. the arabian nights
    July 4, 2010 at 21:46

    maybe i an idea is to ask them for fair press – in that it is totally unnecessary to refer to the 2005 proceedings in their articles, as he was acquitted and there was no evidence, there is no reason to repeat and state the false allegations.

    their is no reason and nor is it necessary to say he was weird as there was no basis for that accusation.

    if they did those two things – i think the coverage would appear fairer and would not look instantly biased against him.

    i think an open letter from the family – via their lawyers to each of the main wrong doers would be useful.

    since the estate is concerned with mj’s image, i think they should really take a stand.

  26. budsgirl54
    July 6, 2010 at 22:55

    Associated content press release …. go there become a fan of this campaign.. let’s get the word out!! We have to lift all of our voices together! Make that change …


    • the arabian nights
      July 7, 2010 at 10:22

      i posted my support. what a great idea.

  27. Contessa Morphine Van jackzoon
    July 8, 2010 at 10:09

    Michael deserves Justice… Michael i will love you forever

    July 9, 2010 at 06:54

    I just want to say MJ need justice from all angles from the media and fans. For we don’t know him if we did we would listen to his teaching. We must uphold his teaching also to heal ourselves as fans. The hate we show toward the doctor is not good we should not slander him and let God be the judge. I am a strong MJ fan but I just don’t want his living to be in vain. The Tabloids are junk and they waste precious trees for the garbage all they do is gnash of teeth. MJ was the Spirit of Truth and the truth shall set you free. I used my real name for I have nothing to hide to uphole the truth I feel in my heart. I will stand firm to it I will not break.

  29. the arabian nights
    July 9, 2010 at 14:30


    Charles ThomsonPosted: March 2, 2010 10:10 AM
    “Michael Jackson: It’s Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star”

    views446Get Entertainment Alerts

    Email Comments 446 Last week Michael Jackson’s guitarist discredited widely reported allegations about the star’s behaviour on the road. So why is the media refusing to publish her comments? British writer Charles Thomson explores media bias against black music’s biggest star.

    Aging glam-rocker Gene Simmons made international headlines last month when he claimed to know that Michael Jackson had molested children. In an interview with Classic Rock, Simmons alleged that Jackson was on tape ordering alcohol for children and that during the star’s 2005 trial a travel agent had testified to importing Brazilian boys for Jackson’s amusement. He also claimed that a musician friend had quit a Jackson tour after seeing ‘boys coming out of the hotel rooms.’

    What followed was a classic example of copy and paste journalism. Within hours the story had been duplicated by hundreds of blogs, forums and news websites from Australia to India to the USA. None of them had fact-checked the story before they re-hosted it. Jackson was never on tape ordering alcohol for children. There was never any testimony during his trial about young Brazilian boys. Both of these claims were easily disproven by trial transcripts.

    As a relative Jackson expert, I was also unaware of any musician ever leaving one of the singer’s tours midway through. So when I sat down a fortnight ago for an interview with Jackson’s long serving tour guitarist Jennifer Batten, I ran the story by her.

    She told me that no musician had ever quit a Jackson tour. Two musicians had been fired but both were let go before the show hit the road, so they couldn’t possibly have witnessed anything going on inside hotels.

    When Sawf News published Batten’s rebuttal I observed an all too familiar phenomenon. Although the story appeared on Google News and was picked up fairly swiftly by the Examiner, nobody else seemed willing to touch it. Whilst Simmons’s speculative and ultimately baseless accusations had been reproduced the world over, Batten’s expert rebuttal was being suppressed.

    I soon began receiving emails from Jackson’s fans telling me that they were sending the story to every celebrity news outlet they could think of, including several of those which published Simmons’s initial allegations.

    But more than 48 hours later, typing an exact quote from Simmons’s rant into a search engine produced almost 350 webpages. The number of news outlets hosting Batten’s rebuttal? Three.

    This was not the first time I’d had a Jackson story suppressed. After Evan Chandler’s suicide in November 2009 I was contacted by the Sun and asked to supply information about the 1993 allegations. I spent quite some time compiling my research, advising the newspaper of common myths and how to avoid them, being careful to source all of my facts from legal documents and audio/visual evidence.

    When I read the finished article I was stunned to find that all of my information had been discarded and replaced with the very myths I had advised them to avoid. I alerted staff to the inaccuracies but my emails were not replied. The same inaccuracies appeared in every single article I read about the suicide.

    The same bias manifested itself the following month when Jackson’s FBI file was released. Across more than 300 pages of information there was not one piece of incriminating evidence — but that’s not the way the media told it.

    A videotape seized at customs in West Palm Beach and analysed for child pornography was repeatedly referred to as belonging to Jackson. In actuality, files stated merely that the tape was ‘connected’ to Jackson and that connection appeared simply to be that somebody had written his name on the sticky label.

    In another document the FBI logged a telephone call from a tipster claiming that the bureau had investigated Jackson during the 1980s for molesting two Mexican boys. The files made no other mention of the supposed investigation and the claim was ascribed no validity — the call was merely noted. But the media persistently referred to the anonymous tipster’s unsupported allegations as the FBI’s own conclusions.

    Jackson’s FBI file overwhelmingly supported his innocence but its contents were routinely manipulated to give the opposite impression.

    Many are quick to scoff when Jackson’s fans speak of a media conspiracy to destroy the star’s reputation and I used to scoff with them. As a member of the industry I prefer not to think of it as sinister and conspiratorial, but I find it increasingly difficult to explain away the bias with which Jackson is treated.

    I wonder whether the problem is pride. When the 1993 allegations broke, the vast majority of information available was released, either officially or unofficially, by the prosecution. Jackson, meanwhile, remained characteristically silent.

    Perhaps because the prosecution’s version of events went almost completely unchallenged (although I imagine that drama and selling newspapers had something to do with it, too), the media primarily chose to portray Jackson as guilty.

    But as the facts started to trickle out it became increasingly apparent that the case was full of holes. The allegations had been instigated not by the boy but by his father, who had demanded a scriptwriting deal from Jackson before he went to the police. He was on tape plotting to destroy Jackson’s career and dismissing his son’s wellbeing as ‘irrelevant’. Then the boy told cops that Jackson was circumcised, but a police body search concluded that he was not.

    Although Jackson’s innocence looked increasingly likely, most news outlets had made their bed and to this day they seem unwilling to do anything but lie in it.

    Whatever the motivation, be it pride, profit or plain old racism, the bias against Jackson is undeniable. The suppression of Batten’s comments proves once more than when it comes to Jackson the media is interested not in fact or reason but negativity and sensationalism. Batten accompanied Jackson on all three of his world tours and was known for a decade as his ‘right hand woman’. But Simmons — who self-confessedly did not know Jackson — has been given over 100 times more media coverage for his inaccurate ranting than Batten has for her firsthand experience.

    It is time for outlets to assume responsibility for their own content. Websites should not re-host other publishers’ stories unless they can be completely certain that the content is factual. Even if the media refuses to print the truth about Jackson, they should compromise by not printing the lies either. At least that way he can rest in peace.”

    sorry zilda long post and links – but i think it is a useful article.

  30. the arabian nights
    July 9, 2010 at 17:18

    Jennifer Batten – mike’s guitarist

    “Michael Jackson
    I’ve added this Michael Jackson page not only for MJ fans, (which is essentially “preaching to the choir), but more for his skeptics. I present this in the hopes of making some folks a bit more aware of what passes for “news” in this world, but what is in fact nothing more than unchecked rumors, and fabrications. This goes for ALL news, not just regarding MJ.

    My having had the opportunity to work with Michael for ten years gave me a very privileged insight. I will forever have a deep respect and awe for his many groundbreaking talents and his selfless commitment to humanity and the earth.

    He was and will forever be loved by millions but was also ignorantly and unfairly judged, ridiculed, and viciously attacked by those with ill intent. I hope you can all glean some wisdom from this content and move forward with a little deeper thought as to what information you are fed.

    Jennifer Batten

    “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

    NEW Charles Thomson article for Huffington Post marking 5th anniversary of the innocent verdict 6/13/10

    ■Charles Thomson: FBI Files Support Jackson’s Innocence
    ■Michael Jackson: His lead guitarist Jennifer Batten gives a rare insight – SAWF News, Posted on Friday, March 05, 2010
    ■Mary Fisher: Was Michael Jackson Framed? GQ 8-22-07

    Brilliant and revealing radio interview with journalist Charles Thomson and Jane Heaven on Media coverage of Michael Jackson from KPFA 94.1 March 14, 2010


  31. Irina D.
    July 11, 2010 at 12:47

    Micheal deserve justice!! Together we can stop the press!! Love you Michael!!

  32. the arabian nights
    July 11, 2010 at 18:58

    check this out

    there are more people doing good work
    i informed them about your site

  33. Mitzi
    July 12, 2010 at 00:10

    OMG Arabian Nights,
    How did you ever find this?? There HAS to be more people that believe in his innocence.

  34. July 12, 2010 at 18:36

    It’s totally painful on michael part imagine how far he’s been taking all of the lies that the media put into him…those negative and false reports reflect on the credibility of the network responsible for all the lies…Michael is really hurt for how many years..they ruin he’s life and everything in him…I felt so bad about this because a lot of people believe it but the truth will prevail and now is the time for them to clear all their lies….I’m a believers i still have hope that michael is alive, resting, happy and at peace with he’s love once, whatever he’s plans and decision all of he’s fans follow and support him…we believe he’s a good person with good heart and soul…we love you michael the one and only king of pop!

  35. the arabian nights
    July 12, 2010 at 20:58

    from what i have seem of oprah she laughed at michael when lmp and her mom discussed marriage to mj, and when she attended his home in neverland she asked him about his skin condition as if in disbelief, she questioned him about personal matters – i am sure she would not answer and i had to wonder if this was because she mocked him. she did not talk this was to lmp.

    she to me did not respect him – am i wrong – please enlighten me

    i will have a look at why the biggest name in america save for obama, a woman who is so influenced the beef economy with her comments, i wonder why she did not publically supported mike in 2005 or earlier, why she has not denounced the lies about mj, surely if she did that would make a huge difference

    i found this facebook page when seeking information


    • the arabian nights
      July 12, 2010 at 21:43

      sorry i meant to say – that i think she has disrepected mike

      i have watched the tape about her one year tribute – all about her and her career -what about mj

      no fan of yours ms o

  36. the arabian nights
    July 12, 2010 at 21:29

    mjtruthnow website is like this one – wonderful
    please have a look at the comments

    note the comments on michaeljackson.com

    i want to know why she is so disrepectful, what is this about?

  37. Mitzi
    July 12, 2010 at 23:06

    I’m reading all of the comments, all of the links about clearing Michael’s name. I am wondering if so many people would be out there saying and posting and writing articles about positive MJ if he were still very much with us. It kinda pisses me off that after a person dies, whether it be real or not, oh THEN look at all of the good things he’s done, look at what a wonderful person he is/was. Where were all of these people when he was at trial, when he was sick and had to come to court in his pajamas?? Ripped him a new a****** didn’t they. On another posting, the admins of this blog stated that maybe it’s time to take a step back and leave this whole story as is.
    You know what, maybe it is.

  38. the arabian nights
    July 12, 2010 at 23:49

    i think that there are real people out there who cared for mike and believed in him. but remember not all the facts were out there at the time, i remember reading the newspapers and they were biased, i never felt i had his side and even if reported it was twisted.

    to some extent peoples views were set from then, it takes an interest to change a view

  39. Rebecca Fitch LaPointe
    July 18, 2010 at 16:05

    I signed this and left a comment with them telling them to please retract all the bad things they’ve said..I can’t even watch those video’s, they break my heart…I sure hope something gets done about this..Thanks for sending to me…all my MJ love, Becky

  40. SB
    July 20, 2010 at 02:41

    I’m glad to see comments re Oprah’s attitude when she has done interviews with or relating to Michael. Her demeanor was indeed mocking, whether to LMP or Michael himself. I found her attitude awful and actually have not watched her since then.

    Both she and Diane Sawyer loved baiting LMP and the queen mother to say things that were hurtful, nasty and NOT funny at all. It made her eulogy on My Space the day he died seem like she wanted to look good with the last word. SB

  41. the arabian nights
    July 20, 2010 at 08:49

    Maybe we should go on her website and petition her to change her view and support the movement to clear mj’s name. i think i will do this. anyone else up for it?

  42. the arabian nights
    July 20, 2010 at 09:10

    the sad thing is that mike endured these types of interviews, the oprah, the diamonds, the bashirs, with grace. no wonder he hated doing these chat shows.its a real shame he had great things to say and share. but these people were just tabloid and made everyday things seem to be unusual. their lives are not perfect but they had no humanity, they just picked at him. the questions were asked and you could see it on his face, like boy you asked me THAT! i did not realise that the oprah show was live, so the opportunity for mike to say – where are your questions going etc or objections was not there. he was so polite to her, why wasnt she kinder. people have rightly said that she cried at the kennedy funeral but she had no tears for mike.

    she said on her 1 year after show, that she did not take the time to get to know him, she did the show and that was it, so she asked publically about his sex life and other intimate questions, but never bothered to hang out and find out about the man, she reads books before she reviews them, why didnt she do him the courtesy of finding out about him before the interview and after. after all he was/ is the greatest pop star in the world, history, but she could not take the time. why?

    she did admit that she was concerned about her career, so this was just a career boost for her, she did not care about the person.

    When she had lmp on and then the combo lmp and her mom she was so impressed with them, she mocked the marriage and questioned why she went there. but why was she impressed with them, why rock royalty? because one married the king of rock and the other was a child of the king, but she had the king of pop, a living legend with her, were was that respect.

    In truth she mocked all of them. she thought they were all weird. you can see that with the questions that she asked. why did lmp need her mother to back her up at the oprah interview?

    i think this is really a betrayal. shame on you oprah.

  43. the arabian nights
    July 22, 2010 at 13:22


    i found this site had some interesting information on Oprah and her treatment of michael. have made a comment on their site – fantastic work.

    unfortunately you cant cut and paste. but it is worth a look.

  44. the arabian nights
    July 24, 2010 at 17:33

    Charles in his own words:

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

  45. the arabian nights
    July 24, 2010 at 17:36

    Part 4

    Part 5

    Part 6

  46. the arabian nights
    July 24, 2010 at 18:02

    charles has done a book see the peek

  47. July 24, 2010 at 19:37

    It’s just like everything else. All about money. I personally believe he was innocent, and OJ, the lawyers etc. just smell money and away they go

  48. the arabian nights
    July 25, 2010 at 13:46

    not all lawyers are the way you think. lawyers and the criminal justice system saved michael from the lies of Gavin Arvizo and the malicious proscution by Sneddon.

    You cant state michael in the same sentence with OJ – i personally think that is wrong. mike was innocent and was acquitted there were never any evidence against him, mike had to endure decades of rumour about him, from the time of the chandler, having to settle rather than sue under the advice of his insurers and his lawyer, then the sneddon hunting him down, the proscution laughing at the humiliation of mike having to be stripped and photographed, every inch of his personal parts in front of strangers.


    the OJ he was acquitted of murder, had judgement against him for wrongful death in 1997 and in 2007 was convicted of robbery, assault and kidnapping. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._J._Simpson

    michael and oj have nothing in common.

  49. the arabian nights
    July 25, 2010 at 13:48

    1993 statement

  50. the arabian nights
    July 25, 2010 at 13:51

    look at the seriousness

  51. the arabian nights
    July 25, 2010 at 13:54

    dont trust that bains – she said if on another interview – during the trial

  52. the arabian nights
    July 25, 2010 at 13:55

    please dont label michael and group him with criminals.

    • Mitzibaby78
      July 25, 2010 at 19:38

      @arabian nights total agreement with you, OJ was convicted, MJ was not. OJ’s name should not be even mentioned on this site….

  53. the arabian nights
    July 31, 2010 at 13:55

    diane dimond

    Diane Dimond’s Guide to Black People

  54. the arabian nights
    July 31, 2010 at 13:59

    diane diamond it has been suggested has suspicious links with sneddon, she broke the allegations in the media before the police did anything.

    to this date she talks about the allegations, she has not once acknowledged that the allegations had no basis or truth, she just repeats herself – why?

    she has some strange views about michael his family and children, she was sued by him about a fictious vid, so she is no stranger to lies and the promotion of lies.

    please look into it she is not shy in her views.

  55. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:03

    michael was framed
    The Michael Jackson Conspiracy – Why the Media Wanted a Guilty Verdict

  56. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:12

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 1

  57. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:19

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 2

  58. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:20

    sneddon loaded the charges

  59. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:27

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 3
    chandlers hidden agenda

  60. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:31

    the comments about the strip search – humilated

  61. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:33

    he should have fought the chandlers allegations – he would have won

  62. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:37

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 4

    bad business advice to settle –
    bad advice to rely on Bashir – he ruined Diana – it was the last straw for her public marriage

  63. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:41

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 5

  64. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:42

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones ~ The Michael Jackson episode Part 6

  65. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 12:51

    i really want the facts, i will be reading the transcript and will get Ms jones’ book when it is updated in august. we need to exposes the lies, the media focused lies, until we trully know the truth that the media hid we will never be able to do justice to this man.

    5 years and still waiting. it has to be us – you heard tom say that his celebrity friends did not stand up, save for a few, so its time for us to fix this, it happened on our watch – the time to act is now

    he cant do any more

  66. the arabian nights
    August 1, 2010 at 15:45

    http://www.sawfnews.com/Gossip/62205.aspx By Deborah Ffrench
    “January 13, 2010, (Sawf News) – The one question I hear no-one asking in the press or blogland in general is:- ‘why’ was Michael Jackson taking an extreme drug? What made a relatively fit man known for abstention from the early part of his career until the mid-1990’s, end his days in a made-to-measure trauma room?

    A star by the age of 10, catapulted into superstardom after the success of his first two solo albums, his dominance in the music industry coincided with the multimedia explosion of the late 1980’s. One of the first of the new breed of artists to fully explore the potential of synergistic promotion of product as a vehicle to reach new audiences, by 1991 Michael Jackson – the brand, had penetrated the consciousness of the entire developed and most of the undeveloped world.

    With such unprecedented accessibility came also unprecedented pressure. Pressure to maintain and exceed his own standards, constant deconstruction by the press, and emotional isolation as the gilded chains of a life lived under the microscope bound ever tighter. There is no room here to list the enormous contribution he made to the lives of children all over the globe. His efforts are a matter of public record and the information regarding them is easily obtainable on the web.

    Suffice it to say, Michael saw children not as ‘people-in-waiting’, but as bonafide, sentient personalities whose process and concerns were worthy of respect and protection. Using his fame and wealth to radically benefit the lives of such young people was something Michael believed to be his ultimate purpose here, and it is in this light that we can perhaps understand the catastrophic, internal damage the public cauterization that came from 1993 onwards must have done to him.

    Something rotten has been decaying at the the heart of our media for some time now, but it took the death of one of its favorite page-fillers to expose the reality of what the cumulative effect of deliberate mental and emotional attack on a person actually looks like. It must surely now be apparent that the existing regulatory checks and balances within the media are totally inadequate –and further, that those monitoring capabilities are unable to prevent the now standard ‘take aim’ and ‘destroy’ default position the media now typically seems to operate from in relation to the subjects it ‘goes after.’

    Michael’s early death was not a given. Only the most imperceptive would deny that the anesthetic that killed him was, in reality, just a formality. What killed Michael Jackson was the sustained agony of being put through a baseless, protracted trial in full view of the world’s lens – knowing if found guilty, he would be removed from his children’s lives. And even after his acquittal, facing relentless vilification by a media that chose to simply disregard a verdict they found economically inconvenient.

    British journalist Charles Thomson’s clear analysis of the recently released FBI files which can be viewed at:


    – Thomson’s point by point breakdown of the files reveals not only the inability of both the FBI and the LAPD to provide any evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Jackson in an investigation that spanned over a decade, but also the continuing inference by the media of exactly the opposite of this.

    It is important to note that there is a profound difference between the FBI stating that X and Y were alleged, and the FBI saying they investigated X and Y – and found X and Y to be proven. Thomson’s review of the files is thus required reading for any who wish to separate the facts from the soundbites which have largely dominated the media reporting on them.

    Because the truth is, after the most thorough investigation the American taxpayer’s money could buy, one of the world’s foremost intelligence gathering agencies and the LAPD came up with precisely – nothing. Instead we were served a collage of cut-out articles from a UK tabloid, the dubious recollections of an unverifiable woman on a train, and two ex-employees who only came forward after the 1993 allegations broke and who, coincidentally, were also hawking a tell-all book to anyone who would listen.

    Long before Dr Murray ever wrote his first ‘feel-good’ prescription, a lie of epic proportions would set in motion a cataclysmic series of events that would bring Michael to the state of profound depletion we saw in 2005. Evan Chandler – a known brutalist, and Janet Arviso, a proven welfare cheat and compensation chaser, manipulated the American criminal system and a willing media to bury Michael under the worst label society has determined exists. No proof was required, the suggestion was enough. And the world watched on the edge of their seats, as the obvious perjury of the witnesses was overlooked in the stampede to crucify a man previously so celebrated.

    The inevitably, frenzied media coverage of Dr Murray’s impending trial which will replay the details of Michael’s dying moments for months to come, has now already begun its crescendo. It is more than a little disturbing to observe how quickly those same people who actively colluded in the degradation and erosion of Michael’s spirit and dignity for over 15 years, have regrouped to focus on Dr Murray as the ‘fall guy’ for the part he may have played in Jackson’s death. Murray’s culpability cannot be denied, but he was far from alone in his opportunism.

    Where were the voices now wailing about ‘wasted resources’ and the ‘rights’ of taxpayers when Tom Sneddon authorized the use of millions of dollars of federal money to pursue Michael in his deeply personal and blinkered ‘takedown’ of the, then – biggest pop star on the planet?

    Michael Jackson didn’t bankrupt the City of Angels; they fell all by themselves. For a country that can shine so bright when it chooses to – what America did to this man stands as one of the most shameful examples of engineered cruelty and unmitigated persecution to be witnessed in modern times.”

  67. August 1, 2010 at 18:51

    Please avoid links and videos in comments..;)

    I have just added the link to their forum: http://mjjjusticeproject.lefora.com

  68. Angel
    August 12, 2010 at 05:46

    I agree people are evil having so much hate aginst some who never or ever would hurt anyone. People just like to talk trash about people they barely know. Leave the Jacksons alone stop stalking. They need peace alot is going on. They have to think about Michael’s family and what they feel. They should block all the negativity Michael ignonered the smart and nasty comments people put out there about him. Well I have to it’s just pure evil. They are probably jealous of the Jackson but, back off and don’t go anywhere near them. I love the Jackson like they were my own family they should have to deal with crazy people.

  69. August 12, 2010 at 16:53

    Starting today CNN is having an open Q&A sesssion.. They claimed nothing was off limits! So I submitted this question:
    During the 2005 trial of Michael Jackson the public was led to believe that the DA had an ironclad case against him.. However, trial transcripts prove that the press printed lurid allegations rather than the cross examination of Tom Mesereau, that totally discredited the state’s witnesses. Matt Drudge commenting on this phenomenon said “You’re not hearing how witness after witness is disintegrating on the stand. There is not one witness, at least lately, that hasn’t admitted to perjuring themselves” Since the press did NOT report the reality of what happened in court the public erroneously assumed MJ got off because of his celebrity. MY QUESTION is twofold Why did the press as a whole NOT report FACTS? and WHAT if anything can be done to repair the INCORRECT characterization of MJ that the press on a whole pressed into the minds of the unsuspecting public?

    Now i can take bets on whether or NOT they will ALLOW my question much less answer it.

    This is a conspiracy …of major proportions. — I use the the present tense– because its still going on !! The defamation of this fine and gentle human being is NOT going to stop in the press UNLESS enough voices demand it!! The WORLD must scream ENOUGH!! Tom Sneddon must be investigated…. Bashir…Dimond — need to be exposed — !! As fans.. WE all understand how honorable and innocent and loving a man, Michael Jackson to be. The majority of the people in the USA have been duped and believe what the press has circulated about him.

    Some people have told me “He is dead, what difference does it make now?”
    In my opinion, it’s even MORE important now! His true legacy will NEVER be known if we remain quiet. History will be written and rewritten driven by the lies and distortions of the press. Michael Jackson, an earth bound angel, did so much for humanity. Half of his philanthropic work was NEVER documented because he wanted to help without fanfare. The reported 300 million of charity is a small percentage of what this man really gave. Will the general public, ever KNOW the real Michael Jackson. Sadly, no.. Unless WE, as a united front, stand up and make some noise.

    Yesterday, Twitter shut down our official Mjjjusticeprct account. WHY? We were blanketing the news groups with videos that detail what happened inside the court room.. detailing how Tom Mesereau completely discredited ALL of Sneddon’s witnesses. Did the media organization’s that we were tweeting report us as spammers and have us shut down? We do not know…but as of today that account is still suspended.

    WE need more volices! It’s important to get involved.

    It’s Time!!!

  70. Alysha
    August 16, 2010 at 07:18

    Love you.

  71. August 16, 2010 at 09:22

    Michael was a misunderstanded man, and all the media told lies about him just to get some attention.

    Michael was the best man in the world, but no one accepted that.
    He tried to save the world, and the media just crushed the world, by making up all those lies about the best artist ever….
    Love you Michael ❤ ❤

  72. MJCrzee1958
    August 16, 2010 at 11:29

    Medias are a bunch of shit. They know business: noone wants to read the newspapers or care about news for they mostly want bad news. So, they dig out every single bit of reason and motive in every act and speech given out by the entertainers. Then, they try to become some sort of “media lawyer” and start debating, thinking this-and-that about every single reason you do whatsoever. Sucks but its true. FUCK you Medias.

  73. August 18, 2010 at 11:53

    I remember seeing this picture in the papers with no mention of any injuries whatsoever. Rather people were left to make up their own minds from the innuendos made by the press! Bastards!!

  74. Vicky Murdoch
    August 8, 2011 at 23:04

    Correct the media lies!!! MICHAEL WAS, IS, AND ALWAYS WILL BE INNOCENT!!!!

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