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Michael Jackson On Trial Again -- Part I

Michael Jackson On Trial Again -- Part I

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 20:32:32 in Media

“Thank you Barbara Kaufmann. Hopefully articles such as this will continue to be written and eventually people will begin to understand how maligned Michael Jackson was, and what a beautiful man he was. Hopefully, too, they will see the true face of bullying in its most extreme measure. If ever a person was hunted and bullied, it is Michael Jackson. Even if death he is not left to rest in peace. It hurts my sould to see the look in his eyes during the 2005 trial. If people want to see what bullying looks like, there it is. It is a sad commentary on our society that they delight in the destruction of people, and call it entertainment. There is an insatiable appetite for salacious information, and there is a media all too willing and delighted to provide it. Ms.Kaufmann, please continue to shed light on this subject. Thank you.”
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Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal Takes Audience On A Dazzling Ride

Commented Oct 19, 2011 at 20:33:31 in Entertainment

“Mr. Vogel, I was at the Detroit show on Oct. 15 and it was a wonderful experience. Like you, I was happy to see the diversity of the audience. I am in my 50s so I know much of Michael's music. Right in front of me were people in their 20s and 30s who were so caught up in the show and knew all of the music. I loved seeing that. Michael's legacy will live on forever because new generations of people will continue to discover him. Shows such as the Cirque show will help to perpetuate his legacy. thank you for writing your article; I know it will encourage people to want to see this show.”
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"Shocking Secrets Revealed: Illegal Means Used to Carve Up Live Humans for Human Consumption"

Commented Aug 14, 2011 at 22:30:34 in Media

“Thank you Rev. Kaufmann for this article. You asked if we remembered Walter Cronkrite...yes I do! I remember if he said something I believed it, and he had integrity. There is no one that I believe today. News is only sound bites meant to appeal to the most base emotions of our society. If there is a chance something will sell, then it is paraded in headlines as fact and people eat it up. There is so much talk about bullying and it's ill effects, but people are blind to the fact that tabloid journalism is a form of bullying. As you pointed out, those with creative talents are compelled to create, and they do not do so in order to be torn to pieces. A most high profile example is Michael Jackson. We had a truly great creative genius in our midst, and he was not appreciated. He was mauled and ridiculed and reduced to a caricature. Is this how we treat those among us who are truly gifted and have something to offer the world? From a person of the stature of Michael Jackson all the way to the local citizen, all can be the victim of a press run wild. Articles such as yours are shining a light on the prevailing darkness in our press, and it will ignite people to band together and make a change.”
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Michael Jackson: It's Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star

Commented Mar 3, 2010 at 09:00:21 in Entertainment

“Jean Holland, it is good to see you here. I agree 100% with your analysis.”

Cat Mac on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:54:26

“Jean- you hit the nail squarely on the head. Michael was indeed threatening to the status quo. People are fed war and hate because that is what keeps the monstrous machine of commerce humming. Michael Jackson said in effect - Speak up against the powers that be, fight back, get unified and become as one because there is strength in unity. He spoke up very elegantly and forcefully against war, hate, the destruction of the environment. He spoke up for social change, LOVE, peace, kindness and compassion to your fellow man, equality and acceptance between all races. Harmony. He was greatly loved and admired and millions of people listened to him all around the world. That was what made him a dire threat. That is why he was hounded to his death with manufactured scandal and fabricated lies and why the FBI tracked his every move for almost 2 decades (and they came up with NOTHING BTW. Read the transcripts for those who doubt). And the media made a lot of money tearing down this visionary man, constantly trying to bring him to his knees. Even now that he is dead they consider him a threat and will continue to try and tear him down. His voice still sings out and even in death they cannot truly silence him. It is too late- his message has been delivered and they cannot unring that bell, no matter how hard they try.”

September25 on Mar 3, 2010 at 18:05:25

“As do I. He touched millions around the globe with his soul and his artistry. And, yes, the medialoid's viciousness killed him. Plain and simple...”
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Michael Jackson: It's Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star

Commented Mar 3, 2010 at 08:55:00 in Entertainment

“I have been reading the comments, and they have very articulately expressed my sentiments. I can only add my sincere thank you for printing a piece that spreads truth about Michael Jackson. Michael was vilified in the media most of his entire life. People who love him, and believe in him, must support journalists who provide truth. I am happy to add my voice to the posters here who support Mr. Thomson.”

truthandjustice2 on Mar 3, 2010 at 09:28:17

“Thank you Mr. Thomson for a thoughtful and relevant article. Responsibility of the media needs to be addressed more often.”