Michael Jackson CHARACTER ASSASSINATION We’ve Never Seen Before (by Charles Thomson)
CHARLES THOMSON’S hour-long interview with Jane Heaven on KPFA radio (March 14, 2010) is now available on YouTube .
Charles speaks about the myths around the 1993 case and the character assassination of Michael Jackson done on a scale we’ve never seen before:
About race issues and the Arvizo trial which ‘would be hilarious if it weren’t that tragic’ and about two thousand journalists who were covering the trial while they were not even in the courtroom:
About humiliation of the media on hearing the non-guilty verdict in 2005 and the phenomenal sums spent by the prosecution on investigation of Michael Jackson’s case. And about Tom Mesereau, Jackson’s lawyer, who said that ‘the police force spent more money and put more resources into trying to convict Michael Jackson than have ever been put into catching any serial killer’:
About the publishers who wouldn’t publish anything postive about Michael Jackson even from a best-selling writer like Aphrodite Jones and a book deal offered to Tom Mesereau by every major publishing agency for saying something nasty about Michael Jackson (only to be retracted when he refused to do so). Also on how good an autobiography can be if it is written in 2 weeks only:
About the positive response to his Huffington Post article from the general public which is a clear message to the media on what people want from it but don’t get. And about militant Jackson detractors who put themselves all over the Internet to discredit anything which is pro-Jackson (‘what went so tragically wrong in their lives that they’ve got nothing better to be doing with their time?’):
About speculations that James Brown’s body has been moved and the lazy media who don’t do their basic fact-checking: