The autopsy postponed. The fight for Michael only starting
The cancellation – or rather postponement – of the Discovery autopsy spectacle is incredibly good news for us and all those who participated in the protest should be happy and proud they’ve lived up to the honorable name of Michael Jackson’s supporters, but … but I have a feeling that it is only just the beginning.
There is something meaningful in the fact that the program was postponed but not cancelled altogether. The wording provided by the Discovery can of course be a simple way to save their face but there are numerous signs to suggest that it is not only that. The media seems to have decided to turn this situation into a public opinion poll where the final decision of airing or not airing the show will depend on which party takes over.
They are just making a PROBE into the public opinion and the direction the discussion will take both in respect of the TV autopsy and the image of Michael Jackson in general. If the majority demands that “they need to know the truth”, the Discovery (or any other channel) will have a perfect excuse for airing the show or something similar to it.
If the majority says it is completely unacceptable, the future inevitable discussion of Michael’s health will take a turn for a more balanced and unbiased approach to the matter. With the trial looming ahead the message thus sent by the public to the press might be critical for Michael Jackson’s good name and his full future vindication.
Why I think they are making a probe? Look at the articles publishing the news of the autopsy postponement – almost all of them end either with a direct opinion poll or an indirect one conducted in the form of the comments. Some finish up with a blatant question: “What’s your reaction?”, “Do you think their decision was correct?” or “Should the Discovery Channel program air? Take our poll”.
I’ve looked up a Yahoo news article here and the 700 replies which are already there reminded me more of a fierce fight in a battlefield than of a mere discussion. The amount of sick, abusive and ignorant lies is exceeding all possible limits and took me completely unawares considering Michael’s fully acquittal in 2005 and the great wealth of information about his innocence now available in the internet.
One would think that we are long past that grossly-abusive stage when every lie about MJ could go unchallenged – but from what these people are saying it looks as if they live on some faraway island with no access to the internet or radio to know about the outcome of the 2005 trial and total lack of evidence to justify their lies.
They are either not willing to know the truth or spreading their hateful lies on purpose – about little boys ‘molested’ en masse in Neverland (who are now grown up people and say in chorus that it is slander), the Elephant man’s bones (never bought by Jackson), the autopsy being in line with his ‘crave’ for sensationalism (which he never sought) or serving well the man who had a chimp for his best friend (with humans like that – why not?).
In short it is the same old package of third-rate lies which Michael’s supporters would find laughable if those absurdities were not repeated by those people in full earnest….
However if they consider it to be a chance to resurrect the old animalistic hatred towards Michael, it could be an equally great chance for us to set the record straight for him. If the media wants to know the public opinion about Michael Jackson set in numbers it could be OUR chance too.
We could take the ample evidence of Michael’s innocence we’ve already collected by now and go out into the field to educate some of those idiots on a couple of things. If we can’t write we needn’t do it – we can just add our voice of approval or disapproval to the opinions already expressed there thus increasing the number of Michael Jackson’s supporters.
If the media wants numbers LET US SHOW THEM.
Here is the article I have already mentioned – please write your comments or at least push the button showing your opinion:
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Possibility to VOTE. Advertisement from the article:
Take our Poll. MJ’s autopsy recreated
Should the Discovery Channel program air?
|Yes. People are curious.||28%|
|No. It’s offensive.||69%|
|I don’t know.||4%||
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