ANOTHER FAKE in Radar Online papers and Michael Jackson FRAMED UP AGAIN
‘A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on’ – Winston Churchill
This great quote from Winston Churchill is a perfect illustration of what is going on with the recent Radar Online fabrication about Michael Jackson.
Their fake has indeed got halfway around the world already, while the truth is still dragging behind and is only getting its pants on. Now it will take much time and effort to cope with the lies and their consequences, though some progress has already been made here.
Two videos appearing on YouTube in the wake of the Radar Online scandal are dealing with a whole package of lies about Jackson and are highly recommended for watching.
One video is so passionate that initially it takes you slightly aback, but once you get over the start of it you realize that it is a very thorough, true and dynamic rebuttal of some of the worst lies about Michael Jackson.
The author’s introduction to the video says that “truth bombs about Jackson were loaded up the F-18 (combat jet) and dropped” and the video indeed leaves the impression that they were. The author of the video is a young man who calls himself RazörFist:
The second video by Liam McEwan analyzes the two gross fakes that have already been found in the recent Radar Online papers:
New Michael Jackson allegations: THE TRUTH
In fact, the whole of this new Radar Online project is a fake because it is false from beginning to end and the only difference is in the shades of its falsehood – whether it is a flat lie or half-truth taken out of context and wrapped in gross misrepresentation.
For example, despite the media lies all normal people knew that no child porn was found in Neverland and was never there, and even the sheriff’s report which serves as a sort of foundation for the Radar Online fake is saying it directly – not a single scrap of information seized in Neverland fits that category.
This is the conclusion of the investigator that follows each item on the police evidence list and runs through the whole of his report.
And those of us who read this original police document also know that there were no pictures or outside comment there – so all the photos, notes and comment of ‘experts’ you see there now were inserted there by someone else.
And when they say that the police report is something ‘never seen before’ it is another of their lies. The fact is that all pictures, books and magazines seized from Neverland in 2003 were admitted by the judge and were examined at the trial by both sides – for weeks, if not months.
Since this fact is a point of controversy even among Michael’s supporters here is the proof – an excerpt from the court hearing that took place on January 28, 2005 where the judge admitted all evidence of erotic materials seized in Neverland during the 2003/04 investigation.
As you see, initially the judge admitted only the evidence seized during the latest police raids and excluded the two books from the 1993 investigation, however eventually the latter decision was reversed as we know that the book “Boys will be boys” (with Michael’s inscription on it) and “The boy. A photographic essay” (a gift from a fan), both found in Neverland in 1993, were also admitted into evidence and examined during the trial.
So when the media claims that 1) the Radar Online papers have never been seen before 2) that they have evidence of ‘child porn’ MJ allegedly possessed 3) and that their present package of papers is actually the original police report, they are telling us a triple lie.
And as if this wasn’t bad enough the Radar Online and other tabloids fell so low as to accompany their story by complete forgeries – the photos altered to look more sexual and not belonging to Jackson at all!
For example, the photo of three naked young men with their crotches blocked out in the Radar Online papers in the original showed the men in their shorts. But by the time Michael’s fans discovered the fraud this photo had already circulated round the world and then happily disappeared from the Radar Online pages, leaving a trail of confusion behind it.
Or take the photo called ‘American idol’ portraying a girl with a noose around her neck. This photo showed a lookalike of a child beauty queen who was murdered at the age of six. The photo was used by the media to demonstrate Michael Jackson’s ‘perverse’ interests and a bend on ‘torturing children’, however later it was found that the photo debuted only in 2010, so there was no chance for it to be seized in Neverland in 2003.
All these fakes would really be anecdotal if they weren’t the customary horror Michael had to face on a daily basis during his life and now after his death.
In fact, the manipulation with the American Idol photo could have remained unknown until today if it hadn’t been for its author, the Canadian photographer Jonathan Hobin, who saw it in the tabloids and wrote on his Instagram:
Jonathan Hobin seems to be most angry not even with the lie itself, but with the fact that his work was called ‘child pornography’. He is creative director for the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa, so we can imagine the damage this media statement did to his reputation.
Hobin accused the media of manipulating the context of art for their own sinister purposes and was absolutely correct – it is actually the essence of what they’ve been doing to Michael Jackson since times immemorial.
Here is the article about that Radar Online fraud which puts everything in its right place:
Ottawa artist angry over unauthorized use of photo in online gossip rag
Jonathan Hobin debunks website’s link of his photo to a 2003 raid of Michael Jackson’s home
By Mario Carlucci, CBC News Posted: Jun 24, 2016 5:05 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 26, 2016 9:16 AM ET
An Ottawa artist is coming face-to-face with the lawlessness of the web and an international story reviving allegations of sexual misconduct by deceased pop star Michael Jackson.
Jonathan Hobin has gained artistic notoriety for his photo works depicting children acting out disturbing news events and traumatic situations.
One image depicts a child resembling Jonbenet Ramsey, the six-year-old girl found murdered in her parents’ Boulder, Colorado, home on December 26, 1996.
According to an online article by a celebrity gossip publication called Radar Online, Hobin’s image was confiscated by the Santa Barbara sheriff’s department in a 2003 search of Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
“I started to get texts and emails at three in the morning the other day … at first (I was) excited that Michael Jackson was a fan, despite it being part of his (alleged) sex den,” Hobin told All In A Day host Alan Neal on Friday.
“In truth I knew right away that actually it debunked the story of the day I guess about Michael Jackson because I knew for a fact that that child potentially was not even born … before the police raid,” said Hobin, and that the photo itself was taken in 2008, five years after the raid.
Work ‘taken out of context’
Santa Barbara police haven’t yet confirmed the claims in the Radar Online article — which was picked up by publications such as Vanity Fair and Britain’s Daily Mail Online — and did not immediately return requests for comment by CBC Ottawa.
But a spokesperson for Santa Barbara police is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article saying the Radar Online piece merges aspects of its police report with content from the internet and other sources.
The whole debacle upsets him, but he isn’t surprised, says Hobin, who is creative director for the School of Photographic Arts in Ottawa.
“At first I was just disappointed that the media didn’t do their research but then I was also disappointed that my work was taken out of context.
“The whole purpose of the series is to talk about the horrible disturbing things that kids see on a daily basis and then to take it out of context it became one of those images.”
Then, there’s the association with pornography and child exploitation he finds most egregious.
“I’ve had my critics call it that in the past but you have to understand context is everything … If you read it in the context for which it was intended a lot of people consider the work to be powerful and thought provoking.”
Wants clarification from police
A lot of the work that they’re referencing in the Radar Online report isn’t in fact pornography, but images obtained online from art books, according to Hobin.
“People are manipulating the context of art for their own sinister purposes. I think again, it harkens back to poor journalism and the excitement around creating drama that doesn’t exist,” he said.
Hobin believes the best way to put an end to the misinformation is for the police department in question to deny the claims.
“(The sheriff’s department) could have put out word immediately saying that this is someone’s attempt to … corrupt a previously existing police investigation,” he said.
“I’d like them to speak to it sooner rather than later … everyone from Vanity Fair to Daily Mail to wherever, they’re talking about this thing that supposedly exists and to some extent I question if there is some sort of intention of them to allow that discussion to continue when they can put a stop to it right now.”
WHO IS BEHIND IT?
The question everyone wonders about is who may be behind this attempt to misrepresent and corrupt the previous police investigation and overturn Michael Jackson’s acquittal, at least in the court of public opinion.
You’ll find an answer to this question in the handwritten note which is still in the Radar Online paper even though they reduced it to 61 pages and took away some of its most obvious lies. Same as the other alterations this handwritten note was made only recently and was not in the original sheriff’s report.
The remark on page 25 of the shortened Radar Online version says:
“Zonen is retired and will talk; wants to talk according to Auchincloss. Gordon Auchincloss 805-568-2300”
This note makes you realize that the authors of this project are not even trying to hide the fact that their paper is a recent product. And what strikes you most is that they left their note there deliberately for everyone to see.
You want proof that the note is recent? But even if you haven’t seen the genuine police report you still know that Ron Zonen is retired only now, while at the time of the report (June 8, 2004) he was the Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney and one of the prosecutors at the 2005 trial.
So the idea to have him ‘talk’ now can refer only to the current case of Robson and Safechuck – and this points to their lawyers and assistants from the ranks of Michael’s haters to be the authors of the fake.
For better effect they have even added the telephone number of Gordon Auchinchloss who was also part of the prosecution team in 2005, and if you check it up, you will surely find that it is his current and working number.
But why are they so open in declaring that this paper is not the original police document, but a recent product that can be even traced to Robson’s and Safechuck’s lawyers?
Doesn’t it contradict their own story promoted in the media that it is the ‘real’ police report, only ‘never seen before’ and hushed up to hide some of its ‘horrible secrets’?
Of course it contradicts the media version, however that story is intended for the masses, while the real message of the paper is totally different and intended for other people.
The real message is a cynically open demonstration of a horrible character assassination awaiting Michael Jackson if the demands of the project designers are not met.
Shocking photos, scandalous headlines with no regard for the truth, screaming tabloids ready to reprint every lie and tons of mud thrown at Michael Jackson and ripping his name into shreds – all of it has just been tested in front of our eyes and was the first ‘feel’ of what it will be like if these people don’t get what they want.
Who is this message addressed to?
To Michael Jackson’s Estate of course. Right now the Estate is being sued by two rogues who suddenly recalled that they were horribly, horribly abused by Jackson, only they didn’t remember it eleven years ago when Michael was alive and in debt, and recalled it only now, when he is dead and his Estate started making millions by a hundred.
And considering that the Estate is represented by the very same lawyers who already gave Michael Jackson wrong advice to settle back in the 1990s (the decision he regretted very much), the Robson/Safechuck team has every reason to believe that luck will be on their side now too.
To reach their goal the only thing they need to do is go on a public massacre of Jackson and make the Estate think that it is easier to settle and ‘move on’ than resist all these attacks and fight the rogues in court. The bigger the scandal, the better it is for them, so the ultimate goal is to make the Estate lose their nerve and surrender to this nasty blackmail.
In fact the same course of action was taken by Evan Chandler in 1993 – remember his famous telephone remark: “It will be a massacre if I don’t get what I want. He will not sell a single record”. And the method proved successful, unfortunately.
So the old story has made a full circle and is repeating itself again. The mistake of the first settlement created a sort of an industry of its own – now anyone wishing to feed off Jackson can read the details of previous allegations and come up with a story that will ‘corroborate’ the old lies, and this will be enough for the media to start a new round of smearing Jackson (“See? They are saying it again!”).
Is there a way to break this vicious circle? It seems to me that there is only one power on earth able to stop this corrupt course of events – and this power is the people.
There must come a time when the people will feel disgusted with what is going on around Michael and will exclaim: ‘You’ve been lying to us for too long. The whole thing is ridiculous. Enough is enough!’
This moment will come by all means, sooner or later, and to make it sooner rather than later let me make my own contribution to this truth-making process and tell you of one more fake found in the Radar Online papers.
The fake is among the pictures following the opening page of the Radar Online report – in its 88-page variant of course, from which all the photos have been now deleted. However ‘fortunately’ they were reprinted by other media, so now it will be difficult for Radar Online to claim that they were never there.
As you already know the Radar Online paper skipped page 3 of the original police report (see the previous post for details please) – the authors claimed that it was missing and stuffed it into the middle of their package, starting with page 4 instead.
By doing this they pursued several goals – however the main one must have been the fact that page 4 referred to a book called “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes” which in the Radar Online variant was followed by six photos allegedly illustrating it and intended to create the impression that Michael possessed ‘child porn’.
No other material in Neverland allowed such an opportunity. There were erotic magazines in Michael’s house, but all of them were about adult people, so the book about adolescents was the only chance for the scammers to misrepresent it and pass it for illegal porn – in case it was illustrated with erotic pictures of underage youngsters, of course.
This is why those six photos are so very important.
Out of these six pictures three were neutral and the other three showed naked young people with their crotches blocked out. Two photos out of the three were the most graphic photos in the whole of the Radar Online package.
To make the story short it is exactly these two most graphic pictures that turned out to be fakes.
By that I mean that those photos were not part of the book “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes” and were not part of any other book found in Neverland.
These images were simply taken from an outside Internet source, and now that I’ve also found this source it became clear that these fakes were not a chance mistake of the Radar Online schemers, but were deliberately inserted into the police report by Michael Jackson’s zealous haters.
The graphic originals of these photos are provided by one site only and this site makes a clear distinction between the illustrations to ‘The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes’ book and the other books those photos actually come from.
But before you see these pictures let me explain what the book “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes” is all about and where it was found.
THE FOURTH SEX. ADOLESCENT EXTREMES
Page 4 of the police report described the book as follows:
“The next item of evidence I reviewed was Item 508, which described a book depicting nude children. This item was located in the upstairs library room of the video/arcade area. I found this to be a soft-covered book titled The Fourth Sex, Adolescent Extremes, no listed author.
I reviewed each page of this book and did not locate any foreign pictures and/or writings inserted within the book. The vast majority of the pictures were of teenagers and/or young adults. Some of the pictures depicted individuals wearing no clothing, or in a state of partial dress. The theme of the book seemed to be adolescence and counter culture.”
This was followed by the usual note, standard for each item seized in Neverland, that it was not child porn, but in the opinion of the police could be ‘grooming’ material:
“None of the material within this book would meet the legal requirements to be considered child pornography. Based on my training, this type of material can be used as part of a “grooming” process by which people (those seeking to molest children) are able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate the molestation of said victims”.
Interesting, but this book was also found in the video arcade, same as the three books discussed in the previous post – only this book was not in the cellar, but in the arcade library on the second floor.
A note for those who forgot it: the video arcade was a separate building on the territory of the ranch and was accessible to all, so any visitor could plant there anything he liked. On the other hand, the books on those shelves were there in the open for everyone to see them, so it was highly unlikely that Michael would place there anything graphic – the risk of it being reported was too high.
Therefore we face a dilemma here – either the book was not graphic, or it was graphic and was planted there by someone else in order to frame Michael up.
The publisher’s details on the book also provide some food for thought.
The first time the book was published was February 7, 2003. Then it was reprinted by another publisher on March 2, 2003 – so same as in the case of ‘Room to Play’, also released at around the same time, the dates of these books are utterly amazing.
To understand how misfitting these dates are for Michael’s then situation, you need to recall the trouble he had to go through since the time Bashir’s film aired in early February 2003.
If the books were really purchased by Michael, the dates of their release mean that in the midst of the raging scandal and being under the police and DFCS investigation, he had nothing else to do but stock his library with books and especially those of them that would later attract the attention of the police.
And this is very strange indeed.
However from a formal point of view and judging by the book description Michael could be interested in the problems raised there – both as a parent and an artist.
The Amazon introduction to the book was made by its editors, Francesco Bonami, Raf Simons and Maria Luisa Frisa, and describes the book as follows:
The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes Paperback
If we consider the male, female and homosexual as the first, second and third sex, the fourth sex might be that of adolescents. But adolescence is above all a sexually undefined state. Teenagers are not little boys or little girls, and they are not yet men or women. They are part of a parallel, fluid universe in a state of becoming. They belong decisively to the present, but in symbolic terms they are the seeds of the future.
Adolescence is also a state of mind, an existential condition with a powerful impact on lifestyles and trends. Teenagers are omnivorous, tireless consumers, careless but at times attentive, easily influenced but autonomous. Off balance between the present and the future, they seem overexcited and at the same time strangely passive. They often give form to their world and their culture in an aggressive manner, but at the same time they are forced to come to grips with the labels, judgments and formulae of adults. Their behaviour patterns are constantly monitored because they represent a decisive segment of the strategy of consumption.
Fashion pays particularly close attention to the teenage universe both as a source of inspiration and as a crucial consumer segment, while contemporary art probes, exploits and analyses the myth of the eternal adolescent. This book is constructed with images of fashion, art, music, cinema and the news, accompanied by an anthology of writings that mixes poetry, literature, journalism and research, highlighting the increasing importance of the teenage tribe in a society such as ours, where the inadequacy of sexual and demographic identities is reflected in a violent, contradictory way in the social changes in progress.
It turns out that the book was published during the exhibition in Florence in winter 2003 and was actually the companion book to it. Here are some photos from that exhibition and information about it from the ‘Europeana’ fashion site:
The exhibition The fourth sex. Adolescent extremes observed and portrayed the restless territory of the teenager. The materials and visuals in this show were utilised to reflect the complex universe of contemporary culture involving not only fashion, but also communications, art, music and cinema.
Creation date: 2002-01-10/2003-02-09
Robbie Snelders, the young man on the cover of the book says that for him the whole thing was more about fashion than anything else:
“At that time, I spent most of my days wondering how to dress and how to act and what gigs to go to, going to discos and not having any sleep. So I think that was inspiring for them. They would look at what I wore, extract a small part of it and make it fashion. Raf has this gift for picking up on things from everywhere and turning them into something else.”
Fifteen years later, the outsiders are now at the forefront of the fashion industry with Simons acclaimed as the most influential menswear designer in the industry and now creative director of Dior, Phillips in charge of Dior make-up, and Vanderperre and Rizzo still collaborating but now on campaigns for Prada, Dior and Miu Miu.
“When we did that shoot, there was no studio involved. Peter had this idea that he wanted to try out. I didn’t know what he was doing because I wasn’t looking at myself, I was making jokes all the time and I ended up with a Mickey Mouse on my face. Olivier just threw one of Raf’s jackets over it and we took the picture. It wasn’t meant to be published, but then suddenly it was everywhere.”
Originally used as the cover for the nascent style magazine V’s inaugural issue, it later became the main image of the 2003 exhibition on youth’s extremes, ‘The Fourth Sex’ curated by Simons and Francesco Bonami which mashed together David Lynch, Bret Easton Ellis, Gavin Turk and JG Ballard. “When it was used for the exhibition, I was a bit more embarrassed than proud,” he admits.”
In short, the book is nothing remotely close to what the media is claiming about it, except for one photo that was used by Radar Online and was one of the three graphic images the whole fuss is about.
It is a picture of two young people climbing a tree.
But what about the remaining two graphic photos?
The remaining two graphic photos were neither from ‘The Fourth Sex, Adolescent Extremes’ book, nor from any other book found in Neverland.
THE SOURCE FOR THE GRAPHIC PHOTOS
The two strikingly graphic photos are coming from the books that were never in Michael Jackson’s possession. I’ve learned about it by sheer accident from an article I stumbled upon when looking for the photos for “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes”. The article was about a certain Isabella Burley and the list of her top five favorite books.
Who on earth is Isabella Burley and what does she have to do with the Radar Online papers?
Isabella Burley has nothing to do with these papers and her only connection with their fake is that its authors forged the police report by means of the two graphic photos taken from the list of her favorite books.
Ms. Burley is the editor-in-chief of a thriving fashion magazine ‘Dazed’ (formerly Dazed & Confused), which has been published in London for 25 years and now began to run its digital version. In case you are interested here is a link to their photography: http://www.dazeddigital.com/photography
When you hear of Isabella Burley’s favorite books, see the pictures illustrating them and read media reports about the Dazed magazine being ‘cool’ and ‘a go-reference between style and culture’, you can’t really understand who is mad here.
‘Creative’, ‘extraordinary’, ‘legendary’, ‘iconic’, ‘a new wave’ – this is the way the exhibition arranged by the Dazed & Confused magazine was described by the media:
Dazed & Confused has been a go-to reference for style and culture since its explosive launch in London in 1991 by Jefferson Hack and renowned photographer Rankin. Quickly developing into a notoriously creative platform for new artists, musicians, designers, and filmmakers, and being widely known for its irreverent attitude, Dazed & Confused represented a new wave in the British press, bringing together figures from an assortment of fields and eras to produce extraordinary interviews and original artwork exclusively for the magazine.
Curated by Jefferson Hack and Emma Reeves in collaboration with Somerset House, this multi-layered exhibition immortalised the magazine’s most infamous visual stories, featuring legendary photoshoots, iconic covers, controversial editorial content and artwork from influential photographers, designers, and artists.
And this excerpt from the Guardian article devoted to 20 years of the magazine flourishing business tells us more about it as a ‘go-reference between style and culture’:
“There were bad times, too. In 1995 they printed “If you can’t afford it, steal it” above the barcode. They were banned from John Menzies for three issues, and were threatened with expulsion from WH Smith – by then, the next issue had already gone to print, featuring a hoax piece about an artist who exhibited his own dismembered fingers. Concerned this would bury them for good, Hack ordered the article be cut out of the magazine, copy by laborious copy.
“It taught us to take the industry seriously,” he says. In 1999, they allowed documentary-maker Nathan Hartshorn to film them at work. When a model refused to go nude on a shoot, Hartshorn caught a miked-up Rankin’s conversation with a stylist. “What we heard was absolutely central to what Dazed & Confused is about,” Hartshorn said. “It was Rankin at his most passionate: ‘Listen, this is Dazed & Confused, this isn’t f****** Vogue. If she [the model] doesn’t want to do a f****** image, that’s all right with me, but at the end of the day that’s the f****** image that’s going on the cover of this issue of Dazed & Confused and the fact that I’m doing it is just all power to me really, because I’m not being messed around like that.’
Isn’t it interesting that the British media now screaming about every photo that was (or wasn’t) found in Neverland has been tolerating among their ranks a magazine that features stories like a hoax about an artist exhibiting his own dismembered fingers, and for 25 years too?
Now that you are more or less familiar with the iconic style of Dazed magazine it is time to return to its editor Ms. Burley and see the list of her favorite books complete with the photos illustrating them. Here is the beginning of the article about her:
The top five books of Dazed and Confused Editor, Isabella Burley
Words by Liv Siddall, Tuesday 16 September 2014
Want to know a surprising secret about self-proclaimed “book obsessive” and Dazed & Confused editor Isabella Burley? She can’t stand big coffee-table-sized fashion books. “I’ve always taken my references from art, pop culture, photography and sex zines rather than fashion,” she told us. “That’s really come to shape the way I approach our fashion content within Dazed.”
At the tail-end of London Fashion Week, we wanted to hear about the publications that have moulded Isabella’s rise to editor-status at arguably one of the most lauded, sensational and historic fashion magazines in the UK. Like most Bookshelf contributors, Isabella struggled to whittle down her collection to five treasured nuggets. The ones she has selected are perfect, and give you a crystal clear idea of how passionate, different and creatively alert she is. Now where can we get our hands on that Larry Clark book…
The list of Ms. Burley’s top five favorites includes:
1) an unnamed book by Larry Clark
2) collection of photos by Christiane Meyer-Stoll featuring three photographers – Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin
3) “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes” book
4) “Lynn Valley” by Richard Prince
5) “John Baldessari and Goya: Ich habe es gesehen”.
Imagine my amazement when among Ms. Burley’s favorites I saw the media-trashed graphic images from the Radar Online report, only in their original non-censored variant, and realized that not only did they never belong to ‘The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes’ book, but were shamelessly taken from other sources on Ms. Burley’s list and attached to the book found in the Neverland video arcade.
One of the pictures was taken from a photo collection by Christiane Meyer-Stoll and the other was borrowed from the unnamed book by Larry Clark. Neither of them was in Neverland of course, however it didn’t stop Radar Online from inserting them into the police report about Jackson.
Let me point it out once again that it is no chance occurrence that Radar Online added those graphic photos to a book about adolescents – the book about underage young people containing words like “sex” and “extremes” in its title, and taken in combination with the graphic photos from the outside sources, was meant to create the impression that Michael Jackson possessed ‘child porn’.
The two photos in question are so graphic that I have a problem with displaying them in this blog, however it is important for you to see them and compare with the Radar Online fakes, so I’ve downsized the pictures to make them less prominent and placed them side by side with the fakes from Radar Online.
Please note the incredible double standards displayed by the media and reflected in the opposite way they comment on one and the same photo depending on who they think it belongs to.
Here is the first comparison of the original photo from Isabella Burley’s list and the fake made by Radar Online:
The media said about the above book by Larry Clark listed by Ms. Burley as a favorite:
“This has to be the best cover in the world, right? I also love that it comes packaged like a vinyl with a wipe-clean plastic slip and accompanied by two large posters. I was lucky enough to interview Larry Clark for Dazed a few months ago. It was just after I’d spent three hours and all my money at his snapshot sale at the Simon Lee Gallery. He was everything I’ve hoped for, which usually doesn’t happen when you interview your hero.”
And this is what the media said about the photos thought to be in Michael Jackson’s possession (a quote from the Daily Mail):
“The documents exposed Jackson as a manipulative, drug-and-sex-crazed predator who used blood, gore, sexually explicit images of animal sacrifice and perverse adult sex acts to bend children to his will”, said one investigator.
After the descriptions for many of the materials, the investigator notes: ‘Based on my training, this type of material can be used as part of the “grooming” process, by which people (those seeking to molest children) lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate the molestation of said victims.’ These materials include ‘a book depicting nude children’ found in the singer’s ‘arcade room’.
As a side note let me add that the investigator working on the police report in 2004 never said that the books ‘exposed Jackson as a manipulative predator”. The only observation he made was about possible ‘grooming’, however this lie is a minor one in comparison with the elephant lies about Jackson in the Radar Online papers and other media coverage.
And here is the second set of pictures for you to compare – the one at the top is the original from Ms. Burley’s favorite book by Christiane Meyer-Stoll and the one at the bottom is a fake from Radar Online:
The Daily Mail left the following comment for the above picture in the Radar Online fake:
“Some of the images were so graphic in Jackson’s collection that they had to be entirely blacked out (above)”
This comment from the Daily Mail looks best when compared with the glowing praise for the same picture from the editor of the fashionable and thriving UK magazine:
Christiane Meyer-Stoll: Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin
I bought this book when I was 18 and it’s still one of my favourites. It’s so great to see the work of all three photographers together. It contains two of my favourite Araki images taken from his 1994 Untitled (Obscenities) series of a girl lying on blue bedsheets. He scratched into the film to create these amazing white lines that obscure the images. Araki at his best!
So when the editor-in-chief of a fashionable magazine speaks of her favorite photos, the cover of the book displaying them is called by the media ‘the best cover in the world’. But when a fraction of it is only thought to have been in Michael’s possession, it suddenly turns into ‘disgusting and downright shocking images’ and ‘proof of his depravity’.
What a hilarious media show!
THE MYTH IS IN THE MAKING
Though in theory those two graphic images could be taken by the anti-Jackson team from other Internet sites, we can be sure that they drew them from Ms. Burley’s selection of her favorite books. This fact is important as it serves as the key to uncover some other elements in this well thought-out scheme against the poor Jackson.
You will understand what I mean when you go to this Spanish-language site called Confidential Colombia which also reprinted the Radar Online false story about Michael Jackson.
Judging by the machine translation from Spanish its text is fully identical with that in the Daily Mail, the Mirror, the Sun and other media. This is their usual copy-and-paste practice – it is enough to read one to know what all others are saying.
However the Confidential Colombia article has a difference to it as its text is illustrated … you’ll never guess it … by all books from Ms. Burley’s assortment. So now it is all photos from her favorite books and not just one or two!
The photos from Ms. Burley’s list are presented in the form of a collage and given a possibility to enlarge and see them in their original size. The article headline declares that “These files prove Michael Jackson’s pedophilia” and adds that all these photos were in one book containing “artistic photos of Michael Jackson’s preteens”.
Here is the collage with a minimum of machine translated text accompanying it. If you compare the collage with the pictures of Ms. Burley’s favourite books on the site above you will find that they coincide almost to a point.
Also please note that by the time I’m finishing this post they have already deleted this collage, so it is available online only in its catched version on a webcache site:
These files prove pedophile Michael Jackson
By: Confidential Colombia | June 21, 2016
This is one book of artistic photos of Jackson’s preteens
But what does this new gross fake add to what we already know about the media lies regarding Jackson and Radar Online meddling with the police papers?
It is adding to the general picture of media falsehood around Michael Jackson the method they are using to frame him up and create out of it a new nasty myth.
First of all, this publication establishes a direct connection between the Radar Online fakes and the article on Ms. Burley’s favorite books. There is no other site making exactly the same selection of books, so we can be sure that the schemers used this article as their source.
Secondly, all this mess with the photos is giving us a rare chance to see the scam in its development.
It wasn’t enough for them to plant the real photos from the book “The Fourth Sex. Adolescent Extremes” into the police report (which had no pictures), so they added to it two most graphic images from Ms. Burley’s favorite books.
And when even that was not enough for them they added all sexual images from Ms. Burley’s list and proclaimed it to be proof of their allegations against Michael Jackson. The idea was to show that if he had just one book about adolescents so much packed with graphic images, we can imagine how ‘horrible’ the rest of them were.
Thirdly, since the full Ms. Burley’s list was known only to the authors of the scam, it means that the Confidential Colombia site received this information direct from those who are now framing Michael Jackson.
And these people should not necessarily be Robson’s and Safechuck’s lawyers – the fake with the photos from Ms. Burley’s list could be easily made by those who are now assisting the Robson/Safechuck team and are probably the ones who worked on those fakes. These assistants are long-time Michael Jackson’s haters who run various anti-Michael sites and have been slandering him for several decades, and we even know one Spanish-speaking journalist who could be also involved in this latest smear project 🙂
In short, it is even interesting to see the inner workings of this new campaign against Jackson. One paper tells a lie and accompanies it with fake photos, a thousand others reprint it and take the story further by mixing lies with half-truths, and at some point you find that all the photos in someone else’s collection suddenly become ‘Jackson’s favorites’ – and all this garbage is supposed to prove the allegations about him invented by the people who actually devised the whole plan.
And isn’t it also a thrill to see how the media praises the graphic photos selected by the editor of a fashionable magazine (‘one of the most lauded, sensational and historic fashion magazines in the UK’, her book selection is ‘perfect’, it gives ‘a crystal clear idea of how passionate, different and creatively alert she is’) and calls the same selection ‘disgusting and downright shocking’ when they suppose that it was in Michael Jackson’s possession?
And isn’t it amazing that all of it was learned just from the first two pages of the Radar Online fake report?
Imagine how many more wonderful discoveries are awaiting us when we see the rest of it…
THE ICING ON THE CAKE update
And now comes the icing on the cake.
The group photo of men and women with their genitalia exposed and claimed by Radar Online to have been found in Neverland in 2003 was finally traced (many thanks to jacksonaktak) – this photo comes from a book titled “Larry Clark: Berlin 2012” by Larry Clark (Author, Photographer).
So even by the wildest stretch of imagination it could not be found in Michael Jackson’s possession as he had been dead for three years by the time it was released.
The Amazon note on the book says that it was published in 2012 to commemorate the exhibition by Clark in Berlin in 2012:
“Exclusively for the first monographic exhibition in Germany of the work of US American photographer Larry Clark, C/O Berlin has developed a very special publication. The catalog is designed as a triptych gatefold album cover and thus reflects the themes of the retrospective in both form and content: youth culture, sexuality, and music. In the two outside pockets are lavishly produced color poster collages; in the middle pocket is a 24-page booklet with a text by Felix Hoffmann, Curator of C/O Berlin, as well as other pictures and collages.”
The note about the posters turns out to be extremely helpful too – if you have a closer look at the picture from the so-called ‘police report’ by Radar Online you will notice that this is indeed a big unfolded poster:
Those who want to see the original photo in color and in its uredacted variant are invited to visit the site listing this book as one of Isabella Burley’s favorites from which this photo was actually taken by the Radar Online falsifiers.
Let us put aside for a time being the question why Larry Clark is glorified as a renowned photographer and filmmaker and awarded top international awards for this and other similar ‘artwork’, and simply wonder why Michael Jackson is being dragged through the mud for the same thing, considering that it was never in his possession and was actually released three years after his death?
Shouldn’t Radar Online who were the first to present this fake, same as the Daily Mail and all those who jumped to reprint this garbage, publicly apologize to Michael Jackson’s children and family, his Estate and the whole world for their lies about Jackson?