Vultures in the Background
I have reviewed quite a number of the news stories circulating about Michael Jackson, since his court appearance the other week.
All make the point that the appearance showed a more serious, and "conservative" Jackson.
They note that he has realised the seriousness of the charges being brought against him, and applaud him for his choice of lawyer and demeanour.
However, they all finish with similar tag lines akin to the following; "can he keep it up?".
One quote, from attorney Connie Rice, almost salivates at the thought of him doing something foolish:
"If I was his lawyer, I'd be doing stuff to try to shore up his image," she said. "But we're talking Michael Jackson here. He's sure to do something negative."
In my view the media are trying to egg him on to do something outrageous, so that they may then feed on the spectacle like vultures.
I would like to offer my views on this, for what they are worth.
The charges are very serious, Michael Jackson will do himself no favours by rising to the media baiting; he must keep a cool head and follow the advice of his attorney.
Falling for the media baiting game will do him no favours in court.