Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Friday, January 28, 2005

Michael's Parents Interviewed

CBS "48 Hours" will show an interview with Michael Jackson's parents, on Saturday night at 10PM EST.

They will discuss his impending trial, and the problems that their daughter Janet went through after last year's Super Bowl.

Those of you who believe that the "cleavage" incident was not deliberately staged, seriously need to get a grip on reality.

Katherine, Jackson's mother, is said by Joe (her husband) not to be taking the trial well; quote:

"She's not doing well. She's taking it very, very hard. ... She's awake crying ... She's having problems with her heart...".

Katherine Jackson also tells the show that Michael blocks out the intense media coverage.

Joe Jackson then goes on to play the "race card", noting that Jackson was being targeted because he was black, all the
while sporting several huge diamonds on his wristwatch and rings. Quote:

"I'm going to cut to the chase on this: It's racism. It is. (My wife) Katherine's not going to say it, but it's racism.." .

Katherine tried to stop Joe from making that claim, and said her son's plight stemmed from something more complicated than simple racism.

"I'm not going to say what I think because it's more than that..".

The couple agreed that money was also a driving force in the case against their son.

I have to say, speaking from this side of the Atlantic, I don't see that race has any part to bear in this case.

What are your views?


  1. Anonymous1:55 AM

    Race has no relation whatever to Michael Jackson's recent complications, for public racism certainly did not elicit this trial. This trial is occurring because the boy's family accused Jackson; thus, the only racism the Jackson family can claim is the family's. Frankly, that's not credible. They were involved with Jackson three years and stayed at his home. They also shot a rebuttal tape clearing him before the alleged molestation began. Hardly KKK members. Nor could racism have allowed Sneddon to pursue them. He needed accusations to forge ahead with a trial. Right or right? What the public feels matters less. I do not think it is at all race, but the public is not responsible for this trial, which is Jackson's real trouble now. We did not compel, or even coax, the family or Sneddon to pursue this. I am not blasting the Jackson family for implicating race. Who wants to believe their son is a pedophile? You would cling hopelessly to any possibility that he was innocent, and I am also keen to take account of that family's overwhelming suffering. This has to be incredibly hard for them. Nothing hurts worse than seeing a loved one suffer when you can do NOTHING to mitigate it. That said, it is clear that they have deliberately avoided the breaking evidence in this case that frankly condemns Jackson. He's my favorite artist, a personal icon, and I will always love him. I hate to say that I think he is guilty, but ignorance was bliss. I searched The Smoking Gun, Court TV, and paid attention to leaks. The truth hurts. I hate to see his legacy writhe in the sewer the way it did, because he did wonderful things for minorities--and every else, for that matter--in the entertainment field. He was every bit as huge as The Beatles, but not will be reduced to Celine Dion if he is lucky.

  2. Thank you for your thoughtful, well written, post.