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?