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post #1 of 109 (permalink) Old Feb 10th, 2003, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Michael Jackson is trying to cover his azz!

Jackson to Release Video of Journalist
Mon Feb 10, 7:51 AM ET

By MICHAEL McDONOUGH, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - Michael Jackson is set to release a video of the journalist who made a controversial TV documentary about the King of Pop, showing the reporter praising Jackson's skills as a parent.


Jackson last week said he felt "more betrayed than perhaps ever before" by journalist Martin Bashir, who expressed concern about Jackson's treatment of his three children in voice-overs in the documentary. The film showed Jackson dangling his infant son over the fourth-floor balcony of a hotel in Berlin, Germany.


The 90-minute program also caused controversy because Jackson said he sometimes lets children sleep in his bed.


A statement released in London on Jackson's behalf late Sunday by Bell Yard Communications said Bashir was filmed during the making of the documentary.


"The film shows extraordinary scenes of Martin Bashir praising the way Michael treats children and commenting on how good a father he is," the statement said.


What do you guys think? Was Bashir trying to sensationalize Jackson's bizarre behavior to make a journalistic reputation for himself? Or by releasing this tape, is Michael simply trying to exert some damage control over an already terrible situation?

My vote? Damage control.


"In his film, Bashir says that it was in Berlin that he began to change his mind about Michael's treatment of his children. Yet, the Jackson footage clearly shows that Bashir was actually continuing to praise Michael's abilities as a father and Bashir making many statements about how he feels it is a pity that the world is so quick to criticize Michael," the statement said.


Jackson's British-based lawyer said Sunday the video, no more than five minutes long, would be released within 24 hours, Britain's Press Association reported.


In the statement, Jackson again denied that he molested a boy who had stayed at his home in 1993. No charges were filed at the time and Jackson reached a financial settlement with the boy's family.


"I have never, and would never, harm a child. It sickens me that people have written things that portray me as a child abuser," Jackson was quoted as saying.


The statement added that Jackson chose to pay a "considerable" settlement to the boy's family "to avoid being subjected to a media circus."


In the Bashir documentary, Jackson said he had slept in a bed with "many children," including actor Macaulay Culkin and his brother, Kieran.


"When you say `bed,' you're thinking sexual," the singer said. "It's not sexual, we're going to sleep. I tuck them in. ... It's very charming, it's very sweet."

What do you guys think? Is Bashir using the media to highlight Jackson's bizarre behavior to make his journalistic reputation? Or by releasing this tape, is Michael simply trying to exert some damage control?

My vote? Damage control.
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I didn't see the film myself but from what friends have told me they were quite freaked out by what he did!

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It's possible that in some aspects of child rearing, Jackson's a good father.
He seems to love his children, but Michael seems unaware that the way his kids are being brought up can be emotionally damaging.

Also, this interviewer was already known for his interview with Princess Diana, he didn't need to make a name for himself. This is definitely damage control.
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Michael THINKS that HE is a 12 year old. He truly needs help, but I dont consider him a danger to kids, mostly to himself
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I do agree Keith !!!!!

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He's a total mess. I so wish he still looked like this...

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the man made the quotes himself and now he is complaining

I felt for him even defended him

he is a loser. stay for what you have said period

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He's a complete *freak* if there ever was one.

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A the *irony*. A self-proclaimed *homosexual* calling Michael Jackson a *fag*.
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I am not a fag, I might be gay, bi, whatever but never a fag. Pedophiles, freak sick in the head (geez, you have something in common with Mike LSG) gay men are fags. Decent, self respecting gay men are not fags. Learn to how to pick your fights you self hating mad woman. I will crush you like a f'ing bugg every time. BTW, are you some kind of a fag hagg (well you think I am fag)?????? You keep stalking me...

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Michael THINKS that HE is a 12 year old. He truly needs help, but I dont consider him a danger to kids, mostly to himself
From what is known at this stage, I think Keith is right.

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Your constant refrence to my "sexuallity" suggest to me that you think I have something to be ashamed of. No way lady...I got pass that several years ago, thanks to a very handsom ex-navy man from the "Big Easy"... For a woman persuing a career in dance, you might want to take a good look at you negative feelings for homosexuals...

Jeeze, this chick is in for two major wake up calls...

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Damage Control. Also Jermaine Jackson need to shut the hell up and stop trying to cover up MJ sickness. I saw him on Lary King, then recently on another talk show, and he looked a fool.

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In fact I think the entire family needs to stop kissing JOE JACKSON's ass and tell the whole story. MJ mom is stupid. The family is sick. In a way I feel sad for Michael because I believe he suffered a huge amount of abuse as a child. Only one who got a little sense is Rebbie but she is a lawyer as refuses to tell the truth so heck she crazy too.

These are my opinions, and even though The Jackson family is famous and I grew up with them and enjoyed their music and fame, a part of me thinks they are sick and dysfuctional and weak for not kicking their Dad to the curb.

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