It seems as if every time the Michael Jackson fan community gets ready to honor his untimely death anniversary by celebrating the amazing life he lived, we have to always go over a huge speed bump. That huge speed bump being fake tabloid articles.
How come fans of other artists (for the most part) get to celebrate the life and passing or the birthday of their favorite celebrity in peace?
Why is it always a struggle for Michael Jackson fans to do the same? Why do we always have to deal with bull shit stories about him right around an album release, a big tribute show, a holiday theme (Thriller – His song has become the unofficial theme for Halloween) his anniversary death or his birthday?
Why do we always have to get ready to go to war for him? Why do we have to always brace ourselves for yet another already debunked lie about him resurfacing as “new” or “leaked”?
It’s really irritating and tiring. Year after year after year after year after year (you get the point), we go through the same story. The information proving his innocence hasn’t gone anywhere and is readily available to those who seek it. The sad part is we’re so used to it, some of us don’t even care anymore. I personally will never stop caring, and will always defend him every chance I get, but I know people who’ve given up. I refuse to, I can’t; MJ is longer here to defend himself.
If there is one thing I know about Michael Jackson fans though, is that anytime a salacious, false article is written about him, we are ready and prepared with a plethora of information to dismantle the lies into tiny little pieces. We truly make some of the best investigators, researchers, analysts, lawyers and even accountants; you couldn’t ask for a more loyal, dedicated and INFORMED fan base.
Just recently, Radaronline released “new” information stating that Michael had child porn in his house that was seized during the 2003 raid. A few media sites took it upon themselves to reach out the Santa Barbara Sheriff Department responsible for that raid. They replied with a statement denying they released documents to the media. They also stated that some of the documents appeared to come from the internet and unknown sources.
If Michael had ANY type of child pornography he would have been sent to jail
Members from the community exposed Radaronline for adding fake documents to their “information” that they later deleted. There were originally 88 pages in their PDF and it suddenly went down to 60-61 pages.
Hmm I guess that’s why even TMZ didn’t bother to report this story.
Read article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ottawa-artist-photo-michael-jackson-1.3651598
Radar put the band 3T in the article as well.
Also, RadarOnline tried to include a “never before seen” video of the raid. Well that video has been available on the internet for quite some time including pictures. All of this had been presented in court and wasn’t incriminating evidence.
We also found documents from 2004 regarding Michael’s defense attorney, Tom Mesereau addressing the same kind of tabloid invented rumor at a Press Conference in 2004.
This one FALSE Radaronline article was copied and pasted to other media sites and it spread like wildfire.
This is just one example of the many false stories MJ fans have to look forward to during a time when we’re supposed to be celebrating his life and legacy. Instead we’re spending this day/weekend once again, defending Michael.
As I stated in my previous post , these false articles are all about sensationalism and advertiser pleasing clicks and profits.
I WILL NEVER be ashamed to be a Michael Jackson fan. He has done so much to try to help the world and it’s a shame that he continues to get treated with blatant disrespect. I like many other fans are aware of the tabloid assembly line that is hell bent on destroying Michael. They’ve been determined to destroy Michael since he broke all kinds of records and barriers and became the biggest celebrity in the world while owning half of the Sony/ATV catalog (including the Beatles and Elvis publishing) in the process.
I dream of the day when I and millions of his fans around the world can celebrate the life of the legendary Michael Jackson without worrying about another pathetic tabloid attempt at diminishing his eternal light.
Sadly, I can probably say I won’t get to experience that dream in my lifetime.
Someone once said “Michael will always be innocent, but will never be vindicated in the court of public opinion”
This quote hurts my heart because despite my pessimistic outlook, I still have a glimmer of hope.
I still believe MJ can be vindicated in the court of public opinion but it would have to take more effort from the media.
There are some media outlets who are concerned with integrity and providing quality information with verifiable sources and allowing the reader to make their own informed conclusion.
Kudos to them.
But they seem to be a dime a dozen.
The sad part about this is that when RadarOnline first appeared, they seem to be about the truth; however, I guess they realized, the truth doesn’t sell nor get shares anywhere near as fast as lies.
Most of the vindication still comes from fans (and a few non-MJ fans) who dedicate hours upon hours researching, investigating, and analyzing data from verifiable sources.
The overall MJ community will be forever indebted to those within (and outside) the fan base who work tirelessly to uphold and spread the truth about the greatest entertainer of all time.
FBI confirms: no child pornography found in Michael Jackson’s estate.
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