Oct 12 2010

Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Taj Explains, Friends Lament, Fans Worry (UPDATED)

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MJ balances the head of the beast on his fingertip

Much of the Michael Jackson fan community had been awash with worry and disgust on Monday as we learned that Katherine Jackson may be appearing on Oprah’s show at some point, as evidenced by Orpah’s production crew seen arriving at the Jackson family compound recently and some interloper’s photos of Oprah in the family’s home showing up on Trash Media Zone (TMZ). Makes one wonder who in that house is leaking photos to the tabloids and how much they’re getting paid to feed the vultures. But that’s another issue.

If you remember, Lisa-Marie Presley was to appear on Oprah’s show on October 6, however that airing has not yet happened. Maybe the Lisa-Marie segment will be combined with the interview Katherine has done with Oprah. Regardless what the notorious backstabber’s plans are, they are no doubt designed to garner her top ratings in her last season.

However, what could be the objective of the the Jacksons in appearing on this woman’s show, particularly if they know Oprah’s opinions on Michael and how she has not only failed to support him over the years, but even worse, has ‘kicked him when he’s down‘ so-to-speak, joining in with the rest of the lame$tream medialoid’s chorus of “guilty freak” for decades.

In case you wonder why Katherine is doing this and if she knows about Oprah’s modus operandi when it comes to Michael, she does know and she has her reasons for wanting to talk to Oprah. Her grandson (Michael’s nephew) Taj Jackson tweeted about this on Monday afternoon, and I share with you what he had to say about it below:

Taj: Getting many tweets abt Oprah. its vry important 2 not let that same audience of Oprah think wht Oprah said or thought in the past was tru.

Fan-mily: Speaking for many fans here when I ask is your family aware of how much Oprah has disrespected MJ?

Taj: Very aware..

Taj: I am the first person who is angry at Oprah and how she turned her back at my uncle. However you let things linger and the world believes.

Taj: Talked to my grandma before she did it. We all want to clear MJ’s name.That’s our first priority. We are trying to set the record straight.

Fan-mily: cuz i did not like that so called tribute of hers

Taj: Me neither

Fan-mily: so bacically your family wants to set the record straight with O?

Taj: It’s time to set the record straight with everyone.

Taj: I personally don’t care what Oprah thinks, but I do care what her millions of audience thinks about my uncle. Esp. when it’s not true at all.

Fan-mily: What’s the thruth about him? What’s the most important truth 4 U?

Taj: How unique & special MJ was. He was too good for this world

Taj: Mj’s legacy is being shaped everyday. I owe it to my uncle to do everything in my power to keep it alive and erase all the untruths.

So there you have it. I was personally relieved to know Taj is involved and had spoken with Katherine about this and that the family is fully aware of Oprah’s history when it comes to Michael. It’s not Taj or Katherine whom I take any issue with or have any mistrust in. Their motives are not in question. However, knowing Oprah Winfrey and her rather slithery methods regarding Michael, her willful ignorance, and self-serving arrogance, it is her motives that I question, not the Jackson family or Katherine. Though I don’t like the method they chose this time, I fully support them in their efforts to redeem Michael’s legacy.

How will this program be edited? What commentary will Oprah insert into it? Did the Jacksons have their own cameras running like Michael did when Bashir carried out his lynching in that horrid career-destroying crockumentary? Can anyone blame the fans of Michael Jackson for not trusting the medialoids after what they’ve done to Michael? I don’t think so! And Oprah is part and parcel of those medialoid mercenaries not to mention one of most historically damaging members of it when it comes to Michael. Oprah made it clear after he died that neither her attitude nor her modus operandi in regards to him had changed. Verbally, she kicked him as he lay in his grave – after waiting weeks to say anything at all – nevermind that it was his interview on her show that garnered her highest ratings ever. Then just last week the ungrateful Oprah spat: “I don’t want to be Michael Jackson!”  Just speaking for myself, she looks ridiculous as she frantically chases after her precious (ratings), finding ways to use and abuse Michael’s family, friends, and ex-wife before her show leaves the air. Why would anyone trust this woman after what’s she’s done to Michael Jackson?

I hope the Jacksons do not trust her and that they find a way to ensure that when her program airs with Mrs. Jackson (and/or Lisa-Marie) that it is done truthfully and respectfully – and in a way that does not damage the case against his murderer, Conrad Murray. For instance, Michael did not die because “he’s a drug addict.” He died because a doctor injected / dosed him with inappropriate drugs in an inappropriate setting. His being an addict (whether he was actively abusing any substances when he died or not – coroner’s report says he was not) has nothing to do with why he died that day and the two subjects should not be linked as they are irrelevant to one another. The media however, insists on linking the two. It’s a convenient way to further negatively define Michael and has the added effect that Michael Jackson can thusly be blamed for his own murder, while Conrad Murray and AEG get off scot-free – absolved of any responsibility whatsoever in it.

Fans will not retreat if this woman destroys Michael Jackson’s legacy further during a program that his family has agreed to do in order to clear the air and finally set the record straight about Michael. To say she’ll have ‘egg on her face‘ is an understatement. What she’ll have IN her face is a lot of Michael Jackson’s fan-mily. Fans are in no mood for any further denigration of Michael Jackson by this selfish woman.

Here is what Michael’s long-time friend and make-up artist Karen Faye had to say about this:

Oprah’s agenda is to convince the world that her opinion of Michael is the right one. I pray her agenda is apologetic.

RATINGS. It is her last season before she moves to her own network. She is afraid not living up to her past successes.

Judge Judy beats her ratings in her present time slot. She wants to make sure her viewers follow her. It’s business. SHOW BUSINESS

This is Oprah’s chance to RIGHT her wrong. Let us see what she chooses. I am sure her only concern is her own ratings…not MJ or his family

She will go with what will give her the highest ratings.

These photos (of Oprah at Jackson residence) were probably all pre arranged. Celebs set up photo ops for the tabloids.

What most people outside of show business do not understand is that it is BIG BUSINESS. Making stars and celebs is all arranged,bought&paid4

Maybe Mrs.J & LMP can change her heart. A bigger power may be guiding this ship….

I hope a bigger power is guiding this ship. Because you know, enough is enough of this garbage.

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UPDATE Late Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Randy Jackson tweeted Tuesday evening about the Oprah debacle, and about her interviewing the children:

i know every 1 wants to know my position on the Oprah interview.

1rst let me say that i love my mother and father.

i am humbly grateful to have them as my parents. but i don’t always agree with the choices they make. this is 1 of those times.

i found out Oprah was at our family home, my stomach ached and it still hasn’t gone away.

i had no prior knowledge this was going to happen. it was deliberately kept from me because they knew i would have tried to stop it.

I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family.

i also know that he would not have wanted this.

in fact, she is the last person on earth he would want around his children.

i can never forget when she had the show on pedophilia during the jury deliberation process in my brother’s santa maria case.

that was no coincidence.

i know there are a lot of you out there upset and angry over this. i don’t blame you.

can you imagine how i feel. i’m angry 2.

i’m sorry for the delay. just trying to hold myself together.

Let our anger be the fuel that ignites our desire for truth, and keeps us unified on the road to justice for him.

i will continue to do my best with my family. all i need is your love and support. i will never give up.

-Randy Jackson via Twitter, October 12, 2010

How to Contact Oprah about this issue

If you’re on Twitter and wish to Tweet Oprah about this, you can insert “@Oprah” in your tweet to her.

Also, you can contact her show here: http://www.oprah.com/contact_us.html, and find her on Facebook here.

If you choose to tweet or contact Oprah, please do not YELL (don’t use all caps), and do not swear or curse. Do not call her names when contacting her or her representatives. State your concerns in a calm fashion and behave like someone who deserves to be heard. Remember that when communicating about issues involving Michael, your behavior reflects on Michael and his legacy. The last thing we need are people balking about a bunch of “crazed Jackson fans” stalking Oprah with hysterical messages. That won’t help anything or anyone. Please remain calm, no YELLING, and no cursing or namecalling in your messages to her!  I tweeted Oprah, repeating some of Randy’s comments, and telling her we know she is after ratings, and simply asked her to at least leave the children out of it.  Likely you’ll get no response from her or her representatives. However, if you as a fan want your concerns to be voiced (and I think that’s reasonable), then please do so carefully and calmly.  I don’t like her. And I’m angry with her due to the way she’s treated Michael over the years and recently, and because she’s using his family like this (and yes, maybe they’re using her too). But I’m saving the real anger until after we see what happens.  Even then, we can shout epithets amongst ourselves but when it comes time to speak to the ‘powers that be‘, hysterics and rudeness will only be ignored or mocked – so when communicating with them, be assertive (not agressive!), and calm.  Leave the really ridiculous behavior to Oprah and others in the media like her. We can do better than that because we had the best teacher – Michael.

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UPDATE Wednesday October 13th, 2010, Taj says kids are not being interviewed.

I wasn’t personally sure about the rumor about the kids. This is why when I tweeted Oprah I said “If rumors are true, Please leave MJ kids out of it. MJ did not want them exploited by tabloids & media. And especially not by you.” (note the “if” in there).

Taj tweeted:

Hey guys. Have many thoughts, but I have to bite my tongue still.

Don’t wan’t to turn this into a rant.

How many of the so called MJ experts actually sat down w/ my uncle & talked to him about what he wanted . I did. My grandma as well.

I was lucky to have that type of open relationship with my uncle.

Oprah did not interview MJ’s kids. Rumors get started and people run with them. We should know better than to trust rumor sites.

And like expected, Negativity still makes the front page and positivity doesn’t. It’s so easy to throw stones from a distance.

Where’s the press about the campaign for Uncovering MJ’s name at Gardner Street School. http://www.facebook.com/UncoverMJ

TMZ of course, not to anyone’s surprise constantly posts negativite things about MJ and my Grandma.

Why? Because our family divided is what sells newspapers. Some of us realize that and fight to unite, some of us don’t and feed it

Guys, we are there, on the front lines,making sure my uncles legacy will last centuries. That is the big picture for me. That is my mission

I thank the many that did support us and gave us the trust and benefit of the doubt.

To see some of the hate we face…

@tajjackson3 why do ppl hate mj why
Because it’s easier to hate then find the truth.

Guys. I can’t say this enough. My grandma was there EVERYDAY during the trial, on camera and off. I know cause I was at Neverland with them

I moved to Neverland right before the trial to support my uncle. It was the least I could do for him. He was that amazing to me.

I saw him everyday before and after each day of court . I’ll never forget that my Grandma was by his side the whole time.

To have some fans turn on my grandma like that really upsets me. At least give her the benefit of the doubt. You would for my uncle.

@tajjackson3 Were you in court on verdict/vindication day Taj? Or did you stay at the ranch?
Stayed at the ranch the whole time

@tajjackson3 How could we know you are not a fake account? Contact Twitter to get it verified, plz
I’ve been trying to

Sorry guys.. it’s just that if you knew the love my uncle had for my Grandma, you would be feeling the same way.

We need to stay focused on all what MJ stood for. Love

@tajjackson3 your Grandma was his everything right?
Yes, and his kids of course.

My uncles legacy is the most important thing for me. I am not even promoting Code Z like I should because of this importance.

I am so thankful that I was able to tell MJ how much I loved him & appreciated everything he did for me,3 months before he passed

My Grandma needs Ur support, not ur stones. My uncle looked up to her everyday. She was also my mom’s role model. That’s not a coincidence.

@tajjackson3 Why do you call him MJ? Why don’t you call him Uncle Michael? 🙂 ♥
It’s shorter for twitter 🙂

My uncle always said he has the best fans in the world and I know it. My uncle is not gone, he lives through you guys.

Guys, Twitter has closed verification “office” due to improvements/ upgrades. I can’t be verified yet or I would be. Pls RT.

History is what people with the pen write. It then get’s past down to each generation. I’m making sure people know the truth about my uncle.

I know my grandma is on the same page. Let the world know the real Mj, as only we knew him. The incredible person with a true heart of gold.

UPDATE Monday October 18th, 2010, Taj added via Twitter that kids were interviewed after all:

Guys, there really is no easy way for me to say this but I always want to tell you the truth. Good or Bad. After finally talking directly to my cousins, I found out they did in fact speak to Oprah. I don’t know if they are or will be part of the upcoming interview or not. Anyways, I’m sorry for tweeting something that I didn’t hear come directly from the horses’ mouth. That was truly my mistake. I should have known better.

My friend Nikki has done a bit of research and has uncovered what appears to be an obsession on Oprah’s part with pedophelia. While this is certainly a serious and insidious issue that needs diligent attention, one needs to be careful not to ruin the life of an innocent person by accusing him of it when decades of facts and evidence (not to mention a trial in which he was fully exonerated) clearly indicate his innocence. Having been a victim of the crime, perhaps Oprah herself needs some therapy to help her deal with her own inner demons. It is not fair to Michael Jackson, his family, or his legacy that Oprah continually makes him pay for the sins of her own abuser. Michael Jackson was not an abuser and he was certainly not her abuser. Quite the opposite. Michael himself was and is abused by this woman. He is once again, the victim. Now that his life is prematurely ended, she has moved on to abuse his family, instead. And I realize that some members of the Jackson family want this interview and I don’t particularly like that decision. But that does not change the fact that their own motives and Oprah’s are likely at polar opposites of each other. It also does not change her past record of systematic abuse of Michael Jackson to suit her own needs, or the fact that her modus operandi seems unlikely to change much at this point from what it has historically been. She is a high-profile member of that pit of snakes known as “the media” that helped destroy his life and livelihood. Turning to one of the most abusive members of the same collective entity that helped cause Michael’s destruction in order to redeem him seems nonsensical at best, but they are his family and it is their decision to make. I support their objective (even if not their method), and I only hope for the best outcome, however unlikely it seems.

Here is what Nikki wrote today on Twitter:

Apparently Oprah has had several shows on pedophilia/molestation (if TV Guide is accurate, pay attention to the dates):

http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=100340&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=4799426

8/2/2005: When the One You Love Is a Pedophile

10/4/2005: Kidnapped by a Pedophile: The Shasta Groene Tragedy

1/17/2006: Oprah’s Latest Capture: From Boys’ School Director to Most Wanted Pedophile

9/28/2006: What Pedophiles Don’t Want You to Know

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4/19/2010: Best of Oprah: Exclusive: Accused of Molesting Her—Oscar Winner Mo’Nique’s Brother Comes Forward

2/8/2010: Best of Oprah: A Special Report: Oprah & a No Holds Barred Conversation With Child Molesters

10/11/2005: Oprah Captures Child Molesters

6/13/2005: Molested by a Priest

5/11/2005: Day I Found Out My Husband Was a Child Molester

9/30/2004: I Shot My Molester

8/14/2003: Child Molester in Your Neighborhood?

2/21/2003: Confessions of Molestation

Nikki further observed:

As for the dates, one show aired on 5/11/2005: Day I Found Out My Husband Was a Child Molester. Then, on the day of his acquittal another show aired (6/13/2005: Molested by a Priest). I can’t see shows listed before 2003 but looking at this, 2 shows were pre-charges, the bulk of her shows were during 2005 and 2006–when MJ’s trial was still fresh on people’s mind. She apparently had no shows on the topic in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and has now picked back up on the topic in 2010. The timing may be coincidence but I kind of doubt it. I don’t think Oprah does much by coincidence. She did not get to the top of her game by chance or accident.

Fellow writer Deborah Ffrench has left a comment below that was so well-written and on point I want to add it here as well. Deborah said:

What has struck me most over the years about Ms Winfrey’s coverage of Michael Jackson is how few meaningful questions she asked.

Occupying an unprecedented position to examine the multitude of anomalies and doubts cast by the compromised sources behind most of the bought ‘testimonies’ of ex-employees in 1993, not to mention the myth that the settlement precluded a criminal trial — instead Oprah contented herself with giving worldwide airplay to assumptions and the further denigration of Mr Jackson’s character and integrity, while he was in the midst of fighting for his life and liberty in 2005.

Later, in 2005, no questions or eyebrows were raised about the ridiculous, logic-defying timeline, the glaringly malicious and overwhelmingly dubious motivation of the accusers, or the highly personalized investment of Tom Sneddon. None of these realities can have escaped Oprah. Her remembrance program in 2009 could have left no-one in any doubt as to where she stood on the subject of Michael’s innocence.

Does the news of this forthcoming interview signal a change of heart? It seems unlikely.

Clearly, Oprah’s desire for ratings remains unabated. To use a powerful medium like televison to more than imply Mr Jackson’s guilt and/or ‘bizarreness,’ can only have compounded the media frenzy at the time, that resulted in the public’s inabilty to see the 2005 trial for the jihad it actually was. Such a stance, is not only unprofessional it also profoundly undermines her status as the woman who ‘asks the difficult questions.’ When the asking of those ‘questions’ could have done Michael some tangible good — Oprah was silent.

No doubt the forthcoming interview will focus on Michael’s ‘drug use,’ without offering any mitigation whatsover about the context of his life, swiftly followed no doubt by ‘how are the children doing?’ inquiries.

We can only hope Mrs Jackson secured editing rights for herself. As we all know, many people will be tuning in for this, they will be unable not to — and that is precisely what Ms Winfrey is banking on.

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57 Responses to “Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Taj Explains, Friends Lament, Fans Worry (UPDATED)”

  1. Deborah Ffrench says:

    What has struck me most over the years about Ms Winfrey’s coverage of Michael Jackson is how few meaningful questions she asked.

    Occupying an unprecedented position to examine the multitude of anomalies and doubts cast by the compromised sources behind most of the bought ‘testimonies’ of ex-employees in 1993, not to mention the myth that the settlement precluded a criminal trial — instead Oprah contented herself with giving worldwide airplay to assumptions and the further denigration of Mr Jackson’s character and integrity, while he was in the midst of fighting for his life and liberty in 2005.

    Later, in 2005, no questions or eyebrows were raised about the ridiculous, logic-defying timeline, the glaringly malicious and overwhelmingly dubious motivation of the accusers, or the highly personalized investment of Tom Sneddon. None of these realities can have escaped Oprah. Her remembrance program in 2009 could have left no-one in any doubt as to where she stood on the subject of Michael’s innocence.

    Does the news of this forthcoming interview signal a change of heart? It seems unlikely.

    Clearly, Oprah’s desire for ratings remains unabated. To use a powerful medium like televison to more than imply Mr Jackson’s guilt and/or ‘bizarreness,’ can only have compounded the media frenzy at the time, that resulted in the public’s inabilty to see the 2005 trial for the jihad it actually was. Such a stance, is not only unprofessional it also profoundly undermines her status as the woman who ‘asks the difficult questions.’ When the asking of those ‘questions’ could have done Michael some tangible good — Oprah was silent.

    No doubt the forthcoming interview will focus on Michael’s ‘drug use,’ without offering any mitigation whatsover about the context of his life, swiftly followed no doubt by ‘how are the children doing?’ inquiries.

    We can only hope Mrs Jackson secured editing rights for herself. As we all know, many people will be tuning in for this, they will be unable not to — and that is precisely what Ms Winfrey is banking on.

  2. Carolyn says:

    I am just curious about something that is off topic. On the This is It DVDs and CDs, there is this quote “Always great to sing with my brother” just randomly on the backs of all of the DVDs etc. I can pretty much guess who is behind this (the one I just do not trust…AT ALL), but just wondering why was that allowed considering MJ had not sang with any brother in years.

  3. Carolyn says:

    @Mari

    That description is perfect for MJs brother, Jermaine as well. Or, as I refer to him as, Jerealous.

  4. Seven says:

    @Deborah – thank you so much for your commentary. Right on point as always!

  5. Paula says:

    Personally, I am just sick that the children were allowed to be interviewed. I just cannot get over that………going against the most fervent wishes of Michael Jackson. Just so disappointed in that family…..I dread the future of PPB, I really do!

    Seven, I love this web site!

  6. truth seeker says:

    @Mari You’re post made me cry.

    If only Oprah and all other haters would read that poem. Joe probably didn’t read any of this book.

    I wasn’t too sure about Randy but his tweet makes me feel sorry for him right now. Michael’s angels are surrounded by dysfunction. So so sad.

  7. Deborah Ffrench says:

    @Seven, thank you for this site and your tireless dedication to chronicling the enormity of what was done to Michael Jackson.

    Fantastically informative and presented, which is undoubtedly why it’s now catching the eye of mainstream ‘eyes’ — one day I hope this information will become common knowledge.

  8. Joyce says:

    As much as I would like to have some hope that this interview could somehow turn into something positive, I just can’t seem to make myself believe that. As all of you have already documented, Oprah has done nothing in the past but inflict harm when it comes to Michael. I have already voiced my opinion concerning Oprah, the epitome of a narcissist who is most dangerous when feeling at all threatened or challenged!
    I just hope that Katherine is aware of what she will be up against. I agree with Deborah that this interview will likely try to perpetuate the “drug addict” story as well as making it sound like the children’s lives are so much more “normal” and happy now. We all know what rubbish this is. I just hope that Katherine does not get sucked into it by a manipulative narcissist like Oprah! This whole thing makes me feel so sad and frustrated.

    I have to share something good that is occuring this weekend in tribute to Michael. Why can’t positive things like this get more attention! I just saw it on another site on the internet.
    The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is doing an entire performance highlighting all of Michael Jackson’s music on Oct 16th. There is a great write up about it on their website: http://www.jaxsymphony.org I wish I lived closer to Jacksonville,FL so I could go. I may have to send a suggestion to the Cincinnati Symphony to consider this for next year!
    Thanks again Seven for keeping us all informed.

  9. Susan says:

    Hello Seven;

    I wonder if Oprah believes in the reality of false accusations. Without a doubt molestation is a horrible crime that does occur but so does false accusation. Oprah’s position always seems to be to believe the accuser, irregardless of proof to the contrary. I really am concerned as to her purpose of having Mr. & Mrs. Jackson on her program, and really, is that going to help the doubters see that Michael was innocent? They’ll just assume that, of course, his family is going to defend him. She has had plenty of opportunities to get people who know the facts of the case on her program to “set the record straight.” I’d love to see a panel of you, Ms. Ffrench, Charles Thomson, Mr. Mesereau, Raven (allforloveblog), Aphrodite Jones and Dave Edwards on her show and give her the facts, straight up. I also wonder if this had been her good friend, John Travolta (and no offence to him at all) or Stedman falsely accused – would she have been as quick to imply guilt?

    Oprah is so fond of spouting off Maya Angelou’s quote “When you know better, you do better”. Well, Oprah get educated!!

  10. june says:

    Taj’s additonal comments are eye opening; some of his family fight to unite and some feed it. In such a large family there will be disagreements, and I think we all know who “feeds” it. Very relieved to know the kids will not be part of the interview. The Jackson family needs to unite on one major very important issue, and that is, Michael Jackson was NOT a drug addict; anyone who buys into that is aiding and abetting in securing a not guilty verdict for Conrad Murray. The only “drugs” found in Michael’s body were those put there by Dr. Murray. THAT (sorry for yelling) SHOULD be the focus. For one or another of the Jacksons to advance the concept that Michael was a drug addict, and “they” tried to stage interventions, not only divides the family but enables Murray’s defense. Whoever else is involved, AEG/Sony, whatever, there was a doctor in attendance and under that doctor’s not very watchful eye, Michael Jackson died.

  11. Joyce says:

    I just read the additional information you added from Taj and I have to agree with what he is saying. We are all being manipulated by a self serving media that is having a field day with all of the chaos they continue to create concerning everything related to Michael and his family. I think we all need to remember that there is an abundance of misinformation and lies being put out there by lots of sources. Who should we trust? Michael! We know where his heart was and what he believed in. He always spoke the truth. He often told us “Don’t believe everything you read or hear from the media”. There are lots of people out there with many different agendas, some more obvious than others. I am going to try to not make any judgements until I can see the truth for myself!
    I have to believe that through all of us, justice and the truth will prevail!

  12. Sue M says:

    Seven,
    Sorry if my prior post is a repeat of Taj’s latest tweet. Feel free to delete. But I can add something to Nikki’s research on Oprah’s obsession with pedophiles. Following her “Confessions of Molestation” show, I wrote her requesting that she do a show on those who raise false accusations. From MJ to the McMartin case, lives have been ruined by parents and children making false allegations. It is an issue that deserves attention. Of course, there was no response to my request. Oprah has no interest in presenting the other side of the story. I guess “living your best life every day” means keeping a closed mind, spreading misinformation and clinging to a bias.

  13. rose says:

    HEY SEVEN

    Remember when I wrote to you a while back about Michael failing to take down the biggest bully in the schoolyard?…..well guess what…ANOTHER BULLY JUST SHOWED UP in the Jackson schoolyard.

    This time its a woman….and women are a different breed of killers.

  14. Sina says:

    Deborah Thank you for your wise, caring words.Nothing more to add.

  15. Carolyn says:

    Great commentary Deborah!!

  16. starr says:

    Hey OPRAH! If you do interview Katherine Jackson be prepared to be set straight right off the bat! You better apoligize to the whole world of fans and family of MICHAEL JACKSON, HOW COULD YOU GO TO HIS HOME AND TRY TO BE FRIENDLY WITH HIM, ONLY TO PUT HIM DOWN LATER,YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED! ASK FORGIVENESS IS WHAT YOU BETTER DO, no more to say*Twinklebrightly*

  17. Rosario says:

    What I’m scared of is that this interview will result in a Bashir-type fiasco and the Jacksons and the Fans will end up cleaning up the mess again while Ms.O walks away scott-free, hopping along to her Bank with additional millions and through-the-roof ratings. Why talk to Oprah to set the record straight when she was not even invited and/or did not attend Michael’s memorial at Staples Center. You think O will feel the need to be accountable? I apologize for my pessimissm but I just can’t help it after all that’s happened.

  18. ella says:

    An interview with Oprah will not set the record straight. People believe what they WANT to believe, whether it’s factual or not. Katherine Jackson was coerced into accepting the interview by Howard Mann. It’s purely to promote her book. On the Dateline special, Howard Mann said Katherine’s primary reason for publishing the book was to ‘make money’ HUH??? The inheritance she receives from Michael’s estate is not enough?? Something is seriously wrong and Katherine is being manipulated. She’s already making questionable decisions and Oprah being at Encino confirms this.

    Here’s an interesting new article.
    http://www.wfaa.com/news/entertainment/104925299.html

  19. MJJmahal says:

    Ditto to all the doubts and suspicions as to how Oprah will present this program. I do not trust the woman one bit. I will never forget her previous interviews with the Presleys where she ridiculed Michael mercilessly. This woman is arrogant, mean-spirited, and I doubt that she will ever change her truly irresponsible handling of anything pertaining to Michael.

    We should be thinking of how to immediately pay her back if she treats this show disrespectfully. I have had enough of this woman!

  20. Gavin Saunders says:

    Hi Seven,

    Please don’t print this but I’ve lost my address book and your email.

    I wonder if you were able to read the comments on TMZ’s ‘Randy Jackson is Noprah on Oprah’?

    Comment # 235 by Kate on page 17, list comprehensively 9 of the slights by Oprah against Michael.

    Sorry, but I couldn’t manage to paste it.

    I’ve just started reading the update here as well as the comments and I hope I’m not repeating something you already know.

    You are doing an incredible job.

  21. Carolyn says:

    Katherine Jackson promoting a book because she needs money? Well, if this is true, then that just shows how much branca and mcclain are ripping off the family and Michael once again. SMH. Karma is going to hit some people hard!

  22. Mary says:

    I wish people would quit villifying Michael! Especially since he never did anything to anyone! I think Oprah is truly a ratings hungry person who isn’t thinking about anyone but herself and her bank account. If she wants to continue to “kill” Michael for a boost in her pathetic ratings, then she can just do it by her sad, pathetic, self.
    Michael never victimized anyone–quite the opposite is true.

  23. FF says:

    @ Mari

    The uncanny prescience of MJJ’s art proves not only his genius but how spiritually attuned he was. Only people at the height of their artistic/creative powers/abilities have that.

  24. Seven says:

    Hey Gavin,

    I don’t read or click on TMZ as a matter of personal policy but if you mean this:

    The day after “Living With Michael Jackson” aired, Oprahs original plan was to discuss something else, but she couldnt resist talking about Michael. She started the show by saying something like “This show is not going to be about Michael Jackson but OMG, did you all see the documentary yesterday?” Of course, then she and her audience talked about Michael the entire show. She turned straight to the camera and directed a personal message to MJ and said “Michael, if you were my brother I would say to you that it’s not appropriate to have kids sleep in your bed.”

    She then invited guests on her show to get them to malign Michael & she’d laugh heartily at their disrespect during the trial. She asked several people about their opinions about the trial and MJ, when Michael was not even the topic of the show.

    1) As Randy Jackson has stated, during jury deliberations, she had a show about pedophilia. This is kinda interesting because the old woman, the one juror who said she was huge Oprah fan was the one who slowed down the “jury deliberation process”.

    2) She had a show about unrelated men who share intimate relationships with one another (a deep closeness, no sex) yet continued to insist they were heterosexual. Something like that anyway. One of the men said that he often shared a bed with his friends (again, no sex) and Winfrey laughed and said “You’re sounding like Michael Jackson.”

    3) When she had Jay Leno on her show, she asked him “What kind of jokes do you tell on your show.” He said, “of course, Michael Jackson jokes”. She went on to ask about his trial experience. When he talked about “wanting to crack a few jokes” during his testimony, she ended the conversation.

    4) Larry King once asked her if she felt sorry for Jackson. She smiled slightly before saying no.

    5) She had Chris Rock on her show for his movie “I think I love my wife” where she pointed out and played a particular scene where the main characters (all Black) discuss (and insult) Jackson, his father, and his case. After that, she asked her audience if “White people do this?”

    Later she kinda cheered on Chris Rock and let him crack some jokes about Michael and wanted more and more but Chris Rock eventuelly stopped and said something like “This trial is bigger than we think, there are so much more behind it”.

    5) During her interview with Lisa Marie Presley, she pondered if Jackson used Presley and joined her in her belief that Jackson took advantage of her tendency to feel sorry for the misunderstood. Winfrey claimed she was the same way and that Jackson “sucks you in” with his “I’m so misunderstood” thing.

    6) On an episode about Body Dysmorphic Disorder (an emotional disorder that makes “normal” looking people feel they are grotesquely ugly) Winfrey stated –after quickly pointing out that she interviewed Jackson before his “sexual abuse problems”—that before the interview, Jackson was insistent upon controlling the editing. Of course, Winfrey was also insistent upon controlling the editing and wasn’t going to give way to Jackson. While going through childhood photos, she said Jackson kept hiding his face and saying “Oh, oh I’m so ugly.” Winfrey says she didn’t know if he was serious about that or if it was a tactic to try and get her to relinquish control of the editing. She showed a picture of Jackson at fourteen stating that she thought he looked “fine this way” then went on to compare a professionally taken picture of fourteen year old Jackson to a news photo of Jackson during the trial (amid “eews” from her audience) she proceeded to say that she thought he must have BDD.

    About the Body Dysmorphic Disorder episode, she had another show about a woman who had been diagnosed with this very disorder. She was obsessed with cosmetic surgery and must have had over a dozen procedures done to her entire body. In her video segment, she said she liked Jackson’s small nose and various other body parts of other celebrities. Then she went on to talk about everything she had tucked and raised and cinched and so on to achieve these looks she so admired. Not to mention the regular visits for botox injections. After her video segment, Winfrey zeroed right in on her admiration of Jackson’s nose. “You like Michael Jackson’s nose?” Winfrey asked incredulous. She didn’t mention anyone else.

    7) Another episode of her show dealt with show business parents. One father said he admired the Jacksons and wished for his entertainer children to be just like them. Oprah looked very applled and kinda turned to her her sidekick therapist “Dr. Robin” to talk sense to this man. Dr Robin then told how wrong he was because one of the Jacksons is obviously “struggling” and he shouldn’t want his children to end up like them.

    8 ) She had a slumber party with a bunch of little girls at her house once and promoted it all over her show as though it were the best thing in the world. This was after she had said “she would never put herself in a vulnerable situation like Michael Jackson had done with kids”. So, it is okay for Oprah to be in a room with little girls in their bed and playing and talking, but not for Michael?

    9) She also chastised Jackson in a way when Jon Stewart was on her show talking about him “dancing” on top of the SUV. Stewart called him an idiot while she said that she heard–heard not confirmed–that Jackson compared himself to Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela and that she thought that was wrong. She didn’t state where she heard that yet we all know she was talking about the Jesse Jackson interview that she made obvious that she didn’t bother to listen to otherwise she would have known that wasn’t what Jackson was doing.

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Yea, I’ve seen it! It’s been posted on Facebook and twitter too – which is where I saw it!

  25. Heidi says:

    The world is finally coming to somewhat of an understanding of who Michael Jackson IS and what he was sent here to do. But darkness is not about to go down willingly with it’s tail between it’s legs, so they’ll attempt to make one more “stand”. But remember in MOONWALKER when Michael HAD NO CHOICE but to transform himself into a battleship to vanquish evil? Remember when Joe Pesci (Oprah) thought he was successful in delivering the fatal blow because it APPEARED to look as though Michael had taken a fatal hit? But Who CAME UP OVER THE HORIZON STRONG AND INTACT after all the dross had cleared??? Not Oprah. Darkness NEVER trumps LIGHT ultimately, and Michael was once again very prophetic in his message. Through all of this, just remember the message.

  26. Gavin Saunders says:

    Yes Seven, that’s the one and I’m really glad and heartened that others have also registered both the subtle, and maybe unintended vilification of Michael Jackson on Oprah’s part, as well her deliberate and well measured statements.

    There were so many times I shuddered in discomfort when such scenes played out. I did not know all the things that I’ve discovered about Michael Jackson until after his death (but facts his much-maligned fans knew all too well) so I had no reference for outrage. Only shame that I may have failed my young niece and nephew by sanctioning and encouraging their attraction to him.

    I believe the work you are doing is important. Important for Michael Jackson’s supporters, for those who have come to hate him and even those those who are indifferent. Light must be shone on what went on.

    Thank you.

  27. Kathy Mann says:

    All I know is that Michael Jackson is the greatest person to walk the face of the earth, of course after Jesus. I know God is leading Michael in all he has done while here on earth and I realize Michael is and always will be special to God no matter what people say about him here on earth. It is so painful for me to even imagine walking a mile in this man’s shoes. It is really unbelievable how people treat Michael. I don’t know if it is jealousy or what but some of the things done to him makes me be ashamed to be a human. I wish I could of been an animal or a bird or something else instead of a human being as we are called. A lot of people don’t fit the decription of a human being at all. I love you Michael Jackson from the deepest depths of my heart and soul and I am so sorry for what you have had to face in your life while here on earth. “It’s All For Love. L.O.V.E.”

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