Aug 16 2010

Now Michael is to blame for 70 lost jobs at Teva? And time he spent in Ireland is just too “strange” to believe?

Category: Justice,MJ Quotes,PhotosSeven @ 1:27 am

Love You, Michael!

"Why not just tell people I’m an alien from Mars.Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight.They’ll believe anything you say, because you’re a reporter.” -Michael Jackson

You know, they never run out of ways to use and abuse Michael Jackson’s name.

It’s being used per usual as a cheap -n- easy magnet for increasing website traffic by the Orange County Register in California, as well as by most of the rest of the media(loids).

But this is another way I’ve been seeing it abused more often lately: Michael’s name is being hung out there as a target of blame for the loss of 70 jobs at the Teva plant where propofol is manufactured.

Of course this is pure horse-pucky. Not that the jobs are being lost because of course they are. But it is pure horse-pucky that Michael Jackson is in any way to blame for it.

The reason Teva is halting manufacture of the drug is not because Michael was murdered with it, but rather because Teva couldn’t seem to find a way to manufacture it in sanitary conditions ie: it was making people sick due to the vials being contaminated. Certainly not  Michael’s fault!

This is the lamest case of ‘blame the victim‘ I’ve seen yet in regards to Michael Jackson, besides the dirtbag “doctor” named Murray trying to blame Michael for his own murder. And the media of course will try to pin anything on Michael.

If you want to let the author of this piece of crap know (not that she doesn’t) that her tactic of abusing Michael’s name for this piece is abusive, transparent and cheap, you can contact Mary Anne Milbourn at [email protected]

Here is the truth about TEVA and propofol:

TEVA/Baxter international have close to 250 lawsuits against them, NONE of them related to Michael Jackson. The damage was done long before he passed away. Their decision to cease manufacturing and lay people off had everything to do with money!

In 2008, propofol was connected to a hepatitis C outbreak that infected as many as 114 people. Vials of propofol were allegedly used to treat more than one patient each, spreading the liver disease. Close to 250 lawsuits have been filed in connection with the outbreak.

Earlier this month, a court ordered Teva to pay $356 million to a man who said he contracted hepatitis C from a vial of propofol. Teva’s partner, Baxter International Inc., was ordered to pay $144 million. The plaintiff said Teva and Baxter encouraged unsafe reuse of the drug by selling it in unnecessarily large vials.

-SOURCE: http://www.blnz.com/news/2010/05/28/Teva_says_will_stop_making_2077.html

UPDATE:

One reader got a rather catty response from Ms. Milbourn which you can read in the comments below. She basically admits they used and abused Michael’s name to draw attention to the article, claiming “no one would have recognized the name propofol or Teva, but they do know that the drug is associated with Michael Jackson’s death. I ran the story by two editors and both said that it was OK. So you and I will have to disagree.

So, her editors OK’d the abuse of his name for the article – strictly to draw website clicks and readership. The problem is these “journalists” have been for months associating Michael Jackson with TEVA’s legal problems and blaming him for their loss of money and jobs, when Michael Jackson has not a thing to do with it! It’s cheap, greedy, abusive, disingenuous, and they need to lay off this nasty little tactic. I’m so sick of these people.

Oh, and did you know that Michael’s spending time in Ireland was SO strange it could hardly be believed, especially in the face of his “bizarre and twisted life“?

Ohhh GAWD how tiresome and overused these adjectives are when describing Michael Jackson and everything about his life, even the most normal, completely understandable and mundane things as him simply wanting to escape the press and paparazzi after his 2005 trial and get some normality and peace in his life for himself and his children.

And all done just to capitalize on his name and to attract the readership of the lowest sensation-seeking, hate-mongering public with their ignorant mob mentality when it comes to all things MJ.

Here is the story and the relevant snip:

Even in the context of the bizarre, twisted fairy tale of Michael Jackson’s life, the time he spent living in a converted cowshed in rural Ireland shortly before he died takes some believing. But in the summer of 2006 . . .

Jesus Christmas on a pogo stick, I’d have thought better of the Guardian but I guess they’ve gone tabloid along with all the rest.  You can contact them about this tiresome  (not to mention grossly unprofessional) negative definition of Michael here: [email protected]

And if you want wonderful stories about Michael Jackson in Ireland without the negative media spin, you can of course find them here on MJJ-777.com  After clicking the link, scroll down for many, many stories, bits and pieces about Michael’s time there.

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