‘The Michael Jackson cacophony is fascinating in that it is not about Jackson at all. I hope he has the good sense to know it and the good fortune to snatch his life out of the jaws of a carnivorous success. He will not swiftly be forgiven for having turned so many tables, for he sure grabbed the brass ring, and the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo has nothing on … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson’s Trial in the Court of Public Opinion
Long before a film called Leaving Neverland raised controversy and the lynch mob hysteria of “Cancel Culture” began screaming for his head, Michael Jackson was already on to the public perception of him that had been fed largely in part by the tabloid media, and at least in some measure by his own aesthetic choices. In a song titled “Is It Scary?” Jackson acknowledged … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson and “Cancel Culture”: What If It’s All a Lie?
By David T. Farr We are living in dangerous times. No one is free from accusation. All it takes any more is someone to come forward, make an accusation, drop it on social media and let the damage take course. Examples abound: R. Kelly, Kevin Spacey and numerous politicians, all the way to President Donald Trump. Seemingly no one is … [Read more...] about The Farr Side: Imbalance in ‘Leaving Neverland’
After HBO aired the Michael Jackson film, "Leaving Neverland," the reaction made it clear how misinformed many people are over these new allegations. When Michael Jackson died in 2009, the world set his scandals aside and mourned his passing. There was a sense of sympathy for Jackson's drug addiction and appreciation for his talent. His legacy appeared to be stronger … [Read more...] about I Believe In Michael Jackson’s Innocence Because The Facts Prove His Accusers Are Lying
TRIAL by media leaves me cold. Call me old fashioned but I believe the courts have a job to do and that it’s up to a jury to decide guilt or innocence, based on the evidence before them. An excerpt from the piece: The Channel 4/HBO two-part documentary Leaving Neverland about Michael Jackson abuse claims is a case in point. For every post supporting his accusers you … [Read more...] about Liam Rudden: When did we stop thinking for ourselves