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Fresh "Michael Jackson" from The Traders Edge Radio Show
"To wear a mask. I learn more and Florida health dot gov. If you're far from water, you might think of flood can't happen to you. But the truth is, there are hidden risks that can leave your property vulnerable, like runoff from new development, changing weather patterns and even wildfires. A few have flood insurance. You have peace of mind, knowing that you can recover faster. Protect the life you've built visit Flood Smart doctor slash storm to learn more brought to you by FEMA and its national flood insurance program. It's an all eighties weekend because Nobody plays more eighties, then Sonny, one of 79 Wei Wei, go now go! Yeah, There goes actual off into the distance. How you doing, Mick? Sitting high above the Hubbard radio skyscraper above 95 in West Palm Beach, having a good time with you on a Sunday afternoon, Okay, it's only five stories high, baby. Only one Meeting you. Hey, I don't mind. Don't you rain? What You see, we'll stay together. I don't always That makes you know that do you weigh? With you, you know? So It's always sunny in Palm Beach when you're listening to one of 79 I don't know. Get off the street right time. That girl. Crowd. Kind of like But you won't do once you get up off the street. Sonny Bono, 79 West Palm Beach is home for Michael Jackson. Wanna meet change? Well, once and you real good. Don't make a difference. Gonna make it Turned brewing with that, and we'd be blind pretending. Broken bottle on the wind. They want to make the world a better place. Dunning is broken. I'm starting. You wanna make No, not really. Sonny, one of 79 loves Theeighties. That's why it's an all ladies weekend. Every weekend is an all ladies weekend with great music like Billy Idol..
Fresh update on "michael jackson" discussed on The JaySin Podcast
"They actually if you listen to the song actually went off like. They was wrapping. Yeah they did. I, was. I was especially impressed with Megan on. vk wrapping yes. She was really bars negative. Yeah. Her temple was a lot faster than Cardi was but. They both you know a solid job. I think you know at basically executing what the name of the song is and you know always hangs pussy. Exactly 'cause you know sometimes there's certain songs that we listened to, and then there's always one artist strays away from the actual song itself like from the actual content or wonder song supposed to be about the kind of stray away from it. But in this case. They just they just hit the nail on the head Bro I mean. This this song is number one. For a reason you know and I don't care what anyone has to say. and. So a plus a plus a plus all around definitely a plus for all the cameos that were in the. Definitely. I got we got I gotTA I. GotTa X. Are. Are. Woman listeners. We need help. I know what? 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The Michael Jackson Channel to Launch Today On SiriusXM
"Jackson Channel is launching today on Sirius X M radio. Jackson Estate, announcing that the Michael Jackson Channel will start its around the clock king of pop programing at noon today. It will feature music from Jackson's albums and also from live performances.
On This Day: Michael Jackson dies at 50
"I said today being June twenty fifth twenty twenty do you know what happened on this date eleven years ago Julie this what is this one of those can't believe it's been eleven years already June twenty fifth twenty oh nine he really wanna take a guess at this June twenty fifth twenty oh nine it's not sports related it was the death the death of someone and I'm guessing this was probably one of those where were you when moments where were you when eleven years ago today Michael Jackson died it seems like it's been eleven years I remember exactly where I was I was driving and have become even even listening to the station here after getting off from work and remember hearing reports that Michael Jackson died and you know in the eleven years since he's been gone his his image has his has his persona has it improved I don't know you know we're debating this before because then you know some years after his death was at three or four years if even that long after his death you have the different documentaries that were put out about the reports about his you know actions and and dumb the reports of what he was doing it on his personal life which always hounded him I get that but eleven years is Michael Jackson thought of more fondly than he was before or is he still kind of a yeah but you know what he was doing right is it is just a kind of it is is is that jokes still out there is that is that he's still a punch line in some ways I mean I think Kim there is still out of you know a shadow that kinda hangs over him and his reputation but delivery was one of those things were in the days of the week and the week or so after it was it was let's get the helicopter out to follow the hearse carrying his body the the funeral the ceremony the memorial services the who's who of celebrities showing up it was it was a remarkable scene it really was and here it is eleven years later and whether he's any better off is memory rather is any better off than what it was when he was still alive I don't know I I certainly don't get that sense I don't believe that we think of him both Michael Jackson a little better late than we did at the time different little different that's for sure sometimes the years go by and and things
How You Can Help Transform America's Racial Karma | Dr. Larry Ward
"Hey guys, what can you as an individual do to help? Break the cycles of rage, pain, fear and violence that continued to grip, America and many other parts of the world, relating to the issue of race. Even though our guest this week was shot at by white police officers when he was only eleven, and then later in his life, had his house firebombed allegedly by local racists in the town where he was living. Even though he's gone through all of that, he is still hopeful that now is a moment of true, potential and opportunity to transform what he calls America's Racial Karma and by extension ourselves. Dr Larry Ward is a lay minister in the lineage of the Great. Vietnamese master TechNet Han. He's an advisor to the executive leadership institute at the Peter F Drucker School of Management He's done consulting work with fortune, five hundred companies, and he has a PhD in religious studies with an emphasis on Buddhism. His forthcoming book is called America's Racial Karma. Here, we go with Dr Larry Ward. Nice to meet you remotely, and for doing this sure nice to meet you, too. Take good care. We have a lot of meditators who listen to the show and so. I'd love to know more about what you do in your own mind when you feel the. The kind of suffering where you're. Empathizing with the families of these of these young people have been killed, or when memories are coming up for you from your own personal right story I, thank. Two pieces are important to. This is also the intergenerational. Flow of trauma. And it is also. The trauma experienced on the land in which we live. And so how I practice caring for myself different ways. Depending on what I'm feeling. etc so sometimes. I put on just music. And listen to music. That will help me move energy. That may be stuck somewhere in my body out. Or. What do you like through well? All kinds of music Oh, I have a pretty wide. Pretty wide. Range of music I like depending on the mood or what I'm feeling needs to be processed. Michael Jackson Helps me a lot with some of his particular songs, especially the one he was sung at his memorial. Will you be there? Harry Belafonte's Day. When I need to feel like beauty is still in the world. Campaign the line no I do. Try to remember I'm kind of a romantic at heart and so that. That soothes that part of me. That helps me remember. Life is beautiful. that it can be captured and word and sound and vibration, and in color. Sometimes I. Listen or observe an Natalie stall someone. WHO's a brilliant conductor? especially in her version of Hombre, Ma Fu. So sometimes. I go the classical route. And choose different melodies and symphonies that also can move energy all of our. Creative! Arts and methods from my ancestors in one way designed to do these things, but if we don't learn to master them and don't learn to take the time to do them. We just as my grandmother used to say, running around with like chickens with our heads cut off. So, you put the music on and dance as a way to get the energy to move flowing. Yeah, sometimes I dance sometimes I cry sometimes I lay down and just let the sound and the music's music wash over my body. Sometime inspires a poem, etc, or another song that I find. Healing. And energizing and recovering to listen to so I don't get lost in my pain. And sometimes always every day. I go outside. So one of my practices daily at morning noon and night if I can is to be outside of four.
"michael jackson" Discussed on 850 WFTL
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Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit
"Producer Quincy Jones loses more than half his royalties in a lawsuit against Michael Jackson's estate here's Michele Pelino Quincy Jones will not receive a nine point four million dollar verdict after an appellate court in California overturned awards of six point nine leaving the famed producer with two point five million a three judge panel overturned awards originally won against the estate of Michael Jackson in twenty seventeen the panel stating that the judge in that case should not have led the jury to decide points and should have interpreted the contract himself Jones sued the estate for over thirty million in royalties income derived from that this is a concert film to cirque du soleil shows and other revenue streams that followed the king of pop's death in two thousand
Court overturns Quincy Jones' win in Michael Jackson lawsuit
"There's been a reversal in a legal case involving two recording industry Titans for nearly three years the law was on Quincy Jones aside as a jury awarded him nine point four million dollars in royalties and fees from Michael Jackson's estate but now a California appeals court has overturned that jury verdict at issue are some of Jackson's biggest hits like Billie Jean Jones claimed MJJ productions owed him money for royalties and fees because some of those hits were used in the concert film this is it and to cirque de soleil shells but the appeals court said the jury box the case by misinterpreting the contract between the two a job the appeals panel said was for the judge and not the jury the upshot though Jones can keep two and a half million dollars of that award I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Prince guitar, McCartney Beatles lyrics come up for auction
"A good tire from princes prime and some legendary Beatles lyrics sketched out among the items going up for auction at a major music artifacts sale Julien's auctions announced that the June auction will include in nineteen eighty four blue cloud guitar custom made for prince a page of Paul McCartney's hand written lyrics featuring cross outs revisions in earlier drafts of the lines for the Beatles song Maxwell's silver hammer will also be up the auction also will have memorabilia from Madonna Michael Jackson Whitney Houston Johnny Cash Jim Morrison the rolling stones queen and David
Prince guitar, McCartney Beatles lyrics come up for auction
"Prince's guitar and Paul McCartney's hand written lyrics are among the items for sale at a memorabilia auction next month outside Los Angeles I marquees are loaded with the latest Julien's auctions will sell the nineteen eighty four blue cloud guitar with prince's love symbol on it and then options after June nineteenth and twentieth it's estimated to sell for between one hundred thousand and two hundred thousand dollars Paul McCartney's handwritten draft for the song Maxwell's silver hammer is estimated to sell for between two hundred thousand and three hundred thousand dollars other items for auction include Jim Morrison's journal from Paris Johnny cash's tour piano and Michael Jackson's black loafers which he autographed on the soles
11 Trivia Questions on 80s Music True/False
"Trivia WITH BUDS COM. There you can click on all kinds of fun stuff like puzzles to download podcasts. To listen to videos to watch and you could see the whole schedule of events for all the live facebook events. I'm doing every night at seven. Pm Pacific coming up next week. We have one on food in the food network in all things food related. If you like food trip come play along live and RSVP for a bonus point on my website Trivia with buds dot com. Today we have eighty s music. True false statement. You tell me if it's real or fake and we have eleven of those questions that we're going to dive into right now here. We go all right guys. Eighties music. True false here's number one. Madonna's Song Papa don't preach came out before her song like a prayer. Is that true or false number. One Madonna's Song Papa. Don't preach came out before her song like a prayer question number two. The first word of Michael Jackson's beat it. Is They number two? The first word of Michael Jackson's beat it. Is They number three? The song here I go again was by Whitesnake number three. The song here I go again was by Whitesnake question. Number four time after time was a song by Blondie. Is that true or false number four time after time was a song by Blondie true or false number. Five walk like an Egyptian came out in nineteen eighty one number five walk like an Egyptian came out in nineteen eighty one question number six. The song take my breath. Away was by a band named after a country. Is that true or false? The song take my breath. Away was by a band named after a country number. Six question number seven. The Kenny Loggins Song Danger Zone was used in. Topgun number seven. The Kenny Loggins Song. Danger zone was used in top gun. Seven question rate prince had hit song called Strawberry Beret number. Eight prints at a hit song called Strawberry Beret number nine. The first word to the Beastie Boys Song fight for your right is kick. Is that true or false number nine? The first word to the Beastie Boys Song fight for your right is kick number. Ten Freddie. Mercury's birth name was Faruk. Both Sarah true or false number. Ten Freddie Mercury's birth name was Faruk Bull Sarah and the bonus points here two point question at the very end number. Eleven beyond say to amy wine house were all born in the eighty S. Is that true or false? Beyond say Ron and Amy Wine House. We're all born in the eighty s true or false for two points. Those are all your questions. Eighty s music. True false. Hope you had fun playing along. We'll be right back in just a second with the answers. We are back with the answers to eighty s music. True false. Let see what you knew. Number one Madonna Song. Papa don't preach came out before her song like a prayer. Is that true or false? That was true number one true number two. The first word of Michael Jackson's beat it is they. Is that true or false? That is true. They told you not to come around here. Something like that number three the song here I go again was by Whitesnake. That is true number three here. I go again by. Whitesnake is true number four time after time was a song by blondie. True or false. That is false time after time was not by blondie number five walk like an Egyptian came out in eighty. One sure false. That is false little bit later. I think it was eighty six number six. The song take my breath away was named after by band named after a country. That is false. They were Berlin which is a city not a country number seven. Kenny loggins zone. Danger zone was used in top gun. That is true. Big Song from that soundtrack number eight prince had a song called Strawberry Beret. That is false. It was raspberry beret and a great song number nine. The first word. To the Beastie Boys Song fight for your right is kick kick it at the beginning. That's true number nine.
Chicago - Michael Jordan Turned Down $100 Million Deal For Two-Hour Appearance, Agent Says
"Michael Jackson Jackson Michael Jordan excuse me once had a chance to make one hundred million dollars for not much more than two hours of work and he turned it down for sure you think that's a true story yeah one hundred million who okay well tell me okay so his agent said they're not being very specific but he said this is according to his agent and it's a quote all he had to do was other than giving his name and likeness make one two hour appearance to announce the deal and he turned it down god bless him he's been so successful it gives him an opportunity to do whatever the hell he wants or not do things he doesn't want he's very very selective in the things he wants to be involved in yeah I mean unless it was some like tawdry it get them more role deal for a hundred million dollars even if you didn't keep that money you could have changed other people's lives yeah but then you could you could argue that a whole bunch of wishes worth two point one billion dollars I credit him okay we're not taking it okay so he doesn't need it oh goodness no he is he has his own brand I mean the deal that he has the jump man logo with Nike he owns the what was the NBA team the Charlotte bobcats were real I mean this dude is he is doing fine I I think that's awesome that he would just I also want to find out the percentage under million to two billion are you gonna get some rice throwing out your rice I was but you know he's so protective the reason he is so loaded one of the main reasons is because of how protective he is band of Michael Jordan the brand is still like this ESPN documentary that's on right now is the most that we have heard from Michael Jordan ever ever ever yes he you never did you interview so you never see more like him more Fallon or anything like that he just lays so low he didn't get into the commentating business like Barkley did in like Shaquille o'neal did he is always just taken this this different route and there's been this this sort of like smokescreen around him which makes the entry so much more I mean he's been out of the league for twenty years and his shoes are still the hot issues that sell each and every year everybody wants a new pair of Jordan so if that hundred million if he felt it went against the brand that he had carefully curated for all these years hi Tony has nice enough money where he could be like now pass and don't forget is Hanes commercials yeah is he in the commercial I haven't seen one recently but I always remember he wasn't you know not too long ago yeah he was on a plane we have the Charlie Chaplin mustache and he was telling people about his aching neck member who suck but yeah yeah T. shirts in his underwear talk about underpaying planes yeah generally frowned upon death have not seen that one
11 Trivia Questions on Back to the Future
"What are we doing today? She goes. What do you think we're doing? We're going to be in the house just hanging out coming up with projects for the kids watching stuff on TV and walking from room to room looking around walking out of that room. Go into the next room she goes. We're we're doing that. It's the that's the whole thing so I hope you are finding ways to switch up your routine because I need to get out of. The House is Weird in California. Because it's very cloudy and kind of colder and It was nice for a couple of days. I did some hikes. That was cool. I felt like everything was normal to degree But when it gets kind of cold and dreary it's it's really hard to get motivated to do stuff I keep talking about this Trivia Book that I WanNa right and I should have the thing done by now I only have about. I think eleven or twelve stories out of about fifty stories that I wanNa tell in this book written down and I could easily if I just focused on it. Get the entire thing done which I wanted to do over like the next nine months. I could do it in one month so I really need to jump start myself and right the rest of this book if you're interested in what it's about it's going to be kind of a trivia memoir where I talk about hosting Trivia very interesting scenarios and then I tell a story and Then there's a little quiz based on stuff that happened in the story afterwards so for example one time. I met Harrison Ford Trivia Party. I tell that story and then I have a quiz on Harrison Ford related stuff and then some Harrison Ford inspired trivia team names in different things like that so it's kind of like a travel book. It'd be a bookie by it like an airport and be like. Oh this'll be cool for the plane ride. I could do some trivia. I read some stories from this guy. And hopefully it's a ton of fun and I tell some shark NATO stories in there Some different celebrity encounters. I'm trying to break up the book into different sections. So it's like celebrity encounters a family type stories like growing up family based Trivia Steph Different travelling to different cities so like Tennessee Chattanooga Related Trivia so. I tell a story about doing this show there and then go into Trivia about it etc etc. But I think it'll be cool. It'll be about ten sections of probably five stories on each section each and there should be at least five hundred. Trivia questions in there for you guys to play along with two and hopefully this is pretty cool little calling card for me to give people as an e book or to sign copies of a physical book and get out there and do a little. Bit Of Book Touring. So that'll be something for two thousand. Twenty one. Hopefully hopefully the world is put back together by that and I can make that happen but if you're interested in the progress of that I might launch a website pretty soon for all things related to the book. I have no idea what the title of this thing's going to be but I think it will be a fun little project so be on lookout for that and be on the lookout for eleven questions on back to the future which are going to start right. Now we're GONNA jump into these questions about the movie that people love about time travel and we're going to do that right now here. We go all right guys. Here's question number one for back to the future question number one which song is playing as Marty enters a cafe eighty s in part to number one which song is playing as Mardi enters the cafe eighties in part to question number one question number two for back to the future at the very beginning of the trilogy. What time did MARDI leave? Doc's lab was at seven. Twenty Eight Fifteen or eight twenty five number two multiple choice question. Winded Mardi leave. Doc's lab twenty eight fifteen or eight twenty five question number three. What Song Mardi and his band play for the dance? Auditions number three. What Song did Mardi and his band play for the dance? Auditions number three wash number four. At the beginning of first movie you see Lorraine drinking liquor kind of booze is she drinking number four lorraine drinks at the start of the first movie. What is she drinking? Question Number Five. From whom did dock obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine number five? From whom did obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine back to the future number five question number six. What does doc call his dog in? Nineteen fifty-five what is docs? Dog's name in one thousand nine hundred fifty five question number seven. How many kids do Jennifer and Marty have number seven? How many kids do Jennifer and Marty have questionable eight in back to the future? To what brand is the hover board that Mardi uses to evade griff and his gang number eight in back to the future. To what brand is the Hover Board? That Mardi uses to evade Griffin and his gang number eight question number nine in part one when Marty and his one thousand nine hundred five family. Sit Down for dinner. What did George his father pour into a bowl number nine in part one when Mardian is nine hundred eighty five family? Sit Down for dinner. What did George his father pour into his bowl and number ten. What is the name of the dance slash theme that George? Lorraine attend in Nineteen fifty five. What is the theme of that? Dance or the name of the dance number ten and your two point bonus question for back to the future. Trivia for two points. What was the name of Marty's band? What was the name of Marty's band? Those are all your questions for. Be Seeing. T. F. T. that's back to the future Trivia. We'll be right back in just a second with the answers. Were going back in time with the answers to back to the future Trivia. Here they are number. One which song is playing as Mardi enters the cafe eighties in part to its beat it by Michael Jackson beat it by Michael Jackson number. Two at the very beginning of the trilogy. What time did MARDI leave? Doc's lab was at seven twenty. Now was at eight fifteen now. It was eight twenty five eight twenty five on the clock when Marty leaves. Docs number two number three. What Song did Marty and his band play for the dance auditions? That was power of love. Power of love. And he got Huey Lewis. There is one of the judges who says it's too loud or too to something I think he says it's too loud number. Three power of love number four at the beginning of the first movie you see Lorraine drinking liquor. What kind is she drinking? She's drinking vodka number. Not Unlike my wife likes a nice vodka seven up every once in a while number five from whom did dock obtain the plutonium he needed to use the time machine the Libyans number five the Libyans. They have that showdown in the mall. Parking lot number six. What does doc call his dog in? Nineteen fifty five Copernicus Copernicus number six number seven how many kids do Jennifer and Marty have two children two children number eight and back to the future to what is the brand of Hover Board. Mardi uses to evade Griffin. His Gang Mattel Hover Board. They probably paid big bucks for that. Mattel number nine in part one when Martin is one thousand nine hundred five family sit down for dinner George mic fly pours peanut brittle those big clusters of Peanut Brittle into a bowl number ten. What is the name of the dance? Theme for George and Lorraine that they attend in Nineteen fifty-five enchantment under the sea in Chapman under the sea and number eleven for two points. What is the name of Marty's band? They are called the pinheads. The pinheads great. If you'll like bowling and you have the guy's a quick quiz on back to the future. I hope you had fun playing along with that episode. We've got one more question for you. In the form of the question of the day and the question today is who did the voice of Darth vader. If you know the answer tweet me your answer at Ryan buds or email Ryan buds gmail.com to be eligible for a prize.
Jackson estate gives to Broadway, Vegas needy amid outbreak
"Perhaps it's appropriate the estate of the gloved one is donating money to help people in the entertainment industry impacted by the pandemic the Michael Jackson estate is giving three hundred thousand dollars to people who work in Broadway shows Las Vegas productions and in the music industry the estate co executors says the gifts are personal for the keepers of Jackson's affairs and legacy and are in line with
Scaling Human Conversations with Paul Michaelenko, CEO of Listen App
"So you started your career in music like many in the voice base you started as an artist and I know you grew up playing the violin and found you could sing. You studied music and college. Can you take me through your journey? A little bit from music to teaching vocal coaching to now getting into product design in creating a voice tech startup. It's your interesting background. I actually didn't know that Quite a bit of people invoice come from artists backgrounds. I think that's really cool in my childhood fell in love with the violin. Became obsessed with to be honest later in high school transition to piano and voice and went to school got ran. Aground and buckle performance was in la. Studying under Solo. Best coaches like Seth Riggs also Madonna and teaching Michael Jackson. Studying was very fascinating time. And then after call it pursued all sorts of artistic different gigs on the side and then I took up also voice coaching and through the years. I continued coaching. That actually became something interesting because I started observing. There's a way to create sound when you're speaking or I should say when you're singing that's optimized to your human body so for example like you know the Bel Canto. Singing style comes out of tradition. When they're trying to create sound over an orchestra or Jacker to Jain Auditorium without microphones. So they have to optimize the human voice and I thought what was interesting though this technique was developed for optimization of the human voice what if we could apply that also to speech and I just started observing the way people would talk. And I'm not talking about like saying or whatever like that's different disciplined but like strictly. What does your voice sound light and started? Developing the methodology of helping people optimize their speaking voice. Where you know. There's a few essential things that have to happen for an optimal speaking voice. It's resonating ahead. Resonating the chest proper breathing support and then connecting it altogether Dynamic range that you can have and developed whole methodology. It's called total body. Boys actually told by voice dot com put together a little podcast where people can go through the methodology benefit themselves. You know maybe getting rid of certain bad habits or whatever and so started. There then transitioned to product design joined a startup started doing of design from that went through a few startups. Just kind of moving. My way up learning just fell in love with early stage environment and Then became obsessed with the idea but this time I was already an experienced product designer became obsessed idea of how do you design for an voice enabled interfaces and that led me of course to broadcasting fell in love with podcasting? Started my own. Podcast on musical literacy. It was called Mozart and me at that time and the idea. What's we would help people who didn't have a musical education. Listen to music with more intelligence if you will where. They're being more thoughtful in understanding. What's happening how do you listen to the baseline or what's interesting about the Rhythms Cetera? So it was a fun podcast but very difficult doing all solo. I kind of got burnt out and at that time started thinking about the all. The different podcast outs. That were out there. I downloaded every single one and didn't love any of them and just started prototyping and designing own until somebody came together on mobile. I love that and I think yeah we were talking earlier. There are so many artists in the voice tech space. And you really start to kind of us. Not only your creative mind but what you know about sound design to bring things together and I was reading your blog and you wrote a recent article about air pods and something that you wrote really resonated with me that I just wanted to read real quick. You said people don't like to be alone even worse to be seen alone. It gives the impression that you're socially inadequate or that you don't have many friends. Consequently were always on the phone. Creating the impression that were needed by someone. Air Pods provided elegant solution. For this peculiar social conundrum. I remember the first time I initiated a conversation with a stranger on the streets of New York wearing air pots. I asked him what he was listening to. And he replied. Oh I'm not listening to anything. I just keep them. In sensing the unusual nature of this behavior. He started to justify it saying things like they keep my ears warm. But I wasn't fooled. He was alone in the air pods. Made him feel like he was connected to other people. I think that's first of all beautifully written. But can you speak to this? Why are air pods in here? Ables and voice important in making people feel connected. Do you think Oh. This is so huge I really think that air pods people missing or undervalue. Maybe how sensational phenomena it is. An airport is just the first wave. Now we're going to be seeing. Many other. Brands create really big products in space. If you look at airport volume just how. Much of the on many of them are being sold in terms of revenue. They're just air pods there close to net flicks it's absolutely mind staggering Mike Many of them people are buying. And what's happening? That's most interesting but I wrote about article is that people are leaving them in their ears when they're not listening to because they're so comfortable that is a completely new behavior for consumers who are engaging with media on a mass scale and I think it's close in peril. Jabbour was happening with the IPHONE. So now you get essential you get access to people in new social abstraction the audio so they can be available to interact with content or even with one another the audio because now they have a piece of hardware that's on their heads on their ears amounted to listen and speak at all time. So that's fantastic. And we see the social ask intimate already where people don't WanNa be by themselves and people will always be on their phone on their screen as if like even if they don't have anything to do just even pre sensation busy or something because let's just a sociological factor in society. An air pods. Are I think the most elegant weight to get past this yeah? I think it's interesting how you wrote it. And we've had on the show before. I'm not sure if you know them. But Dave camp and Andy Bell via are the two guys who just love here balls and talking about how great they are. And exactly what you're saying you're connected to the content but you can still be connected to people on the outside And it's blending both of them and I just never thought about it as a something. We've visually see in the way you spoke about it so I thought that was really great. How you wrote
Macaulay Culkin: Michael Jackson 'Never Did Anything' to Me
"In a new interview star of home alone macaulay Culkin long since grown up is now defending Michael Jackson right now is a good time to speak up he never did anything to me those words coming from macaulay Culkin in a new interview with esquire magazine where he talks about his long friendship with Michael Jackson the actors but a lot of time with Jackson when he was a child I have no reason to hold anything back but now thirty nine year old says Culkin also testified in two thousand five of the pop star's trial that he was never sexually assaulted something others have accused Jackson of the even after his death leaving never landed two part documentary featuring a pair of men who allege Jackson sexually abused them was released
AP Source: Bryant memorial set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center
"Plans for a public memorial for Kobe Bryant are starting to take shape the place where Kobe Bryant played his home games and the place where an impromptu shrine was set up shortly after his death will turn out to be the place with the public memorial service for Brian will take place as was the case for Michael Jackson back in two thousand and nine the staples center in Los Angeles will be the scene for the memorial that is according to a person with knowledge of the plans which have not been officially released the date February twenty fourth two twenty four is symbolic twenty four is the number that Brian ward during the latter part of his Lakers career and number two is the Jersey number one by his daughter G. ana who died with Bryant in a helicopter crash late last month a Moscow was Gabriel
The Rolling Stones are headed back on tour
"It's the rolling stones is will we ever actually collect amassed quite a collection of bands that we have this yeah use for but right now it's the rolling stones because they just announced tour dates and they are coming to the Twin Cities may thirteenth I believe okay I anyway my point is we don't know how much longer they'll be touring and they do not mean that I think they're going to die I just mean they're getting up there yeah in there they might at some point going to die or they'll just decide not to tour anymore in the probably die well everybody's gonna die and be going until they're dead right because they might be they might be rolling stones into other literally Roland style yeah Ames role in any case so they're coming to tell my husband says do we have to go out the roads out like I said we've accidentally amassed a large collection of bands like that which is a problem that I will deal with on my own time but what is that band for you six five one six four one one oh seven when the band or act or solo you know performer whatever who is if you absolutely have got to see every time they come through Bradley I am not a band person so this one he can I just a man do this to include singers yeah that's like any band act singer solo whatever I feel like I haven't seen Diana Ross yet I want to see Diana Ross surely bassy I haven't seen she still with us fingers crossed I mean it's going to be people like that because all it and the only people that I would have seen that are already passed on with the Michael Jackson and I know that's an awkward take but yeah all of the folder all exploded out on to the interwebs he would have been on my list but I I've seen most everyone else that I want to see if like for example I saw Fleetwood Mac if they came around again I don't need to see them all right I saw that and I don't feel well now I it's even less likely I would see them because they're not it's not it's not like the true actual which is why we wanted to go so
Traditional and Social Media: Trump's Key to Success
"What is keeping you up at night? The most when you think about twenty twenty. What keeps me up at night is that trump has a massive structural media advantage? He has a massive state adjacent propaganda machine that pumps his message out to his voters with tremendous discipline support and Democrats have not yet figure how to counter that. This primary season is not lending itself to to our party getting out a clear alternative to Donald Trump. He's an uncanny message person every time I think he's really off on something. Then we go and test it and we find out how strong it is. I wish we had some place that was able to get out consistent message against him. Two of the most important things that Democrats can control role in this campaign are what to say and how to say it. In other words our message and the strategies we use to communicate that message is Dan Pfeiffer and Celinda Lake just mentioned the Party starts twenty twenty at a disadvantage in both of these areas along. Crowded primary. Hasn't allowed us to coalesce around a single message about what we stand for. Or how we govern and aside from your friends at crooked media a few other outlets like us there's just no progressive equivalent to Fox News and the massive propaganda machine that Donald Trump and the Republicans rely on to deliver their message overcoming. This challenge might be the most critical step on the path to victory. Sorry in November. Because as we've now learned from the organizers on the ground and the voters in our focus groups it's crucial to breakthrough all the noise and nastiness cynicism to actually reach people where they are and persuade them that it's possible for us to get to a better place. So how do we do that. We'll talk to people who have some smart ideas on media and message in our final episode of the Wilderness. It's very hard for Democrats. Even the current contract with the media to put the conversation on the things that matter to voters healthcare where the economy those sorts of issues. They don't get clicks. Try Social Media Traffic. There's no algorithm benefit to them so they might as well be trees falling in the forest at times. That's Dan pfeiffer. Lifer Co host to Pod Save America and author of un-trumpian America pointing out. How difficult it is for Democrats to break through with messages policies that the voters we've heard from actually actually care about Donald Trump on the other hand doesn't have this problem? He has a tremendous advantage because of social media so the Algorithms reward outrage and outrage as the coin of the Roman conservative politics but it's not just social media where trump has an advantage. He also has tremendous Mendes influence over. What the traditional media covers the traditional media is forced by the perverse economics of digital advertising icing to cover trump? He is the nation's assignment editor. which is something one of us wants called him? We start with the president's public meltdown on twitter pushing the trade war between the world's economic superpowers into a dangerous new fe day. Nine I think of the president continuing to go. After this group of women he calls them a UC seve plus three. That's the new nickname that he unveiled for them today. The way in which media outlets have to pay their bills in a world in which you are getting paid paid by the click forces you into covering and writing about content that gets clicks. Because you're getting your traffic from facebook and Google right right in facebook. It's rewarding trump content because trump content makes people so he has that advantage tear McGowan a democratic strategist and CEO. Joe Of digital advertising firm acronym expands on Dan's notion of trump. As the nation's assignment editor the mainstream media are only covering what what gets the most noise which is actually really seeded by the Republicans and trump specifically because trump will tweet something out and then the media picks up on it because they have to exceed the president. It started when he tweeted on Sunday. That Alabama would quote most likely be hit much harder than anticipated painted. The National Weather Service then tweeted. Alabama will not see any impacts from Roy in the trump era a lot of media criticism is about whether journalists I do enough to fact check. Trump's lies or even call them lies at all but what may be even more helpful to trump is that the media has allowed him to become as Dan says says the nation's assignment editor. They let him drive the conversation. They let him pick the issues. They let him set the terms of the debate. Even when he's not talking about about governing or policy-making which usually isn't these bad incentives or why as Dan points out the overall effect of media criticism about trump trump will always be limited. I mean there is definitely some benefit to working there but we are not like seven tweets. Maggie Haberman away from solving this problem like we also have to be clear we as progressives have the wrong view of the media. We had this vision of the media as this set set of referees and fact checkers who bring order to our messy politics and so in doing so we think they think it's their job. takedown trump that is not their job so if we continue to mythology is the media. We're never going to succeed. The communication strategy because it lends us to believe leave that the best way to communicate is talk to the media supposed to talk to people. What's even more unfortunate is that Republicans realized long ago that they needed to go around the traditional channel media and build their own channels of communication trump has a massive state adjacent propaganda machine that pumps his message out to his voters with tremendous disciplined? Frankly was not just Fox. It's the entire right-wing talk radio sphere. Beer it's Owen. It's Breitbart. It is like this. Plethora of online very sketchy digital outlets that are pumping trump propaganda into the ecosystem. Is Dan says right. Wing media goes well beyond Fox News and Breitbart to random corners of the Internet. You've probably never heard of Tair. McGowan knows these online worlds all too well and takes us down the rabbit hole. There's also publications that popped up like the big league. The Big League was started by twenty seven year old man who left Breitbart because he felt it had gone soft after trump was elected in the big league is notorious yes because they were the publication that released the north black face. Photo did participate in a dance contest. In which darken my face as part of a Michael Jackson Costume the yearbook photo was broken. Not by the New York Times but by big league politics a right wing media outlet run by a former BREITBART writer. This the new normal these strategically pushed it out and got the national media to cover it win. You know I was in a very politically vulnerable moment. Coming to the defense of a late abortion bill in the State House in Virginia this revenge politics media is being being used as a weapon to deploy this type of revenge politics after the election. So there are these all over the Internet and they're not just the ones that are so explicitly unapologetic about their political agenda. Like Breitbart and Fox. There's also sinclair a hundred and ninety three local television affiliates. Let's sinclair is a pro-trump Corporation. Why our cable news channels airing so much coverage of the trump Russia story so here are the options? It's bias against the president for higher ratings or it's a really important story and now these trusted local news. Brands friends are putting money behind facebook. Ads to their viewers endorsing and marketing trump Maga- hats the daily beast reports sports at least twenty-seven clear broadcasters posted items on their website starting on Thursday hyping a new keep America great had for sale and the trump campaign's website. The right right has built this infrastructure and now is pushing millions and millions of dollars a month behind the content and the messengers that have influence on their side. How on channels like facebook and Google? And we're not spending any money we're just relying on the mainstream media to do our job which they're not gonNa do do because they live in fear of being called the liberal fake news media that that if we're not spending at the same clip that trump and the Republicans are just to drive our offensive. Message were losing the information war. The good news is Tara. Has Some ideas about how the Democrats can catch up. I believe the only solution antidote to this challenge is to have our own communication like our own owned channels to communicate to people directly and that does not mean in. NFL areas ways does not mean spread liser misinformation. It's the opposite but we have to do. Is We actually have to compete tears. Right it's one of the reasons we started crooked crooked media and now terror is actually building another one of those channels herself after working as a digital producer for Obama in twenty twelve and is the director of digital strategy. See for priorities. USA In two thousand Sixteen Terrace started acronym her nonprofit digital firm that's creating progressive ads in content for twenty twenty acronym. mm-hmm isn't making these ads the same way it's always been done but the same old democratic ad firms. They're using an approach. That's both more creative. And more data driven we'll look at a very very large audience of people And take you know ten different messages. Around how trump has been really bad for the economy. So those messages could be you know the impact of offshoring jobs the tax cuts for the rich and squeezing the middle class further. The trade war. What have you and then for each of those messages will develop tons of content memes gifts videos etc then our creative director will go to the team and be like okay? What are all of the different visceral values driven identity driven ways? We can express this message. And they'll build out all this content and then what we do is we push it out to a broader audience. Audience of voters in say Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin. And then what we're doing is we are actually surveying groups of these voters who are getting all of this content Dan and learning on a biweekly basis. What of these messages? And what of the actual pieces of content were delivering is having the most impact impact at chipping away at trump's approval rating among those voters. In real time
Glen Keane Was Drawn to Kobe Bryant for 'Dear Basketball'
"When Kobe Bryant retired twenty sixteen he penned a farewell letter to to the game that he called dear basketball? It was later turned into an animated short film by veteran animator. Glen Keane with music by John Williams the composer for star our wars and other classic films. This is all I have left to give a mind can in handle the grind body news time to say goodbye. Dear Basketball won an academy award in two thousand. Eighteen keen is a former Disney animator. Her you'd never met Kobe prior to the making of deer basketball and he told me about that nervous first meeting when Kobe and his family visited his animation studio that day. He he showed up with Vanessa and the girls and we brought him an and there was this moment of like. Uh what's Kobe going to think of. This tiny little studio was in little duplex. And I mean it wasn't like the big fancy studios this and you looked around and saw the sketches on the wall. And you know for a moment I thought oh I know. He's got to be disappointed. Did he said it's perfect. Yeah they're recording of of Kobe's monologue. His his read comes comes off is Very intimate what conversations. Did you have with him about the recitation of of the peace. Did you sort sort of guide him or coach him at all. We walk down the street from our little studio too recording studio at the end of a point Setia. Yeah it's a recording studio. Where actual Michael Jackson recorded thriller and Coby was so nervous to go in there like this? I mean he's such a fan of Michael Jackson's work and when we came time to record Kobe was very quiet he he delivered it in in a very simple straightforward conversational way. I thought okay. Good well he's got that done. Now he's going to deliver something more dramatic second time exactly clearly the same their time delivered exactly the same and at that point I realized this is it. Kobe's going to deliver something very pure entirely sincere. Not Inflected selected not dramatized. He's not performing. He's revealing who he is and it became the the driver for for the the way. Every part of this whole piece was going to be. I am wondering if he was thinking in terms of creating something that would speak speak for itself after he was gone. Not only from the basketball court but from from life An and was he thinking about his legacy and future generations nations and how they viewed him for Kobe. He knew what he had done in setting a path for others. So this was this was his purpose us very much to inspire new generations beyond him. I mean that was very intentional. Talking to coby he would have this intense fierce look in his eyes that would his spirit spirit in this movie had to connect to you in a very visceral way like him and I told the Kobe Kobe. I can't just animate you moving across in shooting the ball. I have to know what's in your head. What's in your heart? How how are you feeling? So we went shot by shot through Youtube of Kobe's twenty greatest plays and he remembered -membered every moment and described that moment why he was able to do that shot. What was his intention? I could live live in his skin. That's what was for nanometer. It's all about living in the skin of someone you animate. I mean there was a a His fade shot. Where he he would throw his right hip out a little bit left? Hip was just back just for enough enough and then you know he would come at the opponent and then back off and leap up into the air at a certain angle and do the whole thing and I studied it and I knew it I knew it exactly the angle of his hand so I mean early on. I said Kobe. You've got the worst basketball player in the world animating. Neal Neil said that's okay Glenn because everything you learn about basketball is going to be through studying him so after film was done we. You're at the Lakers. Training Center and the lights were off on the court and I walked in and grabbed a basketball. I thought I can do this. I mean this was so much about Kobe. Set your mind to it and you study and you you can do it so I got the ball. I went way back into a three point shot. I mean way back. I wasn't making it easy on myself. And I travelled ball then I jumped and through my right hip out and my hand was ninety degrees everything and all the way to releasing the ball and coby would say you know even after the ball was off of his fingertips. I felt like still had enough control. If I pull my finger back might just not bounce too hard on the backboard. I mean there was this mystical connection between him and the ball and I felt all of that insight as released the ball. It was flying. I could not believe it straight for the basket ask it on a perfect arc Iran. I was dumbfounded and that fell ten feet short. But how do you read the words now in the aftermath of this tragedy. There's a profound depth to them about him talking about his his body. Not being able to go on. It's time to give it up time to let it go.
Fans gather at arena where Kobe Bryant made his name
"AS one fan Renee so tomorrow or put it today's the day that part of LA died and indeed the scene in the plaza near the staples center took on the kind of morning full scene reminiscent of what happened when Michael Jackson died in two thousand nine people that candles displayed memorabilia and talked about the shock Julie Sierra noted for the amount of people that are out here it's silent everybody's in Greece everybody's morning even so some fans pay tribute to Brian as though they were still inside the staples center watching them I'm a squirrel's Gabriel
"michael jackson" Discussed on Bizarre Life with Dan Wootton
"So out of those three huge choose which shop which, which, which okay, I'm going to delete sweet child of mine. And I'm going to Scheffel everyday is wanting road, and I'm going to repeat tomorrow, never dies because it's gemstone JAMES BOND for crying out loud. I mean, that must be still even now a highlight just be able to, I recall, I would tell you that was a giant highlight for me, because JAMES BOND, the legacy of that the tradition of those live and let so many amazing songs came out of that movie, and the tradition of many known British offices, while. I really felt very honored to be part of that. And that is, when you first got noticed in the music industry, wasn't you had the backing vocalists for Michael Jackson's, he's, I think between IT safe in the nineteen nine you obviously, on the road with her. Yes. And people started to talk about even hem and that type of thing load of room is which I think you have Sade when all true. There wasn't. I mean there was outlandish things in tabloids that said, I was being paid two million dollars to have his baby. Very true. But yeah, you know, I think aside from getting into the semantics of it without naming names, I would just say that I came out of that tour feeling. Like I didn't sell my soul, but I came home and went right back to waiting tables. And did he know about it? Did he try and help you Jackson? I don't really know. I mean, honestly, by the end of that tour he had fired his manager. And for whatever reason I, I don't know. But I do think that karma is a ruthless teacher. And perhaps that was the karma that, that person deserved Janet Jackson's before minute lasts breeze. This. Yeah. And Oviously she is being asked as well about where is the musical legacy of Michael Jackson, lift following the recent wave relations in leaving Neverland a lotta actually which took place around the time of. That to us. So I just wonder how you fail about that documentary. And also, if you. I didn't see it. I remain comment about it. I'm sure that she's getting hit up a lot. And sure the entire family is I can only speak from my own perspective, and that, that to our changed my life in every way shape and form I didn't even own a passport and I moved from being a schoolteacher to L A, six months later, standing in front of seventy thousand people in Yokohama stadium performing with probably the biggest artists that ever lived, and my relationship Tim, with was very professional. In fact, I would say he was pretty isolated from all of us. So I chose not to watch the documentary, so I don't really have a comment. Do you know that you'll mentioned to that by one of the victims now? So Chuck, he who who's one of the alleges over you put it. He, he said that you were that Michael Jackson would show him pictures of you to sort of try and CEO. See you attracted to women, you say, oh, well, that's weird. Yeah. Yeah. Of course you have what? Surprised that someone wasn't attracted to me. What getting carry on. You. Incredible people on threads contributions from Stevie nicks here. We spike about Keith great shits now. Eric obviously someone you have a rail past with staying gems tire. What's it like to work with some of these legends? Well, I grew up in a really small town. I grew up holding all these people's albums, and studying them and it's a weird thing like I go from, from relationships, like I've known Stevie now for twenty years, and she is the dearest of friends, but at the same time, she's also that person in the you know, the ballet slippers on the cover of Fleetwood MAC and rumors and, and she opens her mouth, and she has the voice that really informed me about what I wanted to do with my life..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"What other breath you can say you're not answering the question because I didn't get to finish my phrase. How can you say there's no hard evidence proving their stories true? But apparently, there's enough evidence proving their stories falls. There's what what no, okay. Here's the problem. We're running out of time. So I wanna play one quo for you before we get cut off. All right. This is Toya Toyota. The toy Jackson. I must tell you that this is very difficult for me. Michael is my brother. I love him great deal. But I cannot and I will not be a salad collaborator of his crimes against small innocent. Children. And if I remain silent. That means that I feel the humiliation at these children filling, and I think it's very wrong. I have seen checks payable to the parents of these children. And I don't know if these children were apparently brought. Parents by mice will or not. But I have seen these tests. And I've seen these checks through my mother. She showed me these checks said Michael bring to these children, and it's a great amount. And I'm not speaking pennies, the some are very very large amount. And this is my first time talking about it. And I never wanted to speak about it. I never wanted to say anything about it. But I think it's sad because I am a big to myself. And I know what it feels like and these kids are going to be scarred for the rest of their life. And I don't wanna see anymore in. It's at small children being affected this way. I love Michael berry dearly. But I feel even more sorry for these children because they don't have a life anymore. Michael Jackson, la- Toya Jackson will gray. Okay. Yes. I have two points one. I want to answer your question you said before and I didn't get chance to answer. There is evidence. That was what I was saying. There is evidence to prove that he is that that was not the case the evidence that they used to try to prove that he was a pedophile was actually kid be used to prove that possibly he's a heterosexual male. That was my point second off. Do you have you done? Do you know what's going on the Toyota? She's come out. And I know she's come out and said that she takes that back. Have you looked at other interviews other claims she has made around this time as well. If you. Any of that? It sound or other interviews like this is a credible person credible source does she made a lot of lies and during that time, and as as we came to find out she had lived in the okay, we know how what you're talking about how they were Jehovah's Witness. What point did that me because Jackson was completely repressed? Completely sheltered lived in that house her whole life until she met this man, and he up -ducted her from the family, and basically had her was talking peace for him. And they literally had object her back. That is the story. I mean that is what happened, and that's not just some tabloid story. That's what happened. So it's not really a credible clip at all. And the fact that you let it go on for so long kind of annoying, quite honestly, but go ahead. What? Okay. Well, we're running out of time. I'm sorry. You are noise by the clip that his sister. And come out to say several. I'm sure I'm sure we could find clips of his nieces and nephews in find some. Researched. You haven't researched any of the other side giving captain open mind whatsoever. That you didn't know any of the information is a little frustrated made me watch the documentary. And I knew all the information in the documentary without having to sit there and subject myself to like child porn made up child porn stories. Like, Jan read. It's the pedophile. Doozy. All right. Well, we're running out of time. Thank you for. Yes. And it was not child pornography. I think that's offensive for you to say that because this was a story about kids. No, it wasn't the film was child pornography. I mean. Stories of child pornography that more than likely didn't happen..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"No, this is at the end of the documentary film. Do you really think that they haven't been getting attacked by Michael Jackson defenders? No. But I just find it interesting that they would use that as times as a ploy to be like, oh, don't criticize us because we already getting death threats and were victims. Basically what you're saying when you're already into the material that's coming out. I mean, it's kind of a manipulative approach. I found the whole film, quite honestly, extremely emotionally manipulative. I didn't understand why they needed to get into the suicide of Wade Robson's father except manipulated into Seaney. Like, it was Michael Jackson's fall because the grandmother said, oh, Michael wanted joy to move and abandoned his father. I mean, she Belaid only said that. And I quite honestly don't believe that story. And if he did want her to move, I mean, I feel like there's more to the story just seemed very sketchy seems like a lot of information is being left out in the situation. You're talking about that you're talking about, you know, nieces and nephews of Michael you're talking about all this stuff Oprah in her past. I mean, we're talking about what happened in bed with these boys and Michael debit. I mean, you don't think like what we were talking about before. If there's gonna be a film about a situation, and they're gonna label it a jockey mentoring. This is about their story journalistic responsibility to to research the entire situation and not just ten in on just these these certain allegations, right? These stories what other documentary, especially dealing with this subject matter only, does that doesn't have on an expert opinion doesn't have on friends. Corroborating the situation that aren't part of the family that could that could gain financially from this situation. I've never seen a documentary because that clay. James stuff at this level. Now the difference. Yeah. The difference in this one is person is dead. Different as the stories being told are something that happened at night with two people in the room. I mean, if we were doing a documentary on the career, Michael Jackson, of course, he had concerts. He put out outcomes everyone heard this music. But there have been documentaries about two people alone at night, and they're being alleged situations of sexual assault and they've been done much better than this. What was like the one on Netflix about that woman? That was abducted. Oh, I got him out remembering any name. But that was about that use and between those two no one else saw and their family didn't know until leader. Absolutely not that was about kidnapping that was about a story that was that guy kidnapped or abducted in plain sight. I believe is what you're talking about talking about in this person, the guy the neighbor had a release napping. Story so different. He also still sexually abused her in private before he kidnapped her. And anyway, the the point is is that documentary was seemed to me like an actual documentary. It became across to me it I believe that this one unfortunately felt really emotionally manipulative so really one-sided excluded. A lot of information seemed very, you know, it seemed like very specific reasons why excluded certain information, there's a lot of leaks, and the there's just a lot of loopholes in the story inconsistencies, and it doesn't seem like people wanna point those out because Oprah endorsed it. And each endorsed it and Sundance endorsed it. That's what seems to people who are defending Michael Jackson with the Duchesne in plain sight in plain sight. There was a relationship. The parents had with the neighbor there is a relationship the neighborhood with the siblings. There There was the. was the kidnapping. There was the return. There was the investigation. So there were. So there are a lot of people involved in those stories and a lot of people that talk to we are talking in this documentary. It's about Wade story and James's story. So when it comes to. Again. There was nobody else around ever in these situations that weren't related to these two individuals. They like I said they talked about situations where other people were there. Why couldn't they get any of those people to do this? Kokin you're talking about why they tried to get Jordi Chandler involved in this documentary..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"He was very much under some of Sony and many other people, but sorry, you you'd ask the question I'm getting with Jordi Chandler. Okay. So the first reports of Jackson having sleepovers the young boys came in Rolling Stone back in ninety two the thirteen year old boys. Father said said privately his son told him that Jackson had been molesting him repeatedly Jordi tolls. A psychiatrist the Jackson had quote, cuddled him and open mouth kissed him. There is no dispute that like I said at eight thirty four Michael slept with Geordie thirteen more than thirty nights in a row. Oh, same bed at the invariably houses. Now, again, you've you said that because of his upbringing, and because of his position that you know, what's weird to us may not be weird to him. Okay. Fine. But doesn't that kind of peculiar behavior? If you're going to say that that weirdness who it may be normal for someone like Michael Jackson, perhaps the sexual acts might of seemed normal. Michael jackson. Well, anything involving the Jordi Chandler case is really hard to take seriously, unfortunately, because we did find out that Evan Chandler was lying for money that he had gone to Michael Jackson before he had alleged. All this had happened to his son had probably it's I mean, I don't know the full specifics of the situation, but there are accounts of him going. Evan Chandler co wrote the movie men in tights with Mel Brooks and wanted to make another movie and was trying to get Michael Jackson to sell to fund this movie and Michael Jackson. Would it? So story is that Evan Chandler, basically. His father Georgy Chandler's father. Okay. Okay. So there's that now let's hear what Michael Jackson's made had to say about this specific situation. And she was there. Did you it anytime? See Michael Jackson, molest, Jordan Chandler. I saw some stuff that I didn't think was appropriate with Mr. Jackson Jordy. What sort of things did you say with with Jordan Chandler Michael kissing on him? Michaels hands very close to George's crotch. It was terrible to see. K? So she's making that up. Possibly. I mean, quite possibly. I mean that is in the realm of possibility with Michael Jackson. History is Jordi Geordies father. Wade Robson interview done it was after all these allegations came up. I mean once that happened. Michael Jackson was a target for anyone who wanted to claim. They had a story about him in Jordy Chandler guy. Like I was talking about. I like I didn't wanna say his name, but he wrote a whole novel claiming this was exposed story of Michael Jackson, Jordi Chamba. So people were coming out of the woodwork to just get their fangs in the story. Whether they're I mean, much like the OJ Simpson trial. I mean, this was very much the same similar situation in that sense. Not since this interview. This interview was done last February. So she had not worked for him for a very long time. She had no reach. She's not suing the estate, so she had no reason to come forth for money. If anything it's just gonna put her in the crosshairs of Michael Jackson fanatics, who you know are gonna come at her for this. I don't. That narrative has been a w- it's been on. I get death threats for doing this radio show. They get death rates. No. I'm sure that no one gets a death threats. But I'm just saying that's interesting that they made a big deal about that both off in the film, and in the interview with Oprah that again, the there seem to be quite an objective approach taken to this quote, unquote documentary..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"They both even still say that they you know, the reason they met Michael at least one of them. Wade was because he won a contest and the prize was to meet Michael he loves Michael he looks was like a God figure. I mean, I don't see that. They were just sitting waiting in the wings for a good time to come out and say these allegations if they weren't true James safety looks tortured by the stuff. I don't think they were waiting for this. I think they both were in desperate financial situations. Like, they had no other choice, but to play this card like we'd Robson. He was a judge dancing. America. Well, wait Rops. You know, there's a lot of accounts from people in the industry say Wade Robson his burnt a lot of bridges. There's lots of stories, you know, I don't know if you even know about how he told everyone that he was choreographing the circus Soleil Michael show and did not get the job through the Michael Jackson state and felt jilted by the Michael Jackson estate. He was supposed to direct step up three or four whatever and had a complete meltdown. He talks to me blames Michael Jackson. He says that's because of the abuse that everything happened, but counts from people who've worked with him in the industry is that he is very era that person, and he's a very duplicitous person. He's an opportunist. This is what brandy Jack brand Jackson said who was with him intimately for nine years off and on until he cheated on her with Britney Spears as well as Princess wife O N, he met his current wife around that time to we'll no one knows who brandy Jackson is in all of his characters as an Asian stuff has absolutely nothing to do with. What may or may not have happened in bed between Wade Robson in Michael Jackson, nothing? I mean, you know, he could be the worst piece of shit ever. Doesn't mean. Michael Jackson, didn't inappropriately touch him perhaps less. I it's just interesting. It's interesting not to say that people like that like somebody like that couldn't have been abused. When they. Were child that is not what I'm saying. I'm just saying this time line doesn't really add up for some people. That's all I'm saying people have researched and looked into it. And the time line of why he decided to take out the lawsuit. Why do you why this documentaries coming out as well is interesting to, you know, some people pointed the interesting facts that the Harvey Weinstein trial was supposed to happen week leaving ever land was released an Oprah Winfrey. As we all hope. Most of us have researched Noverre, well is best friends with Harvey Weinstein or or was. Has nothing Harvey Winton has nothing to do with this. Okay. I would just wanna read one thing. For some people. It does with the word it away from this white perpetrator unto the most one of the most powerful black perpetrator in the birth of one of the most powerful black men in the world. Black interesting. I that I don't think there's anything to do with. I don't think Oprah has always Oprah. Unfortunately in the past has not always been open on the right side of history and other situations. Well, diets colored? No. I mean, she well get into that. That's off so quickly with both Robson and safe check. They previously testified under oath the Jackson, never touched them. But in the there's an article that says, there's a good reason to believe they're telling the truth now Ron zone and a prosecutor in the two thousand and five trial who has tried many sex abuse cases, told the journalist that he understood why Wade Robson and Jimmy safe Joe came out when they did instead of quote when we needed them in quote, especially for male victims,.
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Or or that they just are denying the situation or that they're dealing with their own domestic abuse. And just don't want to just don't wanna admit it. The fact of matter is Michael Jackson fans have been researching his life since he was alive since with fine tooth comb to do with what happened under the sheets when at night. Well, what has to do with that is the fact that there's testimony from seemingly thousands of individuals under those sheep at different times. I mean, they talk in the film about parties with Jordi Chandler mccully Kokin they've given. I mean joy Chandler, if we're getting into his case, he would not officially testify in a criminal trial against Michael checks 'cause he did not agree with his father. I mean, he came out and said that so I mean to stay, you know, to claim him as someone who still hasn't had Justice. Ford with the idea. So did weighed in James. What they testified on behalf of Michael Jackson. No. But one thing is joy Chandler would not testify in nineteen ninety two or nineteen Ninety-three in that case that was is civil lawsuit that got settled he would not they did not open a criminal lawsuit. And the one of the reasons they did not pursue is one the insurance company paid pay them off. Also, the fact of matter is they couldn't do it criminal trial because joy Chandler would not testify against Michael Jackson. So to keep him on the list of people who haven't had Justice against Michael Jackson's crimes is unfair. Because George handler. I would assume even now is an adult would not say that Michael Jackson sexually molested him. Because he said that in the past. There's new dispute that at age thirty four Michael Jackson slept more than thirty nights in a row with the thirteen year old Jordi Chandler at the boy's house with his mother present also at his dad's house and at Neverland. Now does that normal works? No dispute as we all know that Michael Jackson's slept in beds with children of both sexes, and what girls girls girls Wade ropes? In sister admits this on documentary he never slept in the same bed with Michael Jackson yesterday. Did brandy Jackson. Michael Jackson's niece, ju-, search and YouTube and look at interviews. Brandy Jackson admits to sleeping in the same bed as Michael Jackson. This was not a situation where he was learning. Young boys into his bed to molest them and groom them and take advantage of them. Michael Jackson, friends were children because he wanted to have pillow fights and watch..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Next Best Thing
"Way sex was performed the fear and threats of what would befall them if they ever told anyone Jackson had done their dismissals by Jackson, followed a similar pattern to as puberty approach Robson and safe trick say in the documentary they were abruptly thrown to the curb and replaced with a new younger kids. So we're you move like tearing their personal stories did you removed by those at all. Well, like I said before seeing the documentary today, I had heard the accounts of what their personal stories were. I basically known the details. So I hadn't heard any new facts I wanted to give the benefits out to hear it from them. Even though I heard parts of it from YouTube clips and also just hear it in context of how the film was made it it did not necessarily make me feel anything new about the situation. If that's what your question is. Well, unfortunately, okay. So when you take out the this the details of the situation, the what I found most moving about the documentary more than anything was simply James safe. Chuck seeing him describe the stuff that happened and seeing him talk about it. He looked truly pained and saddened by the whole thing. So it wasn't so much of the saucy details shirt. Yeah. Yeah. No. I mean, his body language his eyes. I can definitely see how you can walk away from that from that film and feel convinced given his how how he tells the story. I I understand what you're saying there to your point before about the article in Vanity Fair, and I don't know if that's the same author who who's done, I think there was one article that was like ten undeniable facts about Michael Jackson, I and I have to say probably Michael Jackson's family, and a lot of people who, you know, have been defending Michael Jackson would not agree with her account of a lot of situations, which is just funny and kind of perfect because it's called tin, undeniable facts, but go ahead the specifics as far as exactly what the sexual abuse was happening. There is a. A book that was written. And I don't even want to say the name of the author because he's a pedophile doozy. And it is basically a fan fiction novel written about Jordi Chandler and Michael Jackson, and the Chambal family has come out since saying that they had nothing to do with it or Chandler had nothing to do with it that this is not real Michael Jackson, actually, sued the sky and won a case of millions of dollars for slander libel. Or, you know, basically for the lies in the book and this book, it seems as though a lot of people have suggested has been the test piece or the basis of a lot of stories that have come out later. Mainly Wade Robson and especially James safe. Chuck people have linked allot of specific details about James safe Chuck story to specific details for penned in this novel. So it's interesting. I mean, a lot of people would say this is a story that has been written about Mike. Jackson, a long time ago, right after he acclaimed some of the most power that any man has ever claimed have it says has ever claimed and not to I I hate bring race into this. But unfortunately, it is he is one of the most powerful black men in our times in our culture. And that does have a point here. A lot of people say that he has been targeted by the powers that be the one percenters. However, you wanna call it. Some people would even label people like David Geffen and other huge executives. Maybe even Tommy Mottola whoever. Have targeted. Michael Jackson for very very long time. I mean, this is somebody who's had the top video of all time, Billie. Jean and could not get a played on MTV on the sole purpose that he was African American. Okay. First of all when MTV was verse starting for the first few years..
"michael jackson" Discussed on Now What? with Arian Foster
"I wanna make an amazing for me you for Cirque. And of course, Michael. So that was in two thousand eleven months before he figured out that he was abused. He's praising Michael Jackson once again, and he also knew Jackson had in the state. So he's lying, and he's sounds like he's desperate. He didn't get the job. And that's what the theme is like he he's he's running around Hollywood trying trying to find work. And when you when you dig into that all a lot of a lot of Hollywood came for him. When he when he when he made these allegations saying that you kinda just burnt bridges in this industry, and you're going broke. And it's just it's it's really bad. I didn't want to get into the Gaza side of it. But that's a lot of his peers are saying that this is the last point contention man before we move on James, save check. But it was a huge one in the fact that they didn't put this in the documentary. Let's we know exactly what the motive for that documentary was in two thousand eleven around that same time he sold some of his Michael Jackson memorabilia months before he realized is abuse was again. So you remember that smooth criminal hat that they went on about in the documentary. He's so he sold that on a website called joins actions auctions. Yeah. He so that six twenty five thousand eleven and ten twenty one two thousand eleven he sold he sold Michael Jackson, bad era gloves. So these laws, and they're gonna be on the screen for you ought to watch them. For you to see him on you to he sold those both of those items months before he realizes abuse. And it was a big shift storm on Twitter, the investigation website and jillions auctions actually has a Twitter account, and they they were being asked about this. And they responded they said Wade consigned his collection to us directly. He was the person we paid when we sold his collection. He needed the money. Where there is direct. But they went on to say wait asked to remain anonymous and said that he did not want anyone to know that it was him selling the items in two thousand eleven but we do not agree to that and listed as the Wade Robson collection. He consigned multiple items in one of those to sell all items of his head value..
"michael jackson" Discussed on The Daily
"In terms of Stoorikhel American events, you know, on the one hand you have the moon landing. And then you have the movable, and I would argue there's there's probably no other artists who is as important to where popular music currently is than Michael Jackson. You can hear him actually, sampled and other people's music. You can hear other artists who've built entire careers. Artists you probably wouldn't even have if there was no Michael Jackson. Justin timberlake. Tell me what you the weekend. Britney spear? Renault. Mark. I mean, there's just like a. Like a foundational elemental aspect to the way. He changed. What music sounded like? And. How we responded like the dancing that we do is in some ways many ways, Michael Jackson dance. She. So I'm thinking about all of this as I am dragging myself through the winter weather to go watch this movie, that's a lot to carry with you into a screening movie theater, your childhood, all American culture. That's not nothing. No. It's not nothing. But it's weird though, because I carry it with me all the time the reason that it was so heavy, and I think the reason that a lot of people are experiencing this heaviness in this dread about this movie is like I'm carrying around baggage. I didn't even know I had. And then all of a sudden, it feels like baggage, you know, it feels like this thing you've been lugging around with you all these years this love of Michael Jackson, and now like this rocket ship to bliss that is not an easy thing to be willing to let go of talk me through this. You have to sit down and walked this movie. Yeah. Where did you watch? It. The first time I watched it. I watched in an office. It was basically a conference room at HBO. They showed me the movie, I was alone in a. Nice little corner conference room with the TV. And you know, it was me, and my notepad and all my baggage. And it was funny because I watched it by myself. And I realized once I was there in the door was closed in. This thing was starting like, I didn't wanna be there. I just I looked around. And I'm like, I don't wanna do this. I don't want to do it. But you know, I'm fashionable. What does it look like if I open the door and ask him, we can stop we stop. But the ride at our left the bay. So I stayed and I watched the whole thing off four hours. And what's the first thing that you notice about the film? Oh my God. It's so quiet. It's really quite. I think when I was with them. He was happy. He was at the peak of his creativity onions at the peak of his success. So a lot of string music, but what you really are aware of is just that you're gonna hear two people and the people in their lives talk about their relationship. The Michael Jackson was already larger than life. And then he likes you. And who are these people one of them is Wade Robson white one dancing competition. Wake on I and not Intrepidity Robson met. Michael Jackson as Michael Jackson of personal strutted to like Markle. Lush? Started coughing the moose in that same stuff. Did I would say the best one I ever seen in my life. Talking about like a like a six year old kid. Well. Style. Kief it for forty Hefei rolled Dory. He was good. And the other is James safe job. Began as a child actor. He was cast in a Michael Jackson commercial Jackson. And that's how they meant looking for me. I was prepared for this movie to begin with the allegations. I was prepared for them to just be like, here's a Michael Jackson did. But that's not really how it goes. He went into the closet..
"michael jackson" Discussed on Popcast
"And I felt so uncomfortable at the end of the second Bart or they're showing Wade doing some choreography, you know, just they showed there are several moments throughout the film showing him doing arrogancy at various points in his career. But there's one that's I guess pretty recent. And you're watching him, and it's like he couldn't escape Michael Jackson, even if he tried it is central to his actual work to the thing that he loves it's it's there, and that's not going to go away unless he goes, and like becomes like a long distance trucker, you know, it's just it's not gonna it's not gonna change and the sort of ongoing horror of knowing that a person who. Abused? You allegedly is also somehow central to your creative practices that that's horrific. I found that it he didn't say anything about that. But it just scream very loudly to me, it was really really difficult. I wanna talk briefly about something that comes up in the second part of the film, which is this doesn't come completely out of thin air. There are prior lawsuits criminal charges against Michael Jackson. So in nineteen Ninety-three, there is a civil suit, perhaps, it's complicated. There was a criminal investigation. And at the same time, the family of the boy at the center of this sued than a civil suit and Michael Jackson paid a very large settlement he paid. Ultimately, it was over twenty million dollars to the family and to the lawyers. And then the the criminal investigation was dropped. It got pretty far I got to a grand jury, but it was never prosecuted and then two thousand five there are. Actual criminal. Yes. He's charged with a whole bunch of different with the different young. Boy. Yes that and not boy was in the Martin shared documentary. He was seen a couple years prior to that. And I think actually the documentary was sort of what prompted the second. So the same ally. Prosecutor I believe both times is that correct? Santa Barbara Santa Barbara excuse me spoken like a true Yankee, it's all LA to me. But but yes, so the first time they ultimately do not indict him than this two thousand three Martin Bashir documentary comes out that includes Michael Jackson talking about sleeping in bed with children and explaining it, as, you know, innocent sleepovers, and that as far as I understand it sort of once again, peaked the interest of the district attorney who then opened a much wider investigation into Michael Jackson, which resulted in these charges would try angelie, Anna trial. He was acquitted on chargers right in the comes out. And he's dancing on the roof of his car and doves a really, yeah..
"michael jackson" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"And Ryan white whom Jackson befriended and supported in his final years battling aids. Yes. Michael Jackson, never had sex with a young boy who had aids. Michael Jackson didn't sexually abuse Bela Farkas who I looked into this. He apparently met twice one while Bella was in a hospital, and then two years later for what appears to be a news reports or hard to come by a day or part of a day when Michael Jackson was playing Budapest the main charge as always is that Robson once said that Michael Jackson didn't abuse him testified under oath, in fact, and then changed his story when the Jackson estate turned him down for a job. Now, all of those things could have happened. In fact, they all do happen. Wade Robson said that that statement of a time line said he didn't abuse me. I testified in abused me. I applied for the shop. I was turned down for this job. It's choreographer it all happened. But also that Michael Jackson abused him. I have to tell you. I wasn't surprised at the weakness of the argument. Have to admit a pretty low opinion of Forbes. It is die. See editorial is a Fox News of the Daily Mail. It's not not Breitbart or celebrities, Ingo dot biz or whatever. But there there does seem to be very little quality control over there. And that inkling whom it's in Forbes aligned with another feeling that I was constantly having as I evaluated. The arguments of the Michael Jackson defenders they felt like the online impassioned ramblings of the nine eleven truth. Here's the unhinged Hillary as a sex trafficker types or the peak oil crowd. If you're a member them their screens flash. And blink their clip our greats their sentences or often on grammatical their YouTube videos, go on forever. Their Twitter handles have four mo- in them. So on the one hand I say to myself you are being a snob. Maybe a perfectly composed argument snob. And you know, it's sometimes true that good arguments. Come in shabby packages on the other hand, it's like all those miracle cure. Available only by Mailer in this exclusive TV offer. I mean it really worked..
"michael jackson" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"The wrongly convicted are entitled to money from the state users of defective products. Get money from companies and people discriminated against in the workplace get money from their employers or would be employers, by the way, the main purveyors of this argument that save Chuck and rob center in it for the money or the lawyers for the Michael Jackson estate now. State is a fancy word for Michael Jackson's big pile of money, and we all know that the lawyers motivation is that they're in it in order to protect the pile of money. Now that fact itself by itself doesn't discredit the lawyer's arguments or the executives arguments, but we know that we accept it. And we should price it in as it were. So if we believe the lawyer's arguments than we are believing the argument of people being paid to argue the fact that you can't believe the arguments of people who are in it for the pay set with that one. So as I said, the main purveyors of the Michael Jackson didn't do it line or the lawyers. Well, maybe in the upscale precincts of media where I like to dwell, but in fact, for every white shoot lawyer shooing away the suggestion that Michael Jackson was a monster. There are tens hundreds of thousands of online enthusiasts eager to defend their idea of a hero. In some cases. These people. Are related to the Jackson family like tash Jackson. Son of Tito. Here's the thing. Wade Robson was the first defense witness on the stand you have my uncle molested inverse seven years he put him on the stand as his first witness. I mean, that's the dumbest thing you could possibly do in front of all those sheriffs. And all those people I'd say the dumbest thing for a non child molester. Who was cleared of rape at trial is to continue sleeping in bed with little boys. Here's Taj Jackson on Sky News. I can tell you. I've been around people where I've just gotten that energy. And it's like, it's an energy that you're like, that's a bad person. I'll stay away from. And I think if I ever felt that way about my uncle just one hint of it. I wouldn't be here defending them. I wouldn't. I'm not a hint now, I have no reason to believe that Taj Jackson's motives are anything but sincere sincerely believing that his dead is innocent. But it must be said to the extent that his father, Tito or him. He is. Recording artists to to the extent that they have a public interest in their careers. It is certainly due to their association with Michael Jackson with beloved musical superstar. Michael Jackson once that association becomes with revile child molester. Michael Jackson, they're earning potential plummet to it doesn't disqualify them for making an argument, but it informs the argument just as they say Robson supposed financial motivation informs their argument. There was a prominent print piece that defended Michael Jackson. It was cited in slate and other places as raising serious questions about the integrity of leaving Neverland writing in Forbes, Joe Vogel argues, quote, as someone who has done an enormous amount of research on the artist interviewed many people who were close to him and been granted access to a lot of private information. My assessment is that the evidence simply does not point to Michael Jackson's guilt now Vogel who hadn't seen the documentary when he wrote the at four mentioned sentence has also taken to Twitter to advance his argument and to re tweet what he believes are compelling. Fences. He's frequently quoting people who knew Michael Jackson and saw him with children at the time. Who said they never ever thought that Michael Jackson would in any way harm a child. In other words, he's quoting people who if they're wrong countenance child-molestation, that's a motivation there. He also focuses very much on the dynamic that this is a black man accused and the public if they believe in leaving Neverland are believing white accusers. Here's a quote from the Forbes article, it's no accident that one of Jackson's favorite books and movies was to kill a Mockingbird a story about a black, man. Tom Robinson, destroyed by false allegations that could be your favorite book, and you also could have abused little boys. This is in fact, what I believe happened Vogel writes, dozens of individuals who have spent time with Jackson as kids continued to a certain nothing sexual ever happened. This includes hundreds of sick and terminally ill children such as Bela Farkas for whom Jackson paid for life. Saving liver transplant.
"michael jackson" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"And how we talk a lot about believing victims, and which we should we should believe victims. But then the question becomes when do we believe victims? And is that enough because Wade Robson seems to have been a victim. And you believed him the first time when he said Michael Jackson didn't molest him. And now you believe in the second time when he says he did. And it shows me how complicated that idea is. And how imperfect frankly yet in the first time he was under oath wrote in some ways that should be more believable. He was under penalty of perjury is an illegal setting when he lied that time. I think victimhood is is very complicated state to be in and causes you to do the haven all sorts of ways that might be unpredictable, and it is complicated. But it's it's one of these things where it's like. Who do we believe when do we believe them when is it enough? And when is it enough to clear out the smoke, you raise this really interesting point, which is true. Which is the Jackson estate is not part of this. This is really a four hour not monologue. But almost from the victims, and as a journalist, I've really complicated feelings about that. Because I do think it's unfair to not get response from the people you're accusing of something. But at the same time having watched the documentary, I can also see how it's the only way to elevate their voices as loud as Michael Jackson's voice. It's not journalistic. But at the same time, I wonder if people would see the victims if it weren't for something like this. I mean, the truth is Wade Robson came out years ago and said Michael Jackson molested me. No one really paid attention. He I mean, I remember seeing that at the time, and because I'd seen him testify the other way, I was like what is this about? I can't really tell what this is about. And it seems barely make a ripple. And and nobody changed really the way they thought about Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson didn't get stopped playing on the radio. People didn't stop playing them at their weddings. Nothing happened. I do think this documentary will have much more of an impact because you hear his story at length an isolated. I mean, the state says that Wade Robson is after money both of these men are well, and there's there's, you know, a plausible case to be made at there's there's there's enough evidence of people seeking money for Michael Jackson around these accusations. Right that it is possible to make that argument gets back to the idea of money, and how it just complicates the narrative. These folks maybe after money, but this may also be true. The Doug Marie leaves out a lot. It leaves out a lot. Of the things that happened at the trial. It's somewhat misleading at one point at six. It seems to imply the MacAulay Culkin testified before Wade Robson. And then Wade Robson came on the stand after MacAulay Culkin. But that's not what happened. I was there. The the prosecution rested the defense called it's first witness its first witness was Wade Robson to take the stand. He was the key witness. He was the all star witness for the defense. And I part of me wondered why did the documentary tied to imply that MacAulay Kokin and taking the stand. I and Wade Robson only came after was that to try to sort of soften what he'd done at the trial. He also in the in the documentary. They don't really have in grabble very much with his false testimony at that trial. There's a sentence where he says I wish I'd been in a place where I've been able to give Justice together in our visa the accuser. And all I thought was well, gosh, you know, governor visa might have deserved a little more than that. And I I'm not sure in the documentary for my taste. There was enough rap lane with that. Have you been able to listen to any Michael Jackson music since watching the documentary? I've heard it at grocery stores, and it makes me really uncomfortable..
"michael jackson" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Leaving Neverland is built around interviews with two men, James safe. Chuck and Wade Robson who say Michael Jackson abused them for years when they were kids. And that's how the story starts. He was at the peak of his creativity. Onions at the peak of his success when everybody wanted to meet Michael or be with Michael. He's already larger than life. And then he likes you. He helped me tremendously helped me with my career. He helped me with my creativity with all of those sorts of things. And he also sexually abused me. For seven years. Over the next four hours. These two men tell you the Jackson groomed them to be his sexual companions and that he groomed. Their families to be accomplices. He shower their mothers with gifts and financial favors whenever they would bring their children to him that is secluded sprawling ranch. Neverland the documentary is at once momentous and narrow momentous because it features hours of tape from two men who spent years defending Jackson narrow because there is no response from the Michael Jackson estate. No defense, obviously from the late Jackson himself. A no interviews with the people who already accused Jackson in court. One of the things that stood out to me about this documentary watching it is how surrounded Michael Jackson was by children and their there's like video after video whether it's him leading individual children around Neverland or whether it's huge audiences of children. Whether it's children on stage with him and how they were like this theme in his art. But then also how this was in plain sight for a long time like what was going on with him. How many times has he accused of child abuse? So there's the Jordi Chandler nineteen Ninety-three accusation, which was settled reportedly he reports up to twenty five million dollars settlement for that. And then the governor visa accusation, which resulted in the two thousand five trial that I covered. But I mean, what you're saying is like this was out there. There was one kid. There was another kid. And then there was this trial that you covered and both of the men in this documentary were deeply in. Involved with defending Michael Jackson whenever these charges came up. Oh, yeah. I mean, James saved Chuck testified in the reportedly testified in the nineteen Ninety-three the Jordi Chandler accusation that.
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"This trial was about a horrific crime. Michael Jackson was accused of molesting a thirteen year old boy holding his family hostage. But sets updates were an especially inciteful version of a lot of the coverage back then full of humor. He introduced readers to super fans outside the courthouse and wisecracking journalists inside it he always started by revealing what Michael's armband looked like that day. Portly mean? And how young I was done by think partly the times, and and partly the facts on the ground. I I don't know that I would breathing it now, I'm like, what are you doing cracking jokes? Like, what are you doing? Readers love this by this was very successful. This was like very cliquey clicky cliquey and lots and lots of emails about how great it was when I took a pause people like go back. Go back. Really now. I'm like, wow. That's what people wanted HBO's new documentary leaving Neverland is going to test. Whether this is the story people still want, it's filled with detailed allegations of more abuse. Okay. So when you heard that this documentary leaving Neverland was coming out. What did you think when I heard it was Wade Robson's specifically talking about being molested by Michael Jackson? The first thing I thought about was sitting in a courtroom in watching. Wade Robson say to me and many other people that he had not been listed by Michael Jackson. He seemed very believable when he denied any. This has happened had happened when I watched in the courtroom so just eager to see his manner and see you this guy was who I saw when he was twenty two. And now, you know, he's in his late thirties. I think was there a moment where you're like, I believe what he's saying watching documentary. Absolutely. And it didn't take long. It didn't take long the way he talked the way he described things was extremely believable and credible. And then watching the James save Chuck the other person who's in the documentary corroborate a lot of the same stories that the same things that Michael Jackson had done very believably yard believe him. One hundred percent. I have no doubt that he's telling the truth to me. It was all the details. It was like the fact that James Chuck takes out a box of jewelry that Michael Jackson gave him. And it was each of them talking about all of the places the abuse happened like this room had lock. Wchs and this room had bells. And this is how we practiced not get caught the that James to save taking out the box of jewelry and his hands shaking as he displayed each ring that Michael Jackson seemingly gave him for sex acts. That was the most powerful moment in documentary for me and just made it utterly credible..
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"Before we get started. We're talking about the new Michael Jackson documentary on today's show. That means we're gonna be talking about child sexual abuse. Nothing graphic. But I wanted to give you a heads up. One of the most popular thing. Seth Stevenson ever wrote for slate or these dispatches from the Michael Jackson trial. So when the trial was announced there was a lot of media interest, of course, incoming trial. Everyone thought it was going to be a circus. And who knows what's going to happen to Nubia MacAulay Culkin is going to testify with an umbrella a white suit, but jeweled vest spats, a wave the hundreds of fans, Michael Jackson came to court determined to be found not guilty and more. We're going to get this behind the scenes peek at wacko Jacko. And all you know, what life is like in never land. And it was approaches entertainment. You know, I'll tell you run just when you think you've seen everything with regard to Michael Jackson. He pulls another stunt shows up in his pajama bottoms in court. I'm not quite sure how well that went over with the judge. And and that's how I pitched it. That's late. My editor's like I want to go out here and cover this trial because it's going to be hugely entertaining. And so I went out to Santa Maria where the courthouse was and the Neverland district in two thousand five I stayed in like, the one these hotel, you know, in this small town. Eight of the Jack in the box. And I went to the trial every day, and I would walk through these throngs of Michael Jackson fans outside the courthouse. And then I covered it. And I was in the room every day, you know, sitting about ten feet away from Michael Jackson at the defense stable, and it was a circus in some sense because there was so much media there, and everyone was doing their hits on TV and the fans are chanting things and waving signs and Michael Jackson every time he shows up..