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Michael Jackson Justice: Struggles with the Truth - Michael's Legacy and Reality

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Struggles with the Truth - Michael's Legacy and Reality

November 10, 2010 - Oprah, Michael, Sony and Reily, DiLeo and More



I finally took the time to go through my emails in lieu of writing the second segment of the blog on the Oprah interview.  I have been in tears all morning.  I am seeing somethings coming together and in all honesty even though I have prayed for this, I'm not sure how to handle the reality of it.  I am tired, I am frustrated, afraid, hopeful and angry all at the same time.  It is a bottleneck of emotions and although I know that is the most creatively pristine time to write (create, whatever) there are times when writing strictly from emotion is just not  the best time.

One  thing that is frustrating me to no end is trying to work in a hotel room with one computer with no speakers, with all my resources on another computer plugged in 11 hours away, not being able to check on things people send you and reference them.  It would be like Michael trying to work and put songs together in a recording studio with no equipment for mixing or researching sounds . . . Everything is in the brain but you can't get it from inspiration to creation.

Further pressuring me is the emails for me to check on certain things, people needing to talk to me that I see the message of such two days after they send it because I have NO TIME because of all the running around I do.  Can you imagine feeling guilty for taking time out to see your children that you may not get to see again for six or more months?  I have to apologize to people because I spent time visiting the friends we've done Bible study with over the last five years, who married my husband and I in their house with our pastor . . . who kneeled with me and my husband on the floor of their living room as my husband accepted the Lord into his heart.  I feel torn between the people that have been our adopted mom and dad for the last five or six years and Michael and his fight.

However, if it weren't for Michael, none of this would hurt as much as it does.  I am THANKFUL for the pain, because I can feel it where before I could not.  God used that man to wake me up.

 Wake Up Bonnie  . . . Time for a Revelation


With that said, just please know where I am coming from.  I know there is a lot for me to catch up on, but I am at a very vulnerable time for people to try to tear down this blog and the truth we are trying to get out because I have been in the middle of a relocation.  I do not own an IPAD or an IPHONE or a laptop that works.  I work with what I have.  I know there are people that want me to contact them and talk to them.  Please be patient, I can only do so much with what I have and where we are in this move.

Oprah -

We left off yesterday (the day before) with Miss Katherine's comments on Dr. Murray, but I wanted to comment on Michael's children and many people have asked me about this.

My observations of this part of the Oprah interview I believe were that it was tastefully done.  Outtakes notwithstanding, Oprah's talk with the children actually inspired me with a lot of hope and I believe this part of the interview was important in testimony to Michael as a father and as a person.

Prince was asked about his aspirations and as has been reported periodically throughout different interviews of Michael's relatives, Prince wanted to direct and produce movies.  I detected some wariness in Prince's face while answering those questions, as if he were not sure how or if to trust Oprah or not.  One thing I did detect was that twice, Prince put his arms up behind his head and (Prince, I'm sorry but this is important) the vitiligo showing under his arms could not possibly leave ANY DOUBT that Michael is his children's biological father.  Many of their features may belong to Debbie Rowe, but they ARE Michael's children.

The interview dispelled several rumors, that being one of  them.  The other, some playful, veiled counters to a certain make-up artist's assertion that Michael couldn't even cook eggs as Paris lovingly testified to Michael's wonderful cooking and that he made "the best french toast in the world"  (uh-uh . . . my grandmother, but I digress).  Paris also talked about their favorite time with their father, watching the lights in Vegas from the roof of their house eating candy bars and drinking soda  (explains Michael's bursts of energy during dance routines, we know the secret now!).

Blanket didn't say much . . . seemingly shy and just a bundle of innocence with those big, incredible eyes of his, agreeing that yes, he was still home schooled while the other children talked him into trying school away from home for the next school year.  He still didn't seem excited about the idea though despite his brother and sister's admitted sales tactics.

Over all, I was pleasantly surprised through most of the interview.  There were several little signs of things I had previously discussed on other blog updates but it will have to wait for another time, since my TOOLS are not here.

I will say this.  Michael's children are extremely intelligent and I do have mixed feelings about them being exposed on T.V.  But I also believe now, after seeing and hearing the interview, that this interview was a calculated necessity.  This has left me more determined to expose the sludge that infests the entertainment industry and the example Michael's torment, torture and passing will undoubtedly and ultimately make of the evil that infests this industry.

God Bless you all.  I will be back home Friday and HOPEFULLY the incredible stress from this move will be mostly over.  Thank you everybody for your patience and flexibility.  (Gasp!)

A reminder . . . with everything going on in regard to Michael's "Breaking News" song, please bear with me.  I want to LISTEN TO IT a few times and need time to get home to do that.  I am not buying any more computer equipment that we already have.  It's packed.  We will find it eventually. :o)

65 comments:

  1. Bonnie : "Michael's children are extremely intelligent and I do have mixed feelings about them being exposed on T.V. But I also believe now, after seeing and hearing the interview, that this interview was a calculated necessity."

    Your comments on MJ & MJ3 are always lovely - thank you.

    Out of your comment now , "calculated necessity" - yes - but will the MJ3 ever be prepared - even when they are grown-up - to read or hear such horrors on their beloved father Michael like "I feel that the children are now far better off now he has died" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That apparently comes from the mouth a certain monster, Kelvin McKenzie, ex-editor of the UK Sun papers (from Blog MJJ-777 of 11/10/2010 titled: Kevin McKenzie: Ignorant Buffoon) - the rest of his statements is of the same vein :

    http://www.mj-777.com/?p=6303

    I still have my stomach in notches. I reacted by E-mail with a vigorous text on my own(no model letter) to OFCOM & ITV. I just can't stand to see Michael's name dragged through the mud publicly by such an EVIL who reaches even these children on what was the dearest in their life.. Michael! I only hope that no Jackson kid ever reads this guy's comments.

    Sorry, Bonnie & everyone for this very sour note. Now is the article true or fake? why would it be? I checked a direct link myself but did not find one.

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  2. From the beginning, I have been trying to find out what happened to Michael, and why. The truth was always going to be painful, and I can see more coming.

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  3. I just listened to "Breaking News" again, and it has Many Voices all singing at the same time.

    This song does NOT Showcase Michael's Vocals, at all.

    There are TOO MANY Other Voices singing.

    I can't tell if it's a Fake or Not but, it doesn't matter to me because the whole song is a
    continueous combination of other singers.

    You don't hear Michael's voice ALONE.

    Besides, I am not buying anything Sony puts out.

    All these Unreleased Songs need to go back into the Vault where they belong!

    This music is suppose to be for Michael's Children!

    SHAME ON YOU SONY!!

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  4. Bonnie ~
    "I detected some wariness in Prince's face while answering those questions, as if he were not sure how or if to trust Oprah or not."

    Yes, and he was standing several paces away from the table, arms crossed, observing by the end of the interview, as though to say he was done. This and his wariness was probably in defense of Michael, knowing the horrible things Oprah has said in the past. He's the oldest, could feel in some way the man of the family now. I respect him for his stance and reluctance. That will serve him well in the future.

    "Many of their features may belong to Debbie Rowe, but they ARE Michael's children."

    ABSOLUTELY! I will add that that space in Paris' teeth looks very familiar...Michael at about that age. And wow on her beautiful eyes! (They remind me of the girl on that famous 1985 National Geographic cover...stunning!) That dark border of the iris is often seen in "mixed" kids with lighter eyes. (personal observation) I believe Joe's eyes also have this feature. Who wants to bet that Paris' eyes turn hazel as she gets older? And, if you look at the memorial photos when she spoke, her skin tone is very similar to Janet and LaToya's.

    People need to become familiar with Genetics 101 and the vast array of possibilities. Dark skin is not always dominant and blue eyes can be dominant over brown eyes.

    The fact is, Prince and Paris are significantly less than 50% black. Katherine is part Cherokee, possibly white too and it is apparent to me that Joe has white in him.

    I found a site that makes a good argument, does a good job explaining and comparing. There are loads of side-by-side photos. There's even a genetics chart. It's here:

    http://lacienegasmiled.wordpress.com/category/michael-jackson-is-the-father/

    There are some compelling comparisons of Prince's and a young Michael's noses, along with other features. There is also a photo of Joe's father whom Prince resembles.

    Blanket of course is a non-issue because he is the spittin' image of Michael.

    I want to add that I was impressed with the things Michael did with his kids. It is apparent to me that life with him was not only fun but an education. I was struck with Paris not just saying the lights of Las Vegas but "Luxor lights". And I would bet Michael used their quality time on the roof as a teaching opportunity. I had to laugh that both Prince and Paris remembered the brands of candy enjoyed while spending special times with their dad. Coca Cola, Skittles and Snickers on the early morning beaches of Bahrain....aahhh! LOL

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  5. When I saw Prince's vitiligo on his hands and arms I said now those who doubt that Michael is not their bilogical father can rest their case.

    Do you think Prince raised his arms twice so the world could see his vitiligo so they can erase their misconception and sart to believe that Michael is indeed their father? But I am not too sure if the children know that many people doubt he is their biological father.

    Well we don’t know if everyone I mean non-fans or who doubt Michael fathered those children paid attention on Prince’s skin changing. I hope they did.

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  6. Bonnie – I have read couple of fans blogs and comments posted concerning the Oprah’s interview. Almost all of them unanimously dislike and angry on Oprah’s questioning about the drug, child allegations, and plastic surgery and so on and Mrs. Katherine willingly entertaining the questions. I myself initially wasn’t happy about such questions until I read your comment saying, “the questions were expected to be asked and they were approved for the purpose of getting Miss Katherine's answers out there to the larger audience of Oprah's. This was Michael's mother, who has more credibility than others that were interviewed and asked these same questions. That was to clear his name to a larger audience.”

    I thought about it so deep and what you said makes every sense to me. There is no way Katherine was manipulated by Oprah or given bad advice by those who are close to her to entertain such questions about her son. I now believe too it was discussed among Mrs. Jackson’s family and her advisers to answer those for the public who was waiting what she was going to say about all those questions that were presented to her. Mind you, when I said the public I am not including Michael’s fans who do not want to hear that type of questioning anymore but those who have lingering doubts about everything the public used to hear or still hear concerning Michael.

    I see it more and more how important to ask the mother those questions so the public could hear the answers from the mother’s perspective.

    I hope Michael’s fans open their mind and see this interview in this perspective so they can understand his mother and what she did to straighten the record about her son. Fans need to have the at most firm believe that Michael’s mother loves him so deeply and will not sell her soul and bad mouth him no matter how. I hope all fans recognize her pain and sympathize and pray for her healing.

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  7. My heart reaches to you Bonnie. Through your blog, and with your faith and your reassuring words, you brought me so much comfort while I flailed helplessly in my grief. To hear that you are going through this move with all the emotions and challenges is so sad. One thing I am certain of is the healing power of love … and my friend, across the miles and with all my heart I embrace you….everything will be okay ♥

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  8. Bonnie, I can feel your mind racing with so much to cover and so little time, but all will fall into place soon. Your latest comments on Oprah were a good read, and I felt as you did at seeing other Jackson children present. It helped create a more relaxed environment for PP&B by not presenting them like specimens under a microscope.

    I was also taken by how beautiful all of the Jackson children are! My goodness, Rebbie's daughter is stunning, and the other Jackson boys are so handsome. This family certainly produces good looking offspring (if only Michael could have been standing there with them, that would have been the beautiful icing on the cake). I wondered if anyone felt as I did when looking at Katherine - so clear to see where Michael's features came from. He inherited her eyes and smile, as well as her gentle demeanor. If you've seen photos of a younger Katherine, gosh...Michael looks like his beautiful mama!

    And thank you, Bonnie, for mentioning the visible signs of vitiligo on Prince's arms. We know Michael inherited the disease from his father's side, and I never thought I would be so happy to see such convincing evidence, even though I am sorry that Prince is having to deal with the condition. At least his naturally fair skin makes it more manageable for him, not like his poor daddy. Those who dogged Michael for years over his own vitiligo and the nasty innuendos about his paternity can finally shut their pie holes. (Bonnie...pie hole...LOL!).

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  9. OK, Bonnie...I will share this with everyone, because there are times, and it has happened more than once, when I truly believe Michael is closer than we realize. Connections through dreams can explain a lot of things and give one faith they might not have had before. I have had those dreams about Michael, but tonight I will share a reality.

    I play the lottery, but never get caught up in a fever or spend more than a few dollars a week. Scratch off tickets are my favorite because they often pay off with $2.00 or $4.00 for a $1.00 ticket. I even forget to scratch them for a couple of days. Who cares about $4.00, right? Right.

    Last Thursday (11/4) I went to my usual lottery machine for instant tickets. I only felt like spending $1.00, so I put the bill in the slot, and for some reason I felt the urge to reach into my handbag to touch a little case that I carry with me every day. Inside the case is a perfect little feather - Michael's feather, and it stays with me always. How I came upon that feather is another story, and I still get emotional thinking about it.

    Anyway, I touched the case and for the first time I asked Michael for a little help. I simply said, "Michael, you know my heart is broken and how much I love you. Please give me a little of your light, just a little." After that, I selected one ticket ("Cash in a Flash") and went home. I have never asked Michael for help before, so what compelled me to ask him on that particular day?

    Around 8:00pm that evening I was having an online video chat with my brother in Massachusetts. While he's discussing a hockey game on TV I'm casually scratching off the ticket I bought, which requires matching a money prize three times to win. My coin uncovered two matches, which is common, so with two more to scratch off, I stopped for a minute or two to chat with my brother, thinking the last two would not reveal a third match.

    I finished scratching the ticket - and nearly fell off my chair! A friend of mine recently won $800 on a dollar ticket, so I was doing triple takes three times to be sure I had won. Not only did I win...I won the top prize of...$3,100 - yep, THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS! I felt such a rush of emotion, but for more than having won the prize, even though it comes at a time when I needed money for an apartment.

    What really blew my mind was the overwhelming sense that Michael answered me. On the one and only day I asked Michael for his help, he gave it to me! I truly believe that Michael must have sensed I was nearing a dark place of despair, and I have been for more than sixteen months, trying to keep my grief under wraps from family, which only makes it worse. This was Michael's way of giving me hope, by lifting me up and back into the light.

    Michael - thank you for touching so many lives, including my own, in ways that only an angel with your magic can touch a life. Whether it be in a large way or small way, they are magnificent in all ways, because they are sweetened with your faith and love. The day you come back to us, if we should ever deserve it, we will be waiting to embrace you with open arms, and the world will see your triumph and victory!

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  10. Hi Bonnie, continued prayers as you settle into your new home. It must be very difficult to be away from familiar sights, friends, and especially your sons. I know that God will give you the strength to find your place, and amazingly, to continue to keep up this blog and stay in touch with us who have become something of a "virtual" family, so to speak.

    I still don't know what to think about "Breaking News." I like the song but I'm also disappointed about it for many reasons and NONE of them have to do with Michael. Whether it's Michael or not, it puts a bad taste in my mouth to know that the first posthumous release by Sony (other than "This Is It") would be a song about the media abuse Michael received endless throughout his life. It's one thing for Michael to release such a song, I'm reminded of the beautiful and brilliant "Scream" and "Leave Me Alone," but for Sony to do so??? YUK!!!! Such a song contains thoughts and emotions incredibly personal to Michael and Michael alone. Something only he could share with his fans. If he were to release it himself I'm sure he would have released a work with far more passion and fire than the song we are hearing now. This does sound like a demo vocal. A track he put down as part of an aural notebook if you will. Just as a visual artist may make a few thumbnail sketches in a notebook before the final work is fleshed out. When I listen to this song, or any future work, I listen to it with this in mind.

    The other offense is the knowledge that these songs, despite what Sony paid for them, were a gift for Michael's children. This unrealized legacy has been snatched out of their hands before they're even old enough to understand what happened or make any decisions in regard to it.

    Michael, if only you could be here to tell YOUR story, YOUR way....:-(

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  11. Things are NOT going so great on my end. My 81 yr. old Father has fallen ill, and things are NOT looking good: spots found on his liver, his kidneys are failing him, he's rigged to a catheter, dementia... Yeah, you get the picture. Anyway, I won't be around until some time on Sunday as I'm headed to Milwaukee later today due to this issue. In the meantime, be good to yourselves...

    xoxo

    ~Lisa~ (Lady Aquarius)

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  12. Bonnie said, "I will say this. Michael's children are extremely intelligent and I do have mixed feelings about them being exposed on T.V. But I also believe now, after seeing and hearing the interview, that this interview was a calculated necessity. This has left me more determined to expose the sludge that infests the entertainment industry and the example Michael's torment, torture and passing will undoubtedly and ultimately make of the evil that infests this industry."

    I agree. I also have mixed feelings, but like you said, it is a calculated necessity. All the bound up anxiety I had concerning this interview has been greatly diminished. Oprah was gentle with them and it was enjoyable to see and hear them. It was great to hear their memories of their dad walking on beaches, sitting on roof tops watching lights, a new dog, one-on-one daddy-daughter quality time, and memories of the BEST french toast...:-) The moment that stood out the most is when Oprah asked Paris what she would miss the most and she replied with a sincere and heartfelt, "everything!" You could just see it in her eyes and at that moment my heart became a moist puddle on the ground. In fact, it brought back the emotion I felt at the end of last years memorial service when Paris gave her tearful tribute. At that moment my heart was reduced to weeping wreckage after seeing and listening to a child that had been sheltered from the public all her life. I'll never forget that moment, nor will anyone else!!! What a defining moment for her!! Paris touched everyone's hearts that day and paid tribute to her dad in a way only a son or daughter could. In an instant she transformed him in front of the entire world. A "world" that now had to "deal" with the idea that this man they didn't understand was in fact a loving father with 3 bright, well cared for children. Through Paris and her brothers, it now had a glimmer of something his children always knew and that was the quality of Michael's heart. Oh goodness, I'm loosing it again.

    While watching the interview I was also reminded of accounts reported by family members, mostly Latoya, of the children within the first few months of Michael's passing. It was reported that Paris talked about him and wore her dad's shirts around the house daily, little Blanket was unconsolable as he couldn't understand why no one could bring his father back to him, and Prince shut down and was unable to even see pictures of his dad. These thoughts went through my mind as I watched the interview. I especially felt for Prince who was even closer to the chaos of that day as he witnessed his father in distress. I also thought of the moment the 3 siblings were brought into their dad's hospital room after they were told he didn't make it. A deeply profound and painful moment etched in to their intellectual and emotional memories for the rest of their lives.

    I feel for those 3 as Murray's trial draws nearer, whenever that is. To think that they'll have to relive that day in the near future is truly heartbreaking. Unfortunately, that will be a necessity too....:-(

    I do believe they are in surroundings with family that care about them and I am heartened to see how well adjusted they are. This is a testament to them and to their dad.

    This has also caused me to reflect on a bigger picture and that is children in general who loose a parent too soon for any reason. In the last almost 10 years, thousands of kids have lost a parent due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They too are in my heart and I pray for all of them.

    Peace and love to all!!!

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  13. I want to address Lady first, then I have to run downstairs and do the laundry for my husband so I can make my trek to S.C. tomorrow with a clear concience that he will have plenty of clean clothes for work, LOL!

    Lady, this is for you:

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    In the name of our savior, Jesus Christ, I ask that you please give comfort to Lady's father. Find his heart Lord and give him peace and relieve his pain. Please be with Lady and guide her journey safely and give her peace also, Lord in whatever happens.

    As we endure down here there are many times we are left without understanding of the reality of loss that all of us here have experienced at one time or another. Please give us the strength and the grace to cling to the faith of you and your love during those times and to share that with others even during times of trial.

    I love you and thank you. Glory be to you . . . Amen

    Lady, my arms are around you. Just love him when you see him. We will be here when you get back ♥♥♥

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  14. LineCH said - "Out of your comment now , "calculated necessity" - yes - but will the MJ3 ever be prepared - even when they are grown-up - to read or hear such horrors on their beloved father Michael like "I feel that the children are now far better off now he has died" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    I agree with you and I think it is time to give items like this a lot LESS attention. I have seen some really pervasive attempts to plant links to blog here from people and I've had to delete their comments. I know there is a need for reference when discussing this stuff but I'm torn between addressing the viciousness over the same tired rumors and being responsible for elevating certain questionable blogs in the search engines.

    lcpEdwards - For THIS reason I am not posting a link to the blog you suggested. While the information is worthwhile on the voice in Breaking News, her bashing of Jackson family members is not welcome here and I will not help her advertise her blog. When I get home I will shoot you an email in explanation. I do have a transcript of the Oprah interview but can do nothing with it until I get home. I can't upload it to this computer so it sits in my email. On my other computer (the REAL one) I have the programs I need to listen to that song and determine a few things. On this one I do not. This is why I want to wait to further address "Breaking News".

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  15. @Josie who said - "just listened to "Breaking News" again, and it has Many Voices all singing at the same time."

    >>>I know. I want to give this song a fair shot and I cannot do so until I get home. I probably will not be home until late Friday so it will have to be Saturday.
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    Truthbtold said - "I found a site that makes a good argument, does a good job explaining and comparing. There are loads of side-by-side photos. There's even a genetics chart. It's here:

    http://lacienegasmiled.wordpress.com/category/michael-jackson-is-the-father/"

    Thank you for this resource. That was an excellent find. You are absolutely right when you REMIND people reading this blog that Michael had Caucasian in his lineage and that for Heaven's sake, it happened LONG BEFORE Michael's family existed . . . IN THE BEGINNING, where did we all come from? Why the issue made of the origin of his children. Angelina Jolie is working on "We are the World" with her own family and no one is badmouthing her! Why? She's given no where NEAR the money Michael has given to charity, yet she is an ambassador and the member of the Council of Foreign Relations? Doesn't anyone find this a big odd? She has a MUCH MORE QUESTIONABLE PAST and yet she is a member of an organization shaping our foreign policy???(Okay, I know she is not the issue here) Michael talks about the love of God in his interviews and he's publicly eviscerated! FOR DECADES!!!!

    Back to Michael's children and the ISSUE at hand on this particular blog update (rant over), I thank you for pointing out Michael's use of every opportunity to educate and nurture his children even during times of relaxation. His children I believe know at least the framework of what is going on. At least the oldest two do. God bless them.

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  16. Mimi said - "But I am not too sure if the children know that many people doubt he is their biological father."

    >>>> I think the two oldest are aware that it is an issue. I believe dad educated them on probably quite a few things. Paris said she understood why they had to wear the masks and there were many rumors addressed just with the children in very subtle ways. Michael's cooking (I want to try that french toast now!), Michael's constant and close educational contribution to his children, I think Michael should give classes on parenting, I really do.

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  17. Mimi said (again, LOL)"I have read couple of fans blogs and comments posted concerning the Oprah’s interview. Almost all of them unanimously dislike and angry on Oprah’s questioning about the drug, child allegations, and plastic surgery and so on and Mrs. Katherine willingly entertaining the questions. I myself initially wasn’t happy about such questions until I read your comment saying, “the questions were expected to be asked and they were approved for the purpose of getting Miss Katherine's answers out there to the larger audience of Oprah's. This was Michael's mother, who has more credibility than others "

    >>>>>The more I go over this interview, the more I believe the object of this interview was to humanize Michael. Oprah showing the picture of him in the book in his youth brought people's perceptions of Michael back down to the level of person, child, father, son and brother. Showing the pictures of Michael playing with his brothers in the back yard of their Encino home when they were younger. Talk of his teenage insecurities (just like anyone else as a teenager), talk about his sneaking out to get his nose done, and talk about Michael's dancing to the washing machine. Focus was on Michael the person. In that, I cannot fault that interview, whether we like what Oprah did in the past or not.

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  18. Cathy said - "To hear that you are going through this move with all the emotions and challenges is so sad. One thing I am certain of is the healing power of love … and my friend, across the miles and with all my heart I embrace you….everything will be okay "

    >>>>Cathy your comment here is such a comforting blessing to me. I agree with you and doing this blog HAS been a healing thing for me. To know it has helped other's heal is another blessing in itself.
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    Spotlight said - "Those who dogged Michael for years over his own vitiligo and the nasty innuendos about his paternity can finally shut their pie holes. (Bonnie...pie hole...LOL!). "

    Michael's brothers and sisters are beautiful people. All of them have that light in their eyes, some of them hold a bit more sadness than the others, but all of them despite their challenges that have been blown all over the press have a gentle nature about them. It's something you can see in their faces. No they are not perfect, just exposed. That is the only thing that makes them different from any other family that has their life struggles.

    Thank you for sharing that feather/lottery winning story! Michael? Was that you? LOL!

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  19. Thank you SandyK for your well wishes and blessings for moving into the new home. Your post gave me a lot of peace also concerning Michael's children and knowing that they do look happy with Michael's mom - their grandmother, with their cousins, all well mannered. I've even seen one STUPID online tabloid that said reports of Michael's children being spoiled and bad mannered. Nobody watching that Oprah show would agree with that.

    Prince, Paris and Blanket, your dad should be very proud of you :o) as I bet he's always been.♥♥♥

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  20. Princess Glam - The truth will not be as painful as the lies, that's for sure. The truth will be healing. We will learn as we dig through the lies to get to it. ♥
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    SamdyK, I will deal more with this "Pole Picture" issue when I get home. Have better programs on that computer to blow up pictures and compare. I agree with you that there is definitely a message with these pictures. When they were actually taken is what I have the issue with. He looks way older in these pics then the 1999-2000 time frame they give. Anyone remember the Invincible CD signing? Michael in the blue satin outfit? How about his speech in London against Mottola? Much heavier there than in these photos. Also notice his hands . . . pinky . . . wait until I get back home. I will segment these pics and show you what I am talking about.

    Patience . . . me . . . I have none . . . grrrr. ♥♥♥

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  21. Bonnie, this has to be so stressful for you leaving familiar surroundings and your sons! I have two sons myself, older than yours, I can't imagine what you have been going through, and then trying to keep faithful to this blog and Michael at the same time. Please cut yourself some slack on this end and recoup your energies!

    LineCH posted way above Seven's link on one Kelvin MacKenzie, British tabloid freak, commenting on November 9th, on Oprah's interview; his remarks about MJ3 were vile and disgusting; just today OFcom, the British media watchdog organization, reached a conclusion that it is taking no action on the complaints which have been filed against this MacKenzie slimeball, saying there were no code violations on Mackenzie's part. I pondered how they could reach this conclusion in just two days! Then it hit me, quick conclusion to discourage further complaints about this guy's appearance in ITV Morning Show. I'm sure you will get caught up on this Mackenzie person (if you can stand reading his words - ugh.)

    About the Oprah interview, yes, Oprah was somewhat more kind, but IMO not kind enough! She should apologize to Katherine for all the downright mean things she has said about Michael over many years. And raising again the drug and molestation issues, asking Michael's mother if she (Katherine) ever thought he was guilty? W H A T ?

    O was better with MJ3, and I loved Prince's discerning attitude, when he had enough of her, he walked away. As Michael said in TII, the film, "that's a cool move"!

    I'll be gone awhile but always interested, Bonnie. Blessings and peace.

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  22. Bonnie, I'm SORRY about posting that link to Muzikfactory2's blog!!! I wasn't aware of her past until several people brought it up to me. I knew that she bashed Charles Thomson a few months ago, but I didn't know that she said those things to the Jackson family, or made those racist and homophobic remarks.

    By the way, when I offered to send you the Oprah interview transcript, it was for the recent interview with Katherine and the kids. I also sent them to Seven Bowie, and she has posted it on her site as a PDF file that can be downloaded here, so you don't have to email me. There are free online sites that will convert it to a Word document, so you'll be able to cut and paste whichever excerpts you choose to use in your analysis. http://www.mj-777.com/?p=6316

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  23. Bonnie said, "Michael's constant and close educational contribution to his children, I think Michael should give classes on parenting, I really do."

    I just finished reading your comment and it immediately reminded me of Michael's Oxford speech, "Heal The Kids," from March 6 2001. In a sense, he was doing just that. He was encouraged to do this speech by his then friend Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. (I have very mixed feelings about this individual, especially when he jumped on the MJ book band-wagon.) In the speech he gave his views on parenting that were very relevant and real. In particular he spoke about "forgiveness" and he talked about having a deeper understanding of his own father. The sad thing about that talk is that many who came to see him weren't paying attention. So many were so caught up in the very idea of SEEING him, they didn't LISTEN to him. Thankfully his talk is still available to listen to on the internet. To add a bit of trivia, Michael's talk at Oxford is still one of the best attended talks in that famous and prestigious schools very long and storied history.

    Source (Audio w/ full text):
    Part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzIQlVSH8GU&feature=related

    Part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zZCOR6H1Bk&feature=related

    Part 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-3zuDB0_JY&feature=related

    Part 4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMCqtNEgZYY&feature=related

    Source (printed transcript):
    http://www.allmichaeljackson.com/speeches/oxforduni01.html

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  24. Josie said, "This music is suppose to be for Michael's Children!

    SHAME ON YOU SONY!!"


    Amen!!!!!

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  25. Prayers to you Lady as you tend to your father. Sad news...:-(

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  26. @Lady,

    I am so sorry about your father not feeling well. I hope all is well with him. I pray for God’s love to protect him and heal me now.

    @Spotlight,

    Wow!!!!! You are so lucky. That’s true Michael was looking out for you. I think you should try to play the big lotto with that luck you have. Don’t forget us one day you hit the Jackpot.lol!

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  27. You may already know that the PDF file for the Oprah/Katherine/MJ3 interview is in fact an electronically "searchable" document and doesn't need to be converted to a word document as long as you have Adobe - Reader 9. This is usually available as a free download.

    Blessings all!!!

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  28. June said, "About the Oprah interview, yes, Oprah was somewhat more kind, but IMO not kind enough! She should apologize to Katherine for all the downright mean things she has said about Michael over many years. And raising again the drug and molestation issues, asking Michael's mother if she (Katherine) ever thought he was guilty? W H A T ?"

    I wanted to echo your words, June. I also agree with your observation about Prince and his "discerning attitude." I pray that serves him well in years to come.

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  29. Corey Rooney says he was there and it's not Michael. Also Vanessa sent me this:

    http://x17.kargo.com/akamai

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  30. My personal opinion on this is the Estate is trying to cover some butt. If Corey Rooney says it was not Michael and he was with Michael's nephews when he heard it, I believe THEM over SONY GOONS any day.

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  31. Although he is still very controversial, I'd like to commend Charles Thomson for his comments concerning the ITV K. MacKenzie interview. He has encouraged a letter writing, phoning, e-mail compaign urging ITV to apologize to the Jackson family, MJ3 and to viewers that were offended by his disgraceful comments. Of course, "offended" is putting it mildly to say the least!!!

    CEThomson said today on Twitter, "ITV has removed the offending MacKenzie clip from Tuesday's episode on ITVplayer but still refuses to give fans/family an on-air apology. This is a backdoor attempt to cover their tracks so nobody else can watch and complain. We need an apology, not a cover-up."

    Taj Jackson has also joined in demanding a public apology for the sickening comments made about his uncle and his cousins.

    Taj Jackson said today on Twitter, "If we don't get an on air apology from ITV soon, my next step is legal. The time for bad mouthing & spreading lies about my uncle are OVER."

    To send a message of complaint to ITV (U.K. media outlet) via Ofcom:

    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/contact-us/

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  32. Bonnie – I don’t have a tweet account but I have heard that this guy Teddy Riley tweeted today and said Cory Rooney is lying. Who is Teddy Riley anyway saying it’s Michael?

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  33. It's okay SandyK. You can commend CT on my blog. I will still speak to you, LOL! I can't HEAR any of these videos so of course I have little knowledge what it was that this Mackenzie said other than what people have told me. Why do they let these people on t.v.? (another diversionary tactic?) Sony is hard at work after the Oprah interviews.

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  34. Ted Riley - I have a copy of his own FB message to people that he doesn't even know if it was Michael's voice or not. He said he thought it was but he only did production on what was handed to him by Cascios. He suggested people ask the Cascios if they want the truth.

    I don't know if Riley actually twittered that, but I have to consider who paid Riley to produce those tracks.

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  35. "An Apology is in Order from Kelvin MacKenzie"

    Source:
    http://gatorgirl277.blogspot.com/2010/11/apology-is-in-order-from-kelvin.html

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  36. Bonnie said - "I've even seen one STUPID online tabloid that said reports of Michael's children being spoiled and bad mannered."


    >>> Typical - now that Michael's children have been officially introduced to the world, you know the tabloids are licking their chops. Hoping to use them to carry the Jackson saga through the next two or three decades! This is what we were afraid would happen.

    Today it's "spoiled and bad mannered." But tomorrow? Whatever the tabloids can get away with. I hope I'm wrong.

    Have a safe drive home, Bonnie. Sing along with Michael, stay alert, make rest stops, and pick up a package of Skittles! They have a tarty fruit flavor to wake up the palate. Michael loved those things...and do I!

    Love you, Sis ♥

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  37. Bonnie – I read the article from the link you posted and it says Teddy Riley was the one who was brought up by the estate to determine if the voice is Michael. In that case it is true when you said “I have to consider who paid Riley to produce those tracks.”

    My question is why is that the Cascio did not make any statement? I am so disappointed at them for selling the songs for Sony.

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  38. Before I leave SandyK and Annapassionheart - http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1877048

    These are NOT the same pics as the pole pics. Will Compare when I get home.

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  39. Looking at the album I want you to take note of the songs "Heartbreaker" and "Threatened".

    LOL Sony....You're supposed to KNOW this man.

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  40. Mimi - The Cascio's are Michael's friends. They always have been. They don't NEED to make a statement. Let Sony and Branca fight over this. It's their greed that caused this.

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  41. To Ladyaquarius62 :
    My sincere prayers are with you for your father's recovery although the situation seems serious. Also with you regarding your late son: I feel you are a strong woman but the loss of a child is the worse that can be inflicted to a mother - God Bless you & family.

    Bonnie said "I agree with you and I think it is time to give items like this a lot LESS attention. I have seen some really pervasive attempts to plant links to blog here from people and I've had to delete their comments. I know there is a need for reference when discussing this stuff but I'm torn between addressing the viciousness over the same tired rumors and being responsible for elevating certain questionable blogs in the search engines."

    Such items & all the Kelvin McKenzies of this world, I would also love not to give them any attention. But on this man's hate commenting, I didn't feel to remain aloof, sovereign & just let go; he did not express himself on a "fan twit" but on a TV broadcasting. The ITV E-mail answer I received today part of which was "I can confirm that I have recorded comments and concerns here in Viewer Services and also made the production team aware of these as well." was no surprise to me alike the OFCOM conclusion. So I stop anyway with that issue for the media is an ocean of corruption.

    Only if I pretend to be a Michael defender, it would be nonsense to comment regularly on a blog on Michael, as dedicated as the blog can be (yours) but not to react or take action on injustice whenever directed to MJ, MJ3 & family

    However, I do understand your reserve regarding some "questionable blogs" as you discussed that issue in the past & have much more experience than I do: I am only a little "amateur" commenter & only follow my heart whereever Justice for Michael, his children & family is concerned.

    Should it be however that this new "McKenzie smoke" were pushed by Sony or bloggers willing to elevate themselves in Internet, I don't know at all, but then the EVIL is in full gear on Earth !

    God Bless you, Bonnie & you all.

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  42. Lady, I am so sorry to read about your father's illness. My prayers are with you and I truly hope that you find the strength to get through each day.

    Bonnie, I feel for you. I really do. You've been through so much these past few weeks and it's still not over because settling in takes time. Bonnie, thanks for taking the time out for all of us when your own life has been so chaotic, exhausting and crazy. I truly value all of your hard work - your research, checking the facts, your posts are always great and you take the time to respond to us. Thanks Bonnie. Please look after yourself so that you don't crash and burn.

    Well, I think Breaking News is breaking apart right now. The song just sounds a bit like Michael thrown in here and there but is it authentic? I have my doubts. I think it would be hard to validate 100 per cent because Michael had such an incredible range. He could croon love songs beautifully but he could also growl in rough, deep and angry tones. It's almost like he had a song for every voice or a voice for every song.

    Those beautiful children of Michael's. When I saw Paris being interviewed by Winfrey it took me back to July last year when she reduced us all to tears at the memorial. I cried just watching her again because her love and her loss are so palpable. I so wish we could all protect those little ones from some of the ugliness that's going to be around during Murray's trial. Murray's lawyers will stop at nothing to portray Michael as a helpless drug addict. I hope and pray the Jackson family can keep all of this from the children but if they're going to school they're sure to be exposed through other children.

    Bonnie, I see that TwistedVision is trying to be the good guy again with the McKenzie attack. No matter how much he attempts to redeem himself, I am not impressed. I wish he would find another celebrity to hitch his wagon to and leave Michael alone. Nothing he ever says or does will be credible.

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  43. SandyK said " In the last almost 10 years, thousands of kids have lost a parent due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They too are in my heart and I pray for all of them.ery ssene"

    Very sensitive of you Sandy. As much as I love the MJ3 (& I really do) I don't forget the poor kids worldwide either. From a previous post here, I appreciated the photo of Michael surrounded by small orphans in Rumania - beautidul little kids who are cared of but sadly ever receive enough affection like the one they had from Michael.

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  44. Bonnie, so this morning Sony's MichaelJackson.com site refers to a different track (not Breaking News) as the no. 1 single on the album, due to start streaming November 15th. I forget the name of the track, but it's the duet with Akon recorded in 2007. Perhaps Sony figures an eye-witness, Akon, will lend credibility. And, Sony says, there is supposed to be a note from Michael saying he wanted this duet with Akon to be the first number on his new album. Do you buy that from Sony? Breaking News is now relegated to #7 on the listing of tracks. Seems as if every time Sony makes a move to correct something, IMO they are in deeper doo doo.

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  45. Oh to be home! Home home home! Home and double home! LOL! (giddy I am!) I am going to put a blog up tonight but it is totally personal. I want to describe to you my experience with nine Michael Jackson (and Janet and The Jackson's) CD's, I am totally Jacksoned out. I must have sang at the top of my lungs for five hour strait (not counting the additional between rest stops, this was just the strait run).

    Answer latest posts here:

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  46. LineCH said - "he did not express himself on a "fan twit" but on a TV broadcasting. The ITV E-mail answer I received today part of which was "I can confirm that I have recorded comments and concerns here in Viewer Services and also made the production team aware of these as well."

    I DO agree with you on this. As a matter of fact (I was speaking of blogs in general. National T.V. is a different story. There were times on this very blog that letters were posted here and the offending rag/tabloid/psuedo charity or service removed their negative reference to Michael. There is a time to counter and battle these things. I do not consider what this guy did on T.V. as a "petty" thing. He referenced Michael's children, it was hurtful and just plain disgusting and I guess I didn't want attention drawn to it because I was afraid Michael's children would sooner or later see/hear about it. Thank you for your efforts CH♥

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  47. Hello Bonnie,

    I listened to this interview Teddy Riley gave in regards to MJ's new album.

    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/10712018 and it starts around 1:33.

    He speaks some truths. I think you may find it enlightening. Teddy Riley has worked with MJ on several projects for the past twenty years and I believe him when he says he knows what MJ would have wanted. Listening to this interview also confirmed my suspicions about MONEY.

    As for the Cascio family, they have the tracks because MJ wanted them to have them. The Jackson family did not know about them and I believe MJ wanted it that way. The Cascio's have been very loyal to MJ and I believed that they loved him and did not sell him out like so many did throughout his life. I appreciate their loyalty and the fact that MJ felt he could find refuge from the madness that surrounded him.

    Question: If the vocals are fake why hasn't a lawsuit been filed? Those are MJ's vocal's and the ones stirring the contraversy knows it...it's all about contraversy. Regardless I will purchase the album.

    As for Mr Mckenzie and his statements, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. How the man sleeps at night is my question to him. Why say something like that with a reckless disregard for the feelings of the children. Just a prime example of how dark a person's mind and heart can be. So sad.

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  48. Bonnie said, "Before I leave SandyK and Annapassionheart - http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1877048

    These are NOT the same pics as the pole pics. Will Compare when I get home."

    Thank you for the link Bonnie! Yes, these pictures were also done by Albert Watson in 1999 and are part of his on-line portfolio.

    I'm looking forward to your thoughts on these images.

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  49. I saw this on Twitter and wanted to share it here. It concerns the disgraceful MacKenzie interview and MJ3. Although my anxieties were diminished when I saw the Oprah interview with Michael's children, there is still something that concerns me that the more exposure they get, the more they will become targets of tabloids and not just because of Michael. We all know that the tabloids will find reasons to target the children as individuals as horrifying a prospect as that is. I can only hope that there will be no more t.v. appearances for MJ3.

    God's blessing to each of them...:-)

    A Twitter comment:

    "Tk U for complaining about McKenzie. This has been an awful week. McKenzie = example Y MJ kept kids out of the media."


    I do agree with this comment. Michael knew what he was doing, God bless him.

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  50. Bonnie said, "It's okay SandyK. You can commend CT on my blog. I will still speak to you, LOL!"

    Smiles....:-)...:-)...:-)

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  51. @Karin - You're an angel. All of you are. It 's you all that have really taken the stress and weight off of me concerning this blog and trying to administer to it during the move. I'm giving a big hug to you all {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

    You're right about Michael's range. 2000 Watts (which I heard twice on the drive down here, almost doesn't sound like Michael. But his vibrato is unmistakable, he has the same rich tone to his voice (hitting higher or lower notes) and you can tell when someone is trying to 'growl' and isn't quite cutting it. (I tried singing with him in the car . . . that is why my voice is hoarse, LOL I STINK at growling). I believe the version of the layered voices over Michael's to complete a song that was not completed. I also thoroughly believe Michael wrote the song. But it was not finished. I believe Michael's family when they say that is not Michael's voice and I believe Corey Rooney when he says it is not Michael's voice. I saw reference to that by June so I will address this further on her comment.

    I have my thoughts about how the Murray trial is going to actually go down. Like I said somewhere up there on this blog, Michael's children are a testimony to the quality nurturing, love and upbringing their dad gave them. I am completely at peace with that part of the interview. Good job they did and Oprah, thank you for not berating them. I still think Prince was unsure of her. Paris was like "bring it on." Her answers were in complete confidence. Prince was reserved, confident but reserved. Blanket was quiet, exquisitely mannered. Their dad just has to be proud.♥♥♥

    TwistedVision. Okay, first why would anyone wanting people to take him seriously and with integrity call himself "TwistedVision"? (Like we didn't already know his vision WAS).

    Aside from that, he can write whatever he wants. A few of us know what he is capable of. Right now, Sony needs him to save sales. If that means he has to write something positive about Michael, I'm sure after all the groaning he can accomplish it. On a serious note, it was a good article and spot on.

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  52. June said - "1 single on the album, due to start streaming November 15th. I forget the name of the track, but it's the duet with Akon recorded in 2007. "

    ROFLMBO!!!! Uh, I don't buy ANYTHING from Sony and WILL NOT buy anything from Sony. Really?!!! They said that on their site? That is so funny! The song with Akon, is it "Hold my Hand"? (I love that song, but I already have it on my 'puter and I sing to it all the time, three-part harmony...I'm 3).

    June, can you pass this on to Sony for me?

    Sony - The "note" from Michael? Overkill, okay? It would be much more credible if you would just not try so hard to convince us Michael wanted to have anything to do with you because MOST of his fans know better. Thank you.

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  53. Miss Shae - You may not want to purchase the album when I tell you what happened to me tonight. Keep in mind who will benefit from this sale of yours, because it will not be Michael's children.

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  54. SandyK - It's a double edged sword isn't it? Michael kept out of the media for four years before coming back to the states. Didn't stop the rumors did it?

    This is an attack. Michael's children dispelled quite a few rumors. Even Michael said he wanted to introduce them to the world on bring them on stage. Are they to live in caves as Michael had to hoping to avoid what was already going on anyway?

    When does it stop? Why do we consistently fall into the trap of punishing the innocent and not attacking the aggressors for THEIR actions?

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  55. I'm going to bed. I have a blog to work on tomorrow and SandyK I did not forget the pictures but they will be included in the blog update tomorrow.

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  56. SandyK said:
    "CEThomson said today on Twitter, "ITV has removed the offending MacKenzie clip from Tuesday's episode on ITVplayer but still refuses to give fans/family an on-air apology. This is a backdoor attempt to cover their tracks so nobody else can watch and complain. We need an apology, not a cover-up."

    He should live by his own words. What a hypocrite!

    Mimi said:
    "My question is why is that the Cascio did not make any statement? I am so disappointed at them for selling the songs for Sony."

    Sounds like a trap to me...from Michael's camp.

    So glad you're finally safe at home and can begin settling in, Bonnie. I echo all the appreciation for your hard and faithful work too.

    Love!

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  57. Thank you for your understanding, Bonnie, re : the McKenzie's bad storm. Like the others here, I'm with you 100% anyway.

    Josie said "All these Unreleased Songs need to go back into the Vault where they belong!
    This music is supposed to be for Michael's Children! SHAME ON YOU SONY!!"

    On the "Breaking News" affair I did not comment before as I read yours & other commenters here more technically advanced to express a comprehensive opinion on the validity of Michael's voice. But Michael's voice or not, THEY want to make money. Here I may only approve Josie's above comments.

    Hoping your new house, neighbours & surroundings will bring you & your husband a lot of joy now in spite of the tiredness lately & the emotion from leaving temporarily your sons & old friends. Your constant dedication to this blog in spite of your harassing move amazed me indeed.

    ENJOY & RELAX now .. & be HAPPY !
    Line

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  58. This is off topic, but was an interesting piece of trivia involving the equity firm, Colony Capital. We all know they helped Michael with his Neverland debt, apparently they are also helping this very famous photographer with her financial issues. Of course, Annie took the exquisite images of a 31 year old Michael for Vanity Fair in October 1989.:

    "In March, 2010, Colony Capital concluded a new financing and marketing agreement with Leibovitz, paying off Art Capital and removing or reducing the risks of Leibovitz losing her artistic and real estate assets."

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Leibovitz#cite_note-36

    Source:
    "Private equity firm snaps up chance to help Leibovitz put house in order" by Henny Sender, Financial Times, March 9, 2010 02:00, Retrieved 2010-03-09.

    Source:
    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/09/leibovitz-reaches-deal-with-private-equity-firm/

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  59. Bonnie said, "Corey Rooney says he was there and it's not Michael. Also Vanessa sent me this:

    http://x17.kargo.com/akamai "

    Bonnie, when I went to this link, it's shows a brief note about Britney spears going to the studio. Nothing about Michael.

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  60. Welcome back, Bonnie! So sorry your voice is broken, but at least your fingers can still do the walking...uh...TALKING! :-)

    To Lady -

    I am thinking of you and your father, and wish him all the care the medical field and God can provide. When I think of Michael putting his hand on the head of a sick child, it brings such a feeling of love and healing to the heart. That is the touch I wish for your dear father.

    To MissShae -

    Yes, "the darkness of a person's mind and heart." I have personal experience in this area as a victim of child abuse. The experience has heightened my perception as an adult, where I am so much more aware of a child's behavior now, as well as being able to identify certain behaviors of an abuser.

    When talking about someone like McKenzie, you can feel their "sick obsession" by their choice of words and how they enjoy turning the knife. They "enjoy the process of hurting," so much so, that they hope to distract you from the real demon! They do not speak from intellect, facts, or more importantly, compassion. Social deviants who harbor sinister thoughts of their own are often quick to express their righteous indignation. It's a classic way of projecting their own guilt and sick fantasies on the innocent, to feel "cleansed" of their own soiled soul. This is what I feel has happened with the public stoning of Michael.

    When someone joins in on a public crucifixion of an innocent person, it's because they need a Whipping Boy, when THEY are the ones in need of a public flogging in the square! In conclusion, Kelvin McKenzie is a PIG - and if he has children or grandchildren, I hope someone is watching them, and HIM closely! Those who squawk the loudest with these attacks on Michael should hold up the mirror to their own faces. Chances are the ugly image wouldn't stand the light of day.

    I had to get that off my chest.

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  61. Bonnie, on "Invincible" I was reading through the long list of dedications that Michael's leaves for numerous individuals such as Liz Taylor, Frank Deleo, Carlos Santana, David Gest (once married to Liza Minelli), Quincy Jones (Producer for "Off The Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "We Are The World"), Marc Schaffel (yikes!), Uri Geller (another yikes!), Bruce Swedien, Chris Tucker, JOHN BRANCA & John McClain (current executors of the Jackson estate). Geller in fact provided a work of abstract art that's included in the sleeve.

    I especially enjoyed the dedications that Michael and Bruce leave for each other and one they both leave for Quincy. The one for Q has a date of July 2001. I also enjoyed the dedications he gives to his parents, his grandmother, and of course, Prince and Paris. (Blanket hadn't been born yet.)

    Near the end of the notes, additional special thanks are given to a variety of people including Tommy Mottola. Interesting, although I assume, concidering Mottola's position with Sony at the time, this was just a professional courtesy. As we know, that "professional courtesy" was not given to Michael in return.

    I also wanted to note that the photo of Michael included inside the sleeve is credited to Albert Watson, who I've referenced before, not Annie Liebowitz. His photo includes some of the "pole pix" along with a series of pics with Michael wearing a very stylized vest and geometric shirt. Of course, Michael looks AMAZING in this photo series! (The images of Michael wearing the stylized shirt are not part of Watson's on-line portfolio. Only the "pole pix" are. My apologies if I implied something different in a previous comment.)

    Anyway, I thought it was important to draw attention to his particular photograph and its origins. To add, at the time of this albums release, I worked in the retail side of the music industry and took delivery of this album. (Trivia: At that time, and to a somewhat lesser degree now, new releases for purchase were always issued on a Tuesday industry wide. In fact, "Michael" is to be released on Tuesday, December 14.) I remember the promo copy we received of "Invincible" and admired the images of Michael inside the sleeve. Once and for all, I think the notes on the album put this issue to rest.

    Invincible released October 30, 2001
    Invincible recorded October 1997 – August 2001

    I'm looking forward to your comments...:-)

    Source:
    http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1877048

    Source:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invincible_(Michael_Jackson_album)

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  62. Fogive me for doing this, but I wanted to break down the images from the "Invincible" CD sleeve further. I've divided it into 18 sections, from left to right, based on the white vertical lines seperating each image. O.K., here we go.

    "Pole px" Images: 1-3, 7-12, 16-18.

    "Vest px" Images: 4-6, 13-15.

    All these images are credited to Albert Watson, 1999.

    Image breakdown in detail:
    http://justmythoughts-sandyk.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog-post_13.html

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  63. Bonnie said, "SandyK - It's a double edged sword isn't it? Michael kept out of the media for four years before coming back to the states. Didn't stop the rumors did it?"

    You're right, it's DEFINITELY a double edge sword and, like you said, it didn't stop the rumors. I had forgotten that there was some suggestion that he might bring his kids on stage with him during the O2 concerts. At this point, I haven't found credible confirmation of that rumor.

    Blessings!

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  64. truthbtold2all said, "He should live by his own words. What a hypocrite!"

    I know. I hear you concerning CT. MacKenzie's comment was so ignorant, so agregious, so offensive, it truly eclipse offensive comments that CT has said in the past (I respect that some may disagree with me on that) that I was willing to isolate this moment and support his comments in this situation. For MacKenzie to say that Michael is better of dead and that his own children are better off with out him angered me to the point of sickness and total revulsion. How could anyone say that after what we've seen from Michael's children over the last year+. Children devastated by the loss of their father and who've shown nothing but unconditional love for him. What a testimony they are to him!!! This pathetic MacKenzie person is as blind as a person could possibly be. What a miserable world he must live in, in his own mind. However, I DO agree with you, truth, that Mr. Thomson needs to own up to his own offensive remarks of the past and issue his own apology. Please know that this isn't lost on me.

    Thank you for your comment.

    As always, peace and love to all!

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  65. Spotlight said, "Those who squawk the loudest with these attacks on Michael should hold up the mirror to their own faces. Chances are the ugly image wouldn't stand the light of day."

    Thank you for getting that off your chest. You speak the truth...:-)

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