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Post by psychoslayer_510 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:32 am

Is anyone else incredibly irritated by the ongoing media sensation that is, MJ's death? Now, I know full well we have a vicious and unforgiving popular media system, but are the so relentless as to inspect and redress every single movement of this legends life? can't they just let the family be? and then continue to cover legalities of his death including the exploitation of his children and the custody battle over them. I understand and appreciate the memorials and dedications by broadcasting stations re-living his music, but that's as far as I believe it should go.
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Post by Cjanz on Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:36 am

Personally I'm a little sickened with how so many people are suddenly fans of his music and his legacy. His record sales have soared since his death, partly in memory of him, and partly because everyone wants to seem like they were always huge fans.

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Post by psychoslayer_510 on Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:45 am

oh, very much agreed! I'll willingly admit I've never and will never own an MJ cd, and I have like 3 songs on my MP3. People, I guess, feel left out if they don't put on the facade of being a huge fan. ha, I wonder what happened to OxyClean sales after Billy Mays' death?
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Post by Cjanz on Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:51 am

That would actually be interesting to look into. Razz

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Post by Silent_Brad on Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:08 am

They most likely plummeted due to the absence of such a legend to shill such a fine product.

But really, it does irritate me too to see how everybody's such a fan of Michael all of a sudden. I can honestly say I've been a huge fan since I was kid. Call me gay or whatever, but I do have a huge respect for the man and his accomplishments. I admit that I've laughed at quite a few of the jokes at his expense, but who hasn't? The man is arguably the most influential pop culture icon since Elvis. And I do think he deserves all the positive media coverage he's gotten, but it is starting to get old. It does sicken me that even after his death people are still out to get this guy. With accusations now that he was gay and would dress like a woman and go to seedy Vegas motels to have sex with men because he was so broke he couldn't afford anything more. Look, I wouldn't be surprised if he was gay, but at least try to make a somewhat believable story to back up your claims. I was watching Entertainment Tonight a day or two ago and their only source on this information was some guy who basically said "Yup, it happened. I heard about it from somebody who knew him". I mean, come on. Like he said, just leave him alone. The guy is gone now. Let him rest. And if not for his sake, for his kids.
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Post by JakeTheSnake on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:54 am

The media coverage of Jackson is just one of the examples of how sick and starved the media is for a target. Even in death the press can never let him be.

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Post by Orange on Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:54 am

MJ, was a great dancer, singer, and person. I will always remember his music. I will also say, im angry at the media for making up so many lies. (my opinion).
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Post by kissthezombie on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:25 pm

I find it sad how nobody ever bothered
to bring him flowers when he was alive.
What good does it do now, that he is dead?
Or how he had to die for people to finally
really here his stuff on the radio.


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that we see the lies.
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Post by Cjanz on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:26 pm

Good ol' American media always does its best to destroy the image of a legacy.

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Post by JakeTheSnake on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:29 pm

That's what I hate about 24 hour news station. Their's never enough new to fill out the day so they have to drive everything into the ground.

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Post by Cjanz on Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:41 pm

Channels like HLN and CNN are okay at times, but other times I cannot stand watching them.

I especially get tired of Nancy Grace who will cover the same story for about a year...Gah, that gets old.

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Post by VioletVenom on Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:31 am

MJ was an important figure for a lot of people....but he does not represent AMERICA or the WORLD. That's the problem. The media is prioritising over this way too much, simply because that's what the average medicore person wants to hear about.
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Post by somedeadidiot on Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:56 am

Cjanz wrote:Channels like HLN and CNN are okay at times, but other times I cannot stand watching them.

I especially get tired of Nancy Grace who will cover the same story for about a year...Gah, that gets old.

As far as news goes, I either watch ONN or nothing at all.
I prefer word-of-mouth over media BS.
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Post by VioletVenom on Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:51 am

Word of mouth is the most propoganda form of news over everything.


Why? Everyone has an opinion and will apply it to whatever they state about a particular event, perhaps guiding the way you perceive it.
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Post by psychoslayer_510 on Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:53 pm

personally, I get most of my news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert! Stephen does have a little bias but he doesn't disguise the truth.
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Post by Silent_Brad on Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:54 pm

To be honest, It's the same with me. I try to watch them all 3 times they show them every day.
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Post by JakeTheSnake on Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:56 pm

psychoslayer_510 wrote:personally, I get most of my news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert! Stephen does have a little bias but he doesn't disguise the truth.


I'm pretty sure Colbert's bias is part of the joke lol...

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Post by JJwells on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:41 pm

I honestly liked micheal all the time he was an amazing mucisian.
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Post by MasonK565 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:48 pm

I enjoyed Michael's music. His death was a real shame.

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Post by JJwells on Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:51 pm

Yes yes it was..
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Post by MasonK565 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:43 pm

I never cried, but I was still moved when I heard the news.

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Post by JJwells on Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:05 pm

Ya it was kinda hard to believe at first honestly.
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Post by MasonK565 on Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:04 pm

Yeah, I was in McDonalds when I first heard the news.


Saddest McChickens in my life so far....

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Post by JJwells on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:07 pm

If I remember right I was on a bus with abunch of my friends.. at first it didnt really register to anyone like we didnt really think about it but after five minutes passed the bus was silent for the longest time.
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Post by Cjanz on Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:03 pm

I feel as though it's odd that so many people lamented his death after all of the allegations pointing towards him. It was like people were so quick to jump from one spectrum to the other.

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