Schizo Coverage of Fan Turnout at Courthouse – MiniBullet #11

Schizo Coverage of Fan Turnout at Courthouse – MiniBullet #11 March 9, 2005 – One has to wonder if the mainstream media has taken their collective medication when discussing how many people would stand outside of a courthouse for 6 hours – without news of what’s going on inside the courtroom – just to see two minutes of Michael Jackson walking to and from his vehicle. While watching yet one more inane, hackneyed report about “fan turnout” and how that is somehow ridiculously indicative of a “shrinking fanbase,” I had to pen this complaint. The media needs to understand a couple of things here: 1) You can’t really get a whole lot of up-to-the-minute Jackson trial updates by standing outside behind a gate holding up a sign for 6 hours; 2) Whether they believe it or not, Jackson actually has fans 18 and under, who do have to do pesky little things like go to school and mind their parents; 3) When you’re dealing with the cops and school aged kids skipping school to see Jackson, don’t be surprised if you see the results of truancy officers paying little visits to these fans and their ‘I heart Jackson’ signs; 4) They’re normally not independently wealthy or can afford to quit their jobs for 2 minutes of Peace signs and air-blown kisses. Before some of those points are discussed in further detail, it’s important to note that the media’s schizophrenic coverage of Jackson fan participation is absolutely amazing. When there were thousands of people outside the courthouse, fans were publicly berated for not taking this situation seriously. Their actions were then projected onto Jackson. Jackson was publicly chastised and ridiculed for not being somber enough about this crucial situation.

Pt 1: Defense Destroying Brother’s Story under Cross-examination – MB#251

Pt 1: Defense Destroying Brother’s Story under Cross-examination – MJEOL Bullet #251 MARCH 9 2005 — There is so much going on in the Michael Jackson trial, you can hardly keep up with all of the information coming out under the cross-examination by Tom Mesereau of Star Arvizo, the accuser’s brother. Court let out at around 12PM PT yesterday (March 8 2005), but it didn’t take a whole day for Mesereau to start to totally dismantle the testimony of the accuser’s brother. To be clear, these children have a long history of telling lies for their own purposes, so any pundit making an issue out of the fact that S. Arvizo hasn’t broken down and admitted to lying under such withering cross-examination should also note that these are two kids who once scammed two LAPD officers out of $200 and a free Christmas (see article | break-down). It is situations like these that show why it is never good to cite a witness with problems as “credible” before they have been cross-examined. All of the whiny, pro-prosecution pundits trying to hang their hats on something, jumped on this brother’s direct testimony as proof of Jackson’s guilt. Well what a difference a few questions make. There has been a number of devastating bombshells brought out by the defense by cross-examining the accuser’s brother; allegedly a “witness” to two incidences of “molestation”. During her interview with Jim Thomas and Ron Richards, one incredibly dense anchorwoman, Lisa Daniels, on MSNBC today (March 9 2005) called these problems “little inconsistencies”. No way in hell these huge problems, which go to the heart of the issue, can be characterized as “little inconsistencies”. Let’s lay out a few of the bombshells revealed so far, then go into detail afterward.