I vividly remember trying to express my total disgust back in 2003 as I watched Martin Bashir lace his infamous Living with Michael Jackson “documentary” with innuendo, speculation, personal insults, and unfounded critiques.
Imagine my repulsion as I watched him on ABC’s site proclaiming to be “deeply saddened” by Michael Jackson’s passing and being “excited” about the upcoming performances in London.
He owes the chair he’s sitting in to Michael Jackson. Would ABC have given a second thought to some obscure British reporter for a spot at the famed Nightline? He rode Jackson’s coattails from one continent to another and into the spotlight at ABC.
He threw Michael Jackson under the bus after pretending to be someone he could trust. He chopped up video footage of his time with Jackson specifically to be as sensational as possible. He knew what would draw attention and what wouldn’t, and he used it to get his footing in the U.S.