Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2005
The more than 6,000 members of MJJForum.com, one of the largest internet discussion forums, expressed shock over what they consider to be the disregard of the judicial process by various media outlets: The Smoking Gun, ABC, Court TV, VH-1, and E! Entertainment Television Network. Michael Jackson fans around the world have also expressed their outrage. It is believed that these outlets are releasing and/or producing inflammatory material aimed at polluting the jury pool in Santa Maria, California, where Michael Jackson will face trial.
On the VH-1.com website, a promotion for a soon-to-be-aired special on Jackson, labeled the entertainer as a "fascinating freak-show," " bizarre, pathetic" and a "self-made mutant." The music channel promises to explore the conditions that "have conspired to make Michael the predatory man-child portrayed in the press."
E! Entertainment Television plans to air reenactments of the trial starting January 31st, 2005. The ABC Network released the leaked Grand Jury Testimony of the current accuser. Court TV recently released the 1993 psychiatric interview of Michael Jackson's first accuser. Court TV also released that the network will air a special on the "psychological state of Michael Jackson."
In response to the onslaught of perceived media bias against the entertainer, Michael Jackson's fans are planning various actions such as boycotting the sponsors of Court TV, VH-1, and E! Entertainment Television.
Jury selection is slated to begin January 31st 2005.
Patricia Brown, President of MJJForum.com states, "Michael Jackson fans are in a state of disbelief at certain media outlet attempts to disrupt the judicial process in the case of People v. Jackson. The Smoking Gun website released their summary of sealed court documents for public dissemination three weeks before jury selection is to begin. This is tantamount to jury tampering, and resembles The Salem Witch Hunt Trials."
Dr. KC Arceneaux, Ph.D., MJ Case Exhibit Researcher for LynchingMJ.com, and leading authority on The Michael Jackson case states, "The leaks and prejudicial "news" coverage of the Michael Jackson case continues unabated, to the extent that anyone who has not realized that this is a high-tech lynching is simply not paying attention. The mainstream media coverage of this case has been so biased that journalistic integrity has set a new, and lower, standard. In my opinion, the leakages and slanted coverage have so tainted this case that it is an embarrassment for the judicial system in this country that the Jackson case is going to trial. A fair trial is no longer possible for Michael Jackson."