Jermaine Interview...Obama owes his presidency to Michael

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Barack Obama owes his presidency to Michael Jackson, says late singer's brother Jermaine - Americas - World - The Independent



Barack Obama would not have made it to The White House had it not been for Michael Jackson, according to an emotional testimony from the late singer’s brother.

Speaking to The Independent ahead of the third anniversary of his brother’s death today, Jermaine Jackson expressed his deep-seated disappointment at how his brother has been commemorated in America since his death in 2009. "I think America has let Michael down. If he was from any other country they would have erected permanent tributes to him for what he's done for music."

Instead, he said, the Jackson family remain locked in grief and still seeking closure on what really happened during Michael Jackson's final hours. The singer died in a rented estate in California where he was preparing for a comeback tour. "The family still need to know who else came into the house that night. In time we might get answers but there will never be closure."

Jermaine Jackson is currently on a US tour with his three brothers, the first since the 1984 Victory Tour. Speaking from a rehearsal in Burbank in California, he argued that it was brother that had paved the way for America's first black president. Citing Michael Jackson’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993; in which the singer conceded to suffering from Vitiligo, he claimed the admission had the combined effect of reiterating Jackson's Afro-American heritage while propelling Winfrey to fame. Winfrey's backing of Obama in the 2007 primaries is cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination as leader of the Democrats. "Michael invited her [to Neverland] and that was the moment that put her in 90 countries around the world and made her successful. What did she do with that success? She put it behind Obama."

Michael Jackson's mother is pursuing a wrongful death suit against AEG Live, the promoter of the series of concerts that were supposed to mark Jackson's comeback before he died of a propanol overdose administered by his personal physician Conrad Murray. Earlier this year Murray was jailed for four years on a charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Michael Jackson spent a life surrounded by rumour and speculation. The latest edition of Jermaine Jackson’s book attacks British tabloids and blames The Sun for coining the "Wacko Jacko" nickname that was to dog the singer for years: "The bully mentality of the British tabloids was particularly upsetting because it had the effect of denying Michael's humanity, making him a simple caricature to poke fun at."

When informed of the Leveson Enquiry and the latest scandals to beset The Sun, Mr Jackson said: "I'm glad that the British press are starting to be aware of the effect of the things they did. It seems as though everyone is beginning to understand the reality of things and the truth is coming out. The question is why didn't they understand him while he was here?"

At the time of his death, Michael Jackson was at a turning point in his life. In massive debt and with a reputation damaged despite being cleared of allegations of child abuse, he was preparing to undertake a gruelling comeback tour at the age of 50. The concerts could have proven the start of a career rebirth, with talk of a world tour, new albums and feature-length movies.

Yesterday his brother added: "No one knew Michael like we did. He wasn't weird or strange he was just different. And it is only since his death that people are finally beginning to truly understand him."

 


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Oops! I didn't know about this thread posted by RK when I created this one here: Mr. President, You Can Thank Michael Jackson For The White House

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hum wonder how this will go? no attention what so ever or everyone from ophra to bill o'reighly to obama himself will have something to say about it.  :penguin:
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Why not just tell people I'm an alien from Mars? Tell them I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight. They'll believe anything you say, because you're a reporter. But if I, Michael Jackson, were to say, "I'm an alien from Mars and I eat live chickens and do a voodoo dance at midnight," people would say, "Oh, man, that Michael Jackson is nuts. He's cracked up. You can't believe a single word that comes out of his mouth."

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I think a lot of relevent issues are touched on in this interview given by Jermaine. He starts off by addressing America's treatment of Michael while bringing up his contributions in Art and philanthropy. A great starting point to launch into this interview Erms. Such a grave injustice there.  Michael pioneered the path that enabled America to have a black first family. This is true. Oprah also owes MJ for her success. The trail blazer has the hardest job in making a path through previously uncharted territory and those who come after, already have that to guide their footsteps. It would have been nice if Oprah had spoken up for Michael when the media was busy trying to destroy Michael with lies about him not wanting to be black. She was there for that interview at Neverland. Why the heck didn't she have the courage and honesty to speak the truth. Was she scared of the media lords?
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When Jermaine addresses the bully mentality of the british tabloids , I thought of Paris' recent tweet about being a victim of bullying. 

Great interview Jermaine....I L.O.V.E. you man....keep speaking the truth.



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"The family still need to know who else came into the house that night. In time we might get answers but there will never be closure."

And so do we.

I am about to give up. We will never know what really happened.
("Minkin güerveeeee")
Michael pls come back


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I think a lot of relevent issues are touched on in this interview given by Jermaine. He starts off by addressing America's treatment of Michael while bringing up his contributions in Art and philanthropy. A great starting point to launch into this interview Erms. Such a grave injustice there.  Michael pioneered the path that enabled America to have a black first family. This is true. Oprah also owes MJ for her success. The trail blazer has the hardest job in making a path through previously uncharted territory and those who come after, already have that to guide their footsteps. It would have been nice if Oprah had spoken up for Michael when the media was busy trying to destroy Michael with lies about him not wanting to be black. She was there for that interview at Neverland. Why the heck didn't she have the courage and honesty to speak the truth. Was she scared of the media lords?
M...maniac
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D...devils
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When Jermaine addresses the bully mentality of the british tabloids , I thought of Paris' recent tweet about being a victim of bullying. 

Great interview Jermaine....I L.O.V.E. you man....keep speaking the truth.

this!!  :th_bravo:

 

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