Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

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Offline Stranger In Chi-town

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 06:09:56 AM
Wow! :O :O
And I was just on their website the other day and didn't see this poll until this thread! :O

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 06:10:20 AM
82%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D  :D  :D  :D  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 06:20:47 AM
It was only around 48% 3 hours ago!   :lol:
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 06:44:02 AM
82% now say yest :P but is it just us voting?
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Offline Bellexx

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 06:46:54 AM
Could we (someone) send a email to this newspaper, with the question why they have a poll like this? Off course we know why  :lol: But I'm really curious what they are going to say about it.

Or is it a stupid idea?
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 07:15:10 AM
Quote from: "Chance"
i voted while i was there ..lol



So did I  :lol:
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 07:18:38 AM
Just here to let you guys know that I voted yesterday ...
Today the % = already: 83%!

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Offline jonnysgirldangerous

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 08:06:34 AM
How strange is this?? could any of you tell me if this newspaper is renowned in Chicago and has the fame of being a good/serious media?? because that can clearly be he first sign of MJ trying to prepare his way back. It is very weird that a media would just come up with this kind of questions just like that. I can't wait anymoreeee!!  :D
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 08:25:12 AM
my vote is in.. WOO.. *hands up*  ;)
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 08:43:45 AM
Is it a tabloid or some serious material? (CT)
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 09:26:11 AM
Quote from: "onemorechance"
Is it a tabloid or some serious material? (CT)

pretty serious one.
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Offline MJJ LOVE

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 09:30:35 AM
Oh My. I'm really shocked too that such a large paper would ask that?
I haven't seen any jackson SOURCES express outrage at their question/ poll neither.
No responses at all in regards to his apparent HOAX DEATH, no denials, NO NADA.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN.
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 11:06:44 AM
As noted when I first saw the poll, the source peaked my curiosity since the Chicago Tribune is a well-respected mainstream publication.

 My curiosity got the best of me so I contacted the Chicago Tribune newspaper’s editorial department. The editorial department of their publication would be the department  to  create and release such a poll. They did not. The poll did not stem from the newspaper or their website.

Long story short: the site is part of a larger consortium of many media outlets including radio stations under the Tribune media umbrella.  Many times radio stations will post news under the banner of one of their media partners as a disguise especially when they are pulling pranks.  Bottom line: viewers and voters of the poll were punk’d.  The editorial person was very polite and apologized for the false poll.  

I suppose that this is just another reminder that it is open season on MJ fans. Keep your guard up.
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Offline MJJ LOVE

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 11:15:30 AM
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As noted when I first saw the poll, the source peaked my curiosity since the Chicago Tribune is a well-respected mainstream publication.

 My curiosity got the best of me so I contacted the Chicago Tribune newspaper’s editorial department. The editorial department of their publication would be the department  to  create and release such a poll. They did not. The poll did not stem from the newspaper or their website.

Long story short: the site is part of a larger consortium of many media outlets including radio stations under the Tribune media umbrella.  Many times radio stations will post news under the banner of one of their media partners as a disguise especially when they are pulling pranks.  Bottom line: viewers and voters of the poll were punk’d.  The editorial person was very polite and apologized for the false poll.  

I suppose that this is just another reminder that it is open season on MJ fans. Keep your guard up.

YOU ROCK GIRL SATURDAY!
Thank you for the update and being so thorough as to kill yet another crazy disrespectful avenue of the internet.
Hope you've been well.
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 11:37:51 AM
The link doesn't work anymore.....
IMO, I think the Chicago Tribune put up this poll to boost sales maybe, to interest readers?
You can't vote anymore now...... or maybe I'm doing something wrong.. :lol: , but i clicked on the link a couple of times and each and every time i did get on their site, but not on the poll and then I browsed through their archives, searched.....nothing?? hmm, hmm. Then again, It might be just me.
Has anybody else tried recently (as in the last 10 min)?
oops, just read your post GirlSaturday.. no wonder (am I glad it's not me... :lol: )
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 11:45:11 AM
Trie it as well - it's gone. I voted this morning.
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 11:46:18 AM
I just went back to the Chicago Tribune to see what's going on with the poll and to ask them why they did smg so strange like this but the poll wasn't there anymore  :|
Can someone find out what happened ?
Maybe the % was too much for them ?Did they get the message ?

Any ideas :?:
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 12:28:33 PM
Thanks! I am like all of my fellow hoax believers...nosy and suspcious.  :lol:

It's unfortunate that the link disappeared. Per the editorial staff member, if it had still been up then she could have traced it back to the source. Too bad indeed. It is good news for the poll's originator. That prankster (suspected radio station) would have been bombarded with ugly emails from MJ fans from all over the world. :evil:

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Quote from: "GirlSaturday"
As noted when I first saw the poll, the source peaked my curiosity since the Chicago Tribune is a well-respected mainstream publication.

 My curiosity got the best of me so I contacted the Chicago Tribune newspaper’s editorial department. The editorial department of their publication would be the department  to  create and release such a poll. They did not. The poll did not stem from the newspaper or their website.

Long story short: the site is part of a larger consortium of many media outlets including radio stations under the Tribune media umbrella.  Many times radio stations will post news under the banner of one of their media partners as a disguise especially when they are pulling pranks.  Bottom line: viewers and voters of the poll were punk’d.  The editorial person was very polite and apologized for the false poll.  

I suppose that this is just another reminder that it is open season on MJ fans. Keep your guard up.

YOU ROCK GIRL SATURDAY!
Thank you for the update and being so thorough as to kill yet another crazy disrespectful avenue of the internet.
Hope you've been well.
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Offline CantGetEnoughMJ

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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 12:41:24 PM
Well, I'm disappointed that the poll was not put in place by the Chicago Tribune, but unless the prankster altered the percentage figure, it still means something that 83% of people polled believe MJ is alive, right?  I still feel good about it.
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 12:45:26 PM
Quote from: "GirlSaturday"
As noted when I first saw the poll, the source peaked my curiosity since the Chicago Tribune is a well-respected mainstream publication.

 My curiosity got the best of me so I contacted the Chicago Tribune newspaper’s editorial department. The editorial department of their publication would be the department  to  create and release such a poll. They did not. The poll did not stem from the newspaper or their website.

Long story short: the site is part of a larger consortium of many media outlets including radio stations under the Tribune media umbrella.  Many times radio stations will post news under the banner of one of their media partners as a disguise especially when they are pulling pranks.  Bottom line: viewers and voters of the poll were punk’d.  The editorial person was very polite and apologized for the false poll.  

I suppose that this is just another reminder that it is open season on MJ fans. Keep your guard up.

I guess that makes sense.  But, come on, they don't know what is on their website?!!  Maybe they are just covering something up.  Maybe they put the poll out there to test the waters.  I am just suspicious at heart, I guess. :?
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 12:55:05 PM
I voted too. That's strange. Something's up.  By the way, I'm from Detroit originally and Michael sounds like he's from Chicago.
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
That's the weird part though. It was not on their site.  I think in earlier posts on this thread some members mentioned how they went straight to the Chicago Tribune site and saw no MJ poll. Smart thinking on their part to check that out first. We got a link that took us to the place that tricked us into believing that the Chicago Tribune was behind this.  Sadly somewhere there are jerks laughing at us. However they may not be laughing for long...one day ...the joke will be on them.

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I guess that makes sense.  But, come on, they don't know what is on their website?!!  Maybe they are just covering something up.  Maybe they put the poll out there to test the waters.  I am just suspicious at heart, I guess. :?[/quote]
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 01:02:46 PM
It's vanished
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 01:12:26 PM
http://getsatisfaction.com/chicago_trib ... till_alive

The above is a link from people asking the Chicago Tribune why they had that poll.  If you scroll down the page, someone from the Tribune answers that the poll originated from http://www.fox8.com.  A Tribune affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio.  I guess we need to ask THEM why they put the poll up.  It is not a radio station but a TV station.   :?:
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Re: Chicago Tribune doubts MJ's death...?

  • on: January 07, 2010, 01:14:40 PM
I voted yesterday and it was 50:50 at that time.
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