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Charles Thomson Breaking Journalistic Records with Truth About Michael Jackson

March 25, 2010 08:59 PM EDT (Updated: March 29, 2010 01:16 PM EDT)

Considering the media is the machine that perpetuates the negatives about Michael Jackson to begin with, it’s a shocker if a member of the press reports the fair and balanced truth. The majority of media could’nt care less about the facts. But one Journalist in particular wants to set it right. He’s not a crazed fan or a man on the hunt, he just sees some injustices that needs to be set straight.

Charles Thomson: Reaching Journalistic Heights with The Truth.

Thomson is Letting the world know the shady plight of the press and giving the sad but true facts of a scamming family billking another celebrity. The Arviso family perjured themselves on the stand when they claimed Jackson had molested their son, kidnapped them at his house, and forced them to speak in a complementive video. Their story did not add up when it was proven that Jackson was out of the country on tour the times they were at his home. Janet Arviso even made several shopping trips to the strore on Jackson’s dime, before returning to his home where she was supposedly held captive. Her plan of escape from an absent Jackson was by hot-air balloon. No mention of where she would have accuired one.

Thomson, who succesfully shed light on the comparasons between champion boxer Jack Johnson, and Michael Jackson, was able to stick to the facts of the extortion trial againt Jackson. Also noting that the only justice the Chandler family (that accused jackson) wanted was Jacksons money; steam rolling on his generosity.

Not to mention the shameful decietfulness of D.A. Sneddon with his “By any means nessasry vendetta,” spending tax payer money, trying to build a case with no evidence, to convict an innocent man. Makes me wonder how many other innocent men he has tried to prosecute

And the shame and humiliation felt when the verdict came back not guilty on all counts. Media focused so much on Michael jackson’s appearance, and mocked him edlessly, including when he once came to the court house sick, still dressed in hospital attire. Maybe if they focused on the facts, instead of making light of the situation, things would have been differnet now.  And the general puplic would not have a tarnished image of Jackson.

Slowly but surely, people are getting to know the truth about Michael Jackson.

The truth is out there and has been there for quite some time now. Either we search for it,  to see it , or stay blind. If the choice is staying blind, then we can not speak. Can’t discuss a subject we know nothing of, can we.

Thomson was able to clear up the myths surrounding the trial with pure facts, and has the sources to back it up, sources which can easily be found online in less than five minutes, ( I checked, and double checked). Or pick up Aprhodite Jones’ book “The Michael Jackson Conspiracy”.

Now a Journalistic superstar, Thomson has a cult following of fans, knowing they can depend on him for the truth on any subject. He’s a moden Day Journalistic rock star.

The Media Bias Still Continues

Last Week came big news for fans in the return of  Michael Jacksons music being shared for years to come. Some media outlets choose to focus on the demeaning depictions of Michael Jackson. Since they can no longer label him as a pedifile (as some still do), now they try to stigmatise him as a “drug addict,” trying to link his problem with pain medication from 1993, to his Death. He went through it and succesfully kicked the habit. The severe insomnia Michael sufferd from, witch is often breezed over in the news, was treated by anesthesia. Though extreme, it was not used to get “high”, “stoned” or for any kind of recreational pleasure. It was the strongest form of sedative to treat his insomnia. His death was caused by an inhumane high dosage of anesthesia.

I’ve also noticed time and time again, that if positve news comes out involving Michael Jackson, a media publication must always rain on his parade by trying to portray him, or his family in a negative light. Unbelivable? watch for an example next time “good news” on Jackson or his family comes up.

Who’s Running The Show?

Every news outlet has the exact article, same phrasing, not even bothering to change the Head line.  It seems there’s just one sorce that every one copys and paste from. So who’s the sorce, who’s the head of the media? I really would like to know who’s running the show? Is their any double checking for facts? Is any of it true??? Are You sure? Members of the press, it’s time to take responsibility, what ever happpend to truth in journalism?

The power of the pen is strong, it can ruin someones life. It’s time to give it a rest and just be fair, look for facts, check your source, and double check them again. Law suits don’t equal good ratings. Relying on tabliod like sources that fall into the truth once in a while does not make them credible. Tabloid sites are in the business of buying and selling, NOT reporting the facts. They lack tact, and sensitvity to issues. News media should have a higher standard, like they used to.

The disrespectful, and derogatory headlines and articles in the media have to stop. Simply do not write or report about Michael Jackson if you do not like him or respect him, because others do, and it’s a disservice to his loved ones when you de-humanize him. Members of the media must have some integrity to their work.

Charles Thomson is a breath of frest air, finaly a true journalist. This man has integrity, and dignity on his side. Please Sir, do not lose that. Many Jackson fans are asking why Thomson is not the one making the reported new documentary, after all his pure honesty is much more welcomed than the fibs and plageristic like yellow journalism of Ian Halperin (who suddenly has now changed his tune to do a puff piece film about Jackson). Clearly expecting to rake in the Money.

Michael Jackson: It’s Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star

Audio Interview with charles thomson About Michael Jackson


Watch Part 4 to 6 on youtube

If I may borrow Thomson’s words

It is time for outlets to assume responsibility for their own content. Websites should not re-host other publishers’ stories unless they can be completely certain that the content is factual. Even if the media refuses to print the truth about Jackson, they should compromise by not printing the lies either. At least that way he can rest in peace.

Special thanks to Charles Thomson for your permission & cooperation

http://www.charles-thomson.net/

And this is Charles Thomson’s article in the Huntington Post:

Charles Thomson

Charles Thomson

Posted: March 2, 2010 10:10 AM

Last week Michael Jackson’s guitarist discredited widely reported allegations about the star’s behaviour on the road. So why is the media refusing to publish her comments? British writer Charles Thomson explores media bias against black music’s biggest star.

Aging glam-rocker Gene Simmons made international headlines last month when he claimed to know that Michael Jackson had molested children. In an interview with Classic Rock, Simmons alleged that Jackson was on tape ordering alcohol for children and that during the star’s 2005 trial a travel agent had testified to importing Brazilian boys for Jackson’s amusement. He also claimed that a musician friend had quit a Jackson tour after seeing ‘boys coming out of the hotel rooms.’

What followed was a classic example of copy and paste journalism. Within hours the story had been duplicated by hundreds of blogs, forums and news websites from Australia to India to the USA. None of them had fact-checked the story before they re-hosted it. Jackson was never on tape ordering alcohol for children. There was never any testimony during his trial about young Brazilian boys. Both of these claims were easily disproven by trial transcripts.

As a relative Jackson expert, I was also unaware of any musician ever leaving one of the singer’s tours midway through. So when I sat down a fortnight ago for an interview with Jackson’s long serving tour guitarist Jennifer Batten, I ran the story by her.

She told me that no musician had ever quit a Jackson tour. Two musicians had been fired but both were let go before the show hit the road, so they couldn’t possibly have witnessed anything going on inside hotels.

When Sawf News published Batten’s rebuttal I observed an all too familiar phenomenon. Although the story appeared on Google News and was picked up fairly swiftly by the Examiner, nobody else seemed willing to touch it. Whilst Simmons’s speculative and ultimately baseless accusations had been reproduced the world over, Batten’s expert rebuttal was being suppressed.

I soon began receiving emails from Jackson’s fans telling me that they were sending the story to every celebrity news outlet they could think of, including several of those which published Simmons’s initial allegations.

But more than 48 hours later, typing an exact quote from Simmons’s rant into a search engine produced almost 350 webpages. The number of news outlets hosting Batten’s rebuttal? Three.

This was not the first time I’d had a Jackson story suppressed. After Evan Chandler’s suicide in November 2009 I was contacted by the Sun and asked to supply information about the 1993 allegations. I spent quite some time compiling my research, advising the newspaper of common myths and how to avoid them, being careful to source all of my facts from legal documents and audio/visual evidence.

When I read the finished article I was stunned to find that all of my information had been discarded and replaced with the very myths I had advised them to avoid. I alerted staff to the inaccuracies but my emails were not replied. The same inaccuracies appeared in every single article I read about the suicide.

The same bias manifested itself the following month when Jackson’s FBI file was released. Across more than 300 pages of information there was not one piece of incriminating evidence — but that’s not the way the media told it.

A videotape seized at customs in West Palm Beach and analysed for child pornography was repeatedly referred to as belonging to Jackson. In actuality, files stated merely that the tape was ‘connected’ to Jackson and that connection appeared simply to be that somebody had written his name on the sticky label.

In another document the FBI logged a telephone call from a tipster claiming that the bureau had investigated Jackson during the 1980s for molesting two Mexican boys. The files made no other mention of the supposed investigation and the claim was ascribed no validity — the call was merely noted. But the media persistently referred to the anonymous tipster’s unsupported allegations as the FBI’s own conclusions.

Jackson’s FBI file overwhelmingly supported his innocence but its contents were routinely manipulated to give the opposite impression.

Many are quick to scoff when Jackson’s fans speak of a media conspiracy to destroy the star’s reputation and I used to scoff with them. As a member of the industry I prefer not to think of it as sinister and conspiratorial, but I find it increasingly difficult to explain away the bias with which Jackson is treated.

I wonder whether the problem is pride. When the 1993 allegations broke, the vast majority of information available was released, either officially or unofficially, by the prosecution. Jackson, meanwhile, remained characteristically silent.

Perhaps because the prosecution’s version of events went almost completely unchallenged (although I imagine that drama and selling newspapers had something to do with it, too), the media primarily chose to portray Jackson as guilty.

But as the facts started to trickle out it became increasingly apparent that the case was full of holes. The allegations had been instigated not by the boy but by his father, who had demanded a scriptwriting deal from Jackson before he went to the police. He was on tape plotting to destroy Jackson’s career and dismissing his son’s wellbeing as ‘irrelevant’. Then the boy told cops that Jackson was circumcised, but a police body search concluded that he was not.

Although Jackson’s innocence looked increasingly likely, most news outlets had made their bed and to this day they seem unwilling to do anything but lie in it.

Whatever the motivation, be it pride, profit or plain old racism, the bias against Jackson is undeniable. The suppression of Batten’s comments proves once more than when it comes to Jackson the media is interested not in fact or reason but negativity and sensationalism. Batten accompanied Jackson on all three of his world tours and was known for a decade as his ‘right hand woman’. But Simmons — who self-confessedly did not know Jackson — has been given over 100 times more media coverage for his inaccurate ranting than Batten has for her firsthand experience.

It is time for outlets to assume responsibility for their own content. Websites should not re-host other publishers’ stories unless they can be completely certain that the content is factual. Even if the media refuses to print the truth about Jackson, they should compromise by not printing the lies either. At least that way he can rest in peace.

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  5. Susanne

    I love you Charles Thomson. I am so very grateful for all of your articles, about Michael Jackson. It so refreshing to finally see a true journalist that research’s his subject and reports his findings accurately and factually. These other so called journalist, do no research and put ink to paper with outrageous lies and hearsay. Thank you for your fine work.

    April 10, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    • Grace

      I totally agree!
      Bravo Charles!

      April 10, 2010 at 5:14 PM

  6. A Message to all.

    Hi,

    British journalist, Charles Thomson, who you are all no doubt aware, has been working tirelessly for some time now to bring the truth about the gross injustice meted out to Michael Jackson while he lived, into greater public awareness – has been under cyber attack now for the last two days.

    A misguided and exceptionally misinformed blogger – Bonnie Cox, author of the ‘Michael’s Guardian’ blog – who is also a member of the ‘Tea Party’ political group, has maliciously sent out emails and tweets to everyone she knows, claiming that Charles Thomson and Randy Taraborrelli are ‘paid hitmen,’ hired as part of a Sony conspiracy to destroy Michael Jackson by writing nasty articles about Michael.

    Yes, really.

    This blogger has also been encouraging people to harass Mr Thomson on twitter, Facebook and at his own website. This blogger – Michael’s guardian – has also asked people to ‘spy’ on Mr Thomson’s twitter account and send her so-called ‘evidence’ of his Sony affiliations.

    This is utter nonsense. The basis for this non-existent evidence of Mr Thomson’s alter-ego as a ‘Sony assassin,’ is nothing more than a picture that appeared on Mr Thomson’s Facebook page of him and Randy Taraborrelli meeting in LA in June!

    This lie has already led to Mr Thomson taking the drastic measure of removing hundreds of people from his Facebook account and locking his tweets. More action may be necessary. This speculative and false ‘evidence’ is as unfounded as the ‘fact-building’ engaged in by Sneddon and his ilk when MJ was alive – and is just as dangerous.

    Instead of supporting one of the few credible journalists who supports the reality of Michael’s innocence, this journalist is now unfortunately being attacked by ‘musicfactorymj’ on tweet and by ‘Michael’s guardian’ on her blog and elsewhere.

    This is outrageous behaviour and I am seriously concerned about the apparent capacity of some MJ fans to be believe any ridiculous conspiracy that someone who is old enough – but clearly not wise enough – to know better, irresponsibly decides to put out on the web.

    There are consequences for this hurtful and untrue libel, and one of those consequences may unfortunately be that Mr Thomson, someone who has dedicated enormous amounts of time trying to uncover the misinformation and years-old slandering of Michael’s name – may simply stop doing his invaluable work.

    There is an on-going web campaign to petition Rev Sharpton’s radio show bookers to invite Mr Thomson on for an interview about Michael Jackson’s trial by leaving a message at:

    http://www.facebook.com/people/Fatiyn-Muhammad/686841719

    and /or emailing:

    rachel@noerdlingermedia.com

    Despite, Mr Thomson’s outstanding work exposing the media’s complicity in the injustice meted out to Mr Jackson while he lived, and being published by one of the biggest websites in the world – the Huffington Post – the article was ignored by the media.

    We can’t let the media keep suppressing the truth about the Michael Jackson trial. If the media won’t cover the facts on their own, lets give them a push in the right direction.

    A campaign was begun petitioning Rev Al Sharpton – a defender of MJ who interviewed Aphrodite Jones when her book came out – to invite Thomson onto his radio show and interview him about the Michael Jackson trial. Rev Al’s radio show reaches a huge audience all over America and a global audience on the internet. It could get the truth about MJ’s trial to millions of people.

    We would like an en masse emailing / messaging of the above contacts in Rev Sharpton’s team, stating that you would love to hear Charles Thomson interviewed by Rev Sharpton on his show.

    Please also include the link to Mr Thomson’s explosive article at the Huffington Post:

    http://tinyurl.com/37bxbem.

    This campaign is being undertaken without communication with Mr Thomson, but we hope he will appreciate our efforts and be willing to be interviewed if Reverend Sharpton’s team get in touch with him as a result of this campaign.

    Don’t let the media bury important information about MJ’s trial. If we all focus on this goal now, we will be playing a vital part in helping to change the media’s narrative on Michael Jackson.

    And if anyone comes across any of this unsubstantiated and completely false information about Mr Thomson being a ‘hired sony assassin’ on the web (!) – please strongly refute it in no uncertain terms, and direct people to this link where all the information about these attacks is fully explained.

    http://charlesthomsonjournalist.blogspot.com/2010/07/clearing-up-more-nonsense.html

    Be under no illusions, these attacks are not being done in ‘Michael’s’ name. They are a totally malicious and outrageous attack on an objective, honest journalist who must be wondering what the hell he’s done to deserve all this.

    Lets hope common sense prevails.

    Thank you for your help.

    July 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM

  7. Marie

    Thank you so much again ! I’m so tired of all the outrageous lies about him. Don’t let yourself be polute by their power and their bad influence.

    July 23, 2010 at 6:53 PM

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