I think it is pretty obvious how the news reports on Friday are going to be regarding Michael turning 50. Something like this:
They'll show a clip of I want you back on Ed Sllivan, talk about how cute he was, then skip to Thriller..talk about how great he was, show the moonwalk on motown 25, talk about how popular he was...then blab on about his legal troubles and marriages and children, then show the balcony thing and then pyjama day from the trial..and conclude by asking a so called expert whether he can have a comeback!!
They'll miss out all the great work he did in the 90s (in the studio, on the road, and on film) as if it was nothing...
Now, I really really want to be wrong..because I feel that this is not what the real Michael Jackson legacy is and he deserves so much better for everything he's done for the world. I mean, we're talking about an unparalleled talent here!
So what always happens is that we see these programs, reports etc, then get mad and email the reporters telling them we expect better from them. But what good is it after the fact?
So what if we all take the notion that prevention is better than cure? What if we act now? We could contact our news organisations and tell them that we expect fairness when it comes to reporting on Michael's life so far.
Would it work, do you think? Or am I being hopelessly naive?