UPDATE !! UPDATE !! UPDATE !! UPDATE CBS changed their copy from Jacko to Jackson September 7th 2011 .. Congratulations MJGlobal family ..God Bless you for your efforts, especially the translators who worked tirelessly to spread the word world wide. Much love from all of us at MJJJP.
Please understand the gravity of the term ‘Jacko” Watch this video and then participate in protecting your brother Michael.
To our dearest MJGlobal family members –
In the past, only tabloid trash like News of The World and Daily Mirror printed the term “jacko” to describe Michael Jackson. Apparently CBS The Early Show has dropped so far in ratings that they have resorted to similar tabloid sensationalistic titles- picking up on this cue of dehumanizing Michael, USAToday repeated it.
The time is now to stand up against Yellow Journalism.. and this term is the epitome of it. Just consider the imagery that is conjured up in that one word. It mischaracterizes and instills the thought that there was something wrong with Michael Jackson. Please watch this beautifully crafted video entitled The Man Behind the Myth made by Walking Moon Studios, Vimeo –
This video is part of the Words and Violence book from Voices Education Project. It’s important to understand how words create images in the mind, direct emotions and sway public opinion. Jackson was gift that God bestowed upon this Earth to bring His message of love, brotherhood and universal connectivity, yet he was demonized and dehumanized continously by a biased mindset within the media machine. MJJJP began as an activist group in July 2010 we formulated a non-profit corporation and circulated a MJJJP petition please sign and circulate it freely.
You can make a difference by addressing CBS – Pls participate in the Four steps described below.
First – Copy and TWEET this – @theearlyshow Using the term “Jacko” is racially offensive, unacceptable and should be removed from your article:
Second- Go to their complaint page .. use the link http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml?tag=ftr
Select ‘The Early Show” for Category … and under Message Type choose: “Complaint”, Fill out your information and type a simple Message, then click Submit
Third- Go to their website, register your account, then make a thoughtful and civil request to remove the term ‘jacko’
Upper right hand corner is the word “Register” … fill out the form.. and then return to the link and comment.
Scroll down their FB page until you find the same story – Leave a comment
Make it clear in all of these complaints that they MUST remove this racially charged term in their article entitled “Lawyers hint they’ll claim Jacko killed himself ”
Portuguese translation: http://tl.gd/cqqijc
Spanish translation: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/csti75
September 5, 2011 – UPDATE !!! UPDATE !!! UPDATE !!! UPDATE !!! UPDATE USAToday has corrected their headline – Please note they have acted appropriately so please send them a comment immediately.. Tell them that you appreciate that they listend to our concerns and did the right thing.
IGNORE THESE STEPS!
Steps to contact and address USAToday
Click the link below and leave a civil fact filled comment on the goodness of Michael and your concerns regarding them using this offensive, dehumanizing term.
Please send your complaints to – firstname.lastname@example.org
Write ATTN: Standards Editor- Brent Jones.
State your same concerns- Make it brief and polite.
Step Three – Tweet, Copy/ Paste —->@USAToday – Name calling is a bully tactic- please cease using the term ‘Jacko”
WE don’t stand up for what is right .. then WE must simply stop complaining.
MJJJP says STAND UP for our brother – STAND UP for Michael !