Michael Jackson’s Global fans ask for Journalistic Investigation of NYPost Stacy Brown

Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 2.36.34 PMMJGlobal family – Now is our time to become pro-active-

We all are aware that Stacy Brown of the NYPost continually and with impunity. posts articles with no basis in truth or named sources on Page Six-

Howard Weitzman, attorney for Michael Jackson’s Estate and the MJEstate have stated publicly – against these reports.

“Statement from the Estate of Michael Jackson RE: Stacy Brown

We have received a number of inquiries from the community regarding the most recent Stacy Brown story. As many of you are aware, the Estate generally prefers not to legitimatize the lies and rumors spread in the media or expand the coverage by other media of those stories. However, the Estate has asked that we share with you the following statement that was issued by Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Estate of Michael Jackson, in a response to a request for comment yesterday:

“We are aware of recent false “reports” regarding Michael Jackson having, among other things, paid over $200 million to 20 “victims.” There is not a shred of evidence to support these ludicrous “reports.” It is unfortunate that, even in death, Michael cannot be free of these types of allegations, but we are confident that the truth will prevail in the end, just as it did in 2005 when a jury fully exonerated him.”

The Estate is steadfast in its defense of Michael in courts and that will not change regardless of what lies and rumors are spread by journalists with their own agendas.

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“Not a Shred of Evidence”

Currently in the News –

Almost immediately following the Rollingstones disturbing story regarding a gang rape of a female student  by members of fraternity at Unversity of Virginia .. the story seemed to unravel and eventually fall apart.

The New York Times called in to question the journalistic integrity of not only the author, but the Rollingstones editor, the article obvious bias and issues regarding lack of research and finding out the other side of the story.   A Report on RollingStone- A Case Study in Failed Journalism 

While we applaud the New York Times for calling out this bias fabricated story we wonder why other stories that are clearly baseless and contain equally salacious allegations and accusation of sexual misconduct are not simiarly called out.

Why isn’t this case of Failed Journalism called out when Wade Robson claims of “rape” are simply accepted because he’s brought a civil suit against the Estate of Michael Jackson? 

In the Fox411 article, Holly McKay quotes Howard Weitzman but  uses unnamed “inside sources” to add salacious and half-truths – and Then she fails to explain further that the housekeeper who testified for the prosecution was impeached on the stand by Tom Mesereau, as was many of the State witnesses.  There is a reason why Michael Jackson was found NOT GUILTY on 14 counts... and yet the article makes it sound like the housekeepers account was accepted by the jury, as fact.

No one called out Fox411 article nor the author Holly McKay for writing a biased piece against Michael .. Why ?  Is it just because it’s Michael Jackson? 

Jack Shafer of Politico penned a very interesting piece that echoes our concerns. Why point out RollingStone egregous violations of journalistic code when other “reporter” and publications are not?

Please do read http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/rolling-stone-rape-columbia-report-116714.html#ixzz3WekyZA4P

We think the New York Times, Politico and Forbes and other publications should investigate and report about the  NyPost lack of journalistic standards and FAKE Michael Jackson stories, as much as they did RollingStones for their FAKE rape story-

MJJJP decided to ask a few of the journalist who were discussing the Rollingstone issue if they’d look into Stacy Brown’s completely fabricated NYPost article which is filled with baseless accusation regarding Michael Jackson-

We shared a moment with Jonathan Swan

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“questionably sourced” ?  hmhm .. indeed

Our responseScreen Shot 2015-04-07 at 2.24.56 PM

and

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We were elated to get a response from Jonathan Swan and he did advise us to contact Eric Wemple of Washington Post …. and so we did

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Every member of MJGlobal has the potential of making a difference.

We suggest any fans who are as concerned about continued reports that have no basis of facts regarding Michael Jackson being copy pasted over and over – to please express them in a similar manner.  Tweet to the journalist below, and any other who might be open to communicating on this topic. These are Journalists who are at least examining BAD journalistic practice and are alarmed by it- . @JackShafer  @RavisSomaiya @PeterHilmer @JonathanSwan

We must enter into dialogue and express ourselves – It’s TIME

We, the MJGlobal family,  as the largest social media group in the world need to raise our concerns in a concentrated voice – If we want to see a Change we must BE proactive in making the Change happen.  

Below are our twitlongers and expression of concern, feel free to use them or write out additional concerns – but Please do get involved.  We can not kvetch, then sit and do nothing about how Michael Jackson is written about by the copy paste media.

1. New York Times should speak to ALL violators of journalistic ethics.

@ravisomaiya We would appreciate the New York Times to mete out equal inspection upon the NYPost as it did on Rolling Stone articles. Please speak out with the same sort of admonishment for the baseless salacious lies regarding Michael Jackson in the NYPost –

It is the very SAME lack of journalistic ethics and self regulation that have been pointed out in the Rollingstones False UAV Rape case –

Howard Weitzman, attorney for Michael Jackson’s Estate has stated publicly – against these reports.

“We are aware of recent false ‘reports’ regarding Michael Jackson having, among other things, paid over $200 million to 20 ‘victims . . . . There is not a shred of evidence to support these ludicrous ‘reports.’ It is unfortunate that, even in death, Michael cannot be free of these types of allegations, but we are confident that the truth will prevail in the end, just as it did in 2005 when a jury fully exonerated him.”

Shouldn’t the New York Times bring same sort of investigation regarding credibility of “sources” and the idea of copy paste journalism that AOL, USAToday, Fox etc employed when baseless salacious allegation against Michael Jackson, are  posted again and again without benefit of research?

All we are asking is for FAIR & credible reporting –

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1slklfk

2. @jackshafer – We would appreciate you at Politco AND the New York Times to mete out equal inspection upon the NYPost as it did on Rolling Stone articles. Please speak out with the same sort of admonishment for the baseless salacious lies regarding Michael Jackson in the NYPost –

Your quote: “,.. Editors and producers at the highest ranks of journalism have fallen again and again during the past few decades, committing crimes against journalism that match or surpass those of Rolling Stone and Erdely”

The very SAME lack of journalistic ethics and self regulation that have been pointed out in the Rollingstones False UAV Rape case apply to NYPost Page Six article written by Stacy Brown – http://pagesix.com/…/lawyers-say-jacko-paid-200m-in-hush-m…/
Howard Weitzman, attorney for Michael Jackson’s Estate has stated publicly – against these reports.

“We are aware of recent false ‘reports’ regarding Michael Jackson having, among other things, paid over $200 million to 20 ‘victims . . . . There is not a shred of evidence to support these ludicrous ‘reports.’ It is unfortunate that, even in death, Michael cannot be free of these types of allegations, but we are confident that the truth will prevail in the end, just as it did in 2005 when a jury fully exonerated him.”

Shouldn’t ethical journalist bring Brown and the NYPost to task as well? Shouldn’t the New York Times has a standard in publishing integrity, bring same sort of investigation regarding credibility of “sources” and the idea of copy paste journalism that AOL, USAToday, Fox etc employ when baseless salacious allegation against Michael Jackson, are posted again and again without benefit of research?

All we are asking is for FAIR & credible reporting –

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1slklk93.Journalism ethics OR Copy Paste anything goes?

3. Journalistc ethics or Copy Paste Anything goes?

@PeterHelmer Can we expect Forbes to SPEAK OUT on the SAME lack of journalistic ethics regarding the FALSE NYPost Michael Jackson story posted by Stacy Brown?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhimler/2015/04/06/rolling-stones-festering-pr-problem/

Howard Weitzman, attorney for Michael Jackson’s Estate has stated publicly – against these reports.

“We are aware of recent false ‘reports’ regarding Michael Jackson having, among other things, paid over $200 million to 20 ‘victims . . . .

“There is not a shred of evidence to support these ludicrous ‘reports.’ It is unfortunate that, even in death, Michael cannot be free of these types of allegations, but we are confident that the truth will prevail in the end, just as it did in 2005 when a jury fully exonerated him.”

Shouldn’t the New York Times bring same sort of investigation regarding credibility of “sources” and the idea of copy paste journalism that AOL, USAToday, Fox etc employed when baseless salacious allegation against Michael Jackson, is posted again and again without benefit or research?

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1slkl9j

Michael sang .. “You and I must make a pact, we must bring salvation back …”

Let’s bring salvation back for Michael …. “where there is Love.. I’ll be there. “

ADDITIONAL READING – Michael Jackson Allegations  and Did Michael Jackson Pay Hush Money to Family in Brazil?

Sources:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/business/in-report-on-rolling-stone-a-case-study-in-failed-journalism.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/business/media/university-of-virginia-fraternity-to-go-after-rolling-stone-for-rape-article.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhimler/2015/04/06/rolling-stones-festering-pr-problem/

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/05/29/source-wade-robson-not-asking-for-lot-money-in-claims-against-michael-jackson/

http://michaeljacksonallegations.com/?p=1557

http://michaeljacksonallegations.com/did-michael-jackson-pay-hush-money-to-a-family-in-brazil-in-2003/

NOTICE: THIS POST IS FLUID AND WILL BE UPDATED DAILY IF NECESSARY -AS DIFFERENT JOURNALISTS  ANSWER OUR TWEET REQUESTS .. 

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6 Responses to Michael Jackson’s Global fans ask for Journalistic Investigation of NYPost Stacy Brown

  1. Hello there from Greece. First of all, congratulations for this article. You prove what Michael said about his fans being activists and fighting for him. Secondly, I need to say that this whole story made me angry. Why? Lately my blog receives strange comments from supposed (2) fans who ask ridiculous questions (wigs, his makeup, if he took 10000 pills…) . Even yesterday in an article in which I presented Michael’s award for his activist activity in 1990. Well one of these fans commented and asked about this ridiculous subject. For many reasons which I don’t state because it would take long, I suspect this person and I feel as if he pretends to be a fan and comes to spoil a very valuable article, such as the award. For the First time in this blog I answered in an angry way (I approved the comment after deleting others just in order to answer and make him stop). Anyway what I want to say is that people really need LESSONS. This is how I feel. Now your article which talks about Journalistc ethics and investigation makes me hope. Yes, the journalists are the target, because it’s them WHO make people ask ridiculous questions.

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    • We also get those type of TROLL commentors too— and that is what they are .. They aren’t Michael Jackson fans. There is a small group of people under many guises who troll the internet for ANY infor, forum, news story etc.. on Michael… then they proceed with their multiple identies to make left-handed comments, vile and vulgar attacks on other commentors, etcc.. …Just like you described; they there to create diversion and detraction from the point of the post. We do not allow ANY such comments on this WordPress nor our MJJJP facebook- – We REFUSE to give them our platform – We are here to post Michael Jackson truth and spread his true legacy .. If they wish to spew their venom ..they need to find their own platform. Much love and light to you – Buds

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  2. Thank you, Its time tom stop this madness, There seems to be a hit and run attitude with these type of copy paste articles, They only allow a few comments and then rest are blocked. So many share and that is just what they want. We need to stop sharing from these pages. I will help.

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  3. Louise – We totally agree with you- It is a sad fact that most of the negative stories written about Michael are read and spread by MJ fans themselves… It is not through any sort of malice but they do perpetuate the lies by clicking on the URLS and sharing the links on their twitters, facebooks, instagrams ..etcc…. With each click on RadarOnline, NYPost, or any of the UK tabloids the revenue increases and advertizers on their page are happy….

    Since we are the largest social media group in the world we need to be more mindful of how we share information .. The Change is totally in our hands.. Thank you for your comment and assistance. – Love and light – Buds

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  4. First of all I wanna say thank you for all your constant great work in here,I just would write to these journalists above,but my engish conversations is worth for any tweets with friends,but not for journalistes.So may I ask you for help? Maybee you can write me,what I can write,this would be great.Thx and much love<3

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  5. PS…just wrote via E-mail to two of the journalists,one I couldnt contact under his list thre stood not found! The next one don,t have any E-mail adress so I decided to tweet him.<3

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