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Tag: Michael Jackson

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Barack Obama not the same candidate in 2012 as he was when voters elected him in 2008.
Posted on Jul 13, 2012 ENLARGE    


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Liz Taylor Meets Jacko in Heaven









Posted on Mar 27, 2011 ENLARGE


Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges on Obama, Michael Jackson, ‘Empire of Illusion’

Never one to shrink from a strong debate, “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” author and Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges comes out swinging in this lecture recorded last month, giving his audience at the New School in New York City more than a few big ideas to grapple with about our current president, the state of our democracy and the cancer of celebrity culture in contemporary American society.

Posted on Jan 8, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


21st Century Saint









Posted on Aug 19, 2009 ENLARGE    


®IP Michael Jackson









Posted on Aug 11, 2009 ENLARGE



AP photo / Jacqueline Larma

The Man in the Mirror

The commercial exploitation of Michael Jackson’s death was orchestrated by the corporate forces that rendered him insane. He was infected by the moral nihilism and personal disintegration that are at the core of our corporate culture. He was a reflection of us in the extreme.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009 READ MORE


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L.A. Taxpayers Hit With MJ Memorial Bill

When the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship in June, the team and private donors paid the $2 million tab for the victory celebration. The same can’t be said for Michael Jackson’s July 7 public memorial at Staples Center, unfortunately.

Posted on Jul 9, 2009 READ MORE


Storm









Posted on Jul 9, 2009 ENLARGE


King

Rep. Peter King Slams Media’s MJ Mania, Intensifies Mania in So Doing

Any salient points that hard-boiled Long Island Congressman Peter King made about the media’s Michael Jackson fixation were, for one, overshadowed by his descriptions of Jackson as a “low-life” and a “pedophile,” and also apparently lost on certain mainstream media outlets.

Posted on Jul 6, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


24-Week News Cycle









Posted on Jul 2, 2009 ENLARGE


He’s All Yours









Posted on Jun 28, 2009 ENLARGE


Left, Right & Center

‘LRC’: In Defense of Auto-Eroticism

On this week’s “Left, Right & Center” it’s lots of sex, a little health care and even less Michael Jackson. Is sexual repression a uniquely Republican problem? Discuss.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


Michael Jackson
AP photo / Joel Ryan

The King of Pop Is Dead

Michael Jackson was rushed to an L.A. hospital Thursday, where he was pronounced dead. He was 50 years old. His astonishing musical career, perhaps unparalleled among solo artists, unraveled into a tabloid mess of child molestation, doctor-sanctioned self-mutilation, bizarre parenting and, ultimately, debt. He was about to launch a comeback tour.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 READ MORE


thriller

Things to Do in Prison ... in the Philippines

Filipino prisoners feel the “funk of forty thousand years” and perform with eerie skillfulness the entire music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” In case you needed it, this is further proof that the world remains a very strange place. A must-see, especially on a Friday. (Via BoingBoing)

Posted on Jul 20, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN


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