The Michael Jackson-HBO Documentary

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 6, 2019

         DID YOU SEE THE HBO TWO-PART DOCUMENTARY ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN? IF NOT, IT WILL PROBABLY BE REPEATED. WATCH IT IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THAT CHANNEL FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS.

         THE DOCUMENTARY PORTRAYS JACKSON AS A PREDATORY CHILD MOLESTER. MOST PEOPLE KNEW THAT FOR YEARS AND MUCH OF THE MEDIA BOUGHT THE DEFENSE OF HIS SUPPORTERS AND HANGERS-ON THAT HE SUFFERED FROM A REPRESSED CHILDHOOD AND WAS ENTERTAINING YOUNG BOYS AT HIS NEVERLAND RANCH TO HELP HIM “GROW-UP.” THIS WAS A COVER FOR HIS BEHAVIOR.

         THE PARENT OR PARENTS OF THESE BOYS WERE SIMILARLY SEDUCED BY JACKSON WHO PAID THEM MONEY, BOUGHT THEM GIFTS AND FLEW THEM TO PLACES THEY COULD NEVER HOPE TO HAVE GONE ON THEIR OWN. THEY PRETENDED JACKSON WAS NOT A THREAT TO THEIR SONS, EVEN ALLOWING THEM TO SLEEP IN HIS BED. 

         IN THE SECOND PART OF THE DOCUMENTARY, OPRAH WINFREY, HERSELF A VICTIM OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE, INTERVIEWS SOME OF JACKSON’S ACCUSERS, NOW GROWN. WINFREY SAYS CHILD SEX ABUSE GOES BEYOND JUST ONE PERSON. SHE’S RIGHT. WATCH AND SEE HOW OUR CORRUPTED CULTURE HAS MADE IT EASIER. I’M CAL THOMAS