Friday, June 8, 2012

Oprah vs Michael Jackson...It's All About Ratings

Dear Oprah,

Horatio Nelson once said, “Desperate affairs require desperate measures.”  Judging by the recurring headlines detailing OWN Network’s dismal performance after a year and a half on the air, you must be looking for those “desperate measures”.
We can’t help but notice the irony of the current situation: the man you spent the better part of the last decade, bashing and stopping short of labeling a child molester, is the very man’s name and progeny, you are now using to salvage your sinking network. No doubt, at the top of OWN TV’s Rescue List would be a repeat of HIStory?

Remember in 1993, your Oprah show experienced record ratings, over 100 millions viewers tuned in, to watch you interview the world's biggest superstar, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. While you were a somewhat hot commodity in the United States then, Michael Jackson introduced you to an international audience.

When a few years later, Mr. Jackson had sex abuse allegations leveled against him, we all watched in dismay you turned on him, appointed yourself judge and jury, deciding even before evidence was presented in court, that he MUST be guilty of the charges.  After a jury of his peers rejected those accusations and returned a NOT GUILTY verdict on ALL counts, you continued to openly question his innocence with snide remarks, and demonized him to your audience and guests. You have made it very clear, whether by airing “Is Michael Jackson Guilty?” show during jury deliberations or molestation shows before or after interviewing members of Mr. Jackson’s family, that Lady O’s opinion is more important than those 12 jurors who sat through the grueling trial.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Mr. Jackson confirmed in a 2010 interview, that Mr. Jackson was well aware of your smear campaign and your dubious attitude towards him. Though he never made his feelings about you public, his brother reiterated, She [Oprah] is the last person on earth he [Michael Jackson] would want around his children." Having crowned yourself a “child defender”, we find it distasteful, disgraceful and hypocritical, that you are now using grieving children, whose father you tried to sway a jury to send  behind bars, when it suits you. Few in the media have called out your shameful exploitation and hypocrisy, but we applaud the few who did. 

Those Who Remember

Click on the capture below to read Randy Jackson's tweets about Oprah's exploiting his brother, niece & nephews after June 2009


  1. I agree with Randy...why would any Jackson give her the time of day? Janet has done many interviews with Oprah. I don't want to judge Janet but I would have preferred that she not give Oprah any of her time. I don't understand why Katherine would allow the children to be as exposed as they are. I agree with removing the masks, I don't agree with the children making all the decision, running a muke and doing as they please. They need to realize that they are different, they will always be Michael Jackson's children therefore they must be protected. It's time to understand that Michael is gone and we need to protect them. That means letting Mrs. Jackson when we don't agree with what they are doing. She has allowed the children do things because she feels bad they where masked, she feels horrible they lost their Daddy. As we all do. And she can not continue to be the softy.

  2. This is a great letter! May I ask, was it sent already? I hope so. and I am still shocked that her interview with Paris, who is just 14 years of age, is airing Sunday, the 10th of June. I know Paris is a strong young girl, but really, the fact that she is put in the same room with Oprah baffels me:((....Just in time for another one of Oprah's pathetic attempts for more ratings for her show thats failing. She is a horrifying person, demonic in my opinion.

  3. As Michael said many times, tabloid media must be boycotted. They control the minds of the masses and sway public opinion thoughout the world -- all with disortions and flat out LIES. It started in America in the 1980's, when the media was taken out of the non-profit, fact based sector, and put into the profit driven, ratings at-all-cost game of CORPORATE GREED. Then it spread throughout the world.

    We must not be sheep, we must think for ourselves. The media are truly radical and extremist. They spew cruelty, hate, fear and negativity, 24 hours a day -- every day.

    Please ask yourself, who ARE these few in control? Do I like them? Would I trust them and want them as a friend in my life? I know what MY answer is. They are wicked, greedy predators without conscience.

    Evil prevails when good people do nothing.
    Our society has been overrun by sociopaths.
    We need to take back our world.

    I say that nobody should do these interviews anymore.
    They should video record themselves talking about what it is they wish to let the public know, and then simply send it to the media. If every famous person did that, it would effectively bring the tabloid TRASH media to its knees. It would render them expendable. It would force the exploitative lowlifes to comply to ethical rules of HUMANITY....
    and bring some sanity back to our world.

    As for this interview to be aired in a matter of hours now, I only PRAY that Michael is resting in PEACE.