Sunday, July 12, 2009
Money, Money, Money
With the death of Michael Jackson, I tried to avoid news media, especially broadcast and internet. The media make money through advertising dollars with their endless speculation. Previously unknown people are ready to make money by giving know-all interviews. Information that should be personal and private, factual or not, is discussed without regard to the family, though a few members are ready to take advantage of the hype.
One of the saddest interviews was with Joe Jackson who is more than ready to exploit his grandchildren. His history of beating his own children to get good performances from them is sickening. Surely he only sees dollar signs with his grandchildren, and I hope that somehow they are protected from him.
There is a lot of speculation about the final custody of the children, and with the little I know, most of it is only speculation with little basis in facts. The custody arrangements will eventually be settled, and my only hope is that Joe Jackson is not included to the point of not being allowed near the children.