In an earlier post, I made a mistake, and I apologize for such. I thought that the trial began on the 8th of September, but is actually set to begin tomorrow. As I’ve said before, I won’t be following the trial by watching the news. I will only be hearing my information through credible sources that revolve around the truth and Michael Jackson. Any other media, as far as I’m concerned, is likely to be tainted. Especially if it is any main media outlet who let any old crook be deemed a “Michael Jackson expert”. As a fan who has doused myself in all things Michael Jackson nonstop for the past two years, I don’t even consider myself a Michael Jackson expert, though many have tried to don me so. I won’t accept that, because the only person who has merit enough to be a Michael Jackson expert is the man himself.
Anyways, I’m very cautious of the timing of this trial. In the wake of the Casey Anthony trial and the execution of Troy Davis, justice isn’t showing the face that many of us want to see. We know crimes were committed, but who was deemed guilty and who was not is opposite of what the end results of either cases happened to be.
Will this happen again? Will what we feel needs to happen, not happen? Will the end result break our hearts or lift us up, and because of our elevated feelings, will the message finally be reached that Michael Jackson never was the monster the media made him out to be? I like all others in th MJ community have hope that a “change is gonna come”, but am I the only one who feels that the media will make this into a case about Michael Jackson’s private life, and not about the actual matter at hand? How he died?
Matt Semino, a journalist for the Huff Post is trying his best to help the common citizen only aware of the tabloid aspect of Michael Jackson to remember that the trial is not for Michael Jackson, but for the man who is accused of slaughtering him. The piece is titled “Defending the Victim in the Conrad Murray Trial”. The title explains it all:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-semino/conrad-murray-trial_b_975131.html?ref=tw. Not only has Matt Semino written this piece in the hype of the now here, trial, but he has also written a previous piece about Michael shortly after his passing titled “Michael Jackson: Wounded Messenger” which is a beautiful must read for anyone, as well as MJ fans: http://elitestv.com/pub/2009/07/celebrity-scales-michael-jackson-the-wounded-messenger-star-studded-legal-commentary-for-the-celebrity-obsessed
As for what to expect from the trial as far as format and the jurors, I think MJJ-777 explains it best in the piece “And so it begins…” http://www.mj-777.com/?p=8480 which goes into interesting detail about the jurors, their ethnicities, and whether or not they are fans of Michael Jackson.
So as always, we can only hope and pray for the best in regards to Michael and his legacy tomorrow and the entire remainder of the trial. An effort to kick off the global feeling of togetherness and love for our fellow MJ community member, tonight (starting at midnight) on Twitter, there will be a Twitterthon to trend the hashtag #Justice4MJ. Please join and show the world and the Jackson family your support for them.