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Jackson's Dad Says He Whipped Michael [shrug]
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11.14.03

Posted on 11/15/2003 12:35:16 PM PST by mhking

LONDON — Michael Jackson's father says he never beat his son but admits in a TV interview to be broadcast Sunday that he whipped him.

Joe Jackson told the British Broadcasting Corp. that he whipped Michael with a switch and a belt but says he never dealt out a beating.

"You beat someone with a stick," the BBC quoted him as saying in a story on its Web site Friday.

The pop singer has consistently accused his father of beating him as a child.

The interview was conducted by Louis Theroux in a hotel room in an unspecified location in the United States and overseen by a man, Majestik Magnificent, who described himself as Michael Jackson's personal magician.

Magnificent is frequently heard interrupting the interview, at one point threatening to call it off when Jackson is asked several questions about his son's alleged facial plastic surgery.

Jackson says Michael can do what he likes with his nose, which is alleged to have been repeatedly rebuilt through plastic surgery, claims which the pop singer has consistently denied.

When asked about Michael's comments that he was so nervous seeing his father that he regurgitates, Joe Jackson's comment is, "He regurgitates all the way to the bank."

The television program follows unsuccessful attempts by Theroux, who is known in Britain for his often tongue-in-cheek interviews with celebrities, to gain an interview with the 45-year-old pop superstar himself.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beatit; jacko

1 posted on 11/15/2003 12:35:18 PM PST by mhking
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Joe ain't as dumb as he's been portrayed...

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

2 posted on 11/15/2003 12:36:04 PM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
So that explains why he is "BAD"!!!!

i kill myself sometimes....
3 posted on 11/15/2003 12:37:44 PM PST by cmsgop ( "Love For Sale",.."Yummy Appetizing Love For Sale"Van)
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To: mhking
Jackson's Dad Says He Whipped Michael

Wouldn't you?

4 posted on 11/15/2003 12:38:59 PM PST by inkling
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To: mhking; BossLady
Majestik Magnificent, who described himself as Michael Jackson's personal magician.

For the man, well, person, who has everything.

5 posted on 11/15/2003 12:39:38 PM PST by vikingchick
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To: mhking
I wonder if he ever dangled him off of a balcony?

Just axing

6 posted on 11/15/2003 12:44:22 PM PST by PeteFromMontana (Thanks again Jim)
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To: mhking
Well at least he tried to beat some sense into him. Maybe he should use a stick next time...
7 posted on 11/15/2003 12:46:02 PM PST by Raymond Hendrix
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To: PeteFromMontana
I wonder if he ever dangled him off of a balcony?

At least Jackson Sr. let him see his mother without an appointment weeks in advance.

8 posted on 11/15/2003 12:48:02 PM PST by xJones
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To: mhking
Evidently not enough!
9 posted on 11/15/2003 12:51:57 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: mhking
A lot of people have been punished with a belting by their parents and didn't end up like Michael. I think the big money made him weird.
10 posted on 11/15/2003 12:52:01 PM PST by FITZ
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To: fish hawk
LOL - ouch!
11 posted on 11/15/2003 12:52:55 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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To: xJones
Mother?

Those things are highly overrated according to the Hollyweird crowd.
12 posted on 11/15/2003 12:53:44 PM PST by PeteFromMontana (Thanks again Jim)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Don't beat your kids or they'll turn into plastic-faced pedophile man-child freaks. There's a PSA if I ever heard one.
13 posted on 11/15/2003 12:57:09 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Raymond Hendrix
LOL!! That's what I was thinking -- he might not have beat him enough!!
14 posted on 11/15/2003 12:58:01 PM PST by FITZ
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To: mhking
Does Jessi Jackson have a problem with this?
15 posted on 11/15/2003 12:58:48 PM PST by Wheee The People (Do not read past this line, under penalty of law.)
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To: mhking
Joe Jackson's comment is, "He regurgitates all the way to the bank."

That's actually very funny and very true. Wasn't Michael the richest man in the world or very close to it at one time? Since he obtained his stardom as a child, he can thank his dad for it all --- and I haven't seen him trying to give any of it up.

16 posted on 11/15/2003 1:00:18 PM PST by FITZ
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To: mhking; Callahan; All
When I used to sing in clubs, this guy who sang in a very popular a cappella quartet used to come out to hear the band I was in. On night, he asked me out - but before he did, he told me very casually about how he would beat his Doberman until the dog urinated on itself. Needless to say, I was "busy for the rest of my life".

The elder Jackson sounds like he has about as much tact.
17 posted on 11/15/2003 1:01:06 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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To: fish hawk
Evidently not enough!

I was just going to say... I couldn't imagine being MJ's parents and having to see him like that.

But I guess the money he made for them is real enough.

18 posted on 11/15/2003 1:02:12 PM PST by eleni121
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To: FITZ
I have seen parents who made many sacrifices to put their kids thru colleges only to be slapped in the faces by their ingrate sons & daughters. If Michael would have been left to himself without help (like thousands of kids) he'd be the first one to moan & groan that his folks never did anything for him.....the mistake that his parents made was to rob him of his chilhood...why didn't they send him to college instead...then he would have had the tools and the choice to do whatever he wants with his life.
19 posted on 11/15/2003 1:09:11 PM PST by Chantal
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
The elder Jackson sounds like he has about as much tact.

No kidding, this man sounds sick. "he regurgitates all the way to the bank.." that's a sick response, and it sounds like an envious one as well.

This man looks satanic.

21 posted on 11/15/2003 1:18:46 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. -R.R.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
Agreed - that was an especially sick remark.
22 posted on 11/15/2003 1:48:39 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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To: mhking
He's just lucky he didn't permanantly screw up his son :)
23 posted on 11/15/2003 3:32:37 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: Democratshavenobrains
He's just lucky he didn't permanantly screw up his son :)

And good thing he didn't mess up the rest of the kids.... ;)

24 posted on 11/15/2003 3:38:32 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe (Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong. -R.R.)
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To: Democratshavenobrains; mhking; martin_fierro
Screwless Joe Jackson.
25 posted on 11/15/2003 3:44:59 PM PST by Charles Henrickson ("Say it isn't so, Joe!")
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To: William Creel
Is this the same Joe Jackson?


26 posted on 11/15/2003 3:49:08 PM PST by Charles Henrickson ("Say it ain't so, Joe!")
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To: Charles Henrickson
Just Beat It (beat it, beat it, beat it...)
27 posted on 11/15/2003 3:50:52 PM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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To: mhking
For some reason, the song from the Country Bear Jamboree keeps running through my mind...

"Mama, don't whup little Buford,
"Mama, don't pound on his head,
"Mama, don't whup little Buford...
"I think you should shoot him instead."
28 posted on 11/15/2003 3:51:36 PM PST by RichInOC (...somebody had to say it...why not me?)
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To: martin_fierro
Whacko Jacko.
29 posted on 11/15/2003 3:56:41 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (As opposed to Wacko Jacko.)
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To: inkling
I misinterpreted 'Beat it'

Joe is my favorite Jackson.
30 posted on 11/15/2003 3:59:27 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals (Rodney King is the favorite philosopher of Senate Republicans.)
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To: William Creel
No, but when asked for his opinion on Michael's recent career, he allegedly replied "They say that looks don't count for much and so there goes your proof."
31 posted on 11/15/2003 3:59:36 PM PST by RichInOC ("...and so it goes...go 'round again...but now and then we wonder who the real men are....")
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
he told me very casually about how he would beat his Doberman until the dog urinated on itself. Needless to say, I was "busy for the rest of my life".

Good choice.

Of all the dogs that I have ever owned the dobermans were the most sensitive. I have owned three and I never found it necessary to do more then clap my hands and say "No!" in a firm voice to control them.

The dog will have it's revenge some day. And then we will hear the whining of people who want to ban dobermans.

32 posted on 11/15/2003 4:18:06 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style)
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To: mhking
There is no question that The Jackson Five were abused. Putting children on stage at such an early age (Michael, 5 years old) with the purpose to generate an income, sure sounds like abuse to me. Furthermore, forcing that child through fear, intimidation, and whippings is child abuse, no question about it.
33 posted on 11/15/2003 4:26:01 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul (I love the smell of winning, the taste of victory, and the joy of each glorious triumph)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
My ex-boyfriend's family dog was a Doberman named who would run away from the door if she saw anyone coming. They're often mischaracterized.

I still can't believe someone told me he beat his dog in an attempt to impress me.

34 posted on 11/15/2003 8:32:45 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("No one can do, man, what those cats in Kathmandu can." - Sammy Davis, Jr.)
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