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I'd Still Sleep With Children, Says Jackson
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-27-2003 | Oliver Poole

Posted on 12/26/2003 6:38:46 PM PST by blam

I'd still sleep with children, says Jackson

By Oliver Poole in Los Angeles
(Filed: 27/12/2003)

Michael Jackson, the pop star charged with child molestation, has told an American prime-time television programme that he still believes it is acceptable to sleep in the same bed as children.

But in the interview for the CBS network, recorded on Christmas Day and to be screened tomorrow, the singer said he would "slit my wrists" before he would hurt a child.

He is charged with seven counts of performing lewd or lascivious acts upon a child under 14 and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent in a case believed to involve a 12-year-old boy. He remains free on $3 million (£1.7 million) bail.

Asked by the interviewer, Ed Bradley, if it was still all right to sleep with children despite the charges, Jackson, 45, answered: "Of course."

He went on: "Why not? If you're going to be a paedophile, if you're going to be Jack the Ripper, if you're going to be a murderer, it's not a good idea. That I am not.

"Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michaeljackson; news

1 posted on 12/26/2003 6:38:46 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Well, if we banish him to Siberia, then we won't have to worry about him sleeping with them anymore.
2 posted on 12/26/2003 6:41:07 PM PST by conservativecajun
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To: blam
They don't call him Wacko Jacko for nothing...
3 posted on 12/26/2003 6:41:51 PM PST by visualops (Merry Christmas FReepers!)
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To: blam
He is doing it all for the children.

Why can't people just get along?

What a pathetic individual.

4 posted on 12/26/2003 6:42:31 PM PST by Radix (How do you like my new Tag Line that Santa brought me yesterday?)
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To: blam
What a freakin' freak! If I ever caught him trying to sleep with one of my children, that would be it for him. He wouldn't have to worry about slitting his wrists.
5 posted on 12/26/2003 6:43:36 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: blam
He probably does't think that giving a kid a hand-j0b, for example, is hurting them.
7 posted on 12/26/2003 6:52:46 PM PST by expatpat
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To: expatpat
You don't UNDERSTAND what Michael is saying:
--He sleeps with them to relax them.
--He wants to be a role model to them.
In other words, all he wants to do is rear boys.
NEWS FLASH: His lawyer asked him if he wanted to plea bargain and go to jaiil, but Michael said, "No, I want to stick it out for one more year."

8 posted on 12/26/2003 6:57:50 PM PST by jraven
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To: blam
Q: What time is bedtime at the Neverland Ranch?

A: When the big hand touches the little hand!

9 posted on 12/26/2003 7:01:53 PM PST by Salo
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To: jraven
Q: What's black on the inside, white on the outside, and comes in little cans?
A: Michael Jackson!

Q: What's icky and in a baby's diaper?
A: Michael Jackson's hand!

Q. What's the difference between Mr. Potato Head and Michael Jackson?
A. Michael Jackson has had more noses.

Q: What do Michael Jackson and the Detroit Tigers have in common?
A: They both wear one glove for no apparent reason.
10 posted on 12/26/2003 7:03:00 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live.)
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To: expatpat
I once had occasion to talk with a pedophile, by his own admission...he was very non-threatening, very witty, very soft-spoken, gentle, polite, slow in his gestures, nothing to arouse suspicion in a child OR in an adult.

It was a long discussion, and he told how he was depressed because people shunned him, how he had just wanted to help a certain kid who was disadvantaged, how nice the kid was, how the kid ate up the attention and thrived from the "friendship."
The kid was under ten. He talked about how he taught the kid to fix his own bicycle, how they went to theme parks, etc., how physically graceful the little boy was...

He talked about the court case and his conviction, how terrifying the ordeal was for him, how dreadful prison was, how no one in his family would ever speak to him, how his friends abandoned him, how depressed he was...

His justification was that he had caused no harm to the child, he had helped the boy in so many ways, he had given the child a safe place to express himself, had broadened the boy's horizons, had generously paid for clothes, for lessons, etc.

Honestly, I am telling each of you the truth: If you didn't KNOW he was a sexual predator of children, you would never suspect it.

He asked me what I would do if I ever found out that someone had been to one of my children as he had been to the boy he was convicted of molesting, and I told him that the person would be dead, and I would be in jail, content for the rest of my life that the offender would never touch a child sexually again.

His response was that I just didn't understand...

Now, it isn't Michael Jackson's fault, exactly, that he reminds me so much of this guy (he was young, in his 30's) but I have to say, he does. The guy I talked with was born white, middle class, and when I met him was poor and suicidal, but other than that, he and Michael Jackson could be interchangeable...
11 posted on 12/26/2003 7:12:21 PM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: blam
MJ is just entirely too creepy for comfort.
12 posted on 12/26/2003 7:15:33 PM PST by Desdemona (Kempis' Imitation of Christ on-line! http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/imitation/imitation.html)
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To: Judith Anne
I am 100% convinced that M Jackson doesn't know what the rest of the world calls molesting......He is on his pwn wavelength, and he thinks he is superior. I only hope that the DA has an iron clad case, because the devoted followers of MJ won't believe anything less.
13 posted on 12/26/2003 7:15:34 PM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: LindaSOG
Mommie Dearest?
15 posted on 12/26/2003 7:22:39 PM PST by Radix (How do you like my new Tag Line that Santa brought me yesterday?)
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To: blam
Theory: Maybe that's why he had his own kids - parents were starting to catch on and his "supply" was running low, so he had to breed his own?
16 posted on 12/26/2003 7:23:17 PM PST by mansion (Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?)
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To: Radix
No, Mommy Queerest.
17 posted on 12/26/2003 7:26:12 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Jackson's favorite song: "Thank Heavens for Little Boys")))
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To: blam



"Before I would hurt a child, I would slit my wrists."

Attention, all needy, scatterbrained mothers in broken homes:

Does this drama queen still inspire the confidence
to let him bed your sons?


18 posted on 12/26/2003 7:26:53 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: blam; All
Honestly. Does anybody really &$#%@ng care? Just keep him off my t.v., and my radio. (I s'pose it's a lost cause asking to keep MJ articles off this forum.)

He's going to trial. Wake me when it's over.

19 posted on 12/26/2003 7:32:18 PM PST by uglybiker (If it ain't broke, you ain't tryin'!)
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To: blam
Many pedophiles believe in their sick minds that they are not hurting the children that they molest.
20 posted on 12/26/2003 7:45:31 PM PST by kennedy
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To: Judith Anne
His justification was that he had caused no harm to the child, he had helped the boy in so many ways, he had given the child a safe place to express himself, had broadened the boy's horizons, had generously paid for clothes, for lessons, etc.

If you have ever seen any of the NAMBLA literature, that is the pedophile party line. Michael Jackson sounds just like every other pedophile.

21 posted on 12/26/2003 7:50:58 PM PST by kennedy
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To: blam
If he is sleeping with children what about what men get first thing in the morning and may snuggle up half asleep with what is in bed with them perferably their wife?

Even if you are chaste and do not masterbate nature will release itself in your sleep now and then how would he explain any of this to a child?

You can't in a healthy way. Kids do not need this info as kids. So that in itself is why adults should not sleep with kids.

Now if your child is sick and you fall asleep comforting and caring for that child that IMO is what Moms and in her absence Dad's are for, not uncle Mikey.
22 posted on 12/26/2003 8:06:53 PM PST by oceanperch
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To: blam
But in the interview for the CBS network, recorded on Christmas Day and to be screened tomorrow, the singer said he would "slit my wrists" before he would hurt a child.

What a convenient statement. From a child molestors point of view, having sexual contact with a child is not "hurting". To their sick minds it's "love."

I'd ask Jackson if he considers, not just "sleeping" with a child, but having actual sexual contact with a child to be hurtful towards the child, and if he'd rather slit his own wrists than have sexual contact with a child.

23 posted on 12/26/2003 8:49:05 PM PST by lowbridge ("Is it just me, or is Kwanzaa becoming way too commercialized?" -Ann Coulter)
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To: jraven
In other words, all he wants to do is rear boys.

Well, uh, yeah.

You can put it that way.

24 posted on 12/26/2003 9:07:33 PM PST by gg188
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To: blam
A word of advice: IF (for Freepers: When) you are up on charges of sexual offenses involving children, do NOT announce on TV that you will persist in doing things that make people edgy.
25 posted on 12/27/2003 2:51:19 AM PST by DonQ
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To: FormerACLUmember
Q: Why did Michael Jackson go shopping at Wal-Mart?
A: Because he heard they had boys' pants half off!
26 posted on 12/27/2003 3:01:38 AM PST by quark
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To: blam
He may like "sleeping" with childrn, but if (not likely) he gets convicted, I wonder how he will like "sleeping" with some 6'5", 250 lb murderer or rapist named Bubba or Leroy?

LOL

27 posted on 12/27/2003 3:04:06 AM PST by jmax
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To: jraven
In other words, all he wants to do is rear boys.

Chockingly I must point out that in actuality: "all he wants to do is boy's rears."

28 posted on 12/27/2003 11:37:36 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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