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  • 10 reasons why Joe Jackson should not be allowed near children or a microphone

    07/11/2009 7:22:41 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 22 replies · 1,066+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Lia Grainger
    Since the untimely death of his son, Joe Jackson has emerged from the ensuing media frenzy with a library of quotes that, rather than reinvigorating his image and career, instead confirm he is the insensitive, money hungry, exploitative father we all have long suspected he is. After plugging his record company at the BET awards just three days after Michael's death, Joe called a press conference where, instead of apologizing for his gross error in judgment, plugged his record company again. To the horror of mothers everywhere, Joe is currently helping his wife Katherine care for Michael's three children, and...
  • ABC News Pays $200,000 for Jackson Video

    07/10/2009 9:43:38 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies · 628+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | July 10, 2009
    First on TVNewser: Yesterday afternoon, ABC News correspondent Chris Connelly sat down with Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson -- Jackson's first one-on-one interview since his son's death. A small portion was used on "Nightline" last night, more of it today on "Good Morning America" and insiders tell us the interview may be used in an hour-long "Family Secrets" special Tuesday night. But it didn't come free. TVNewser has learned ABC News paid upwards of $200,000 for rights to video featuring Joe and Katherine Jackson - and with it, the interview with Joe Jackson. A source close to the situation tells...
  • Shameless Joe Jackson

    06/30/2009 4:20:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 1,108+ views
    The Root ^ | June 30, 2009 | Jimi Izrael
    On the red carpet at the BET Awards, as CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed him, Joe Jackson was contemptuous and put-off, willing to give only terse, perfunctory answers to complicated questions. Jackson, resembling a baked potato in a pair of cheap sunglasses, came off more as a gold miner eager to stake a claim than the grieving father of his world-famous son. I have friends who have lost parakeets, dogs, guinea pigs and wino uncles, and they’ve spent more time in mourning than Michael Jackson's father. I've been more distraught over bad sushi. He struck me as someone with a hurried...
  • Time to Revisit 1919 "Black Sox" Scandal? (Vanity)

    09/22/2006 6:49:06 PM PDT · by GaryL · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Free Republic | September 22, 2006 | Gary L. Livacari
    Recent months have seen a flurry of books about the highly controversial 1919 World Series and the so-called “Black Sox.” The most notable are Red Legs and Black Sox by Dr. Susan Dellinger; and Burying the Black Sox by Gene Carney. Both are highly informative books that were a joy to read and have renewed my interest in “all things Black Sox.” I recently reread the Melvin Durslag Sporting News interview of Chick Gandil from 1956. Gandil was often cast as a ringleader of the plot to throw the 1919 World Series. Thirty seven years later, at age 69, he...
  • Pastor of Tyler Woman Who Killed Sons Focuses on Importance of Faith

    04/05/2004 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 27 replies · 371+ views
    Pastor of woman who killed sons focuses on importance of faith TYLER (AP) — In a mighty voice that rang outside the brick church, the pastor of a woman who bludgeoned two of her children to death preached about hope amid despair on Palm Sunday, a day after a jury acquitted the mother by reason of insanity. "Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," pastor Gary Bell quoted the Bible to his congregation of more than 100 people. "God is your refuge. He'll be your song in the night, alleluia." Deanna Laney, 39, once ministered to...
  • Smoke-free and unsociable: New York loses its edge

    05/30/2003 5:29:58 PM PDT · by pupdog · 76 replies · 252+ views
    International Herald Tribune | 5/23/2003 | Joe Jackson
    LYON I never thought I'd say this, but I'm thinking of leaving New York for a city that's free and tolerant and treats me like an adult. Berlin, maybe, or Barcelona, or even London, the city I left nearly 20 years ago. I came to live in New York to be a musician and a bohemian, but the last time my band played in the city, in April, there were no fewer than five "No Smoking" signs in our dressing room. Two weeks later in Hamburg, Germany, our dressing room had five ashtrays. You can guess where we felt more...