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Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (2003)

Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.

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Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.

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Was criticized for being heavily edited by the producers and Bashir. Jackson has stated he went betrayed by Bashir. See more »

Quotes

Michael Jackson: This is the Ferris wheel.
Interviewer: Can we go on it?
Michael Jackson: Sure.
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Connections

Spoofed in South Park: The Jeffersons (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Music and Me
Written by Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson, Donald Fenceton and Mike Cannon
Performed by Michael Jackson
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is this what they call subjective journalism then?
14 March 2003 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

shame on bashir and shaw for being completely one-sided and prejudicing michael jackson before they ever even started shooting. it's clear they had only one idea; to make jackson look as bad as possible. i felt like i was sort of watching a sun tabloid. bashir is no better than any of the paparazzi's following. but michael wanted to be honest well there you go then.

i don't have an opinion about jackson in the issues raised on this document, since i can assure you I DON'T THINK I REALLY KNOW michael jackson after seeing this document. sure he seems strange and guilty of lying at points but no matter how hard you look you can't tell anything for certain about him, can you? please remember that when you start bashing him. meanwhile bashir catches every little mistake or a sign of "notnormaladultbehaviour", that jackson makes. "omfg he went on the stage early. holy **** he's climbing trees!" use your own brain, people and don't let bashir lead you.

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"Propaganda is ... the deliberate attempt by some individual or group to form, control, or alter the attitudes of other groups by the use of instruments of communication, with the intention that in any given situation the reaction of those so influenced will be that desired by the propagandist."

oh, and btw ask yourself who is the craziest; weird michael, paranoid bashir, insane crying screaming dancing fans, or me for watching this document in the first place?


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