Summary: Last night Bill O'Reilly took on Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D. and asks him why black people like Michael Jackson even though he clearly wanted to be white. Chaos ensues.
“Yes the man was an all star entertainer but that’s it”
“Jackson’s interaction with children were unacceptable for any adult”
“His incredible selfishness spending hundreds of millions of dollars on himself while singing “We Are The World” should make any clear thinking American nauseas
“Why are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton making this a racial deal. Jackson bleached his own skin and then chose white men to provide existence to his children. To hear Sharpton speak today, you’d think Jackson was Martin Luther King, Jr.”
“Why is he being held up in the African American Community as a pillar of Black America when he bleached his skin”
“The crowd outside the service was much smaller than predicted. The service itself was well done. But the media coverage was bizarre.
"…and after Michael Jackson was found “Not Guilty” the American media did not exactly elevate him to hero status. Did it? But now that he’s dead (most likely from an accidental drug overdose). He is a hero. How does that work?"
* Excerpts provided by sharemygrief
This was posted on the mothership, but I figured a discussion here would probably be less wanky.