The Washington Post has more details on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ memo on Michael Jackson, where he urged against Ronald Reagan sending presidential thank-you notes to Michael Jackson for his charitable works. Roberts wrote: “If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose ‘Michael,’ as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson’s androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson… The whole episode would, in my view, be demeaning to the President.” Read more.
Jackson Verdict Spikes Net Usage Index
August 18, 2005 – The newly introduced Akamai Net Usage Index shows that the top media event by traffic between June 1st and August 15th was the Michael Jackson child molestation trial verdict, topping the London bombings, Hurricane Emily, and the NASA launch.
Jackson Buys Palace In Bahrain
August 17, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “It was reported today that Michael Jackson recently bought a palace in Bahrain. When asked about it, Michael said, ‘It’s great. The palace overlooks the lake and the government overlooks my obsession with young boys’.”
Juror Tried On Jackson’s Jacket
August 17, 2005 – Several jurors in Michael Jackson’s child molestation acquittal tell David K. Li of The New York Post reports that while in the deliberation room, an hour before verdicts were read on June 13th, juror Pauline Coccoz nonchalantly picked up a Jacko jacket from the evidence bin and tried it on. Coccoz also was the only panelist to attend a Jackson victory party later that week.
In The Year 2000
August 17, 2005 – On Tuesday night’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, Conan was joined by Mr. T to do the regular look to the future, all the way to the year 2000. Mr. T remarked, “Britney Spears will announce she’s gone into labor, and Kevin Federline, thinking labor means work, will run away!” Conan then followed with: “The internet will turn ten years old. Upon hearing this, Michael Jackson will immediately ask how he can get on the internet.” Conan later predicted: “After becoming a judge on ‘American Idol’, Mr. T will be fired the first night for telling the other judges, ‘I pity Abdul.'”