Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Here’s the latest in the Michael Jackson trial. Yesterday at one point Michael Jackson started crying. It’s amazing what a passing school bus will do.”
Jay Leno’s Tuesday Michael Jackson Monologue
March 4, 2005 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Wednesday night, “Opening arguments have begun in the Michael Jackson trial. The prosecution for some reason ripped into Jude Law. Why is everybody picking on him? … The prosecuting attorney, Tom Sneddon, said that Jackson presided over Neverland as a a kind of haven for adolescent boys who were allowed to skip school, drink alcohol, view pornography and stay up all night. You take Michael out of the picture, that’s not a bad deal. Actually, Michael was furious when he heard these allegations. At one point, he became so angry, he actually got some color in his face. It was amazing. … The British journalist, Martin Bashir, this guys is kind of sleazy, too. He’s the guy that did the documentary on Michael called ‘Living With Michael Jackson’. Well, he could be facing a jail sentence now, for being in contempt of court after refusing to answer questions from Jackson’s attorney, which is kind of ironic. So Bashir’s next documentary could be ‘Living in Prison with Michael Jackson’. … Michael Jackson claims that his partner would sleep in the bed while he slept on the floor. Same arrangement the Clintons have. … As you may have heard, I’ve been named as a possible witness in the Michael Jackson trial. Actually, I’m not going to speak at the trial. What I’m going to do is tell my story with some anatomically correct dolls. That’ll make it easier for me.”
Abrams: Why Jackson Will Not Be Convicted
March 3, 2005 – ‘The Abrams Report’ host Dan Abrams weighed in on the Michael Jackson case on his blog at MSNBC. He writes, “If both the prosecution and the defense deliver what they promised in the opening statements, I find it hard to believe that the jury is going to find proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Jackson is guilty.” Read more.