Reuters reports that according to his publicist, Michael Jackson has written the song ‘From the Bottom of My Heart’ that he will record to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. “It pains me to watch the human suffering taking place in the Gulf region of my country,” the 47-year-old said in a written statement. “My heart and prayers go out to every individual who has had to endure the pain and suffering caused by this tragedy.” He added: “I will be reaching out to others within the music industry to join me in helping bring relief and hope to these resilient people who have lost everything.”
Jackson In Dubai
September 1, 2005 – Michael Jackson was photographed visiting an undisclosed location in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with Emirati car racing champion, Mohammed Bin Sulayem. Jackson has been in Dubai since August 20th. Pictures at abacausa.com have since been removed.
On Jackson’s Birthday
August 29, 2005 – Contributed Anonymously: Eurweb’s Josephine Zohny weighs in on Michael Jackson’s 47th birthday on EURweb.com saying: “Perhaps Jackson’s talents will free themselves from the confines of the pop-culture prison the singer has occupied for the past ten or so years. Like the mischievous lost boy of Neverland whom Jackson is so fond of likening himself, I still see a certain spark of genius in his eye. But the music and the magic can come later. Today I hope he does something that he was never able to do as when he was the little boy who worked so feverishly to entertain us – have some cake, a party and peace. After 47 years on this planet and 42 years in the spotlight, he deserves at least that. Happy Birthday, Mike.” The full story at eurweb.com has since been removed.
Networks Reject Ad Criticizing Their News Coverage
August 26, 2005 – American Progress created a television advertisement for BeAWitness.org, our netroots campaign that calls out the television news media for their deplorable coverage of the genocide in Darfur while offering blanket coverage of runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks, Michael Jackson, and the romance of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Over the last few days, three Washington DC television affiliates, NBC-4, CBS-9, and ABC-7, informed the group that they refuse to air the ad. More details at ThinkProgress.org. Watch the ad at Beawitness.org.