The King of Pop is Dead
If a Republican sends a suggestive e-mail to a page, it's a foil for a national slime campaign. But if a brilliant dancer-singer is a serial pedophile, then Hollywood and pop culture America looks the other way.
Michael Jackson became the sorry excuse for a human he was because the hangers-on in his life never told him "no."
Michael Jackson died the way he did because the hangers-on in his life never told him "no."
Much like Elvis, he lived in an artificial world of adulation that destroyed him.
With strength and discipline, he would have been an enduring, unstoppable force for real progress. Instead, he's another Hollywood "rags to riches" and "drugs to the grave" story.
It will all be OK. After all, tomorrow is another day...