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Jackson Condensed

17 June 2005

The Michael Jackson trial is finally over, with the expected result - a media explosion like that of a giant piñata full of little bits of news. No innocent fact has been left unsullied, no detail of the case and its possible repercussions safe from the groping hand of ill-considered commentary. The most famous thing ever to happen to the best-known individual ever born has blown itself out, leaving a trail of bodies of analysis like dying wildebeest across a media Serengeti.

For ease of reference and regurgitation, and because frankly there's a fraction of fuck all left to say, TFT provides you with the pick of the Jackson trial newsbones.

...

1) He's been exonerated. But what has this gruelling ordeal cost the King of Pop?


2) The gruelling ordeal is over. But who is really going to have to pay for it?


3) The King of Pop's finances are in tatters. But what of his reputation?


4) Jackson's reputation is in shreds. But what of his legacy?


5) A jury cleared him. But was he guilty?


6) He's not guilty. But is he?


7) He's guilty. Innit?


8) The gruelling ordeal is only just beginning. But with only his legacy to pay for, what of his financial guilt?


9) The trial is over. What are we going to do for news?


10) Michael Jackson - a pre-posthumous retrospective.


...

Next week: George 'been busy' Best.



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