George Pell, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Jackson. We remember the names of those who sicken us, but we give the institutions that enabled them a free pass. Why?
The problem with radio stations banning MJ’s music is that the conversation becomes about who is taking this stand, and not what the actual accusations are.
“Childhood” shows an adult realising he was robbed of his naive years, and knowing, despite his best efforts, those years are gone forever. The great, and greatly tortured Michael Jackson is up next in the series of the 200 saddest songs.
Well, 2017 has ratcheted up the insanity. While you were asleep Trump went to war with BuzzFeed, Alan Tudge defended the Centrelink debt fiasco and Joseph Fiennes became Michael Jackson and made us all sad.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Rodrigo Duterte went the full Eminem, science discovered a sixth sense and Michael Jackson returned from the grave (again).
A retro flair imbues Richard Jackson’s Long Reads this week, with NYPD abuse of minorities, MJ’s chimp, Bubbles, and forced sterilisation techniques.
Richard Jackson looks at the United States’ alternative to gun control, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk and a very ironic book review. All in Sunday’s Long Reads.