Living With Michael Jackson Take Two...The rebuttal to Martin Bashir's damaging and many say, false representation of Michael Jackson, "Living with Michael Jackson. "
"Living with Michael Jackson" is the documentary that aired in early 2003 that seemed to start the wheels in motion on the 2003 allegations.
From the research I've done, there are quite a few discrepencies in what Martin Bashir said in these interview sessions (which were edited out of his own documentary, but Michael Jackson's cameras, also rolling at the same time, caught all of this footage that many have not previously seen).
What Bashir says during the interviews does not match and is strikingly different from the comments he made when the cameras were rolling (watch these videos to see for yourself). One example: In the unedited version, Bashir tells Jackson that it makes him weep when he sees him with his children. In the documentary, he speaks negatively about Jackson's parenting. The narration he added to the documentary and the way it was edited was, seemingly done to paint a very negative picture of Michael Jackson. In truth, it was a train wreck.
Then, in what seems like a cruel attempt at an apology and possibly a sense of guilt over what he did, on the day that Michael Jackson passed, Bashir appears on television stating that though Jackson's lifestyle was unorthodox, there was certainly nothing criminal about it.
Compare that to these quotes that Bashir said to the public in his damaging documentary:
Below is "Living with Michael Jackson, Take Two", the rebuttal documentary Michael made, using the footage taken from the very same interviews from his own camera (which Martin Bashir knew about).
I've also included some of the original Martin Bashir "Living with Michael Jackson" documentary where applicable.
I am posting a portion of the original Martin Bashir "Living with Michael Jackson" segment here because it contains the emotional segment where Michael describes the beatings he endured from his father that were mentioned in the above video.
Sadly, Gavin's family shortly after, brought charges of child molestation against Michael Jackson in 2003. The trial of which would take place in 2005, of which Michael was acquited on all counts and deemed innocent. Kind of makes you wonder what brought on this sudden change.after the family made nothing but positive references to Michael. They also, right up until the charges, defended Michael and said that nothing had happened.
Below is some footage you have probably already seen of the horrible pyrotechnic accident during the filming of the Pepsi commercial that left Michael with terrible second and third degree burns to his scalp.. The accident mentioned in the above segment of the interview.
I've included just a couple of clips from the Bashir documentary to give you an idea of how biased and damaging this program was. The bias and angle used by Bashir is very obvious.
This is a broadcast after Michael Jackson's death. The headline of this video was placed there by the person who uploaded the video to YouTube, but in it, Bashir does seem somewhat remorseful and seems to claim opposite of what he did in his original documentary.
Reflections On The Dance
Michael Joseph Jackson Remembered
A celebration of love, spirit, truth & faith. Celebrating his life, his legacy, and his humanity
To view the Martin Bashir "Living with Michael Jackson" series in it's entirety, click HERE
“I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told,”
....“Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him, that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was 'the man that turned Diana's life around.'”
Quote in it's entirety below the videos on this page.
"I trusted Martin Bashir to come into my life and that of my family because I wanted the truth to be told. Martin Bashir persuaded me to trust him that his would be an honest and fair portrayal of my life and told me that he was the man that turned Diana's life around. I am surprised that a professional journalist would compromise his integrity by deceiving me in this way. Today I feel more betrayed than perhaps ever before; that someone, who had got to know my children, my staff and me, whom I let into my heart and told the truth, could then sacrifice the trust I placed in him and produce this terrible and unfair programme. Everyone who knows me will know the truth which is that my children come first in my life and that I would never harm any child. I also want to thank my fans around the world for the overwhelming number of messages of support that I have received, particularly from Great Britain, where people have e-mailed me and said how appalled they were by the Bashir film. Their love and support has touched me greatly."
On British TV documentary by Martin Bashir, broadcast February 3, 2003.