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June 28th, 2009
11:28 PM ET

Michael Jackson: An Original

In the spirit of African-American firsts, stars on the red carpet at the BET Awards say Michael Jackson was in a class by himself.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Up From a Past
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  1. NJdoxie

    Jamie Foxx and BET made a mockery of Michael Jackson, is that what they call a celebration of his his life.........people like Jamie Foxx are why this country has so many racial issues, he said that MJ is black and belongs to them. Michael is someone that was always "color blind"

    June 29, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  2. Karen

    I couldn't agree more!! I was a HUGE fan of Jamie Fox and I will now NEVER watch him again!! How dare he bring race into this??? that goes against everything he believed in and he made a complete fool himself!! that was a joke of a tribute!! And as far as Joe Jackson? Daddy Dearest!!!!!! Everything that happened to that poor guy was HIS FAULT!!!! Promoting a new record label on the red carpet after his son died??? All he kept saying was how famous he was and how he was the King of Pop, THAT'S YOU SON THAT DIED YOU SELF-CENTERED IN-HUMAN SICKO!!!!!! Not even one tear during the show. Does he care about anything else but fame and money???? Certainly doesn't seem like it.

    June 29, 2009 at 11:38 am |
  3. michael armstrong sr.

    michael jackson the cute little black kid who bought somthing more into all our lives some of us wanting to be him and some of us who despiced him for mistakes that couldnt be taken back im shure that if michael could undo the mistakes he made then he would but what is done is done what happend in the past should be left in the past with no more bad media we all know what happend its all our duty as god fearing people to give respect to the dead we for now need to reflect on the good and thoghtfull things michael did and the history he created to write down in books to show how only one man can rock the world all by himself lets all give him the respect that god says we should with no more negetives may god show you the peace you deserve michael jackson and rock on in heaven .

    June 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm |
  4. carline

    I was sick to my stomach when i haerd michelal jackson personal doctor had a cell phone at the time ,he didn't call 9ll immeditly he clam that hes didn't have know michael jackson address he's a doctor he should know to perform cpr on a hard surface .i would like to know why he did not put michael on the floor?

    June 30, 2009 at 12:16 pm |
  5. Carline

    The media don't care about Michael's childrens.They don't love them. All they say is where Michael's children goin to be once again they don't care they don't love them.I'am thinking it all about money.Michael was a life the media don't have any compation for him neither when he die this is very sad. Don't forget that Michael was a father to his children he was love all over the world and he has a mother a father who love him your media people need to live Michael Jackson RAP.

    June 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm |
  6. SANDRA HENRY

    Don Lemon, ur report ...CNN Presents: Michael Jackson the Man in the Mirror.....is a disgraceful representation of Michael Jackson. You sucker the viewer in, by beginning ON a positive path, interviewing ppl w/insight in2 him as a person and his art. Luring us in for THE KILL! Cuz after that, everything else is horribly negative TO THE END...w/a former "spiritual adviser" commenting he allegedly told Michael he looked like a "Monkey" bcuz he covered his face. There was soooo much more negative ppl and comments, that it made me physically ill. There was NOOOO more talk of his genius, his genius effect on music and artists today and ever more, his historical cross over, his world wide appeal, his non ending giving, etc.
    I loved Farrah Fawcett....but she was crowned America's Sweetheart....NO ONE spoke indepth about her major drug addictions and volatile relationship with Ryan O'Neal. They looked and were portrayed like a pure Love Story. But we know better. Rightfully so...she was dying...She was now dead and there were so many wonderful things about her 2 report on.
    Elvis was a MAJOR drug addict with SUPER DEMONS...but he is like a God 2 White America( I liked Elvis too). and when these things are reported on him...it is handled w/extreme care leaving the viewer w/a feeling of honor 4 his accomplishments and pity and sadness 4 his weaknesses.
    Your piece as w/other CNN reports leaves the viewer feeling Michael Jackson was a "FREAK"....no more...no less. Ur piece was a disgrace 2 his Legacy!
    SHAME ON YOU DON.....! SHAME-ON-YOU!!!!!!

    July 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm |
  7. Eileen G. Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    At this time it is not about what Michael went thru to get the drugs but what the doctors had them doing to cover their own tracks. These actions were the doing of the doctors.

    July 10, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  8. Dan Steele

    Let's see now...the Republicans don't want any government control over healthcare, or anything else. They say no to everything. They want to continue letting the private sector drug companies, insurance companies and some other healthcare entities escalate costs beyond the ability to pay.
    The old myth that private competition controls this country is a joke. Too many only care about the bottom line.
    Also, if we don't ever trust our government, then there's really no need to have one. Just let the Republicans and big business start a country of their own and to Hell with everyone who isn't well-to-do.

    August 19, 2009 at 11:18 am |

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