Robinson Upset About Jackson Coverage

Soul legend SMOKEY ROBINSON has taken aim at the media for the way TV and radio stations and publications covered the death of MICHAEL JACKSON.
The Tears of A Clown singer, who opened the King of Pop's Los Angeles memorial tribute by reading a letter from an absent Diana Ross, admits he's still mourning his late friend and the ongoing news coverage surrounding the 25 June (09) tragedy is making things extra hard for him.
He tells EW.com, "It’s hard to let it rest, because the news media’s not letting it rest.
"Every day you turn on the TV and you hear something about it: 'Now they’re thinking about arresting the doctor.' And I think it’s a shame what they’ve done about (Jackson's) kids, talking about the DNA, who’s the real sperm donor, and blah, blah, blah. Those are kids, man. And Michael was their dad. No matter what comes up about the DNA, Michael was their father.
"For them to do that, to run those kids through the mill like that, is atrocious as far as I’m concerned. It’s a ridiculous thing. They’re not thinking about (the fact) that these are kids that they’re doing this to, and what impact it’s going to have on their lives. They just want people to listen to whatever thing they’re doing. It’s a shame.
"So I haven’t had a chance to totally recover, because all this stuff is still going on."


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I agree with smokey 1000000%, time for the media mongals to allow this man to rest in peace and leave his kids alone.
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I'ts too bad for the kids, but we have the right to know the truth.
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For God sake, why will they do DNA for michael jacksons three children? u guys are going too far,there is no need for that because we have to believe what michael said , he is the father of those kids and if there is anyone that will request for DNA is their father (michael jackson) the kids or the kids mothers are the next people to demand for DNA but there was not such request from them. Why cant u guys demand DNA test when micheael was still living? or was debie rowe michaels wife argueing that michaels was not the father of her kids? why cant u guys mind u buisiness? every one of u have problem in ur home but u will not say it out to the public to hear but u all are just licking and drinking michaels urine to know how it test and u always looking for the bad text of michael urine in other for u to disgrace him or to pull him down but the one that have the good text still condermed by u guys.DNA is not the next thing u guy supose to do and there is non of ur buisiness because are not his family. What u guys have to do is to search for what leads to the death of the king of pop. every one know that michael wa the father of those kids and he was the one that father the and they were properly taken good care from their father. u guys demanding from DNA test, can u do shopping that what20.000pouns for ur children? or can u employ the most expensive cook for ur children? the answer is nno but king of pop did all these for his children and he was always there for them. u guys have to be ccarefull and dont provoke the spirit of michael bbecause it will decend on u like a fire.
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I totally agree !! They are children and he is the only father they have. As someone stated "They feel bad for the children, but we have a right to no" No we really don't have the right to no, that is someones personal life and i feel that we as the public do not have the right to no!! And i don't know why someone even had the nerve to put that question on the table! Shame on them..
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every one who loved michael will be upset & sad for years to come.but hey, time to leave his family alone, so they can grieve in peace. his children dont need further upset by the media, causing more problems,for all concerned..
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it is no ones business whether Michael Jackson was the biological father of those children..Smokey said it best the kids love him as their father and that is all that matters...I don't know why people think they have to know everything about celebrities...how would you like it if your privacy was so invaded.
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We DO have a RIGHT to know the truth, but we are NEVER really going to know the WHOLE TRUTH because there are always going to be people who are going to benefit from keeping his secrets. Maybe when they die, they will reveal but many will take them to their graves. I think we can know the truth as far as how he died and what was going on with him but we should NOT talk about his kids beyond the custody and who is their mom and dad and all that. They will want to know soon enough and when they are old enough to handle all of that emotionally then they can trigger the inquiry and we can find out at that time. There is a lot more going on with his kids then just whether or not he was their biological dad. So I agree with Smokey on that. Lets talk about how he died and we can even talk about how he lived, but for now his kids are his kids and they are going to live with the Jackson family and we can find that rest of that stuff out and talk about it when the kids come of age and they are READY to tell the world about it.
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I agree with Smokey.The public doesnt need to know anything. MIchael owes the world nothing but has given them a hec of a lot to think about and millions in donation too. The media destroyed Lady Di, then Michael and then who next?Micheal was an American who expressed exploitation of every sort, despised discrimination etc and this was evident in his songs. In Several of his songs he pleaded to be left alone, and just let it be, but even in his death , they just wont let go.
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Actually, "we" don't have a right know anything about this man's life that doesn't relate to him being an entertainer. I can understand knowing every aspect of his musical career and what he may have been working on prior to his death. But come on! Is it REALLY our business if he had a sperm donor or not? Please, for the sake of the children, keep the interest to what he was paid to do . . . entertain.
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It is BS smokey is right! But...they really should arrest that doctor, you don't wait 30 minutes to call the ambulance when some one is having breathing difficulty. Oh My Goodness. He should keep his mouth shut because He's still incriminating himself with his comments! Justice will be served in this murder!
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