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7/4/2009

A Great Entertainer, Perhaps, but Hardly a Great Man

Filed under: Morons — Jack Dunphy @ 3:26 am



[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

Courtesy of KFI radio’s Eric Leonard comes a report on this bit of cloying hyperbole from the mouth of LAPD Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger, who, while discussing plans for Michael Jackson’s pending memorial, addressed reporters at the Staples Center on Friday: “On behalf of the Chief of Police William Bratton, and the entire Los Angeles Police Department, I would like to express my sincere and deep condolences for the Jackson family for the loss of such a great man.” (Audio clip available at the link.)

Leonard goes on to point out that Paysinger’s characterization of Jackson “may not be shared by the LAPD detectives who were assigned to the Sexually Exploited Child Unit in the 1990s, when they built a multi-victim felony child rape case against Jackson, only to be thwarted by Jackson’s checkbook and since-convicted private eye, Anthony Pellicano.”

Enough said.

— Jack Dunphy

35 Responses to “A Great Entertainer, Perhaps, but Hardly a Great Man”

  1. No Jack, not enough said. For some unknown reason the nation takes interest in what goes on over there in LA-LA land. To have the chief of police characterize such a pitiful, wretched individual as a great man speaks to the complete lack of standards in Kalifornia.
    I have to speak up and say that predictable lamentations of the loss of another “Star’ water down our standards for decency as a nation.
    Why the world needs to endlessly mourn the passing of a coddled, spoiled and miserable individual who may have drugged himself to death is beyond me.
    Relax everyone, Hollyweird will serve you up another freak here real soon. Yeeeeesh.

    pitchforksntorches (4dd8c4)

  2. I think it would be fascinating for a psychiatrist to do a study on the outright hatred of Palin from the Left.

    JD (51cca5)

  3. Oops … Wrong thread.

    JD (51cca5)

  4. And yet they couldn’t make it stick. LA law enforcement truly is incompetent.

    Brolic Johnson (280b11)

  5. And Brolick Johnson continues to prove that he is a tiny little eensie-weensie cock.

    JD (138f58)

  6. JD says Jackson thwarted the charges of “multi-victim felony child rape” with money and a dirty private investigator. Jackson was found not guilty, and just because some police found some evidence implicating him, doesn’t mean he committed those crimes. Do civil rights and the presumption of innocence only belong to cops accused of crimes? It is also not classy to accuse a dead man of child molestation while ignoring the verdict. JD’s comment is also a slap in the face of the jury who considered the evidence. Lastly, what is with calling Brolick Johnson a “eensie-weensie cock”? If you diagree with someone, say why. Stop with the juvenile behavior.

    DC (24d5e6)

  7. Love your URL, JD.

    nk (218382)

  8. DC, the presumption of innocence is a description of the burden of proof at trial.

    It is not a prohibition on thought or speech.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  9. Is DC the NAMBLA representative on the thread?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  10. Michael Jackson was a great man.

    I mean, except for the drug additions, the endless plastic surgeries, the weird OCD germ thing, the oxygen chamber thing, the profligate lifestyle, the obsession with fame, his fruity baby dangling, the stunted adolescence, the pedophilia, except for those minor issues, he wrote some good songs back in the early 80’s.

    I want to know when Green Peace is going to denounce Jackson for wasting valuable resources by throwing his kids toys away every evening.

    Vivian Louise (c0f830)

  11. Comment by pitchforksntorches — 7/4/2009 @ 4:25 am

    Don’t blame L.A. for Chief Bratton (God Knows we have plenty of our own kooks) – he’s an East-Coaster!

    Paysinger forgot a basic rule of speaking:
    If you can’t say anything good about someone (and finding “good” about MJ would be a stretch), don’t say anything at all.

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  12. And yet they couldn’t make it stick. LA law enforcement truly is incompetent.

    Present company excluded, or course. :)

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  13. There has been a problem in the County DA’s office for a long time when it comes to prosecuting people with high-profiles, and VERY deep pockets.
    Perhaps a classic case of “bringing a knife to a gun-fight”?

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  14. Our host had a Stewart/Colbert video up, about the Michael Jackson case, back when.

    nk (218382)

  15. “There has been a problem in the County DA’s office for a long time when it comes to prosecuting people with high-profiles, and VERY deep pockets.
    Perhaps a classic case of “bringing a knife to a gun-fight?” AD

    So you propose paying off witnesses on both sides?

    Alta Bob (5c3fe7)

  16. “There has been a problem in the County DA’s office for a long time when it comes to prosecuting people with high-profiles, and VERY deep pockets.
    Perhaps a classic case of “bringing a knife to a gun-fight”?”

    So you propose paying off witnesses on both sides?

    (I’d rather listen to Sly Stone.)

    Alta Bob (5c3fe7)

  17. Greetings:

    Quoting from the “lapdonline” web site:

    “Deputy Chief Paysinger was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach where he has also completed the bulk of his graduate studies. He is an accomplished orator…”

    And not above a little racial solidarity.

    11B40 (0c570e)

  18. Michael Jackson’s death has made the children of America safer.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  19. Comment by Alta Bob — 7/4/2009 @ 8:55 am

    No! What is needed is more talent, and a lot more resources, to go up against the likes of an MJ, or an OJ. They convicted Specter (2nd attempt) IMO only because he comes across as a complete jerk.

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  20. Jackson was found not guilty, and just because some police found some evidence implicating him, doesn’t mean he committed those crimes.

    And that kid who refused to testify suddenly came into some money from an uncle he had never known he had. Sort of like the Kopechne family.

    Innocence is wonderful, especially when the price is high.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  21. Comment by Mike K — 7/4/2009 @ 10:39 am

    Which Uncle was that……
    Uncle Tony?

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  22. DC:

    Not guilty is not the same as innocent.

    Michael Jackson may have been innocent, but he repeatedly put himself into exceedingly compromising positions.

    Newtons.Bit (923301)

  23. Guilty or not, to have a Deputy Chief of Police making a pandering statement like that..? Tone deafness…
    The LAPD was supposed to be coordinating the logistics for the event, not holding hands and joining in the hype.
    Seems more and more of these police commander types everywhere seem to brain fart and forget what they actually are and where they come from (Street Cops). Of course, too many were never really there in the first place, and would be better suited running for office somewhere.

    Andrew (6d7d89)

  24. No, we need a smarter jury pool.

    Alta Bob (5c3fe7)

  25. deep condolences for the Jackson family for the loss of such a great man.”

    I’m sure that comment was due in part to the fact that Paysinger is a black guy. Therefore, a combination of chronic one-sided, lunk-headed politics (generally of the liberal variety–eg, one survey awhile back indicated something like over 95% of black Americans disliked George Bush) and nonsensical racial connectiveness (eg, the phrase “brother” — or “sister” — aimed at one person by another merely because they’re of the same race) is often lurking around the corner.

    However, there is one sign of common sense and sanity in that part of society: the apparent large percentage of black people who dispprove of same-sex marriage—the matter of Michael Jackson’s likely bisexuality notwithstanding.

    Mark (411533)

  26. Does anyone else think it ironic that the city was raising private money to cover the cost of the Lakers victory parade last week (or however long ago that was) citing they didn’t want to put the cost burden on the taxpayers, only to now say that the City of LA will pick up the cost of MJ’s funeral extravaganza at the Staples Center on Tuesday?

    Not a Laker fan, but I can justify paying for a Laker victory party over the death of an 80s icon who’s behavior has been questionable at the very least.

    wherestherum (d413fd)

  27. argh, who’s = whose

    wherestherum (d413fd)

  28. It is also not classy to accuse a dead man of child molestation while ignoring the verdict.

    I’m interested to hear your opinion on the parents who whored out their children for “sleepovers” in Jackson’s home, never brought charges against him, yet still settled for millions. An innocent man with enormous monetary resources would have told them to take him to court instead, would he not?

    Dmac (f7884d)

  29. Dmac – Isn’t that new Duke rape case that the media is ignoring about whoring out children?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  30. It’s even better:
    The perp is a gay man in a long-term relationship, who has at least one black adopted or foster boy who he was selling to other pedophiles without (allegedly) the knowledge of his partner.

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  31. I need to add that, AIUI, the perp is a gay, White man.
    So, we have betrayal of a long-time gay relationship, interracial pedophilia, and sex for hire.

    AD - RtR/OS! (ad12dc)

  32. Bring on the next freak that the MSM will treat poorly when he is alive, then martyr in death. Why?

    Never have I witnessed such a turn around in reference to the media’s treatment and immediate one-hundred eighty degree retreat in the “tone” of reporting. Anyone who spends time paying tribute to this character, his family, or his aggrandizing henchmen are saps to the greatest degree. I could not be more disinterested with this latest Hollywood junky death – and I humbly suggest neither should you.

    I.M. Copper (aa3f50)

  33. He could dance to where it looked like he was walking forward but actually he was moving backwards.

    happyfeet (e8d590)

  34. I wonder if MJ has passed the highest judgement of his mortal life. The results of that judgement would definitely be interesting if it would be known at the Staples Center Memorial for MJ.

    westWright (2abc10)

  35. That was one hell of a shiny funeral. Glistening heads, caskets and sunglasses. Clearly the Chicago mob is alive and well, profiting off the music industry.

    Vermont Neighbor (4126d0)


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