Monday, June 13, 2005

What a shock, Jackson aquitted

Who didn't see that coming? When's the last time a celeb was actually found guilty?

The shock at the verdict is widespread

Wait just a moment before convicting Michael Jackson in your mind. Before deciding he's guilty, look at the character of the District Attorney leading the mob. Look at the child who made the allegations -- and that child's family.

And remember that 10 years ago Jackson was the target of another noisy, showy investigation involving this same DA and an eerily similar "victim" with equally avaricious parents and lawyers goading him on -- a case that fizzled, but smeared Jackson's reputation and shook him down for a reported eight-figure sum.

-Ezra Levant