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Barbara Walters' Spy Cam at Jackson Memorial

7/8/2009 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

If everyone were to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, Barbara Walters would too.

Barbara Walters' Spy Cam at Jackson Memorial
During last night's "20/20" Michael Jackson special, Walters showcased footage shot by an ABC producer sitting next to her at the memorial. The video captures Katherine Jackson and Michael's kids two rows in front of Barbara watching the service -- despite the fact that tickets to the event clearly state "no camera/video/recording."

Barbara Walters' Spy Cam at Jackson Memorial Click to view!An ABC source tells us Barbara's producer decided to shoot video because "once inside the Staples Center it was quite obvious to our producer that plenty of people were shooting video."

Calls to AEG (which threw the event) were not returned.

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16.

Cathy    

I thought the whole memorial service seemed more like a concert event. Is there any class left in society? All the yelling and flash photography took away from the respectfulness of the event.

1847 days ago
17.

whocares    

Great ethics Barbara.

1847 days ago
18.

eeekspiderkillit!    

Um, aren't you violating the rules by taking a picture of somebody taping footage?????

1847 days ago
19.

Joseph    

disgusting ! if MJ was available to see him dead, i bet that she can stand up to film him!

1847 days ago
20.

Dabee    

Such a disappointment.. I think I'm gonna be sick.

1847 days ago
21.

Clinton    

Who really cares?

1847 days ago
22.

loretta cammareri    

That is the typical lame excuse given by many self-righteous people who have TOTAL disregard for the law and others.

1847 days ago
23.

deb    

come on Harvey.......... it was obvious that thousands of people were shooting video and still pics in there. now you guys are nitpicking.

1847 days ago
24.

baby girl    

Do the rules not apply to TMZ too? Where'd you get Your picture?

1847 days ago
25.

cookie    

So what. Lots of people were taking pictures.

1847 days ago
26.

kmcdaniel    

I think this little stunt of the media hits another low.. I mean.. it is a funeral service and the family was kind enough to share with the public so that we could mourn also. But I guess ratings and getting the story first takes the bigger prize. It makes me sick to my stomach and I won't watch anything with BW anymore....

1847 days ago
27.

John the Baptist    

What could Walters have been thinking? Doesn't she realize that the Jacksons just
wanted a private service for Michael, and 25,000 of his closest friends?
Seriously, TMZ
get over yourselves. Your coverage of the Jackson death has been beyond tacky. But,
feel free to criticize others.

1847 days ago
28.

Umm    

TACKY

And

11. And how did TMZ get a picture of that?

and others

look under the photo, it's a Getty image

I guess authorized photogs for the day
There were photogs down in front of the stage as acts were playing.

1847 days ago
29.

Hollywood's a Hazard    

Time for old Babalah to give it up. We know you will live on in history. Let some one else have a turn. The rich and famous sure are selfish! Them thats got just keep on grabbin.

1847 days ago
30.

Nancy    

#11 , Very Good. Barbara should retire already and enjoy her next 2 maybe 3 years of life. She is starting to get hard to look at.

1847 days ago
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