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Dr. Conrad Murray -- It's Time to Sweat

1/14/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

With his medical license yanked ... and the Michael Jackson manslaughter trial looming ... Dr. Conrad Murray took out his aggression on an elliptical machine in L.A. yesterday.

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91.

Siggisis    

Michael Jackson fans are generally looked upon as hate-filled & possessing basically undereducated, radical, cult inclined mentalities.


Posted at 2:42 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by Tellit

Please describe yourself, Yellit, that could be funny.

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92.

ylg    

MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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93.

Tellit    

75.
Leave this man alone, he is only guilty of being greedy by working for MJ.

MJ is responsible for his own death. The stupid SOB used people to give him drugs by throwning his money in their faces.

MJ was a manipulating, out of control, pathetic ass man who wanted to be a WHITE MAN.

Posted at 1:37 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by Zoe#1
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Yep....
'cept he always really wanted to be a WHITE WOMAN....
lol...
who knows..
he may be one by now.

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94.

Barb.A.    

Good Post Barb A.!!!

Posted at 12:05 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by mymjj5


Thanks, LOL yea that definatley made me laugh.

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Hey speaking of the 'pants', Um.....WHERE IS IT? Those athletic pants he's wearing are not exactly 'flattering' if you know what I mean. Murray ever seen some of those photos of MJ from the History tour?? The man probably peeped under the bedcovers after knocking MJ out at night & cried.

Posted at 12:19 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by janalal4


janalal4, you crack me up :-) indeed they are not flattering at all. MJ could wear anything Tight or loose fitting and you could still see it :-)

Dear Lord forgive us for our dirty minds, but sometimes we can't help it.

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95.

moni    

Thank you for informing us about Lee lee, Siggisis. I had to spend some busy working days abroad and hardly couldn't come here, so I really didn't have a clue. So true, our hearts go out to everyone in that unbelievable huge flooded area. But to "know" someone from there makes it so personal. Somehow "we are family", aren't we? Thanks to Michael – thanks for it, Michael.

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janalal4    

Dear Lord forgive us for our dirty minds, but sometimes we can't help it.

Posted at 2:55 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by Barb.A.

I think I see a tiny 'bump' there but he really should unload that pocket cause it seems to only be drawing more attention to the fact there's just nothing there-hehe

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97.

Siggisis    

Thank you for informing us about Lee lee, Siggisis. I had to spend some busy working days abroad and hardly couldn't come here, so I really didn't have a clue. So true, our hearts go out to everyone in that unbelievable huge flooded area. But to "know" someone from there makes it so personal. Somehow "we are family", aren't we? Thanks to Michael – thanks for it, Michael.

Posted at 2:57 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by moni

Yes, you get to know people a little bit - and some are just so nice, and Lee lee most definitely is one of those!
I have to go now. Be well, all.

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98.

MiMi    

Oh my goodness you guys, you are cracking me up....

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99.

janalal4    


Michael Jackson's Daddy to Launch Michael-Inspired Fragrance Line


Michael Jackson’s father has regained all the power, so why not cash in on his sons legacy?

We could name a million reasons why not, but this is Joe Jackson we’re talking about.

Joe’s latest business venture involves a line of Michael Jackson fragrances.

Joe has teamed up with a French company to develop Jackson’s Tribute and Jackson’s Legacy, male and female fragrances that are derived from the scent of plants that were grown at Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.

The bright side here, is that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to some of the late King of Pop’s favorite charities.

That is, if you can find a bright side here…

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Ol' Catfish. Sits around all day just thinkin' up business ventures. Kind of interesting-derived from plants that grew at Neverland.

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100.

moni    

Bye, Siggisis

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101.

janalal4    


OH MY GOODNESS! YOU GUYS SEE THIS?????? LOL!


Michael Jackson: Making a Mountain out of a Molar
Posted on January 14, 2011 (EST)
How TMZ turned a dental appointment for Michael Jackson's son Blanket in 2008 into a global news story.


How TMZ turned a dental appointment for Michael Jackson's son Blanket in 2008 into a global news story. Photo Credit: Sawf News
By Charles Thomson

January 14, 2011, (Sawf News) - Among the less scrupulous red-top reporters on both sides of the Atlantic, there's an old adage; 'Never let the facts get in the way of a good story'.

I can't think of a recent story which has embodied that philosophy more than TMZ's supposed scoop yesterday, accusing Michael Jackson of pressuring a dentist into putting his youngest son Prince Michael II (AKA Blanket) to sleep with anesthetic.

'MJ Pushed Dr. To Improperly Give Son Anesthesia', read TMZ's headline. Shocking indeed. Certainly more shocking than 'MJ's Son Went To The Dentist Two And A Half Years Ago', which would have been a far more accurate assessment of the situation -- for while TMZ accused Jackson of 'subjecting one of his children to risky medical treatment', the truth was far more banal.

At the heart of this story is the allegation that in July 2008, Dr Mark Tadrissi performed oral surgery on two occasions, once on Jackson and once on his son Blanket, which required the use of anesthetic. The snag? Dr Tadrissi didn't have a permit to use general anesthetic in his office, but called in an anesthesiologist anyway and went ahead with the surgeries. Dr Tadrissi was investigated over his actions in 2009 and sanctioned by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners in 2010.

The TMZ article appears to have been written with two specific intentions; the first, to suggest that Jackson was reckless when it came to drugs -- particularly anesthetic, an overdose of which caused his death in June 2009 -- and the second, to suggest that he was a bad father, ordering his then six-year-old child to undergo a procedure involving the 'risky' use of general anesthetic. In actuality, the facts and evidence demonstrate neither point.

Describing the use of anesthetic on a child during oral surgery as a 'risky medical treatment' is utterly inaccurate and entirely irresponsible. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's (AAPD) website, "General anesthesia can be helpful for children requiring significant surgical procedures." Jackson's son required two hours of dental surgery. The AAPD website also states that, "general anesthetic can be used safely and effectively when administered by an appropriately-trained individual in an appropriately-equipped facility." This brings me neatly to my next point.

According to TMZ's own version of events, which purports to be taken from internal do***ents, Dr Tadrissi told Jackson he wasn't able to administer anesthetic – so Jackson instructed the doctor to bring in a qualified anesthesiologist.

According to a legal do***ent obtained by SawfNews.com -- a Stipulation Agreement filed by the Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners in March 2010 -- Dr Tadrissi did exactly that, hiring a 'Nevada licensed anesthesiologist' to administer anesthetic during Jackson's own surgery. His son's surgery is not mentioned in the Stipulation Agreement, but there is no evidence to suggest that Dr Tadrissi's actions differed when treating the boy.

This confirmation that Dr Tadrissi hired a licensed anesthesiologist renders some segments of TMZ's article entirely fictitious, not least it's incredibly misleading headline, 'MJ Pushed Dr. To Improperly Give Son Anesthesia'. The anesthetic wasn't given by the doctor and it wasn't given improperly. Moreover, Jackson didn't push the doctor to administer anything. By TMZ's own admission, Jackson specifically asked for a professional anesthesiologist.

The article's first line is also fictitious, stating that, "Michael Jackson subjected one of his children to the same risky medical treatment that eventually killed him." Jackson died in his home after his personal doctor -- not a qualified anesthesiologist – self-confessedly administered anesthetic unnecessarily and did so without any of the necessary accompanying equipment. Conversely, in 2008 Jackson allowed a licensed anesthesiologist to sedate his son using the correct equipment in a dentist's clinic for necessary surgery. The situations aren't remotely comparable.

Once you strip TMZ's scoop of its inaccuracy and hyperbole, here's what you're left with; in 2008, Michael Jackson took his son to a dentist, who told Jackson that his son required a two-hour-long surgical procedure and would need to be anesthetized. Jackson asked the dentist to hire a licensed anesthesiologist. The dentist complied. The boy was sedated under the correct cir***stances and monitored by a professional throughout his surgery. In other words, Jackson behaved like any other parent, allowing his child to undergo necessary medical treatment but first ensuring that it was to be done properly.

By wrongly accusing Jackson of 'pushing' and 'cajoling' the dentist into conducting a 'risky medical treatment', TMZ implies that the dentist's care was somehow substandard or dangerous. This is untrue. Dr Tadrissi did not stand accused of endangering his patients, giving substandard care or any other form of incompetence. He simply allowed a licensed anesthesiologist to sedate a patient in his clinic without the correct permit.

So for all TMZ's sensationalism -- which would have you believe that Dr Tadrissi is some sort of Dr Feelgood, dishing out anesthetic like lollipops -- his only real mistake was one akin to selling a few bottles of Wild Turkey out of one's garage without first acquiring a liquor license. Aside from covering the cost of the investigation ($2750), Tadrissi was simply required to complete eight hours of education (four on ethics, four on record keeping) and take a jurisprudence exam.

Through misleading and at times wholly inaccurate wording, TMZ has spun a bureaucratic misdemeanor into an exaggerated tale of medical malpractice and maniacally irresponsible parenting. The timing is suspicious; Dr Conrad Murray has just been ordered to stand trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson and the media's coverage of both the singer and his physician could significantly impact potential jurors' views on the star's death between now and the trial. By twisting the facts in order to portray Jackson as a deranged diva who demanded the 'risky' use of anesthetic on himself and his six-year-old son, TMZ paints a picture of a man who could very easily have bullied his physician into giving him anesthetic or even have administered it to himself.

TMZ's sensationalistic story about Jackson's trips to the dentist is especially irresponsible given that the website is now seen by many as a go-to spot for news on the star. Ever since the site was the first media outlet in the world to break the news of Jackson's death (although many fans have labeled this a fluke, claiming that the site announced Jackson's death long before it was even called at the hospital) the website has achieved a level of popularity, recognition and perceived credibility which it had never before seen. Already, dozens of other websites have replicated TMZ's story and many more will almost certainly follow suit. In an industry plagued by 'copy and paste' journalism TMZ should take more care to ensure that its journalism is both fair and accurate. Neither can be said for yesterday's story.

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102.

Demi    

YOU TMZ GUYS NEVER BEEN TO THE GYM, THIS IS A BIKE.

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103.

Barb.A.    

Anna, that is a very good out look to have and it was a good post.


Em, I'm not sick, I didn't start this conversation but couldn't pass it up to comment on it. I tried to tell her it wasn't his wang, that it is something in his pocket. At any rate it was kinda funny and does lift your spirit a bit, and its not sick, after all the human body is a part of life and some are great works of art.


Marie, your correct it isn't right or fair but it is true, the media will only print and report on trash because that's what sell's and the only way to stop it, is for everyone to stop buying their papers, tabloids & ect forever.

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104.

Barb.A.    

I could have forgiven Murray if he had owned up to what he did. With all the lies and no sign of remorse, it is not possible for me to forgive. Heck, he hasn´t even sent his condolences to Michael´s family! He orphaned three minor children with his reckless actions! Friend? PAH! On another note, a doctor shouldn´t be "friends" with his/her patients. That, in my opinion, is a no-no.
It is too late for me to forgive him - the lies are there, he and his team are working overtime to dig up dirt about the man he killed.
A person has to repent for you to be able to forgive.

Posted at 1:43 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by Siggisis

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Hi Siggisis, I agreed that Ann has a good out look because that is probably whats best for her and in a way it is. But I personally think more like you. I am not as forgiving because he lied so many times. I said sometime last year that I could have had a bit more respect for Murry if he would have said "I am sorry I screwed up and I shouldn't have let this happen" but he didn't. Instead he chose to lie, cover up his lies with more lies and he hasn't shown any remorse that I have seen.

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105.

Barb.A.    

I think I see a tiny 'bump' there but he really should unload that pocket cause it seems to only be drawing more attention to the fact there's just nothing there-hehe

Posted at 3:02 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by janalal4
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hahahahaha you made me spit my tea everywhere, and I agree LOL

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