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Below is the email response I received from Channel 5 regarding a letter I wrote them about their “Autopsy” Series which I spoke about on this post. I am not surprised at this “cookie cutter” response, they hide behind the UK’s OfCom Broadcasting Code, which allows them to determine just about anything without breaking this code. It is always done and this is nothing new. They unjustly determined Michael’s “drug problem” by the pills that were in his room and by the testimony of a known liar, Jason Pfieffer. Michael was murdered by Conrad Murray and his misuse of Propofol. Nothing else!
Channel 5 will continue the next program of this series with Anna-Nicole Smith on January 21. This is not only about Michael , but about other wonderful human beings who have families and friends and fans that love them. I hope we all let our voices be heard and let Channel 5 know that this is a degradation to Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Anna-Nicole Smith. May they Rest in Peace. You can contact Channel 5 and directors, producers, etc here and at the bottom of this letter.
Date: 17th January 2014
Thank you for your recent e-mail regarding Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours.
Channel 5 is sorry that you did not think that it was appropriate for this programme to be broadcast but hopes that now it has been transmitted you can agree that it was a factual documentary which dealt with the subject appropriately and fairly.
Michael Jackson, perhaps undeniably, is one of the great figures of popular culture in the western world. His death was tragic and unexpected. Given these incontrovertible facts, it was clearly in the public interest to explore the medical facts and to throw light on what might have caused his tragic early demise.
You will have seen that the basis of the programme was two-fold: the facts which arose from the autopsy were revealed and examined and, secondly, Dr Shepherd provided his expert opinion about what those facts may have meant, given other facts from Mr Jackson’s life.
So, as the autopsy stated, Mr Jackson suffered from osteoarthritis and had significant damage to his lungs including multifocal fibrocollagenous scars, marked diffuse congesting and patchy haemorrhaging and marked respiratory bronchiolitis, histiocytic desquamation and multifocal chronic intersticial pneumenitis, plus three other lung conditions. On any view of it, this represented poor health in relation to Mr Jackson’s lungs. However, the programme made it clear that, apart from issues with his lungs, in general terms Mr Jackson’s health was quite good for his age.
In the programme, Dr Shepherd theorised about whether or not the cause of Michael Jackson’s lung damage was lupus. This was something he was entitled to do and his theory was backed up by medical and anecdotal evidence, all of which was clearly explained in the programme.
The question of Mr Jackson’s relationship with opiates or opioids is more difficult, but the programme was clear and scrupulously fair in dealing with this issue. It informed viewers about various testimonies on this point: Jason Pfeiffer, the office manager of Albert Klein described regularly admitting Michael Jackson to a Dermatologist for injections of Demerol; during his trial, Conrad Murray explained that he had been giving Mr Jackson propofol for sixty straight days; Mr Jackson’s body was found to contain three different types of benzodiazepans; and the criminal investigation found large quantities of these in his bedroom. The programme made no claim that opiates or opiods were found in Mr Jackson’s body.
However, it was not unfair for the programme to argue that the discovery of multiple benzodiazepans in his body, in conjunction with the many pill bottles also containing benzodizaepans in his bedroom (for intravenous and oral use) and his witnessed long term use of demerol and propofol suggested that Mr Jackson did, indeed, have a drug problem. This was extensively documented in the trial of Dr Conrad Murray.
Channel 5 believes that the broadcast of the programme was entirely in accordance with the Ofcom Broadcasting Code. Nevertheless, we are grateful to you for taking the time to contact us with your concerns and your comments have been noted for the attention of all relevant personnel.
As you may or not be aware Channel 5 in the UK will begin airing the first of their new three one-hour documentaries called “Autopsy: The Last Hour Of” beginning January 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm. Channel 5 will begin with none other than Michael with the episode being “Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours” on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. The description on their website is:
“In the first of three hour-long documentaries, world-renowned forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd investigates the death of Michael Jackson, ‘The King of Pop’. He was the biggest-selling recording artist of all time, but when he suddenly died at just 50 years old, he left $400 million in debts and more questions than answers.
The evidence revealed by his autopsy shows a severely sick man. Jackson was plagued by complications from his many plastic surgeries, suffered from two rare skin conditions and was riddled with arthritis. His lungs were severely damaged, he had an enlarged prostate, and was still suffering the effects of a horrific accident that left him partially bald.
The most startling evidence, however, uncovers the bewildering number of drugs that were coursing through his veins, bearing witness to a number of addictions that had spiralled out of control. It was Jackson’s desperate battle against insomnia, however, that would ultimately cost him his life”. You can read more here.
We know this is all lies and yet they air these falsehoods and continue to make money off the death of Michael Jackson. We also are aware that no MJ fan will watch this but many others will due to their interest in anything Michael Jackson. They believe what they see and hear and unfortunately will sop it up like sponges.
The second episode will air on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm with the focus on Whitney Houston and the third and final episode victim will be Anna-Nicole Smith and it is still to be announced . You can read all the gory details here
I am urging everyone to show their support against these documentaries and tweet or email politely but effectively and let Channel 5 and the directors, executive producers, etc know that we will not allow our King and other innocents to be maligned once again
Contact info below:
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of . . . is produced for Channel 5 by Potato, part of ITV Studios
Customer Service Channel 5 email email@example.com
Series Producer is Duncan Bulling email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Series Director is James Tovell
General email for Channel 5
Director of Programmes Ben.Frow@five.tv
Remember There’s nothing that can’t be done, if we raise our voice as ONE ….