I cannot believe what I saw on CNN tonight. During their early coverage of Michael Jackson’s sudden and untimely death, the CNN anchor had Brian Oxman, Jackson Family Attorney/Spokesman, on the phone, live from LA Medical Center.
During the interview, Oxman dropped a huge bombshell, claiming that Michael Jackson’s death was a result of being overmedicated by the people surrounding him. He drew direct comparisons with Anna Nicole Smith’s wrongful death, and said that the family would be looking for answers because they believed that the folks medicating Michael needed to be held responsible.
Incredibly, the anchor didn’t ask him any probing follow-up questions, preferring to go instead to entertainment reporter AJ Hammer for his take on things.
She missed an incredible journalistic opportunity, and if I were in charge at CNN, she’d be fired right now.