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Mar 12, 2019

This week, we talk about the 2005 Michael Jackson trial, which Tim, one of your co-hosts, covered from beginning to end for The Associated Press. He wonders: Will the trial ever get the "People v. OJ Simpson" treatment it deserves?

As the new Dan Reed documentary "Leaving Neverland" makes clear, the trial continued a long Jackson tradition of manipulating the people around him. Wade Robson describes in the documentary how Jackson persuaded him to lie on the stand about being molested. And the news media (myself included) sometimes paid attention to Jackson's pajama-and-epaulette ensembles instead of everything Jackson wanted to hide. 

Jackson's family has denied that he committed any wrongdoing, and called "Leaving Neverland" an unfair and one-sided account.

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