We have received the following information about a new group of dedicated writers that are looking for fans to respond to various media reports.
‘The 500’ is a group of dedicated writers. Formed to respond to negative, misleading or blatantly malicious media narrative on Michael Jackson, we are now gathering our membership. We are of the view that the more articulate people who want to stand for Michael and express themselves, the better. This then, is a formal invitation to the members of this site.
We are looking for 500 people who can write factually and intelligently, with an eye on the pragmatic aspects of reclaiming Michael Jackson’s public image.
What if around 500 people were to be made aware of misinformed, biased, or otherwise negative mainstream press about MJ, the kind that potentially influences much of Joe Public? What if these 500 could muster facts and cool persuasion to articulately respond to ‘MJ-bashing?’ What if 500 could refute the notion that anyone standing up for Michael Jackson is just another “crazed fan?”
What if instead, we turned out to be concerned and intelligent citizens who’ve had enough of the cess of judgment and persecution, and trampling of ethics in pursuit of profit, that characterized the media’s treatment of Michael Jackson, and continues today?
We think it’s possible that if 500 people were willing and able to write the occasional letter, post the comment, or make the call, they could actually function as a check upon the kind of irresponsible journalism that ruins lives unjustly. We’d like to gather a group that takes over the megaphone in the public sphere on Michael Jackson’s behalf.
As a bloc, we would respond appropriately when we are made aware that a trash story is fed to a gullible public. We intend to call the media on their irresponsibility whenever possible.
We need good writers who can stay on message and write persuasively. We do have a fairly strong idea about what kind of writers will be most effective, but don’t intend to micro-manage anyone’s comments apart from offering guidelines.
If you think The 500 is for you, please contact: email@example.com so that you can be added to the newly formed Google group The 500. From there, once we’ve built a little critical mass, we will get to work by issuing a set of guidelines and resources to our writing membership, to be followed by regular brief messages about where to direct your comments.