Apparently there is a scandal involving 60 Minutes
and their interview of Michael Jackson. Ed Bradley interviewed Jackson on December 28th, and Jackson performed in an entertainment special on January 2nd. Apparently the special had been taped some time ago but was not going to be aired because of the molestation charges. CBS
told Jackson that they wouldn't air it unless he agreed to an interview, and unless the special was aired he would not be paid. Thus interview=cash
. 60 Minutes claims that they knew nothing about this arrangement, but even the hint of it makes me sad. I thought I could count on 60 Minutes. Next thing you know Lesley Stahl will be go-go dancing in the intro.
Is nothing sacred?