The Jewish Week lobs some soft pitches at this story and once again, Gary Rosenblatt clueless, misses the point of the story. As he says,
The rabbi planned to publish the book, at Jackson’s request, but then shelved the idea after Jackson was arrested in 2003 on charges of child molestation.
After Jackson died suddenly in June, Rabbi Boteach decided to go ahead with the book, titled “Michael Jackson Tapes: A Tragic Icon Reveals His Soul in Intimate Conversation,” to be published by Vanguard next week.Yikes. How much do you stand to make on the book, Shmuley? would be a good question to raise.
How did a bad idea in 2003 become a good idea in 2009? Indeed, no such inquiry from the pseudo journal, The Jewish Week.
Has this rabbi no shame? Clearly not. He is a celebrity.