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Old 11th January 2017, 04:53
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In the US, People magazine has also released a special issue.

I was also thinking that Andros and/or his ex are the un-named sources for a lot of these tabloid stories. They have been selling out on George for years, so why stop now? I wonder how much the tabloids pay for a story.

I don’t think this was suicide, I can’t believe that George would do that to his family on Christmas. And I believe he would have left a note behind, at the very least to designate someone to take care of Abby. And I don’t think it is a coincidence that this happened on Christmas.. the only couple of days a year when it is guaranteed that he would be home alone without any staff in the house.
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I saw that inquirer thing. I think. The photo from sept altered? They also twisted old things he said in interviews to sound like he'd just said them, right?

Yeah idk how that's legal.

And good question on burial. I've been wondering the same. It seems perhaps they're looking more deeply than they want to say?
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In the US, People magazine has also released a special issue.

I was also thinking that Andros and/or his ex are the un-named sources for a lot of these tabloid stories. They have been selling out on George for years, so why stop now? I wonder how much the tabloids pay for a story.

I don’t think this was suicide, I can’t believe that George would do that to his family on Christmas. And I believe he would have left a note behind, at the very least to designate someone to take care of Abby. And I don’t think it is a coincidence that this happened on Christmas.. the only couple of days a year when it is guaranteed that he would be home alone without any staff in the house.
I've been thinking the same things, but there are a lot of unknowns when dealing with mental illness and he'd just gone to the dr. Maybe a medicine was upped or a new one tried, or some kind of bad news?

I don't think they'd release a note yet. If they're doing an investigation... or maybe ever.

Or one could've been moved from the scene before police came.. so many what ifs. :/
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Old 11th January 2017, 09:24
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Has anyone seen the front of the National Enquirer? I'm not posting it here as it is absolutely disgraceful.So disrespectful. They are parasites.Disgusting.
Yes I see what you mean. Although the pictures are factually correct they are totally out of context designed to grab attention.
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Has anyone seen the front of the National Enquirer? I'm not posting it here as it is absolutely disgraceful.So disrespectful. They are parasites.Disgusting.
They're at the top of the disgrace ladder...
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Great article:
"It is thoroughly shameful that, in the wake of George Michael’s hugely tragic passing on Christmas Day, the British tabloid media have chosen to publish malicious stories theorising the cause of his death on an almost daily basis. I urge their editors and writers to imagine if this was their son, sibling, nephew, friend or boyfriend, and how they would feel if, in spite of a post mortem that the police confirmed as inconclusive, rumours of drug addiction, alcoholism, depression and suicide were spread for no good reason. Tabloids often argue that stories of this nature are published due to them being “in the public interest”. I hope I can speak for the British public when I state wholeheartedly that we are not interested in this nonsense. We are only interested in celebrating the monumentally brilliant art that George shared with the world."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tom-..._13976860.html
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I am GORING to a town on sunday. I wish the plane tickets would be aimed to be purchased for the concerts like in those good times..
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I find it shameful of certain press speculation but I find even more amazing that it was not yet celebrated the funeral...
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I really hope that the funeral already happened in total secrecy
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Another positive note,ladies and gentlemen the best of George Michael is at number 4 in the uk midweek album charts and twenty 5 is at 17
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Great article:
"It is thoroughly shameful that, in the wake of George Michael’s hugely tragic passing on Christmas Day, the British tabloid media have chosen to publish malicious stories theorising the cause of his death on an almost daily basis. I urge their editors and writers to imagine if this was their son, sibling, nephew, friend or boyfriend, and how they would feel if, in spite of a post mortem that the police confirmed as inconclusive, rumours of drug addiction, alcoholism, depression and suicide were spread for no good reason. Tabloids often argue that stories of this nature are published due to them being “in the public interest”. I hope I can speak for the British public when I state wholeheartedly that we are not interested in this nonsense. We are only interested in celebrating the monumentally brilliant art that George shared with the world."

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/tom-..._13976860.html
Umm I'm sorry, but actually no, this journalist does not speak for me as he/she assumes. I want to find out what happened, the truth, and not some nonsense spun by Georges PR team. If it takes a tabloid to uncover what took place that evening, then so be it.
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Umm I'm sorry, but actually no, this journalist does not speak for me as he/she assumes. I want to find out what happened, the truth, and not some nonsense spun by Georges PR team. If it takes a tabloid to uncover what took place that evening, then so be it.
But the tabloids don't uncover, they just make up their own news. Patience!
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Another positive note,ladies and gentlemen the best of George Michael is at number 4 in the uk midweek album charts and twenty 5 is at 17
current chart positions are listed here:
http://www.georgemichaelforums.com/f...-1&prefixid=n2

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Umm I'm sorry, but actually no, this journalist does not speak for me as he/she assumes. I want to find out what happened, the truth, and not some nonsense spun by Georges PR team. If it takes a tabloid to uncover what took place that evening, then so be it.
Why do you think a tabloid is interested in uncovering the truth rather then speculating and twisting things to sell newspapers?

And why do you think there is a truth to uncover rather than just a tragedy?

We will get a better idea of what happened when the coroner releases his report. George's PR team won't be saying a word before that.
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Umm I'm sorry, but actually no, this journalist does not speak for me as he/she assumes. I want to find out what happened, the truth, and not some nonsense spun by Georges PR team. If it takes a tabloid to uncover what took place that evening, then so be it.
Yes. I agree with idea of respecting him & a few have done that but many non-tabloid have focused on his private life in their so-called tributes. Huffington does its own rubbish. Rumours of alleged drugs and alcohol? I don't want excessive violation of private matters just truth about what went on. Public needs facts too for many reasons.

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But the tabloids don't uncover, they just make up their own news.
Yes and no. Tabloids spin things that are facts out of context. They write & print photos in such a way to play on people's minds to think something, which may be true, partially true or lie. Or just completely out of context. Total fabrications leave them vulnerable for litigation and damages their reliability so they cannot invent fact- they just recycle or write vaguely without direct accusation. They usually manipulate truth but can be correct. National Enq is sued often so they need to be careful. Remember they printed photo of OJ Simpson's shoes he lied about? Lawyers used that in civil trial as evidence.
Much as I think Daily Mail is trashy, it does print important stories mainstream papers ignore. Mainstream media tends to pick and choose what facts to report, and spins things in certain ways depending on their political affiliation. They often leave out important details. I wonder if George's relatives are leaking anonymously to papers now that he's gone because they feel the need to let people know how he was influenced. I doubt they liked seeing him go the way he did. He had enablers. They need to be called out.

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