Death of Michael Jackson
by: Jordan DeVaney
The autopsy was taking the next day and it had been reported that Jackson had been taken Oxycontin daily, and was also injected with Demerol by his doctor nearly half an hour before Jackson went into cardiac rest. Demerol has serious side effect warnings and when mixed with other drugs, it can cause cardiac arrest.
What Happened to Michael
On the other hand, some believe that Michael gave himself the fatal overdose. Reporters from CNN say that it is the belief that Michael injected himself with propofol and took an enormous dose of sedatives while Dr. Murray was away.
The final theory other people have on Michael's death is that he never really died at all. One news story claims his death was a hoax because he had financial issues and they believe this was his way of escaping them. The article points out that Michael Jackson has many disguises and is known for using different voices to fool others, so there is the possibility that he is still around with nobody really thinking twice about it. It was even said that he placed a mannequin in the back of the ambulance to fool the media.
The CNN cover of the event uses bias by placement. It intrigues the reader by making the title "Michael Jackson gave himself fatal overdose, expert says". It starts out the article by including what the expert believes to have happened and carries on throughout majority of it focusing on Michael doing it to himself, instead of stating the other view point early on as well.
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