ABC News Accused of Checkbook Journalism in Joe Jackson Interview

Jul 14, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The essential charge is that ABC News paid $200,000 for video footage shown during the interview, the Los Angeles Times reports, citing a TV Newser blog.

ABC says paying for the footage “has nothing to do with the exclusive interview,” the LA Times reports.

Segments of the interview have run on “Nightline,” “Good Morning America,” and are scheduled to air Tuesday night on “Primetime Family Secrets.”

—Chuck Ross

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  1. Joe Jackson is and always has been a snake in the grass. Just like him to make money off Michael’s death.

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