Friday night, MSNBC aired Michael Jackson and the Doctor: A Fatal Friendship, an hour-long documentary following Dr. Conrad Murray as he stood trial for involuntary manslaughter (he was convicted a week ago for the King of Pop's June 25, 2009 death and faces up to four years in prison at his sentencing on November 29). It's bad enough MSNBC paid someone to broadcast this piece of tabloid trash — and worse Murray was coddled by the film crew, per a security guard who drove the doctor to and from court — but Murray's delusions of grandeur are so ridiculous they should be criminal:
• Murray says he and Michael Jackson were really alike — because they both had daddy issues. "I think in many ways, you know, there were some mirror images of our lives, especially not having the full appreciation from our fathers," he says. "I've seen him cry so many times and I told him, it's okay to cry. It's okay. Okay, Michael. You can cry."
• The doctor claims Jackson was his BFF. But MJ didn't call him "Conrad." He called him "Dr. Conrad" (how informal!). "He said, of all my life, I have found one friend, which is you, Dr. Conrad."
• Murray actually finds a way to blame Jackson for his legal mess. "I do not think that he had an active intention to do me harm. But I think through his most intense desire to have me there with him, it was inter-winded with a degree of betrayal."
Murray also described Jackson's house as a mess, said the King of Pop had a bladder control problem, and tried to blame security guard Alberto Alvarez for not calling 911 in a timely manner.