The Jackson family has been frustrated with much of the media coverage of Michael Jackson's death.
Rev. Al Sharpton, who spoke with the family, says they are concerned that too much attention has been focused on the pop star's problems. They want him to be remembered for his musical legacy.
The truth is Michael Jackson's legacy is a complicated one. Jackson's music was groundbreaking and brilliant. In recent years, however, the music has been overshadowed by the bizarre behavior, the disturbing physical transformation, and the child molestation allegations.
In painting a complete picture of Michael Jackson, can the media completely separate his music from his controversy?
Reporters would not be doing their jobs if they knowingly omitted negative details. At the same time, fans have lost a beloved icon. For many fans, It is hard to repeatedly hear about Jackson's obvious flaws.
This is a 1995 video of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson's "Scream." The song blasts the media.
We want to know what you think. Have news outlets been fair to Michael Jackson? When you think about his legacy, do you separate his personal problems from his music? Post your thoughts here.