"Go to a cultural magazine to get your facts. After Vanity Fair be sure to check People and next try the Inquirer."
FHN, I can tell by this statement that you probably didn't read the articles I linked to nor have you likely ever read Vanity Fair. It's liberal (except for some of Christopher Hitchens' contributions), but it's not a tabloid.
I remember reading the MJ articles as they came out (the first one is from '94 or '95) and not being able at the time to draw a conclusion definitively one way or the other. I felt the same way after rereading the first one yesterday. There were so many people involved, Pellicano, the private investigator, all the lawyers, MJ's employees. And the boy's family was definitely going for the big bucks. Maureen Orth's articles are not one-sided.