Jacko Tape: Hitler Was a Great Showman

Singer told rabbi friend that he could have helped turn Hitler away from evil
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2009 7:41 AM CDT
German dictator Adolf Hitler at various moments during his delivery of a 1944 speech.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson knew the power to move crowds when he saw it. "Hitler was a genius orator," the star told his rabbi buddy Shmuley Boteach in the course of many hours of taped conversations obtained by the Sun. "To make that many people turn and change and hate, he had to be a showman and he was." Jackson also claimed that he could have changed Hitler, by touching something inside of him, given the chance.

He insisted that no human being is purely evil. "You have to help them, give them therapy, teach them that somewhere, something in their life went wrong," he said.