A person's reputation is their legacy which lives on after death. Most journalists and many others, whose testimony may not be credible, rely upon or hide behind the "Freedom of Speech" to promote old lies, innuendo and hate. Freedom of Speech is also used in an attempt to destroy for entertainment and profit. The masses receive their information through the media and most believe whatever they read without researching. If the media is not honest, fair and balanced in what they say or write they are being prejudice and destructive. There is no law to protect the deceased from being defamed. The families of those deceased Civil Rights are being violated because of this abuse. Prime Example: The demoralization of Michael Jackson is, without doubt, emotionally traumatic for his children. It could have a very negative and profound effect on the hearts and minds of his children, nieces/nephews and all children around the world; as well as his siblings and parents. This is "Emotional" Abuse. Abuse is Abuse.