Yeah I saw that the other day… I think Australia and Britian got it before the US did.
To be honest though, I didnt find it to be shocking at all (I know you didnt say it was but thats how it was advertised) and I felt that the interviewer was the worst part. I guess I have a soft spot for Michael...
To me the interviewer sensationalized absolutely everything, and alot of the remarks were taken out of context. Almost as if Michael didnt understand the question, or just wasnt thinking when he said stuff, because later in the interview it would come out differently.
One specific incident was when Michael said something along the lines of... I have younger boys sleep in my bed all the time. Only upon further questioning did it come out that he was not in the bed but on the floor. When I saw the advertisement (that only showed the excerpt making it appear as though Michael had admitted being a peadophile) I was shocked but when I saw the whole segment thought that it was not really a big deal at all.. he wasnt in the bed.
If I am baby sitting and a kid wants to sleep in my room I will let them. If I was a gentleman (and I hope that I am) I would offer them my bed and sleep on the floor.
That doesnt make me the psycho.... or a peadophile
Okay.... please forgive me for going on my own little tangent and ranting about things you did not mention.
To answer your questions... yes he did come across as wierd, and the baby thing was wierd and wrong, but not that out of the ordinary... I have seen parents throw their kids as high as possible in the air and catch them, being far more careless. What people dont realize is that dropping a kid from any height has the potential to be disasterous.