Activist Festival Makes International Headlines!
while CNN spills the beans about Michael Jackson!
By Winter Patriot on 1/28/2005, 9:21pm PT  

Guest blogged by Winter Patriot

CNN is 'featuring' Michael Jackson in the 'Entertainment' news tonight. You can read their story here but I'll give you a snippet...

SANTA MARIA, California (AP) --- Dozens of adult-oriented books, magazines and DVDs seized at Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch --- one with the fingerprints of Jackson and his accuser --- can be used as evidence in the singer's upcoming trial, the judge ruled Friday.

Now That's ENTERTAINMENT!! Cultural Nothing Ness NEWS at its best, no? Who said that? Not me!!

No, Really! It's Fabulous!! Really! Isn't it?? It's fabulous entertainment. Even the Bored and Boring Corporation often called the BBC is having some of it!

Judge Allows Jackson Film Showing

Martin Bashir's documentary Living With Michael Jackson will be shown to jurors at the singer's child abuse trial, the judge has ruled.

The controversial programme contains footage of singer Jackson defending his practice of letting young boys sleep in the same room as him at his ranch.

The defence opposed the move, saying the British journalist's show was heavily edited and unreliable evidence.

Mr Jackson, 46, has denied 10 counts of child molestation and conspiracy.

But if you go even farther afield, the perspective changes a bit, and here they are talking about something completely different!

Sundance festival screens Enron film

Tuesday 25 January 2005, 8:14 Makka Time, 5:14 GMT

The new documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room has been screened for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in the US.

Touching on links between President George Bush and Enron Corp, the film closely explores the Houston-based company's massive financial collapse and the human toll on those involved in what was the largest US bankruptcy in history.

Shown to packed houses over the weekend, the movie has left audiences shaking their heads and wondering how the Enron debacle could have happened.

You probably won't see much about Sundance on CNN from the look of things, but on the other hand you can read more about it on Aljazeera!