By CRAIG S. SMITH
Published: June 28, 2005
PARIS, June 28 – France won an international competition today to be the site of the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor, an estimated $12 billion project that many scientists see as essential to solving the world’s future energy needs.
The TV show Law & Order used to advertise something like “ripped from the headlines” and “the characters are fictional but the stories are not.” Viewers beware when “life imitates art!” This clip from Newsday.com looks like it was ripped from the script of L&O: estranged husband kills wife and self over a bitter divorce. I can probably guess the episode title, “Ambushed.”
A sullen MJ back in the day.
Is it the money? Is it the fame? The looks? Talent? What is it that saved MJ and OJ. Maybe those things got them acquitted – maybe not. Maybe they really were innocent. Maybe if the glove doesn’t fit you must acquit. Maybe if sparkle glove fits you must acquit. Who knows.
Anyway, here’s a good piece of advice. “Michael Jackson’s lawyer said today the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys.” (AP) … “‘He’s not going to do that anymore,’ attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. told NBC’s Today.”
Here’s another biggy! At least it has garnished more media attention than anything else. MJ is on trial for molesting boys. He decided to chance trial versus trying to buy the kid’s silence (like the last one).
Funny how both BBC and CNN dedicate huge amounts of resources and bandwidth to cover a trial. Of course who could forget the O. J. Simpson trial or the Manson trial or even the Scopes Monkey trial – all big media circuses.
Evil has its allure…. Some people have the same fascination for Jack the Ripper and Hitler. – Vincent Bugliosi, attorney in Manson trial
That’s why the media frenzy will never die. They are symbiotes; feeding each other.