And briefly, in other news, 12-Year-Old Nabbed For Music Downloading. "The music industry has turned its big legal guns on Internet music-swappers — including a 12-year-old New York City girl who thought downloading songs was fun." Well, I guess she'll think again from JAIL! Young Brianna told the reporter, "I thought it was OK to download music because my mom paid a service fee for it. [The family had Kazaa.] Out of all people, why did they pick me?" A RIAA spokeswoman said they picked on Brianna because she is evil and she makes them sick, and they hope she uses her time in prison to think about what she's done.
And Leni Riefenstahl Dies At 101. "Leni Riefenstahl, whose hypnotic depiction of Hitler's Nuremberg rally, "Triumph of the Will," was renowned and despised as the best propaganda film ever made, died Monday, a German magazine reported Tuesday, quoting a long-time friend. She was 101." Sadly, she did not live to see the Showtime premiere of her last movie, "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis."
Mel Gibson Turns the Other Fist
Says of foe: "I want to kill him. I want his intestines on a stick. I want to kill his dog."
"Action Christian" Mel Gibson
In articles in today's WorldNet Daily and Saturday's NY Daily News (A Passionate Mel Gibson Strikes Back Against Critics , Mel's 'Passion'-ate Defense Gives Offense ), a fuming Gibson is quoted as telling The New Yorker that he has it in for New York Times columnist Frank Rich, Frank's dog, and Frank's intestines because Frank implied that Gibson's father is "a Holocaust denier."
Regarding his father, Mel says: "He never denied the Holocaust. He just said there were fewer than 6 million."
Mel also claimed that some of those attacking his film were being "anti-Christian," and accused "modern secular Judaism" of trying "to blame the Holocaust on the Roman Catholic Church."
For his part, in a 1 August NYT article (The Gospel According to Gibson) that didn't endear him to Mel, Rich said that the Times wasn't allowed to a screening of Mel's movie because Mel said that earlier that year theTimes Magazine had run an ‘‘inaccurate’’ article in which:
In his 1 August column, Rich also accused Mel of falsely claiming that the Jews were picking on him as a publicity gambit:
Was this all just a publicity ploy for a movie that seems unlikely to attract much of an audience without something going for it other than its all-Aramaic and Latin gimmick? We really can't say. But we can report that the Daily News concluded their piece as follows:
Oh, and you'll be happy to know that Rich doesn't have a dog, so no pooches will be harmed as a result of this feud.