- Making News: President Bush at EU Summit in Ireland
President Bush is in for a week of summit meetings, starting tomorrow in Ireland. Last night on Irish television, he said that people who judge the United States by the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib -don-t really understand America.- Joe Humphries, who writes for the Irish Times in Dublin, says Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who currently heads the European Union, must balance loyalty to the US with Irish popular sentiment.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hollywood and Politically Charged Films
Michael Moore-s Fahrenheit 9/11 opens today in 868 theaters nationwide, a record for anything called a -documentary.- It's expected to make some serious money, but no major studio would touch it--much like Mel Gibson-s, The Passion of Christ. Award-winning Robert Greenwald has produced or directed 45 films, including The Crooked E, about Enron, and Steal this Movie, about Yippie Abbie Hoffman. Greenwald lauds the explosion of politically charged films in Hollywood.
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