Saturday, November 06, 2004

NO WAITING: The judge in the Michael jackson case is refusing to have any fillibustering - Jackson's trial will start on january 31st, and that's final.

Incidently, we were a bit disappointed that in the editing of this week's Have I Got News For You, Mark Steel was able to start a joke about jackson but the actual punchline didn't get shown. Not, we presume, because of legal worries - Paul Merton was able to get away with "He's a paedophile, did you know?" as a joke after chiding Steel for apparently pre-judging the outcome of next year's court hearings. It looks like the joke ended up dumped to make the show fit. Any ideas what Steel's ending was?