Thanks to my friend Andrew over at the digital photography blog GoldenGod.net for the heads up on this story.
Alright, I know what you’re all thinking, “Christ, not another friggin’ Paris Hilton story, who cares anymore?!” Well, I have to say, I can’t agree with you more.
Paris earned her celebrity by being a celebrity (don’t ask me how that works), and then she got nailed with a DUI, then she was in jail, and out of jail and back in again and now, finally, she is free, for the time being at least. No matter what this woman does, or even doesn’t do, she manages to find her way into the pages of nearly every magazine and newspaper, but no more.
Today was a fantastic day in the world of celebrity gossip and Paris Hilton news. The journalists have had enough and are finally fighting back!
It all started with US Weekly refusing to give Paris Hilton the cover story of their next issue; for that matter they refused to even include mention of her in the next issue, period. Now, it is quite obvious that was a PR stunt to try and garner even more attention for the magazine, which definitely worked, but hey, an issue of US Weekly without Paris Hilton, stunt or otherwise, is a miracle among celebrity gossip miracles.
Later in the day, and even better than the US Weekly news, was an event that happened lived on MSNBC that will not soon be forgotten. News Anchor Mika Brzezinski was told to lead into the news hour with a story about Paris Hilton’s interview on Larry King Live, and she refused. Live, on air, for all the world to see, she flat out refused to talk about the interview or anything to do with Paris Hilton. Not only did she refused to read the story, she tried to burn it! She did fail to burn it; however, after stealing it back from a fellow anchor that snatched it from her hands, she tore it into shreds! Better still, her producer slipped her another copy of the story and her reaction was to stand up, march over to the paper shredder and let her rip. All of this was live, on air, on MSNBC’s morning show, Morning Joe. Now if that’s not a powerful statement, I don’t know what is.
Watch video of MSNBC News Anchor Mika Brzezinski tearing up her Paris Hilton story!