June 28, 2007

Good news story

"An American newsreader has refused to talk about Paris Hilton's release from jail - instead shredding, ripping up and attempting to set on fire copies of the story.

On MSNBC's Morning Joe program, anchor Mika Brzezinski lashed out at producers for continually choosing the Paris Hilton release story as the news bulletin's lead.

"No, I hate this story and I don't think it should be our lead ... My producer Andy Jones is not listening to me. He's put it as the lead," she said as she took a fellow anchor's cigarette lighter and tried to burn the script."

Mika Brzezinski is a hero.

This is nearly as good as the restaurant owner who refused to serve OJ Simpson.

News anchor loses it over Paris ...


  1. Mika is Zbigniew's daughter (Carter's National Security Advisor & a serious fellow).

    Maybe Mika is trying to improve her professional image because she was filmed eating on camera earlier this week & they've been playing it in slow-motion to torment her.

    Or maybe she's just as sick of Paris as we all are.

  2. Now that's very interesting Cube.

    Obviously have no awareness of that background, though it does point to a very disfuntional media team, if nothing else.

    I'd say she was sincere, that is, she looked and acted as if she really meant it. There was genuine, but restrained, anger that Hilton's momentary stint in jail was a lead story. We should applaud her small protest, for it will be forgotten immediately, unfortunately, but Hilton will go on and on and on.