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No gossips about Paris Hilton for a whole week! No one should bother! Right? This is a blackout experiment conducted by News agency Associated Press.
Associated Press has banned its journalists from filing stories about Paris Hilton. They will no longer run wire stories about Paris Hilton.
AP entertainment editor, Jesse Washington announced the ban to staff on February 13, through an official memo.
Washington was quoted as saying of the ban,
There was a surprising amount of hand-wringing. A lot of people in the newsroom were saying this was tampering with the news.
Well, hotel heiress Hilton was No. 5 last year on the Yahoo (nasdaq: YHOO – news – people) Buzz Index, a list of overall top searches on the Web site. This means people like to read about her. People are fascinated by her.
But still paparazzi would not stop following her around the world. Not being in news also makes news!