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In a bizarre incidence, a US newsreader refused to read out the news of Paris Hilton’s release from jail and showed her protest by attempting to burn the script live on television.
Mika Brzezinski, co-presenter of MSNBC’s Morning Joe programme, appeared quite uncomfortable when she was asked to read out the story about Paris Hilton’s release from jail ahead of news items on the situation in Iraq. She showed her distaste for Paris’ news by refusing to give it preference over the news on Iraq. Brzezinski, who even tried to burn the script, said:
I hate it and I don’t think it should be our lead. I just don’t believe in covering that story, at least not as the lead story on the newscast, when we have a day like today.
Throughout the programme, Brzezinski was continuously teased by her co-presenters and producers by playing images of Paris being led out of jail, but she was adamant to their demands and ultimately the script was shredded by her.
Brzezinski did her bit by shredding the script, but was her protest justified? I don’t think so. In my opinion, her act turned out as a blessing in disguise for Paris Hilton who walked away with a lot more publicity than she would ever expect from such a show.
Click here to watch the video of Brzezinski’s protest.