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Friday, June 29, 2007

News Anchor Mika Brzezinski Refuses to Read Lead Story on Paris Hilton

The other day MSNBC early morning anchor Mika Brzezinski refused to read the lead story handed her, which was about the release overnight of socialite and jailbird Paris Hilton, maintaining instead that other news, including Senator Richard Lugar's criticism of the President's Iraq war strategy, merited more attention. In response co-host Joe Scarborough mocked her over her stand. She ultimately shreded the pages. Read more in a Guardian story here. But the anti-Paris movement may be gaining steam: see a story here that US Weekly may have refused to run a story on her.

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