Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Brzezinski reacts to the world's response to the "Paris" incident

Mika Brzezinski, the MSNBC anchor in the United States who became an international internet sensation after refusing to read a story about celebutard Paris Hilton's release from prison (which Cheche Lazaro mentioned in her recent Gawad Plaridel speech), aired her reaction to the public's overwhelming response to the issue in a follow-up segment aired by MSNBC itself.

The controversial episode, aired last June 26, showed Brzezinski refusing to read the Hilton's story on air. She later attempted -- but failed -- to burn the story's script on air. She then tore up the script, and one hour later, got up and ran another copy of the script through a paper shredder.

"An excerpt of the episode has been viewed around three million times on YouTube," according to journalism.co.uk (where I learned about the follow-up segment), "giving Brzezinski, who has worked in TV news for 17 years, far more attention than she normally commands in MSNBC's early-morning slot."

"The incident was quickly popularized on the Internet," the Wikipedia account on Brzezinski said, "and in the days that followed Brzezinski received large quantities of fan mail supporting her on-air protest as a commentary on the tension between 'hard news' and 'entertainment news'."

Says journalism.co.uk: "Many YouTube commenters have praised the anchor for refusing to tolerate celebrity news high in the editorial agenda."

In the interview, her interviewer and co-anchor in their morning program said to Brzezinski: "The journalistic community has heard your statement and it thanks you."


yasuren said...

whoo. dba sabi mo idol mo si paris? hahaha. updated ata tong blog mo lately. :P

bryant said...

hahahahaah! idol amp.

updated ba? di naman masyado. if i have my way, every hour cguro updating nito. haha. tska ayokong ma-clutter ng comments asking for updates at puno na rin ang email ko ng mga google alerts at my yahoo ng media issues. hahaha.

yasuren said...

HAHA. ano iniexpect mo sa mga bmbisita sa blog mo? makontento na walang update? :P xmpre magrereklamo.

bryant said...

oo nga po. kaya nga. kaya nga. hrmph. haha.

yasuren said...


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