Anchor refuses to read Hilton story

Nunc Scio's media hero of the week is Mika Brzezinski, a host on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Brzezinski refused to read the lead item news item, a story about Paris Hilton's release from prison.

Said Brzezinski:

"I have an apology, and that is for the lead story. I hate this story. I don't think it should be the lead. I just don't believe in covering that story, especially not as the lead story in a newscast when you have a day like today."

Here's the edited exchange:

My favourite part is when her idiotic co-host says, "Mika, why do you have to be such a journalist?" Indeed.

Brzezinski is probably use to a bit more gravitas. After all, her father is Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to Jimmy Carter.

Nice to see someone standing up for some integrity- and actual news- in journalism. Things are pretty scary out there, and we need to pay a bit more attention to the world, and a lot less to vapid heiresses.