A Journo deserving applause

#1
(Apologies if done already). In my eyes she's a newscaster but she's been described as a journalist by her co-presenter and other reports:

An American news anchor has won worldwide praise for ripping up a story about Paris Hilton and trying to burn it, live on air.

The clip of Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, repeatedly refusing to run the story immediately became a YouTube phenomenon.

The controversy began when Brzezinski, the 40-year-old daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, a former national security adviser to President Carter, refused to read the story about Ms Hilton’s release from jail before items about Iraq and the White House. “I hate this story and I don’t think it should be our lead,” she said.

After crunching up the script into a ball, she was handed a new script. This time she tried to burn it with a cigarette lighter. On the third attempt Ms Brzezinski took the script to the newsroom’s shredder, where she destroyed it.
Link Clip

Couldn't believe that news programmes stopped to get live 'exclusive' picture of the spoilt mare walking out from jail..... whoo pee :roll:
Well done Mira, not sure about trying to light a fire indoors but the point firmly understood.

(Edit: Just realise it's in the Multinational! Doh!)
 
#2
Good for her! It's about time that news of celebs and wannabees took its rightful place among the media's priorities (i.e. in the shredder) when compared with events of real significance. Presidents, PMs and other politicians please take note too.
 
#4
Chec out Vicki Woods in The Telegraph of 30th June.She was commenting on the sucess of the ARRSE campaign to bring our Ghurka VC to UK.I believe that she has a son who is a young officer in the Army.
 
#5
It just a sad reflection of the world we live where supposed celebrity is bigger news than young men laying down their lives for their country this country is not innocent Jade goody famous for being thick then gets into trouble and villified for being thick great news.
 
#6
I watched a few minutes of an episode of Judge John Deed last night, it's not a great programme, but he called this celebrity culture " the talentless being pursued by the mindless". Too true.
 
#8
Maybe if they use Trash News to awake the mindless,and get them watching,then just maybe they might stay tuned and learn of other things that are going on in the world?

I think Paris Hilton is a total waste of space,but if she is used as a `Judas Lamb`for the gormless,then maybe her life isn´t a total waste.Maybe she could use a couple of her millions to actually DO some good,instead of partying/whoring her life away.

PS,If she is looking for a new co-star,for her new video......................... :)
 
#9
Cracking article Woods - slightly off-topic - but am I right in thinking there will be an arrse contingent at Heathrow on Wednesday?
 
#10
It is disgusting that vacuous entities like Paris Hilton, Jodie Marsh, Jade Goody, David Gest et al are endowed with 'celebrity status' thus enjoy the privileges and fair cushy life it entails for doing and being absolutely nothing. Whilst as people have said there are many others in all walks of life, especially armed forces that put their life willingly at risk for the general public. Perhaps magazines such as Heat Magazine, Now etc should dedicate some articles to sacrifices that men and women have made. Rather than pointless crap about Shirley Smith from Wolverhampton who's shagging the postman while serving meals to the elderly.

Kudos to the American news presenter who had the audacity to at least protest live on air the gratuitous waste of time dedicated to the likes of Paris Hilton. She's described as :-

American celebrity, socialite, business woman, model, actress and recording artist.
Wikipedia link

She's only where she is because her grandfather built the Hilton hotel chain and of course that sex video.
 
#11
T_T, lets not be too hasty. Magazines like Heat, Now, et al market themselves NOT on Current Affairs content, but rather on gossip. This is accepted, and this is what sells them.

The real issue is when the News, TV or not, put emphasis on these new age "celebrities". They really should focus on real news.
 
#12
Any news on whether Brzezinski's going to be dismissed/disciplined? Admirable action IMO, but I'd be amazed if she's allowed to get away with it.
 
#13
sarnian said:
Cracking article Woods - slightly off-topic - but am I right in thinking there will be an arrse contingent at Heathrow on Wednesday?
Yes, Sort of. Been asked not to go to Heathrow but a reception being held near by.

Tigs2 said:
Ok Guys and Gals. First sorry I have not been on line but have been working away all week with little opportunity to get on line. Martin Howe and Kieran are as Shadia has said in Nepal. I have been working with David Howe trying to sort things out for 4th.
We found out at the beginning of the week that Ealing Council could no longer offer their civic reception room for us all to meet Mr Pun. In essence this makes things easier as we have managed to secure the Renaissance hotel just a stones throw from the Heathrow terminals for the event. The best I can do is to secure a room for 450 people. It sounds a lot, but wait out!

www.marriott.com/hotel...row-hotel/

It has been finalised as PTP has intimated that Mr Pun will receive a guard of honour courtesy of the Royal Ghurkas. He will infact receive, upon arrival at Heathrow, all of the privileges of a ‘Minister of the Crown’ (this had to be formally approved by the Home Office!! and was the result, to the best of my knowledge, of diligent work by MOD Protocol and CO the Royal Ghurkas -well done!!), and be driven by car from the aircraft to the VIP reception area. Because of this Mr Pun WILL NOT be leaving terminal 3 by the normal exit point. Therefore DO NOT go to terminal 3 if you wish to see him. He will go to the above named hotel. This will save potential chaos at Term 3 and minimize public safety issues.. I have the room booked from 6.30 officially, although filter in when you like. There will be a bar in the Function room (please have a drink as if we don’t take 500 pounds behind the bar in the room, I am even more in the s**t (I think we might manage it somehow ).

We can stay pretty late if we want although I doubt Mr Pun will last more than an hour.

Things to note.

We have arranged for security to be high, so bring your ID or passport, Drivers licence etc just in case

We have a rough idea of numbers attending from ARRSE , PPRuNe and RUM from the PM’s received.

The Ghurka Association, estimate that up to 500 Ghurkas could pitch up to greet Mr Pun (Who Needs Security ), more if the idea snowballs, so that puts me in the dwang!

Therefore, try and arrive early. I will be at the hotel (short, grey haired bloke with glasses and head on fire)

We are hoping to old a 10 minute Max, press conference. I cannot get another room, so this may be held in the corner of the big room. No press or media will be permitted entry without clearance.

If you wish, stick your Beret in your pocket. Dress is as you see fit, nuff said! We just want to see you.

Anyone that pitches up early and are on their own, find me, as David and I could easily end up maxed out, and may be grateful of a bit of post arrival assistance.

Can’t wait to meet you.. A truly unique occasion for all of those capable of being there.
All of you who have passed on apologies, thank you, your names will be present.
 
#14
The_Goon said:
T_T, lets not be too hasty. Magazines like Heat, Now, et al market themselves NOT on Current Affairs content, but rather on gossip. This is accepted, and this is what sells them.

The real issue is when the News, TV or not, put emphasis on these new age "celebrities". They really should focus on real news.
Fair enough perhaps I was a little rash, just fancied a rant :wink:

Still it is a sad state of affairs when people concern themselves more with reading about who's shagging who rather than individuals committing acts of valour that is under-reported.
 
#15
She's not Zbig but she is clever...
 

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