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June 29, 2007

Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski refuses to read out the Paris Hilton story as the lead item.

Bonus trivia point: Mika Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbigne Zbignia Zbbigniew Brzezinski  her father.

And some news reaction to the story:

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Looks pre-arranged to me or am I being cynical?

Posted by: Kit | Jun 29, 2007 2:24:28 PM

Mika Brzezinski, she's super. I could really go for her.

Read and watch the interview of PH going on about her recent "traumatic experience":
https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6247834.stm

Personally, I prefer Courtney Coventry:
https://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007290466,00.html

I especially liked her account of her recent encounter with Jack Straw as reported in: This is London (27 June):

"Mrs Coventry told how she had a conversation with the Prime Minister in which he talked about his vision for the future and how she chatted to Jack Straw. She said: 'He spent most of the time talking to my chest.'"

Posted by: Bob B | Jun 29, 2007 4:14:55 PM

Did you see the artfully placed spotlight that was illuminating the office shredder. Pre-arranged? Of course it was!

Posted by: MarkS | Jun 29, 2007 4:22:29 PM

It was Matthew Paris who said the TV lies, always.

Posted by: dearieme | Jun 29, 2007 8:55:02 PM

Either a publicity stunt or an unprofessional newsreader who misunderstands what she is employed for.

Posted by: pete | Jun 29, 2007 10:28:53 PM

On the consequences of deferring to authority, try reading about the Milgram Experiment:
https://www.new-life.net/milgram.htm
https://www.age-of-the-sage.org/psychology/milgram_obedience_experiment.html

Posted by: Bob B | Jun 30, 2007 1:11:21 AM

Tim,

In this case, one wonders who should be looking down on whom.

For all her sins, at least Paris Hilton's family didn't found the Trilateral Commission - or send Special Forces to be killed in the Iranian desert.

Posted by: Martin | Jun 30, 2007 3:27:37 PM

First of all, I have to say that this did not look like a publicity stunt from anywhere (and yeah, I know the best ones don't but this was different).

Sadly, it may be sexist of me to say this but when I replayed the clip, I thought she may have had PMS. Her frustration was palpable and she had had enough! She is a hard working professional and to make some lollygagger like Paris Hilton the top story instead of real news e.g. the current war/troops situation overseas, was utterly RIDICULOUS!

By and by, hat's off to Mika Brzezinski for showing us the way. It's so incredibly ironic how people talk about Paris Hilton and say "I can't believe she's getting so much attention, i mean what.. blah blah blah"...

And oh, Martin, let's stick to the topic at hand. This is an educated, hardworking newswoman who wants to report real news. Neither her father nor the Trilateral Commission have anything to do with this blog. Speaking of real news and our troops, look at the video clip to hear what Mrs. Brzezinski wanted to report on instead of the Paris Hilton "story".

Posted by: Asad | Jul 1, 2007 4:50:07 AM

"This is an educated, hardworking newswoman who wants to report real news."

How do you know this? Are you making an assumption?

"Neither her father nor the Trilateral Commission have anything to do with this blog.

Tim mentioned her father. Game on.

Posted by: Martin | Jul 1, 2007 5:23:44 PM

Actually she's hornier than Paris as well.

I wonder if she does SUB/DOM.

Posted by: Harry Barracuda | Jul 3, 2007 7:51:10 AM

Re: the PMS claim: maybe she was just frustrated with the inanity of leading with such a ridiculous story, as opposed to some sort of hormone rush?

And whatever Brezinski's FAMILY might have done, how is that her fault? Tim mentioned her father for completion's sake, not to cast doubt on her journalistic or moral ability. To imply otherwise is simply petty.

Mika's display was far from professional, I daresay a little childish, and her co-anchors were even worse.

This was a bad play on all accounts, but I'm glad that it happened. Stunt or not, something needed to be said.

Posted by: Phill | Jul 3, 2007 3:20:47 PM

Stunt of not, it was goodness.

Posted by: kerry | Jul 10, 2007 3:32:38 PM