The AP ban Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton appeared almost twice a week in the AP wire last year. Their entertainment editor Jesse Washington had had enough. On Feb. 13, Jesse sent a memo to staffers banning any mention of Paris Hilton, barring major events.

In the Observer article Washington was quoted as saying, “There was a surprising amount of hand-wringing. A lot of people in the newsroom were saying this was tampering with the news.” Washington added that one editor’s response was: “This is a great idea — can we add North Korea?”

They say the campaign was largely successful. I don’t know how low their expectations are because just yesterday, Feb. 28, they ran “Paris Hilton may have her probation revoked.” Good job AP. You guys lasted two weeks and a day.

  • Rev

    I wish people would at least use enough of the cheesy “they let you grab them by the pussy” to remind people he was bragging about the things gold diggers let rich guys do.

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