An American newsreader has refused to talk about Paris Hilton's release from jail - instead shredding, ripping up and attempting to set on fire copies of the story.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe program, anchor Mika Brzezinski lashed out at producers for continually choosing the Paris Hilton release story as the news bulletin's lead.
"No, I hate this story and I don't think it should be our lead ... My producer Andy Jones is not listening to me. He's put it as the lead," she said as she took a fellow anchor's cigarette lighter and tried to burn the script.
Blogs have simultaneously applauded and derided Brzezinski's on-air spat.
"I'm Argentinian, I live there and from here is very pathetic to see the coverage that Paris Hilton gets from the media. It's really embarrassing for all the Americans that you're more worried for Paris and not for the war in Iraq. It's a shame. That's why I agree with the journalist Mika Brzezinski," blogger Claudio said on eonline.
However, fellow blogger Candy said it wasn't Hilton's fault that she was receiving so much attention.
"Paris isn't putting all these pictures and comments about herself in magazines. It really isn't her fault so many sad journalists do not shut up about her! Give the girl a break and moan to the journalist!"
She has a point. The news should be newsworthy.
One more work day before the weekend. Rob came around for dinner tonight of rare thick sirloin steak with mash potatoes and blanched broccolini.