EDITOR’S BLOG – Mika Brzezinski is my new hero! The MSNBC anchorwoman refused to read a Paris Hilton story chosen as the lead for her morning newscast this week. This video shows her trying to burn the script and finally ripping it, and later shredding an updated copy. The public protest against her editors’ news judgement has brought her praise from both viewers and media professionals alike. She says, "I had one woman send me an email that said she was weeping tears of joy that someone finally took a stand… We were making a statement on our show. I hope it will start to change something… We need to have an open discussion about what is news and what is not."
This edited version of Brzezinski’s on-air protest has been viewed more than 1.3 million times on YouTube.