Associated Press breaks Paris Hilton news blackout

Why? Why? The blackout was going SO WELL!

Money quote:

"It was only meant to be a weeklong ban -- not the boldest of journalistic initiatives, and one, we realized, that might seem hypocritical once it ended. And it wasn't based on a view of what the public should be focusing on -- the war in Iraq, for example, or the upcoming election of the next leader of the free world, as opposed to the doings of a partygoing celebrity heiress/reality TV star most famous for a grainy sex video. No, editors just wanted to see what would happen if we didn't cover this media phenomenon, this creature of the Internet gossip age, for a full week. After that, we'd take it day by day. Would anyone care? (
NO!) Would anyone notice? (NO!) And would that tell us something interesting? (YES, we are bored to tears of Paris Hilton, PLEASE MAKE HER STOP!!)"

(All items in parenthesis are my additions - Cameron)

Proof that a week without Paris Hilton is like a week without the Ebola virus.

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