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News Not Fit To Print: AP Tries to Stuff Paris Hilton Gossip Back In A Bottle.

November 13th, 2007, by Peter Hirshberg | located in Conversations | Comments off | trackback

Parishiltoncelibate At 12:32 today the Associated Press attempted an act of social alchemy : they tried to make Paris Hilton gossip go away. Seriously.

This item ran over the AP broadcast wire to radio and tv stations:

      

Stations: KILL the following cuts fed on the 12:32 P.M.

     11-13-07-take 1 network feed:
      
      
Cut 233, 234 and 235
A publicist for Paris Hilton says Hilton never made any comments
about helping drunken elephants in India.

A kill is mandatory. Make certain this material is not aired.
A sub will not be filed.

AP Broadcast News Center

Way to go AP;  keeping those mainstream media clients in line!

Meanwhile, over  in the Blogosphere Technorati reports 1,976 blog posts on "Paris Hilton" AND "Elephant."

So either its a bogus rumor, or its goofy, true and real... in which case the news is more about silly publicists and the power they yield.  As in,  "Kill the following: A publicist for Paris Hilton says Hilton never made any comments about helping drunken elephants in India."

Remember the old saw about you cant make this stuff up?