Paris: Quote of the Day


By Brian Comment

“When Paris Hilton was going to jail last week, more people knew about that than knew that we were sending people into space that day. It has replaced what is real news. There was always a place for it, but it was [gossip writer] Rona Barrett. Now it is the equivalent of Edward R. Murrow reporting it today.”

And: “When I was growing up, to watch guys like Walter Cronkite and Huntley and Brinkley, I didn’t know what they thought of the news. Legitimate news people are giving their opinions. It is hard to tell the difference between legitimate news people and Nancy Grace and Bill O’Reilly.”

O.J. Simpson, in an interview with Editor & Publisher (via Romenesko)