A New Era of News? Times Posts Myspace Page of Spitz’s Hooker

girl_120.jpgFor the millions of people who log-in to NYTimes.com every day, yesterday brought one of the biggest exclusives the paper has secured in a long time: an interview with alleged call girl Ashley Alexandra Dupre, aka “Kristen,” who brought down NY governor Eliot Spitzer.

PRNewser will admit that it threw us for a bit of a loop to see the Times linking directly to her Myspace page. If anything, Ashley doesn’t seem to mind the attention. She hasn’t taken down the page, which as of the time of this post, has received over 4 million views.

Peter Himler at the Flack is already plotting Ms. Dupre’s PR strategy:

You can milk this one, baby. Just play it coy with ET, Extra, Access, GMA, Today and all the others when they come calling this week. Don’t overextend yourself. Don’t take the first offer from People or US Weekly for the real inside scoop, or Playboy for the outside scoop. Be choosy. Think in the long-term. You don’t want to flame out too soon. A measured media strategy is the ticket.

Ms. Dupre certainly has the country’s attention. What she does with it is anyone’s guess.