Friday, June 15, 2007

Paris Hilton Redux

I wrote that I’d only seen one article about the whole Paris Hilton situation that I felt was worth reading. Based on a tip from the Colbert Report, I have now seen something else worth watching—on, of all places, MSNBC.

Now, to be clear, MSNBC wasn’t making any sense of the situation. Oh no! They were being as irresponsible as all of the other media outlets. It was, believe it or not, Tommy Chong who was bringing clarity to the situation. For some bizarre reason, Contessa Brewer invited Chong on to give his opinion on the situation, and, to her surprise, he gave it.


I love it when people speak truth to the media, these days. And the response is pretty typical; he was making some valid points—mainly that the media is paying a lot of attention to Hilton, which is taking away time from important news, like the Alberto Gonzales situation—and Brewer simply called him a conspiracy theorist.

What kind of a world do we live in when Tommy Chong becomes the voice of reason? Maybe he wasn’t extremely eloquent about it, but it’s harder to be eloquent on the spur of the moment than it is in a blog, especially when the talking head who’s interviewing you is constantly trying to interrupt you.

If you’re interested, here is a link to the segment on the Colbert Report when Colbert discussed it with Chong.

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