While assigned to the news anchor's chair for MSNBC's Morning Joe program (the one that has largely replaced Imus) Mika Brzezinski protested the choice of leading the morning news with the Paris Hilton non-story by attempting to burn the script she was supposed to read and eventually tearing it up while live on the air.
Why did she do it? Well, in this interview of Ms. Brzezinski by MSNBC's Willie Geist, she explains:
"I just couldn't get it out. I felt... I just felt stupid. I felt stupid leading with Paris."
Kudos to Ms. Brzezinski for a job well done. I'm not a big fan of Joe Scarborough, but I'm now a fan of Mika's.
Is CBS looking for another woman to sit in their Evening News anchor chair?