In December's issue of More magazine, Meredith Vieira said why she refused to interview Paris Hilton after Hilton was released from prison:
I did not feel good about doing the interview. I just said, 'I don’t think this is right, this is all about ratings.' There was this whole thing about whether we were going to give her a special, and all this minutiae and craziness.Kudos to Vieira -- not just for refusing the interview with the troubled blonde icon of bad taste, but for saying so publicly.
However, we can't help but grimace & sigh at the irony of More's name-dropping -- using "Paris Hilton" for her keyword popularity; but that's not as bad as Hilton actually having any sort of popularity at all.