Paris Hilton Walks Free

And the world be damned. In a classic indicator of the frivolity of our times, Paris Hilton, a good for nothing dumb blonde with a ton of money, walks out of jail, and it makes the pages of the New York Times.

Paris Hilton was freed from jail last night, and once again it was the job of Steve Whitmore, the Los Angeles sheriff’s spokesman, to break the news.

“She fulfilled her debt. She was obviously in good spirits. She thanked people as she left,” he said. (Last time she was released, he said something similar: “She has fulfilled her obligation. She has paid her debt to society.”)

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What is it that makes her newsworthy. I think it’s the fact that someone of her age can actually go through life doing NOTHING. That’s what makes her newsworthy.