PEJ News Coverage Index : June 3 - 8, 2007, Paris Has the Media Burning

  • June 14, 2007
  • By Mark Jurkowitz
It was shortly after one p.m. eastern time on Friday June 8 when cable viewers witnessed a scene that was part paparazzi, part “Cops,” and part “Entertainment Tonight.”

A handcuffed Paris Hilton was deposited into sheriff's car #865 for a trip back to court where Judge Michael Sauer would send her back to jail after her sudden and early release the day before. The spectacle of cameras trained on the car winding its way slowly through the Los Angeles streets was, in a way, strangely reminiscent of O.J. Simpson's slow-speed car chase 13 years earlier.

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