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MADD Not Happy About Paris-NBC Pact

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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It isn't only journalism purists who are dismayed over the news that NBC—and apparently People magazine as well—are prepared to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for first access to post-jail Paris Hilton.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be most displeased should two major corporations choose to reward the hotel-chain heiress for getting behind the wheel hammered. (Hilton was jailed for driving without a license, which had been suspended after a DUI arrest.)

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"Certainly, if it were true, we would have problems with that," says MADD spokeswoman Misty Moyse. "We would not expect any convicted drunk driver to receive a large amount of money for basically driving drunk. We would rather there be public support and dollars to eliminate drunk driving."


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