CBS Affiliate Bans Lindsay Lohan Stories

6:15 PM PST 11/30/2012 by Aaron Couch

Washington D.C’s WUSA asked viewers if it should stop covering the embattled actress. The answer was a resounding yes.

Is it time for news organizations to stop chronicling the foibles of Lindsay Lohan? The news director and viewers of the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. have answered that question with a resounding "yes!"

Hot on the heels of the latest round of Lohan legal troubles (she was arrested Thursday for assault in New York), Fred D’Ambroisi of WUSA floated the idea on Twitter of banning all stories about Lohan from the station’s newscasts.

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The WUSA Twitter account retweeted the question, asking for viewer feedback, which resulted in some colorful -- and rather vulgar -- responses. “yes please f---k Lindsay” one woman tweeted. Another requested the station also stop covering “that K” family (did she mean the Kardashians?). "A blank screen would be more thought-provoking!"

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While D’Ambroisi tweeted that he sometimes wonders if Lohan’s legal woes are newsworthy because “she keeps getting away with it,” he ultimately decided to put a stop to her stories.

But the news director assured viewers that doesn’t mean all pop culture pieces will be barred, citing the phenomenon that is PSY’s “Gangam style,” as a story that still will have a home on the station. 

Lohan's recent turn as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's Liz & Dick received poor reviews but drew 3.5 million viewers during Sunday's premiere. 

She next appears in the Bret Easton Ellis indie film The Canyons and will make a cameo appearance with Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5

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