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By John W. Dean; Barry M. Goldwater, Jr.

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Tag: Tabloid

Why the National Enquirer’s Hot Air Is Filling the Mainstream Media Balloon

The tabloid story about anonymous allegations against Ted Cruz shows all too clearly how politics and media have become part of a show business machine fueled by gossip and snark.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE


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George Clooney Accuses Daily Mail of Dangerously Exploiting Religious Differences to Sell Newsapers

After the British tabloid printed a story (which was picked up by newspapers all over the world) that alleged his fiancee’s mother is not in favor of her daughter’s marriage on “religious grounds,” George Clooney decided to speak out about “irresponsible” journalism and the “violent” effects this negligence can have.

Posted on Jul 9, 2014 READ MORE

‘Tabloid’: Errol Morris’ Lunatic Love Story

Morris’ film has a giddy quality. But, essentially, he is trying to keep a straight face amid the chaos he is recounting. Come right down to it, what could a filmmaker add to this story by striking attitudes toward the events he recounts?

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 READ MORE

Edwards in Iowa
AP / Matthew Putney

Is the National Enquirer’s Scoop on Edwards Pulitzer-Worthy?

To answer our own headline question: It remains to be seen whether this year’s Pulitzer Prize committee members think so, but the editors at the National Enquirer apparently believe that their tabloid’s coverage of John Edwards’ extramarital affair has a shot at journalistic glory. They’ve thrown their reports on the former Democratic presidential candidate’s liaison in for official consideration among the submissions for 2009.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 READ MORE

Sensational Strategy

Posted on Dec 29, 2007 ENLARGE

Going Tabloid

Posted on Mar 15, 2007 ENLARGE    

JonBenet's overwhelming coverage.
Illustration by Peter Scheer

Enough Already

It’s one thing to report a story, it’s another to obsess over every detail at the expense of real news.  Wall-to-wall coverage of the JonBenet case continues on every major news channel, despite Israel’s violation of the cease-fire, the ruling against wiretapping, and Iran’s missile tests.

Posted on Aug 20, 2006 READ MORE

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