Trump’s base and the Enquirer’s base just so happened to overlap
November 29, 2019 6:46 AM   Subscribe

Bad Romance What happened to the National Enquirer after it went all in for Trump? (slColumbia Journalism Review)
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Popbitch's reporting on this is eye-popping. [May be paywalled]
posted by chavenet at 7:44 AM on November 29, 2019 [3 favorites]

The Popbitch articles previously.
posted by misteraitch at 7:53 AM on November 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

back in 2016 I was shopping for distilled water every week at a Winco, which had NE front-and-center at the checkout stand. I'm 100% certain the # of eyeballs seeing that weekly slam on Clinton swung the election in those close states in flyover country.
posted by Heywood Mogroot III at 8:05 AM on November 29, 2019 [3 favorites]

Some people trace the current craziness to a universe split caused by firing up the LHC, but I really think it's all because of the demise of the Weekly World News.
posted by mikelieman at 8:09 AM on November 29, 2019 [13 favorites]

We met at a crummy bar in the Port Authority, where I bought him whiskeys. I can’t say exactly what his job was or when he left—that was a condition of our conversation. Let’s call him Max.

This is delightfully written.
posted by mwhybark at 9:49 AM on November 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Could there be anyone more aptly named than David Pecker?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 10:08 AM on November 29, 2019 [1 favorite]

Amongst many others, David Icontributedgleefullytothecrueleststupidesttimeline begs to differ
posted by lalochezia at 11:02 AM on November 29, 2019

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