Thursday, September 04, 2008

US Weekly 'defends' its Cover and Story

I really have a problem with sensationalist headlines, but when you put on your cover a title like "BABIES, LIES, and SCANDAL", it actually means something, and it is NOT good. I won't be buying the magazine anytime soon...

BY Jana Winter

The popular celebrity gossip magazine Us Weekly has jumped into the political ring, feet first, with a scathing article about Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

On its most recent cover, due out on newsstands Friday, the magazine shows a picture of Palin with the headline, "Babies, Lies & Scandal" — a marked contrast from its gushing review of Barack and Michelle Obama that ran two months ago.

Critics say this cover, which was released a day ahead of Palin's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, is a sucker punch aimed at the GOP ticket, and is a blatant attempt to influence the votes of the magazine's 12 million mostly female readers.

Us Weekly publisher Jann Wenner is an outspoken supporter of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

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