American Mass-Market Magazines

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NATIONAL ENQUIRER
In the 1980s the National Enquirer is as much a national institution as motherhood, apple pie, and baseball. Compared to its youthful beginnings when it featured sports, scandals, and pin-ups, and its adolescent period when it hawked morbidity, sex, and gore; it is almost respectable in its middle age. During its sixty-three-year history it has never shirked a lawsuit. Regardless of what one might think of its sometimes tawdry tastes, morbid melodrama, and appeal to the base, it has been in the forefront of the fight for freedom of the press.It has many imitators: the Globe, the National Examiner, Weekly World News, the Sun, News Extra, and the Star; but it is the leader of the pack in circulation with 6.1 million.You can't miss its omnipresence at over 250,000 outlets comprised of newsstands and the supermarket, drug and convenience store chains, where it is frequently sold out. Some buy it out of curiosity, some on impulse. At the supermarket checkout counter its predominantly female readership looks furtively at the titillating headlines:
PREGNANT FERGIE DEVASTATED--DAD CAUGHT IN VICE SCANDAL LIBERACE BOMBSHELL--BOYFRIEND TELLS ALL--WORLD EXCLUSIVE
NEW ASTROLOGY BOMBSHELL: THE REAL SECRET ASTROLOGER WHO GUIDED PRESIDENT--THE UNTOLD STORY
STILL-MARRIED WILLIE NELSON MOVES IN WITH GIRLFRIEND 23 YEARS YOUNGER
SECRETS OF SCIENTIFIC PSYCHIC RESEARCH IN RUSSIA
BRUCE WILLIS MARRIAGE IN TROUBLE

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