Tuesday, September 23, 2008

National Enquirer

Good article in current Newsweek about the National Enquirer--that tabloid that sometimes breaks good stories.

I met a smart young woman--this was 40-50 years ago--who had worked for the Enquirer as a reporter.

She said that when she was hired, she was told: Never lie. Never make anything up. Be totally honest.

But, the editors also told her,

if they send you out on a story, you had damn well come back with that story.

Or, as I like to tell it, if they send you out to do a story on a woman who gave birth to kittens, you had damn well come back with a story about a woman who gave birth to kittens.

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