Grossed-Out Surgeon Vomits Inside Patient!: An Insider's Look at Supermarket Tabloids (1997)
by Jim Hogshire
Jim Hogshire worked for several supermarket tabloids, so it's not surprising that his expose of their inner workings shares some of the same deficiencies.
These include a willingness to speculate freely about his subject, often constructing chains of circumstantial evidence to substantiate claims such as tabloids hiring CIA agents in order to provide them with plausible cover for their activities around the world. He also asserts that the tabloids are associated with government psychological warfare departments, serving as right-wing propaganda tools. All of these accusations are interesting and may even have a good deal of truth in them. More reliable are Hogshire's accounts of tabloid editorial practices and anecdotes about some of the goings-on behind the scenes. Taken with a grain of salt, there is much to enjoy here.
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