It will come as no surprise to most people that Donald Trump holds sway with The Enquirer. So it will come as no surprise that the newest issue (not shown) praises Trump for his many supposed accomplishments before his even taking office. The same cover "reveals" that Malia Obama is in rehab and that Bill Clinton is down to 117 pounds and dying of cancer. Like Trump himself, this trashy rag has no problem with stating lies which apparently are the only stories that magnetize their moronic readers. Sadly The Enquirer was once the supermarket tabloid reserved for the lowbrow and near-illiterate reader. Educated Americans read The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other factual magazines and, of course, newspapers. But in the age of Trump, facts and truth are becoming increasingly irrelevant and sadly the broadcast media are eagerly embracing this trend for the sake of ratings. So the next time you're in the checkout line and see the garish cover of the National Enquirer and the lurid and deceptive headlines, ask yourself: Is this the new America?
I am a retired copywriter. For 40 years I wrote for major agencies and developed some campaigns you would know. Like most writers, I love to give my opinion, and since I am so familiar with advertising this is the area I chose to comment on.
Actually I'm not that cranky. I am as fond
of as many things as I detest. But since most people only hear what one doesn't like, I might as well go with cranky.For my other blog idleideasfactory I am putting out there things I have written and ideas for books, screenplays, stage plays, and even products that I will not have time in life to follow through on. If
anyone can profit from them, be my guest.