Tabloid weeklies exist in both magazine and newspaper form. You’ll find them displayed in supermarkets, right at the checkout line, carefully designed to attract impulse purchases.
Tabloid weekly subject matter is more sensational than factual: UFO’s, television and movie stars, astrology and the occult, crimes and trials, health miracles, and, of course, the latest sighting of Elvis Presley. Their headlines scream right out at you in an effort to make you buy. (The author’s personal favorite headline? FROZEN CHICKEN WAKES.)
More than 50 million Americans read these newspapers regularly, read no other newspapers, and rely on television for all their other information.
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