The Press: Goodbye to Gore

MOM BOILED HER BABY AND ATE

HER, screamed a National Enquirer front-page headline in 1962. I CUT OUT HER HEART AND STOMPED ON IT W35 another terrifying teaser in the weekly tabloid's gory old days. The paper's new day is something else. In a total turnabout, the Enquirer has banished cannibalism, sadism and sick sex in favor of a blend of upbeat success stories, gossip by and about celebrities, plus an overdose of the occult and the quasiscientific. The switch to a kind of respectability has had spectacular results. Circulation, stalled at about...

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