Press: No Easy Trick

How to spoof the Enquirer ?

Perhaps nothing is harder to satirize than a venture that is already a caricature of itself. By that standard, the ultimate challenge to a parodist would have to be the weekly scandal sheets sold at supermarket checkout counters, epitomized by the 56-year-old National Enquirer (circ. 5 million). The Enquirer and its imitators, including the Globe, Star and National Examiner, feverishly mine such exotic "news" as people biting snakes, unimaginably obese couples losing hundreds of pounds, clergymen having visions of aliens or ghosts, and almost any gossip involving the Kennedy family.

Hard as it may be to concoct...

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