Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Headlines Unclouded by the Facts

Us Weekly ran an incendiary cover about Sarah Palin last week that’s clearly aimed at coloring the thinking of lots of grocery-shoppers glancing at it on their way through the checkout lane. Megyn Kelly of Fox News took the editor to task for the misleading headline, and the sloppy story inside that the editor insisted was a very balanced account of a “big news story.”

In short, she gets it done.

As the interview makes plain, the editor didn't seem too concerned that the "big story" Us Weekly had to rush to get on its cover wasn't about to be slowed getting into print because of worries about, you know, facts.

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