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"I watched a wild hog eat my baby!" : a colorful history of tabloids and their cultural impact

Author: Bill Sloan
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001.
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The supermarket tabloids have been the strongest influence of the past hundred years on the overall direction and philosophy of America's mass media. Tabloid veteran Bill Sloan tells why it happened, how it happened, and who made it happen. He explains how the supermarket tabloids have affected all of us--even if we've never so much as picked one up on our way through the checkout line.--From publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sloan, Bill, 1935-
"I watched a wild hog eat my baby!".
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001
(OCoLC)603798148
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Sloan
ISBN: 1573929026 9781573929028
OCLC Number: 45102876
Description: 251 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Spicing up the news : the evolution of sensationalism --
The kid from MIT, aka "The Godson" --
Pope Gene I : America's sultan of slime --
Midnight madness breaks out in Montreal --
Papa Joe and the Pulaski road "Goofballs" --
Hello supermarkets, goodbye sex and gore --
The Jackie O miracle and the dawn of celebrityitis --
The pope and the mafia : a cozy, continuing connection --
The war at the checkout --
Seeing stars : the challenge from down under --
A slow slide to sudden death in Chicago --
News Extra's loony legacy lives on --
Changing the guard : the captains and kings depart --
From Elvis to O.J. to Princess Di : the tabs at high tide --
Horrors! Tabs outsleazed by mainstream media --
Tabs in the twenty-first century : can the dinosaur be saved?
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The supermarket tabloids have been the strongest influence of the past hundred years on the overall direction and philosophy of America's mass media. Tabloid veteran Bill Sloan tells why it happened, how it happened, and who made it happen. He explains how the supermarket tabloids have affected all of us--even if we've never so much as picked one up on our way through the checkout line.--From publisher description.

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