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4.0 out of 5 stars a Left-deconstructionist critique of tabloids, August 27, 2001
This review is from: Grossed-Out Surgeon Vomits Inside Patient!: An Insider's Look at the Supermarket Tabloids (Paperback)
Hogshire believes tabloids are Rightist institutions that reinforce the "traditional patriarchal power structure." E.g. tabloids' "Rags-To-Riches" tales support the notion that anyone can succeed under capitalism if they are honest and work long hard hours. Tabloids' "fat obsession" reinforce oppressive sexist standards of beauty. And "Fall of the Mighty" stories alleviate class antagonisms by assuring working class readers that the rich and powerful are always punished for their greed and wrongdoing. Hogshire also speculates about the tabloids' CIA and Mafia ties in the 1960s. A short (147 pages), lively, and informative book despite its biases, by a former tabloid writer (who bites the hand that fed him).
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