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05-06-2019 12:30 AM - edited 05-06-2019 12:46 AM
@comedy clubber The day Princess Diana died was the last day I ever purchased any of those types of magazines. Knowing that most of it wasn't true, it was still somewhat entertaining and sometimes they actually had the facts.
However, I couldn't imagine paying money to support anyone that hounded and stalked another human being like they did to her, even if they choose to be a celebrity or married a royal, it just made me sick.
Such a salient point, and poignant, and I feel it's a reminder that these tabloids aren't completely harmless fun without their own insidious poison. I can't and won't decide for others, but for myself I can't in good conscience support them. Thanks for posting this, @CAcableGirl.
05-06-2019 12:34 AM - edited 05-06-2019 06:12 AM
Personally, I find it hard to believe anyone actually thinks there's any chance any of that kwap might be even partially true.
There's a method to their marketing madness ........
That checkout line area is often called the Buyer's Remorse moments. People look in their carts and wonder what have I done ...... or do I really need this stuff ..... you get the idea. So, merchants have stocked shelves with all sorts of impulse items, candy and cold drinks and sometimes ice cream.
All the magazines must have crazy teasers & titles on gossip rags to catch your eyes. One goal ...... distract ... distract ..... distract ....
The last thing they want is for us to remove anything from our carts before they ring us up. This week the mags show the royals ..... next week it'll be the K-trash family or new developments about Natalie Wood's death .... or Princess Diana.
There's a sucker born every minute, and I doubt that will ever change.
Every now and then one of them gets the real scoop like with the National Enquirer exposing John Edwards and his mistress and 'love child'. But that doesn't happen enough that anyone should spend a penny on those rags.
I agree, @Bridgegal. They publish millions of tales and so few of them are accurate -- they have a dismal track record.
05-06-2019 01:21 AM - edited 05-06-2019 01:23 AM
BELIEVE NOTHING OF WHAT YOU HEAR
HALF OF WHAT YOU READ
AND SOME OF WHAT YOU SEE
05-06-2019 05:43 AM
Tabloids sell, that's why they are in grocery stores and newstands. There are people who actually believe this stuff; although, some of it might have an element of truth.
05-06-2019 08:41 AM
I don't buy them or read them. but you can't help but notice them when you are in line at the check-out.
They seem like a terrible waste of paper to me.
05-06-2019 08:56 AM
I don't buy them or read them either.
I'm not a fan of sensational headlines or made up stories. What really bugs me are the photoshopped photos of celebrities. I think that's just so wrong...
05-06-2019 03:35 PM
Doesn’t matter if it’s royal family or celebrity....
no one needs the blatant lies & rumors.
But even in this small biosphere of QVC Forum, I see posters
give the Royals a pass (‘how dare they taunt the Royals’ bit)
but totally, 100% believe anything written about the
Kardashian/Jenner family...or any celebrity they personally
dislike...as written on Yahoo.news, popsugar, lifeandstylemag
or read at the grocery store checkout.
05-07-2019 11:22 AM
DH does our grocery shopping because he knows I have no patience for rude behavior, poorly stocked shelves, customers who refuse to move out of the way, etc.
I can just about bet my life he has no idea what is on the front pages of magazines or other junk sold at check out stands. Additionally, he has no idea who these people are and why they are in the "news"!
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