Partisan ‘Us Weekly’ Losing Right-Wing Subscribers?


Us Weekly has lost thousands of subscribers due to their quasi-negative Sarah Palin cover story this week, a “well-placed source in the industry” tells MSNBC’s “Scoop” column. Us denies it, but some fear that tabloid magazines’ increasingly opinionated political coverage could be bad for the industry as a whole. “It’s going to be tough to bounce back from this one,” another magazine editor tells MSNBC of the cover. “Especially if the advertisers get involved. If they get nervous, that can hurt all of us.” Eh. We’re not so sure there’s much cause for alarm. All Jessica Simpson has to do is get pregnant and everyone will forget allll about this election thing. C’mon, Jess. Do it for the people that made you. And do it for your country.
[MSNBC via Gawker]
UPDATE: Mara Reinstein, the Us reporter who wrote the story, is voting for McCain! And they say “the media” is all liberal.