Every now and then you get a story like this essentially telling you that the media is used to deceive. For us media fakery promoters, it’s clear that the message IS being told, but many are choosing to ignore it.
“We lowered ourselves to yellow journalism. My publicist told me, ‘Sex, death, glamour, and, best of all, he is a foreigner, that would be the icing on the cake,’” said Shilts’ editor, Michael Denneny, in an interview. “That was the only way we could get them to pay attention.”