Pumped Up Profiteer


As if the folks at American Media didn’t have their share of problems, now this. Earlier this week I wrote about how AMI-owned tabloid Weekly World News published an ill-conceived story naming the “ten ugliest people.” One of those named was a police officer who acquired his “ugliness” from first-degree burns in a rescue operation. The magazine apologized, and the editors were fired.

Now we read that California’s once pumped up Governor is on the dole through ad sales from another AMI-owned pub, Muscle & Fitness, to the tune of $1 million a year. From a PR perspective, this poses a greater problem for the leader of the nation’s most populous state than it does for AMI, unless of course you consider who M&F’s advertisers are.