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I’ve never even considered buying one of the tabloids I occasionally leaf through while waiting to check out at the supermarket. But this was too good. Not only is it a beautiful cover with the bold yellow text on the black background. But the whole idea of the breakdown — as told in a Globe exclusive, full of quotes from a “source,” seems like going for the jugular at a time when the President’s popularity is in a downward spiral. It’s classic tabloid behavior. And actually aren’t the tabloids an art form unto themselves? Their near-truths, which nobody takes as real, are lapped up as great entertainment, meta-news as its best.

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