The National Enquirer has a remarkable track record for avoiding libel suits using a combination of First Amendment freedoms, aggressive lawyering, and patience. In recent years, however, the newspaper has been sued successfully by several celebrities over stories that were shown to be false. The National Enquirer's main office is a structure on South East Coast Avenue in Lantana, Florida that resembles a school building. However, the flamboyant newspaper has built its reputation on hyperbole rather than straight, scholarly fact. Generoso Pope, Jr., a former C.I.A. operative, is its founding owner. He purchased the paper, then known as the New York Enquirer, in 1952. He made it famous and successful by stressing the lurid and bizarre details of crime stories and by the use of lots of celebrity gossip. The paper publishes about 3,600 stories a year, has a circulation of over 4.5 million readers and is sold primarily in supermarkets. In 1980 the paper could boast twenty years of circulation without ever going to trial on a libel suit. Meyer Kimmel, of Kaufman, Taylor, Kimmel & Miller, is credited as being the man most responsible for this unblemished record. He was hired by Pope in 1960 when the paper was still headquartered in New York, and when the paper moved to its current location in Florida in 1971, Pope remained in New York. From 1971 to 1976 Pope worked on retainer for the paper. Every story was read to him over the phone for his legal, moral, and et
Read the full essay by joining our writing community – over 32,000 professional essays and term papers. Access this essay now!
Category: Government - T
Some common topics found in the essays are:
England Anglo-Saxon, Hoffman Pancione, Supreme Court, National Enquirer, Ms Burnett, Co Sullivan, Angeles Enquirer, Kimmel Miller, Spago's Libel, Selvin Enquirer's, national enquirer, libel law, public figures, supreme court, common law, los angeles, public officials, false light, invasion privacy, los angeles daily, enquirer settled, angeles daily journal, balance editorial research, law finding balance, editorial research reports,
Click Here to Get Instant Access to over 32,000 Professionally Written Papers!!!