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Pulitzer-Winning Paper Resorts to Putting Boner Ads on Front Page

We journalists live in desperate times, but we’d like to think that we have some tiny, minute shreds of dignity. So our hearts reach out to the team at the Sun-Sentinel, a Pulitzer-winning print newspaper in South Florida, who officially sold their souls (and their front page) today for the sake of ad revenue. Via the Newseum:

Granted, it may have been important for Florida’s citizens to know about the Maxim Men’s Clinic’s free erectile dysfunction consultation and test dose, but the front page is sacred ground. “You flip through New Times, you’ll find ad for just about every strip club and transsexual Asian massage service in town,” The Pulp admitted. “But at least we keep that stuff in the back of the paper…This is a newspaper, not an alt-weekly.”

Look, we get it: When your front page is covered in depressing news, like school budget cuts and the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, you need something, um… uplifting. Something to raise spirits and excite readers. So it makes sense for news outlets to keep pumping resources, no matter how dirty and filthy, into their rock-hard journalism, in order for reporters to continue penetrating into the darkest corners of society, relentlessly hammering away at corruption and crime, eventually building up facts and narrative and exploding groundbreaking reporting all over the faces of their readers.

Penis.

[The New Times Broward Palm Beach]
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