Media RIP Weekly World News
posted by July 24 at 11:23 AMon
Full disclosure: My first published writing appeared in the Weekly World News, in the form of a letter I wrote to the WWN’s legendarily cantakerous advice columnist Dotti Primrose in 1989. I was a tremendous fan of Dear Dotti’s unapologetically abusive and bigoted advice, so I wrote a letter under the guise of a femme lesbian named Monica, who was eager to convince Dotti that not all dykes were truck-driving, flannel-wrapped hogs.
To my delight, Monica’s letter was selected for print, and Dotti hit it out of the park. “Dear Butchy,” wrote Dotti. “I had to use kitchen tongs to open your letter because it was so covered with yucky lezzie germs.” Swoon!
RIP, Weekly World News.