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Rag Mags = Respected Journalism?

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If you ever stand in line at the Supermarket or pay to read some of the high-end rag mags, then you've seen what's transpired recently on the covers of Star Magazine and In Touch (as well as a myriad of other high-watermark journalism).

You had to have been living in a cave if you hadn't seen the "bulge pictures" of Britney Spears. The over-sized potato sacks she wore to "cover the impending bloom of life." You noticed the no-longer-dyed hair and her sported "pooch" just below the waist. And you sat there and read the headlines and looked at the magazine name and said to yourself, "Those damn rag mags -- what a waste of space."

Yet here we stand, mere hours after Britney Spears announced on her own website that yes, indeed, for sure, totally -- she was pregnant and was having a baby.

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Everything the rag mags told us, was absolutely true.