Comedian Andy Borowitz captured the flavor of the coverage with this dead-on dispatch on the online Borowitz Report: "In one of the largest mass demonstrations in recent history, over one million women claiming to have had sexual liaisons with Tiger Woods marched on Washington today." For all its lurid aspects, the Woods scandal may have constituted a watershed in American journalism: A major news story in which many "respectable" news outlets ditched traditional newsgathering methods and standards of fair play and piggybacked on aggressive but not always accurate tabloid reporting. While he remains frustrated by the media's delayed reaction to his tabloid's Edwards story, he, like Fuller, believes the attention to Woods was fueled by chain reaction - the Enquirer's scoop, the mystery over the post-Thanksgiving SUV crash, Woods' statements and the emergence of all the alleged mistresses.
LOST IN THE WOODS Paul Farhi American Journalism Review; Spring 2010; 32, 1; Docstoc pg. 14 Reproduced with p
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