A new report cites insiders at American Media, which owns the tabloids National Enquirer and Star, saying the buzz for weeks has been that the reason the papers have been running a lot of pro-Trump and anti-Clinton stories lately is because the company’s CEO, David Pecker, was promised an ambassadorship if Trump wins the presidency.
“The coveted international post would be offered, went the buzz, in exchange for continued positive coverage of Trump and continued negative stories on Hillary Clinton,” The New York Post reports.
Pecker, whose support for Trump is well known, denied the rumor, saying through a spokesman, “It’s a ridiculous claim,” and adding that the real reason is because readers have demanded pro-Trump stories. The report quotes the spokesman saying: “Our readers have clearly spoken and they want more news about Trump and his vision for America.”
Pecker indicated that sales have gone up 23% when pro-Trump and anti-Hillary covers grace the publications.