WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Spec Ops: The Line.
I hate tabloids.
And now to qualify that statement.
I work an evening shift at a convenience store. One of my duties is to catalogue all the unsold newspapers for return before closing time. As a result of this, I’ve been more exposed to tabloid journalism than I ever have been. Granted, all I ever see are the front pages but when you see them change day after day, you start to see disturbing patterns. The Daily Star thinks Big Brother is bigger than actual news; the Sun will turn a single quote into a full-blown story; the Mirror…
In fact, let’s talk about the Mirror, shall we? For this was the headline that caught my eye on January 8th 2013: