Slate: Why Is It So Hard to Find Old National Enquirer Stories?

Slate: Why Is It So Hard to Find Old National Enquirer Stories?. “At the end of Jim Rutenberg and Maggie Haberman’s recent New York Times story about President Trump’s alleged plan to buy the National Enquirer’s Trump files, the reporters noted a curious thing. Anonymous sources at the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media, describe the files as containing ‘older National Enquirer stories about Mr. Trump’s marital woes and lawsuits; related story notes and lists of sensitive sources; some tips about alleged affairs; and minutia, like allegations of unscrupulous golfing.’ (Classic.) Reportedly, American Media CEO David Pecker, a Trump friend, kept them in a safe. But wait. How could older National Enquirer stories be so valuable?”