Tiger Woods’ affair with Rachel Uchitel has readers wondering. His accident, where he left his Florida mansion at two in the morning and lost control of his SUV, occurred on November 27, as reported at ESPN Golf. However, that news is not what most readers are focusing on. Instead, it’s the allegation, as reported by The National Enquirer, that the married Tiger Woods is having an affair with the New York night club hostess and that they were seen together in Melbourne, Australia recently. Australia is where Tiger Woods competed in the Australian Masters.
The National Enquirer has a trashy gossip mag reputation, but it’s a tabloid that attracts many readers
Many people dismiss celebrity gossip magazines based on the type of content they include. Tabloids, such as The National Enquirer, are considered the lowest of the low. With their invasive photos, large headlines and sensationalized stories, they are the least likely to gain respect. While US Weekly may pass the trash test, The National Enquirer rarely does.
Yet, celebrity magazines, including The National Enquirer, gain a large amount of readers and support. These are the magazines that are placed at the grocery line check-out. After a stressful day of choosing food at the supermarket, tired shoppers see a gossip mag and grab it. They are effortless, entertaining reading that a shopper is likely to buy on more than one occasion. However, what’s more important than the fact that a tabloid has a large audience is the fact that some of the stories, quickly dismissed by their targets, have turned out to be true.
The National Enquirer’s story on Tiger Woods’ affair with Rachel Uchitel may be true because the tabloid has been right in the past
The tabloid has reported that Tiger Woods is having an affair with Rachel Uchitel. While the standard response by celebrities is to dismiss The National Enquirer as just another trashy gossip mag, that M.O. may not work anymore. More and more, The National Enquirer has reported stories that have proven to be true.
The National Enquirer’s story on John Edwards
The gossip mag reported that John Edwards was seen at a Los Angeles hotel with Rielle Hunter and Hunter’s baby, who the tabloid reported was Edwards’. John Edwards dismissed The National Enquirer and denied that he was seeing Rielle and that he had a baby with Rielle. Yet, the truth about this affair was later confirmed and his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, was vocal about her feelings on the affair. She admitted that her husband had the affair, that John was the father of the baby, and that she was very upset about the affair. The report greatly hurt the senator’s political career and his chances of being chosen for the Vice President spot with Barack Obama.
The National Enquirer’s story on Patrick Swayze
Another reason that the alleged Tiger Woods’ affair with Rachel Uchitel, as reported by The National Enquirer, is harder to dismiss is because of the tabloid’s story on Patrick Swayze. The gossip mag revealed shocking photos of an emaciate Patrick Swayze shortly before his death. Swayze’s publicist kept telling the public that Swazye was doing fine and that his spirit was good. However, the photos showed the public that Swayze was near death. The actor died five months after the issue.
The National Enquirer’s story on Christie Prody and O.J. Simpson
The tabloid reported that O.J. beat his girlfriend Christie Prody. Prody later came out to the public on Good Morning America, after O.J. was sent to jail on various felonies charges, that she was battered and abused during her relationship with O.J. and often feared for her life. Prody also revealed that she believes O.J. Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Readers wait to see if the Tiger Woods’ affair with Rachel Uchitel turns out to be fact or fiction.
Tiger Woods injured in crash, ESPN Golf
World Exclusive: Woman at center of Tiger Woods cheating scandal exposed!, The National Enquirer
Sen. John Edwards caught with mistress and love child!, The National Enquirer
Swayze down but not out, The National Enquirer
Enquirer exclusive: cops question O.J. after his battered girlfriend is hospitalized, The National Enquirer
Andrea Canning, Lana Zak, Sarah Netter, O.J. Simpson’s ex-girlfriend said she feared for her life, Good Morning America