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Furor Over Local Drag Queen’s Front Page Newspaper Appearance Reminds Us People Still Reading Newspapers

THE SHOT — Maci Dixx, a drag queen in Washington State performing at a college drag contest, as she appeared on the front page of the McClatchy-owned Tri-City Herald, which caused readers to write in questioning whether the editors have a “tabloid mentality.” In a poll asking readers whether the newspaper should print photos of drag shows (!), so far 59% say yes.