Or is poor choice of cover images too shallow an explanation for the collapse of Australia's glossies and gossipies? Instead we might need to raise the C word as the possible problem here - as in Credibility. In March, New Idea ran a cover which purported to show Bec Hewitt with the "new man in her life". New Idea has since admitted that it made a huge mistake, and the man in the picture was actually Hewitt's brother.
I knew there was a reason I didn't read them!