Headlines a few months ago revealed a bloodbath at Conde Nast that foretold of trouble ahead, and behind for Allure Magazine.
Allure magazine is the poster child for all that went wrong in the magazine publishing world.
Allure by itself has been considered the Walmart of glossy advertising, mainly with products available at Walmart or discount and modestly priced outlets.
Which is not a bad thing at all. And many savvy shoppers that shop at these outlets find great merchandise for their wants and needs. But behind the advertising one must offer something more than a glossy ad. Walmart does that. Allure Magazine does not.
Long gone are the days Tina Brown could rock an erection statistic on the circulation of a periodical by leafing through a current issue.
There is rumor around town that magazines are dying because of the Internet. Don’t believe it. Every woman loves to kick back and browse through periodicals that inform, amuse, and bring on the wants and dreams. We even need it. Magazines are for the leisure class. And every American at some part of their day or week is part of the leisure class.
That said, we are already burdened daily with opinions, attitudes, misinformation, and miseducation. It is a constant task to sort these and keep them filed in places where they bring meaning and bright choices. Or dispose of them as unuseful tools that are no longer workable. The last thing we want or need is to open a magazine loaded with opinions, attitudes, miseducation, and misinformation. And the magazines are heavy with it. And we have a very small % of the population that volunteers to be misled and misinformed.
The dynamic that causes any industry to flourish is imbued with professionalism and ethical social intercourse. And if you take a look at the Code of Ethics for journalists, it becomes clear why journalism and media are not only in a rut but dragging down industry as media can no longer perform well enough to carry advertising.
The economy is not affecting media, the media is affecting the economy. if Retailers had not circumvented this by having own magazines, and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we might have been sunk into a depression.
Most people have no idea there is a code of ethics for a journalist and if they saw it, they may be shocked.
Journalist Code Of Ethics
Seek Truth and
Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. The ethics codes are explained here:
If you read through that you get some idea of just how unholy the sphere of “journalism” and “journalists” has become. The very underbelly of it all is when a journalist violates all of the above, and plows forward like a cult leading to dominate his or her readers, and even issue marching orders. The lowest underbelly of that is when they mislead and miseducate, then demand action from their readers based on that. Such as ordering their customers to call senators and demand action on legislative Bills the customers have never even read.
That brings us to the current underbelly of magazine publications, Allure Magazine.
Not only are they or some of their employees apparently on the payola of Backpage Sex Trafficking Syndicate for promoting propaganda. But they are also acting as hit men to target, harass and humiliate activists for child victims of Backpage. There is a Bill in Washington now called Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers. #SESTA Which targets Backpage.
The owners Mike Lacey and James Larkin, used politicians for years until Backpage was discovered to be promoting and enable selling children for sex. Since then politicians will not touch donations from Backpage.
Given that Backpage cannot even get politicians to take their money, they have been relying on journalists and bloggers for support in exchange for cash infusions. Somehow, someway, Allure magazine got on the gravy train. Not only they did give marching orders to their followers, they wallowed in sadism as they photoshopped activists to mock humiliate and target them for abuse.
I kid you not, this is from the “Health and Wellness” at Allure:
Anti Celebrity rants in Allure Magazine? This one is definitely not tracking with the rest of the team. Celebrities are what they put on their covers to sell their magazines. Not to mention the people pushing this Bill ARE the SURVIVORS. So they are miseducating and misinforming.
And this rampage alongside advertisers such as Kohls, Keils, and other reputable hard-won goodwill industries whose name should not be on the same Twitter feed with Backpage Child Sex Trafficking Crime Syndicate. Whos owners, founders, and staff are currently under the scope of the F.B.I. and Homeland Security.
This isn’t just bag industry, this is walled with treason to readers, customers, and sponsors.
This is why Allure Magazine is falling south. Because of unprofessional standards and unethical practices. Not to mention sadistic disregard for advertisers, sponsors and reader, and subjects.
I reached out to Allure Magazine, Haley MacMillan, and Alana Massey for comments. They have all gone invisible. I guess accepting cash infusions from children being for sex on the Internet is out of Vogue currently. (Excuse the pun)
If you want to subscribe to a good magazine, pick up Vanity Fair. Where Tina Brown’s high standards still reach out to curious and intelligent minds, who don’t care to be screamed at and dominated, ordered about, miseducated and misinformed.
For more information on Backpage see I Am Jane Doe Film or read the Senate Investigations Report.
Senate Investigations Report: