New York Post July 19, 2016 by Keith J. Kelly
Insiders at American Media, home of the National Enquirer and Star, are buzzing that Chief Executive Officer David Pecker, a well-known booster of Donald Trump, has been promised an ambassadorship if and when Trump is elected president.
The coveted international post would be offered, went the buzz, in exchange for continued positive coverage of Trump and continued negative stories on Hillary Clinton.
“It’s something people have been talking about for weeks,” said an insider.
Pecker, through a spokesman, dismisses the rumor: “It’s a ridiculous claim.”
The CEO does acknowledge that he has been pushing favorable Trump covers — and anti-Hillary covers — because that is what readers want.
“Our readers have clearly spoken and they want more news about Trump and his vision for America.
The pro-Trump and anti-Hillary covers have seen newsstand sales pop 23 percent, Pecker said. “That is the only poll data that I care about.”
The only bright spot for April is that he is going to be appointed the Ambassador to Libya.