As discussed in my blog post last week, magazines like Maclean’s and Toronto Life appear to be held to a higher, or shall we say different standard by the journalistic community, then a highly profitable and well-read alternative publication like NOW.
Compare and contrast the Maclean’s cover to the NOW cover:
One cover features a human being, the other a cartoon
One cover suggests an “evil plot”, the other points to history
One is formally slapped, the other laughs all the way to the bank to cash checks from sex-trade ads
Maclean’s offered an apology, while NOW offered no apology and further exploitied the controversey on their web site