I was excited and flattered. It even included a glamorous photo shoot and “reporter”.
I put “reporter” in quotes because I have seen a shift from pure “reporting” of the 1970s to “commentating” and “opinion pieces” that came to the fore in 1991 with 24 hour “news” of the Gulf War.
In my case, the “reporter” interviewed me by phone, then sent me a draft of the article. What I said was taken out of context and manipulated to make it seem that all women everywhere should go to this hospital and only see this surgeon and that I had been cured.
In addition, she put words in my mouth that I never even said.
The story never got the green light to publish from a bogged-down surgeons office staff, and it was just as well.
The article had erroneous information and “quotes” that put a bad taste in my mouth with that particular “journalist”.
She heard what she wanted to hear and created an inaccurate story in her own mind, which was far from the truth and she would not change the words citing word count and magazine space.