‘Radar’ Promotes Tardy, Non-Exclusive ‘Exclusive’

The misuse of exclusive—”A news item initially released to only one publication or broadcaster,” according to American Heritage dictionary—isn’t just for the daily tabloids anymore.

Today, Radar promotes what it calls “an exclusive interview” with Mike Jones, the working stiff who took down his closeted one-time john, mega-church leader Ted Haggard.

The Advocate posted their own “gay press exclusive” Q&A with Jones a full week ago. Jones was also a guest on Colorado’s KKTV, and was interviewed by the Rocky Mountain News and CNN affiliate KUSA, among others.

Radar still scores points for asking the hard questions. “Is it safe to assume that Haggard’s a bottom?” Radar‘s Jack E. Jett asked the former hustler. (The answer was yes.)