Don’t Believe the Hype

Shouldn’t there be a statute of limitations on how long a magazine can exploit glowing blurbs from other publications? The most egregious example to cross Chatterbox’s path in a while is the copy in the Washington Monthly’s current house ad. The ad quotes the Chicago Tribune as saying that the Monthly holds “up a deadly accurate mirror to the Washington political culture, exposing its hypocrisies, stupidities, and unexpected triumphs.”

The moldy quotation was published in the Sept. 1, 1988, Tribune.