Bicycle Editor Artie Moffa recently had his letter published in the October 8th issue of The Economist newspaper. Artie wrote to poke fun at theâ€“ahemâ€“interesting layout choices the magazine/newspaper* made in their September 24th issue.
SIR â€“ The wry intelligence that characterises the writing in The Economist obviously extended to the layout of your September 24th issue. Your cover depicted tycoons with cash in hand fleeing before a pack of baying hounds and politicians in full fox-hunting regalia. Inside the cover was an advertising spread for a watch that fetches $20,000. Rich stuff indeed. Tally-ho!
Ribbing aside, the Economist is one of the best-written periodicals out there, and Artie was very impressed that they could laugh at themselves enough to print his letter. Class act, there.
*They call themselves a “newspaper,” even though it’s clearly a “magazine.” Nobody knows why.