Ads promoting newspapers, magazines called ‘dull, unpersuasive’

Slate
“These ads sadden me,” writes Jack Shafer. “Their insufferable pleading and self-promotion make me think of the old guy in the office who can’t stop telling his younger co-workers — and his younger boss — that he’s still a player and that he could prove it if only they’d just give him a chance. Just one more chance.”

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