Shades of Rather.
In the October issue of HARPERS, Editor Lewis Lapham publicly apologizes for writing a report of the Republican convention before it'd occurred! Astute reader Matthew Ostrowski wrote them (keeping in mind that HARPERS has a habit of rewording the letters they publish): "--on the day I received my copy . . . the Republican convention had yet to take place."
HARPERS ends up with egg on its face.
Can we assume it's made other mistakes?
(They continue to stonewall about the Tom Bissell plagiarism case.)
NO SURPRISES DEPT: The October issue also includes a typically overwritten and thoroughly tedious story by John Updike.