Inflation: Fortune says Forbes ad-page claims are, well, fiction. Forbes says it was a “clerical error.” Writing in Wired News, Adam Penenberg says, “This Forbes scandal, as minor as it may be, points to a larger problem in publishing: the lack of accountability. There is no independent organization entrusted with compiling data on magazine ads. Instead, companies like TNS and PIB rely on the material that the magazines provide them. It wasn’t an ombudsman or independent auditor who caught Forbes. It was a competitor.”
I say, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.