Leaving aside the questionability of the New York Time’s pseudo-takedown of The Economist, every snide jab the newspaper makes at the magazine could easily also be about themselves. For example:
A standout among its less successful peers in the shrinking world of weekly news magazines, the true genius of The Economist, in fact, may have as much to do with its marketing as with its authoritative and often sardonic tone on exotic subjects, like a constitutional referendum in Kenya and the history of the vice presidency in Brazil.
I mean, that’s pretty much The New York Times in a nutshell, yeah? [via]