DIARY: Rant

What is it with you magazine publishing people? Am I the only 35- year-old married male who finds your output lowbrow, embarrassing and dull?

What is it with you magazine publishing people? Am I the only 35-

year-old married male who finds your output lowbrow, embarrassing and

dull?



As far as I call tell, all your magazines are aimed either at lank-

haired teenagers who’ve just discovered masturbation (Loaded, FHM,

Maxim) or overgrown schoolboys with receding hairlines who are still

obsessed with birds (Esquire, GQ). Even Arena ditched any pretence of

sophistication years ago in favour of the usual scantily clad B-list

actresses. And Later is simply a huge disappointment - Loaded with

middle-aged spread.



There’s this thing called the net, and there’s plenty of bare flesh on

it if that’s what I require.



You lot have two big problems - you’re obsessed with circulation figures

and you’re sheep. ’Loaded is writing for lads, we’d better do that

too!’; ’Esquire has put a bloke on the cover - we’d better try it!’



Men with brains now turn to a combination of Time, Conde Nast Traveller,

Premiere and Wallpaper to find well-written articles on things that

matter - current affairs, travel, movies, design, food and fashion.

Surely one of you is bright enough to wrap the best of these into a

magazine that I might actually want to buy?



Got something to rant about?



Call 020-8267 4702 or e-mail mark.tungate@haynet.com.



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