Ad Age Columnist Offers ‘Real Scoop’ After Mad Men Depiction


While The Wall Street Journal basked in the afterglow of its Mad Men season premiere shout-out, going as far as actually creating one of their famous dot-ink portraits of Don Draper, Ad Age was not exactly thrilled with its portrayal. Attempting to set the record straight, Ad Age columnist Rance Crain (who was a member of the magazine’s editorial staff in the sixties) picked apart, in organized fashion, the opening lunch-interview scene: “No. 1, we never did interviews over lunch; No. 2, we didn't take notes in shorthand; No. 3 we didn't ask cute-ass questions; and No. 4, our pictures were never bigger than our stories.” [AdAge via Movieline]