Surprise! Slate’s Advice Column is Full of Fake Letters
by J. Sexton
Slate has an advice column called “Dear Prudence” which has been written by a number of people over the years.
The usual letter is some semi-plausible domestic situation which is always anonymous of course since no one would want their real name associated with these problems in public.
But it turns out that kind of anonymity and the desire for a certain brand of unbelievable, yet morally fashionable, dilemma created another problem.
It left the column open to fakes.