On September 30, the New York Times published a long article about Donald Trump’s wife Melania in its Fashion and Style section. The article said little of substance–Mrs. Trump is a nice lady, apparently–but it resulted in an epic sequence of five corrections:
The sheer number of errors, corrected serially, has prompted quite a bit of hilarity. But I want to focus on correction number four–the fourth error that the paper noticed:
An earlier version of this article misidentified the position Marco Rubio holds in Congress. He is a member of the United States Senate, not the House of Representatives.
It is conceivable that the Times could employ a Fashion and Style reporter who is unaware that Rubio is a senator. But is it really possible that the paper’s editors are so out of touch that they have less knowledge of current events than the average person? Maybe; that would explain a lot.
But it’s not as if Marco hasn’t been in the news lately. This bizarre error raises once again a question I have pondered from time to time: does the New York Times actually employ any editors? Or do they just publish stuff without anyone reading it first? At this point, the existence of editors is entirely hypothetical.
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