As our own Hamilton Nolan outlined in his universally beloved piece "Against Editors," the typical career track in journalism pushes talented young writers to become editors, where they get comfy and grow old... and lose touch of who is famous, leading to sad and embarrassing errors like the following ones from the New York Times.
These are some things that you—a person who is alive in the western world—know that editors at the New York Times do not.
How to spell Rihanna's name.
It seems unfathomable that someone could gaze at the word "Rhianna" and not be viscerally repulsed by how wrong it looks.
The name of Beyoncé and Jay Z's daughter
Ivy Blue Carter, smh.
In fairness to the Times, ex-Gawker editor John Cook once revealed to me that he thought A$AP Rocky was a woman, and now he's personally in control of every American state secret.
Nonetheless, the Times should hire a Millennial-in-Chief. BuzzFeed would never let this happen.
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