Not sure why Slate would be following a parody account, but it seems like pretty much something Trump would say. Only less offensive.
(why would someone run a parody account of Trump where they pretended he said less awful things?)
Slate would like to apologise for once again drawing attention to this unpleasant occurrence.
They weren’t necessarily following it. It likely just came across somebody’s radar and got retweeted unthinkingly (by whatever unpaid intern is running their Twitter feed).
Someone trying to scientifically prove out Poe’s Law?
“Slate is humbled” probably needs a correction more than the original error.
Slate is thrilled at the attention it’s getting. It’s the nature of Slate. No other website in creation lives the “No Such Thing As A Bad Click” philosophy more earnestly than Slate.
No other website in creation lives the “No Such Thing As A Bad Click” philosophy more earnestly than Slate.
Slate - so contrarian that there’s probably an article on the way refuting the correction, arguing the original error actually vindicates journalism or somesuch
The Wally Pipp to Slate’s Lou Gehrig.
Isn’t that the same paradonald account that recently fomented a delicious confusion by tweeting Trumpian outrage at the new Pavement compilation (of fairly far-out early lo-fi stuff)?
Lots of “LOL Donald Trump listens to 90s alt-rock!” reactions to that one…
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