Four of the top ten reports: Yesterday, the New York Times' street-smart, etiquette-savvy readers just kept pouring it on.
On Tuesday, they made Maggie Haberman's report the most-read article in the entire paper. The report involved Louise Linton, whose attitude we readers dislike.
Yesterday, they kept it up. Here's what today's page A3 says:
The ConversationYesterday, four of the top ten (most read) articles focused on this compelling affair of state, which is extremely important because Linton is somebody's wife and she seemed condescending.
THREE OF THE MOST READ, SHARED AND DISCUSSED POSTS FROM ACROSS NYTIMES.COM
2. The Right Way to Brag on Instagram
Four of the day's top ten articles concerned the firestorm started by Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, when she posted a long condescending response to a commenter objecting to Ms. Linton's choice to catalogue the approximately $16,000 in clothes and accessories she was wearing with hashtags. Lindy West's Op-Ed, written as a list of "do"s and "don't"s for the aspiring social media braggart, inspired one Facebook commenter to declare it a "#humbledrag."
We think there's an obvious lesson here:
Do not condescend to New York Times readers! Writers and editors at the Times will handle that project themselves!