The New York Times is under fire from, well, everyone, after writing that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring once dressed in “brown makeup” while in college:

The tweet says “brown makeup” but the actual headline and news alert says “dark makeup,” which is even worse because at least “brown makeup” was just quoting from Herring statement:

We expect the headline will change shortly:

Yes, what were they thinking?

Oh, and just as we were about to hit publish, they changed it:



For what it’s worth, New York Times politics editor Patrick Healy has acknowledged that the original headline “wasn’t appropriate”: