Editor in Chief of Major News Website Just Learned How the U.S. Government Works

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Imagine, if you can, becoming the GLOBAL EDITOR IN CHIEF of Business Insider (and INSIDER, a venture I still couldn’t define for you) without knowing one of the most basic facts about how American government works.

That high-level man is Nicholas Carlson, who fired off what he must’ve considered an innocuous tweet showing his whole ass last night:

This man is probably responsible for a lot of jobs!! He has probably hired plenty of journalists, some of whom do political coverage!! And yet he made the choice to reveal he doesn’t know a fact taught to elementary schoolers. We love to see it, folks.

By this morning—despite being praised for his “courage” in this admission—Carlson seemed to decide he’d revealed a bit too much and deleted the tweet. But still preserved are his wide-eyed follow-up musings (along with a tweet correcting his use of the wrong “their” in the original.)

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He’s still “engaging” around the issue!

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FOLKS, HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS?? Messed up system, huge if true...

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Coming soon: a tweet about how air travel is all the rage now, a la Henry Blodget? If only.

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