A person who scores 220 on the Slate News Quiz should never be designated a “winner.”
And yet that’s what Slate did this week, when I racked up that painfully humiliating result. That’s because the publication’s designated staff “ringer” only scored 191. This one even holds an “editor” title. I think maybe she was asleep or something.
Of course, I still shouldn’t have been crowned the “winner,” since the average score, we are told, was 377.
I’ve never been fond of this quiz, because I seldom do well on it. But now I’m really starting to doubt its legitimacy…