Here we have the article that Hillary just posted about the Entertainment Weekly reporter who reported on famous women with the following intro:
As a journalist for for Entertainment Weekly, Benjamin Svetkey routinely met stars like Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts for dinner as a journalist for Entertainment Weekly.
So, a little repetitive. Not a big deal, but when it's in the intro line, kind of obvious, and worth a call out, and a little snark.
Does no one copy-edit for you people?
But this got dismissed. As of my writing though, they still have the same text on the actual article.
So, it's their prerogative to dismiss. Whatever. If they don't want snarky call outs, that's fine. I think this is pretty tame and dismissing should be used for truly the worst of the worst, but I can understand my perspective might not be the same as a writer who does this day in and day out. Maybe this person is even a troll that they recognize.
I guess it's possible to read this as the writer's intent to emphasize that these were journalistic dinners, not casual friend making events. It's still pretty awfully worded. You could probably do "Under the capacity of his job as a reporter for Entertainment Weekly, Benjamin Svetkey routinely met stars like... for dinner." There are probably other phrases.
I think it would have been worth engaging this person, but that's just me. I think it is still worth fixing. (As of posting this, it is not fixed.)
Anyway, just thought I'd share.