Why should the Washington Post get its U.S. presidents right?
No good reason, except that it’s the paper of record in the Nation’s Capital where that famed structure known as the White House is located.
Today, WaPo‘s error came on the front page. For all you history buffs out there, the U.S. treasury secretary on the $10 bill is actually ALEXANDER Hamilton. But he’ll soon get the shaft — his mug is reportedly being replaced with a woman by 2020. Andrew Hamilton — and there are a few — is actually the 18th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 1712, according to his Wikipedia page, he had “lucrative” law practice in Chestertown, Maryland, which is coincidentally the birthplace of HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim.
The mistake was spotted by FNC producer Brian Doherty.
“@washingtonpost #Fail ‘Andrew’ Hamilton on the ft page today. #AlexanderHamilton @HistoryDean,” he wrote.