Yes, it’s a 17-minute read. You’ll live. But you’ll need the back story if you haven’t been in the loop with this week’s episode of As the Stupid Turns-Illumination edition. So here it is.

Some chick hard up for likes, claps, comments, and followers wrote a piece.

That piece caught the attention of one of Illumination’s editors (I use the term loosely-not all but some-sheesh). They brought it to the attention of all editors on Slack.

From that, a fair piece was written by one of the senior editors. On his piece, a former editor turned publication owner, and still prolific writer of Medium came to my…

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