NEW YORK—In an effort to extend visitors and engagement by inserting mentions of the well-known singer, disillusioned journalist Marcus Pruitt begrudgingly added a Taylor Swift reference to an article in regards to the flood in Libya. “The loss of life toll of the tragic flooding that swept by northeastern Libya at the moment numbers over 11,000, or about one-fifth of the attendance of the common Taylor Swift live performance,” wrote the dead-eyed Pruitt earlier than together with a line about how the water introduced in by Storm Daniel had triggered ache and struggling on a degree not seen because the Ticketmaster debacle. “Whereas the extent of the financial harm is but to be absolutely understood, international assist that might in any other case have gone to purchasing tickets to T. Swift has been pouring into the flood-ravaged nation. Sadly, many of those Libyan households are by no means getting again collectively, very like Taylor and Harry Kinds. If you need to go deeper, right here’s a hyperlink to a timeline of Taylor Swift’s relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal.” Pruitt numbly added that Taylor Swift’s physique has not but been recognized among the many useless.