Commentary

How Not to Write About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is playing Cowboys Stadium on Saturday. Here are some important facts about Taylor Swift:

1. She made $57 million from May 2011 to May 2012, making her the highest-paid musician under 30 in that time period.

2. Her latest album, Red, has sold over 5 million copies since its October 2012 release, and the New York Times called it the second best album of the year.

3. She has 28 million followers on Twitter.

Those all make her one of the most powerful people in America. So I'm guessing she doesn't really need a lot of help with anything from anyone. And I'm positive she doesn't need either dating or career advice from the Dallas Morning News. That did not stop Rand Duren, however, from writing a blog post that is not only patronizing and dumb but also mind-bogglingly sexist. It's called "Taylor Swift is coming to Dallas; Here are 8 D-FW guys she could date, then write heartbreak songs about."

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Kiernan Maletsky
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