No larger point. And, yes, I realize it was probably just an automatic story-grouping algorithm. Still...
UPDATE: Mike Nizza, an Atlantic veteran who is directly familiar with the layout of the NYT's home page, from his years of writing TheLede column for the Times, says in response to a question about these headlines from the Atlantic's John Hudson:
Hmmmm! I wish I had such a view into "intention or accident" debates about China Daily.
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James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.