Why algorithms will never replace editors

Letter to Romenesko:

From RYAN HOLEYWELL: Here’s why algorithms will never replace editors:

I went onto news.google.com today, and one of the lead “stories” was something suggesting that the Connecticut shootings were a terrorist attack, and Adam Lanza was just a patsy. Kind of embarrassing. I attached a screen shot. Second email: I didn’t even notice that there was another story on the page blaming the attack on Israel.