Barack Hussein Obama has 18 letters in his name. That's 6+6+6, or 666. Get it?Except that "Hussein" is 7 letters, not 6. Surely, that was intentional and the author would get to it? Nope.
Neither the author nor any fact-checker at Slate bothered to check this basic piece of arithmetic!
Which dovetails neatly into my theory of why propaganda persists: innumerate media people.