Who is the real principal culprit?

Who’s the principal culprit in this horrendous word usage on the Yahoo! front page?

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Is it the writer, who doesn’t know that principle refers to a truth, law, rule, standard, or tenet? Or the editor (if there is one) who doesn’t know that as an adjective principal means “leading, chief, first, or highest ranking”?

What do you think?

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