Washington Post Headline Changes to Placate Trump Haters

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

After offering a preview on twitter, anti-Trump rage convinced the editor to change the Washington Post headline about the SOTU.

The initial Washington Post headline, posted on the newspaper’s Twitter account, was surprisingly reasonable. So, naturally, Twitter responded with extreme anti-Trump rage that they weren’t condemning “literal Hitler” with enough zeal. How dare they act like a newspaper and not “the resistance.”

As a result, Twitter users got to witness in real time a newspaper cave in and change their headline.

Think WaPo would respond the same way to Conservative criticism?

Breitbart reports, “Washington Post Rewrites SOTU Headline after #Resistance Rages on Twitter.

Not long after the conclusion of President Trump’s extremely well-received State of the Union speech, the Post advertised what it promised would be “the front page of tomorrow’s Washington Post.” Just above a photo of Trump giving his speech, the five-point headline read, “A call for bipartisanship”

The Twitter backlash from the anti-Trump resistance was bitter and immediate — some 3000 replies, almost all of them negative.

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And so, within the hour, the Washington Post seemingly decided to soothe the mob with the news that the front page “was updated after the first edition. Here is the final front page.”

The final page’s headline is the much more anodyne “A ‘new American moment.’”

Read the full Breitbart story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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