Washington Post Trolls President Trump Hard Over Fake News Assertions (TWEETS)


News outlets have perhaps never had a better reason to band together as they do today, thanks to their consistent fight to prove themselves against President Trump’s cries of “fake news.”

In the spirit of this ongoing war between the media and the President, The Washington Post has donned a new slogan, solidifying their strong opposition to the pressure to only report favorably on Donald Trump.

The new slogan, which was first spotted on their homepage Friday, reads:

‘Democracy Dies in Darkness.’

Bob Woodward, a columnist and editor for the outlet has previously used the expression in his pieces. A spokesperson for The Washington Post, Kris Coratti, told CNN that readers should expect the slogan to begin appearing on multiple Post platforms.

Coratti asserted that the decision was made thinking of their newest readers:

‘We thought it would be a good, concise value statement that conveys who we are to the many millions of readers who have come to us for the first time over the last year…We started with our newest readers on Snapchat, and plan to roll it out on our other platforms in the coming weeks.’

Despite the good reason for news outlets to come together and stand against the “alternative facts” touted by Trump and his administration, that seemingly isn’t what’s happening here. In fact, the slogan seems to have unified journalists in their endeavour to mock the Post.

The Federalist’s Molly Hemingway, New York Post’s John Podhoretz, and Stephen Gutowski of Free Beacon all shared/re-tweeted the following slam series:

Igor Bobic of the Huffington Post likened the slogan to:

‘…The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors.’

Aside from media professionals, everday Americans are also having mixed reactions to the slogan. Some support Trump’s evaluation of The Washington Post as fake news, and others indicating they find it empowering and are applauding WaPo.

Feature Image via Getty Images/Matt Cardy.