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Washington Post warns bogus paper being distributed claiming Trump left office
This gives new meaning to the term “fake news.”
The Washington Post warned Wednesday that fake copies of the paper are being distributed around Washington, D.C. Politico’s Ian Kullgren obtained one of the fake papers, complete with fictional news about President Trump leaving the White House for good.
The false A1 headline, “Unpresidented,” features a somber image of Trump and says, “Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis.” Other fake headlines include, “Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends,” and “Pres. Pence begins ‘clipped duck’ term.”
MoveOn posted an image on its Instagram account, noting that “Activists are handing out satire newspapers in front of the White House, predicting a near-future in which Trump leaves the presidency.” However, the far-left group has denied responsibility.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: xuenchen
While we love the headline, we didn't produce today's satirical Washington Post.
They're getting roasted in the replies.
Late Wednesday morning, a group that describes itself as a “trickster activist collective” called the Yes Men said it produced the bogus newspapers and website — which went offline Wednesday afternoon.
“The story this paper tells is more reasonable than our current reality,” says author Onnesha Roychoudhuri, who created the paper together with author L.A. Kauffman and trickster activist collective the Yes Men. “And it’s anything but far-fetched. We’re already seeing unprecedented levels of protest and resistance. Now we just need to ask ourselves: What’s next? This paper offers a blueprint to help us reclaim our democracy.”
L.A. Kauffman has spent more than thirty-five years immersed in grassroots movements, as a journalist, historian, organizer, and strategist. Her writings on organizing and social movement history have been published in The Guardian, The Nation, The Progressive, Mother Jones, the Village Voice, n+1, The Baffler, and many other outlets.
Onnesha Roychoudhuri is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor, and educator.
A 2013 fellow at the Center for Fiction, her journalism and creative writing have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, n+1, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Boston Review, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, The Nation, The American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones. A 2011 and 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, Onnesha has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center.
originally posted by: grey580
Interesting. Looks like someone actually took the time to make that paper.......
Or it's a really good photoshop.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like somebody has printed up some fake WP newspapers that claim Trump has quit !!
The "real" WP is warning whoever it is to stop roflol 🤣
I say the WP along with desperate Democrats pulled this off themselves as a phony false flag.
If they “love the headline” doesn’t that suggest they are a biased and therefore unreliable news source? I don’t think we can’t trust this paper for any kind of true journalism when making such a ridiculous statement.