Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring on Groundhog Day 2019. A Washington Post meteorologist went on a rant against the holiday. She said she’s worried that people “might actually believe there is truth in it.” What, Punxsutawney Phil, does the weather hold in store? Early spring, he said on Groundhog Day 2019. “It brings me no joy to report this as ‘news,’ to pander to a privileged marmot,” writes Washington Post deputy weather editor Angela Fritz in a diatribe against both the chubby mammal and the holiday that she says stains her profession. Fritz’s bio at the end of the piece says she’s an atmospheric scientist who has worked as a meteorologist at CNN in Atlanta and Weather Underground in San Francisco. She has a bachelor’s degree in meteorology and a master’s degree in earth and atmospheric science. Understandable, perhaps that an animal whose predictions are no better than a coin toss annually upstages … [Read more...] about Why a Washington Post meteorologist went on a rant against Groundhog Day
politics Fake editions of The Washington Post circulated across Washington on Wednesday, falsely claiming that President Donald Trump had stepped down. The impostor publication, dated May 1, 2019, featured an extra large headline: "UNPRESIDENTED," and went on to state, "Trump hastily departs White House, ending crisis." A fake website designed to look like the Washington Post's website carried similar language.Story Continued Below "There are fake print editions of The Washington Post being distributed around downtown DC, and we are aware of a website attempting to mimic The Post’s," the Post's PR account tweeted. "They are not Post products, and we are looking into this." Other headlines on the fake website read, "Celebrations break out worldwide as Trump era ends" and, "From #MeToo to 'You're Fired.'" It was not immediately clear who created the fakes. A "trickster activist collective" called The Yes Men claimed to have produced the paper, along with writer Onnesha … [Read more...] about Fake editions of Washington Post falsely claim Trump steps down
Emily Heil and Paul Farhi, The Washington Post Published 11:07 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led protests on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For Yes Labs Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For Yes Labs Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 Volunteers distribute a lookalike "special edition" of The Washington Post, date May 1, which predicts Trump leaving office after months of women-led … [Read more...] about Fake editions of The Washington Post handed out at multiple locations in D.C.
Prankster activists “The Yes Men” distributed fabricated Washington Post newspapers to commuters in Washington, DC on Wednesday. The group also created a fake website meant to look like the Post’s. WASHINGTON – Pranksters distributed fabricated copies of the Washington Post newspaper to commuters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday depicting the removal of President Donald Trump from office. The left-wing performative activist group “The Yes Men,” who frequently craft elaborate hoaxes and pranks, were behind the fake Washington Post papers, which activists handed out at D.C.’s Union Station and the Farragut North Metro station in downtown Washington. The Yes Men, along with activist trickster L.A. Kauffman and author Onnesha Roychoudhuri, created the fake paper and the stories on its accompanying website meant to look like the Post’s own site. The fake website also linked to the Washington Post in the “About Us” and … [Read more...] about Left-wing prankster activists ‘The Yes Men’ hand out fake Washington Post newspapers at several D.C. locations
President Donald Trump “has not risen to the mantle” of his office, and his “words and actions have caused dismay around the world,” Mitt Romney wrote Tuesday in an op-ed for The Washington Post. The scathing rebuke of Trump’s leadership from the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee comes just two days before Romney is set to be sworn in as Utah’s junior senator. Story Continued Below The op-ed — titled, “The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump’s character falls short.” — also suggests Romney will not shy away from criticizing the president in ways that cost lawmakers such as outgoing senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) considerable political clout within Trump’s Republican Party. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable," Romney wrote. "And it is in this province where … [Read more...] about Romney savages Trump’s leadership in Washington Post op-ed