Washington Post Changes Front-Page Headline After Outrage From Liberals

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January 31, 2018

Democracy dies when the #Resistance says it does, apparently.

Following President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday, the Washington Post posted an image of its upcoming front page, complete with a story on the speech headlined, "A call for bipartisanship."


That infuriated many liberals on social media, who insisted that it was too uncritical of the president's speech.

The backlash led the Washington Post to announce shortly afterwards that it would change the headline in a later edition to: "A 'new American Moment,'" a quote from Trump's address.

But that prompted a new round of mockery, both from liberals who insisted the new headline was too positive about Trump's speech, and from conservatives who called out the paper for bowing to pressure.