The Washington Post's first edition headline covering President
Donald Trump's State of the Union address didn't go over well on social media.
Twitter users panned the original five-column headline:
The Washington Post
By the time the evening was over, the newspaper had given its front page a major makeover, replacing the "call for bipartisanship" of what many called a
highly-partisan and even extremist speech with a quote from the address instead.
Ironically, that line was
first delivered by Hillary Clinton in 2010: The Washington Post
While it's not unusual for newspapers to undergo changes between editions, it's unclear what role the more than 3,000 comments on Twitter ― mostly negative ― played in this case. The makeover also drew more than 1,000 replies, with many noting that the new headline wasn't much of an improvement:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
Reaction to President Trump's State of the Union address
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Tonight, @realDonaldTrump presented a self-congratulatory speech w/o vision. He promised unity, but sowed division.… https://t.co/MJSAkxnOZh
Nailed it!!! #sotu #sotu2018
I don’t understand how a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change. #BernieResponds
Congratulations. Everyone who watched this entire speech is now the same age as me. Best of luck.
After a long and divisive year, many Americans were yearning for the President to present a unifying vision for the… https://t.co/pYihl52jca
Dreamers should not be used as a bargaining chip or held hostage in exchange for anti-immigrant policies. #SOTU
Congress should also pass commonsense, bipartisan legislation to reduce the cost of health care instead of sabotagi… https://t.co/NU7ANmk94Q
I work in the coal industry. Very little has changed.
Trump’s immigration policies are tearing families apart. Not helping families. #Dreamers deserve to know they are safe. #SOTU
We will not build a 21st century immigration system by building a 15th century wall. We need comprehensive immigration reform. #SOTU
Donald Trump's rhetoric on immigration at the #SOTU is nothing more than code words for a bigoted and hateful hard-line immigration policy.
People should be able to bring their parents. Aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and grandchildren were never el… https://t.co/q1zWzrNo67
When Trump says he wants to end "chain migration" he is really attacking Latino families. He is against "family reu… https://t.co/wds94ekJXs
"Chain Migration" is a term steeped in fear and hatred. We will not demonize families that are simply trying to be… https://t.co/SfS0bfcNzn
Opioids now. Paying close attention. I’ll be lending a hand to the White House on this front. #opioidcris… https://t.co/dSlMgnkR76
These ridiculous Republicans are mocking us by screaming loudest by Trump’s “black unemployment” line. #SOTU
I wrote a Facebook post about a decision I made 10 years ago, what’s changed, & on an issue you didn’t hear a singl… https://t.co/g26PP5U8qJ
Summary: The most dangerous part of the speech was the glorification of militarism and our aggressive foreign polic… https://t.co/ttQ8uejelF
Truly sad. Some Democrats won’t even stand to acknowledge the symbolism of our amazing @uscapitol #sotu #SOTU2018
Keeping open gitmo gets a big applause? That rooms seems out of touch with so much of the world i talk to.
Many of our members attended the #SOTU to stare racism in the face. Both those who attended & those who didn't wore… https://t.co/qPVhK1izfj
Somehow, Trump will claim that there were more people in the room for his State of the Union than Obama's.
.@tedcruz: "It was stunning to watch Washington Democrats sit there stone-faced and refuse to applaud more jobs, hi… https://t.co/thhYHpH5hb
Is he for real? “His family followed” @realDonaldTrump tells story of North Korean refugee in same speech where he… https://t.co/7qlPK14KsT
There’s evil genius in rebranding “family reunification” to the dehumanizing, infestation-sounding “chain migration… https://t.co/v6SwKGQJfr
I’ll give him this when he’s bored and sleepy he’s very soothing. Right this second if he just pivoted to Goodnight… https://t.co/BwnRl34aNm
Puerto Rico thanks you for the paper towels.
PS not all immigrants are in murderous gangs, one did my hair color today - I don’t really need to say this, right? #SOTU
#SOTU “America filled the world with art and music....” and then ended nearly every art and music program in public schools in the USA.
.@POTUS said it right—the state of our union is strong. He laid out a clear agenda tonight with an open hand toward… https://t.co/PkkEkcF4Gg
The “legend from Louisiana” – that’s a new one. Thank you Mr. President! https://t.co/YVp7dcsPlD