Internet burns Washington Post over its front page on Trump's speech

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.

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Tonight, @realDonaldTrump presented a self-congratulatory speech w/o vision. He promised unity, but sowed division.…
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…
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…
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…
When Trump says he wants to end "chain migration" he is really attacking Latino families. He is against "family reu…
"Chain Migration" is a term steeped in fear and hatred. We will not demonize families that are simply trying to be…
Opioids now. Paying close attention. I’ll be lending a hand to the White House on this front. #opioidcris…
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…
Summary: The most dangerous part of the speech was the glorification of militarism and our aggressive foreign polic…
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…
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…
Is he for real? “His family followed” @realDonaldTrump tells story of North Korean refugee in same speech where he…
There’s evil genius in rebranding “family reunification” to the dehumanizing, infestation-sounding “chain migration…
I’ll give him this when he’s bored and sleepy he’s very soothing. Right this second if he just pivoted to Goodnight…
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.
Is it Over?
.@POTUS said it right—the state of our union is strong. He laid out a clear agenda tonight with an open hand toward…
The “legend from Louisiana” – that’s a new one. Thank you Mr. President!

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