WaPo ramps up ‘anti-Trump hysteria’ with dark new slogan…and sane folks are having a field day with it

The Washington Post unveiled a new motto on its homepage that seems to have some ominous undertones.

The motto, “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” has been used in the past by Washington Post columnist and editor Bob Woodward.

“This is actually something we’ve said internally for a long time in speaking about our mission,” Kris Coratti, a spokeswoman for the paper, told CNN’s Brian Stelter.

“We thought it would be a good, concise value statement that conveys who we are to the many millions of readers who have come to us for the first time over the last year. We started with our newest readers on Snapchat, and plan to roll it out on our other platforms in the coming weeks,” Coratti said.

The motto has nothing to do with President Donald Trump, Coratti told the Washington Examiner, despite Trump’s calling out the press for “fake news”and news media in general as an “enemy” of Americans.

Other members of the media, and the Post’s own reporters begged to differ and had some fun with the new motto.

The motto sparked many reactions on social media as Twitter users mocked its serious tone and offered parodies of their own.

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