Liberal Activists Hand Out Fake Copies of Washington Post

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She is listed as the editor of a pamphlet that appeared on the fake website calling for mass action against Trump. "They are not Post products, and we are looking into this", the statement on Twitter read.

In a tweet from its public relations Twitter account, the Washington Post said was looking into the matter.

"While we love the headline, we didn't produce today's satirical Washington Post", MoveOn tweeted.

It put together a similarly fake copy of the New York Times in 2008.

Politico reporter Ian Kulgren posted an image on Twitter of a fake copy of the Post he received at Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, reporting that the woman who handed it to him said she was paid for her effort.

While the actual Washington Post has distanced itself from the stunt, it later made a decision to play along, publishing an article referencing the one in the fake edition, telling about "The Bundle", a set of 64 progressive bills aiming to make education free, guarantee employment, and make everyone eligible for Medicare. It will be a big "tell" if the news media ignores this caravan, as it slowly occurs to them that their coverage of one more parade of "migrants" helps Trump.

According to the real Washington Post, the fake edition said Trump had left his resignation note on a napkin at the Oval Office and headed to Yalta, a Crimean resort that was incidentally the location where Allied leaders met during World War II.

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A sophisticated, fake Washington Post is being distributed online and in print in the nation's capital today. "Ending Crisis, Trump Hastily Departs White House", complete with a picture of a glum Trump on his way to "slip in a private vehicle in the wee hours of the morning".

A trickster activist duo called "The Yes Men" seems to be taking responsibility for the stunt.

The main story reads: 'On May 1, barely six months after the midterm elections, Donald Trump appears to have abandoned the White House and abdicated his role as president'.

What did the fake newspaper say?

. She said they don't now have plans to distribute the paper elsewhere in the country.

"The story this paper tells is more reasonable than our current reality", the paper's author, Onnesha Roychoudhuri, said on "The Yes Men" website.

While under all-female fictional bylines, the paper's stories are actually excerpts of writings from authors and activists like George Lakey and Mark and Paul Engler, Kauffman said, who gave "enthusiastic permission" to the group to use their work.

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