21 Facts About The Washington Post


The The Washington Post 1971 printing of the Pentagon Papers helped spur opposition to the Vietnam War.

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The Post has distinguished itself through its political reporting on the workings of the White House, Congress, and other aspects of the U S government.

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Arc XP is a department of The Washington Post, which provides a publishing system and software for news organizations such as the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

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In 1898, during the Spanish–American War, the Post printed Clifford K Berryman's classic illustration Remember the Maine, which became the battle-cry for American sailors during the War.

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The Washington Post bled the paper for his lavish lifestyle, and used it to promote political agendas.

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The The Washington Post dogged coverage of the story, the outcome of which ultimately played a major role in the resignation of President Richard Nixon, won the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

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The The Washington Post hired replacement workers to replace the pressmen's union, and other unions returned to work in February 1976.

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In 2014, the The Washington Post announced it was moving from 1150 15th Street to a leased space three blocks away at One Franklin Square on K Street.

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In recent years, the The Washington Post launched an online personal finance section, as well as a blog and a podcast with a retro theme.

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The Washington Post's wife Agnes Ernst Meyer was a journalist from the other end of the spectrum politically.

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The The Washington Post ran many of her pieces including tributes to her personal friends John Dewey and Saul Alinsky.

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The Washington Post is credited with coining the term "McCarthyism" in a 1950 editorial cartoon by Herbert Block.

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The The Washington Post strengthened public opposition to the Vietnam War in 1971 when it published the Pentagon Papers.

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In February 2017, the The Washington Post adopted the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness" for its masthead.

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Since 2011, the The Washington Post has been running a column called "The Fact Checker" that the The Washington Post describes as a "truth squad".

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Until 1976, the The Washington Post did not regularly make endorsements in presidential elections.

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In U S House of Representatives elections, moderate Republicans in Virginia and Maryland, such as Wayne Gilchrest, Thomas M Davis, and Frank Wolf, have enjoyed the support of the Post; the Post has endorsed some Republicans, such as Carol Schwartz, in some D C races.

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In September 1980, a Sunday feature story appeared on the front page of the The Washington Post titled "Jimmy's World" in which reporter Janet Cooke wrote a profile of the life of an eight-year-old heroin addict.

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The Washington Post's was reinstated after over 200 Post journalists wrote an open letter criticizing the paper's decision.

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In 2019, Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a defamation lawsuit against the The Washington Post, alleging that it libeled him in seven articles regarding the January 2019 Lincoln Memorial confrontation between Covington students and the Indigenous Peoples March.

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In 2020, The The Washington Post settled the lawsuit brought by Sandmann for an undisclosed amount.

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