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5 January 2017

The Washington Post Express uses a male symbol to represent a women’s march


By media mole

As a fellow scribbler, your mole understands the gut-punching shame of making a massive typo and readers noticing, but the Washington Post Express has outdone us all with its cover today:

And your mole isn’t talking about that rogue apostrophe-“a”. Yes, the daily freesheet used a massive picture of the male arrow symbol to illustrate its story about a women’s march due to take place after Trump’s inauguration.

The paper hastily deleted the tweet of its cover and apologised on its Twitter feed. With another typo.

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They deleted that too, bless ’em.

To be fair to the team, they can’t be that ham-fisted, as they designed a replacement cover within 45 minutes of tweeting the error:

The way America seems to be going, the Express‘s original choice of symbol was probably more accurate anyway…