The Washington Post already received a good amount of ridicule over its adoption of “Democracy Dies in Darkness” as its new slogan, rolling out the motto first on Snapchat and then adding it to the newspaper’s front page, where everyone with a copy of Photoshop quickly went to work improving it.
The Washington Post said it eventually would roll out the motto to all of its platforms and, in what seems to be an obvious metaphor alert, that rollout included cookies.
Democracy Dies in Darkness: a mission statement, and now … a cookie too! pic.twitter.com/gsASO8tCin
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) February 28, 2017
It’s nice for journalists to find a nice welcome-back treat after such a long vacation, and what better way to remind reporters of their role in defending democracy than to print it on a cookie?
@ktumulty Kind of curious: What is the flavor of the defense of democracy?
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 28, 2017
— John Pulice (@jlpulice) February 28, 2017
— This is not normal (@tonigo) February 28, 2017
— The 57th State ℅EF™ (@EF517_V2) February 28, 2017
— Jay Schiavone (@jaytingle) February 28, 2017
@ktumulty I would not eat any food that has DIES written on it.
— Scott (@croncrete) February 28, 2017
@ktumulty "Here, have a cookie, sweetheart!"
"What's it say, Mommy?"
" 'Democracy Dies in Darkness.' "
/sniff, sniff, BWAAAAHH!!!/
— Frank Ahrens (@ahrensf) February 28, 2017
The Washington Post has cookies with its new slogan, but the New York Times has buttons!
— Henry Fountain (@henryfountain) February 28, 2017
Now reporters at the L.A. Times are going to insist on a clown handing out balloons with their new motto, whenever it’s ready.