Because the mainstream media spends the rest of the year being incredibly humble, especially in the era of Trump, the Washington Post is going all out to pay tribute to their profession tomorrow in an ad narrated by the legendary journalist… Tom Hanks?
The Washington Post creates its first Super Bowl spot, narrated by Tom Hanks https://t.co/M6NJC5T5Do
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 1, 2019
The Washington Post will air a commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday paying tribute to the importance of journalism and journalists throughout history and today, the newspaper reported https://t.co/6gAMjS5aPd pic.twitter.com/cdobCfGw82
— CNN (@CNN) February 2, 2019
Considering the last few weeks, the timing couldn’t be more perfect:
Would these be the same journalists who couldn’t find this picture? pic.twitter.com/zRjRg7NrR2
— Uri Blago (@UriBlago) February 2, 2019
Bold considering they couldn’t somehow find a yearbook photo during an election. https://t.co/5aqFLzYFU8
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 2, 2019
Maybe they’ve all been busy helping make the ad. Also, will this tribute include the media disgrace over coverage of the Covington story?
I assume “newsgathering” and “journalists” should be in quotes? Will the Covington Catholic teens be featured?
— 𝔅estof𝔅SMW 💎 (@BestofBSMW) February 2, 2019
File that under “R” for “rhetorical questions.”
COME ON. The way to win back the public is not to boast about how important journalism is. It's to do your job fairly and competently and prove it.
Stunts like this come off as defensive and are actually off-putting. https://t.co/s1uhevpwWp
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 2, 2019
So… a commercial it is then!
Will be the funniest Super Bowl commercial ever. Unintentionally.
— Daniel Lee (@RealDanLee) February 2, 2019
The self righteousness is appalling and the lack of self awareness is obscene!
— J Hinton™ ن (@jhinton_) February 2, 2019
Live look at Jim Acosta just before being told he's not in the commercial pic.twitter.com/mqImsUZmDA
— Kyle Tittle (@Tittlewk93) February 2, 2019
Update: Point of the day:
If "reporters" actually did their jobs, the WaPo wouldn't need to spend Millions to convince people they do https://t.co/VcKsruus9e
— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 2, 2019