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White House forgets to read the article, shares parody lampooning its cruel budget

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Once again I will say it “don’t let the headline determine your opinion…” Now had the White House followed that advice I would’ve posted this article – PB/TK

White House forgets to read the article, shares parody lampooning its cruel budget – Ryan Koronowski March 17 2017

This week, the White House began sending out an official email newsletter, “Your 1600 Daily,” to promote video clips of the president, pertinent news articles or endorsements, and other items of note happening that day.

On Friday, there was an odd inclusion at the bottom, where normally one can find friendly headlines from Fox News, Breitbart, or other conservative outlets that have become media safe harbors for the administration. One of the two featured articles was a parody piece titled “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why,” written by Alexandra Petri, who writes satirical pieces for the Washington Post’s lighthearted ComPost blog.

The overtly self-aware headline may have rung true on an extremely superficial level to whoever at the White House decided to include it to promote the president’s agenda that day. The article’s subtitle reads: “It is the best budget ever.”

ThinkProgress asked the White House press office if they were aware the article was a parody, and if so, why they selected it, but received no response by press time.

If this was a simple mistake, then the staff member who chose and approved the article’s inclusion on official White House communications did not read beyond the first paragraph, which makes abundantly clear that the headline is deeply sarcastic…..

Continue to thinkporgress.org article: https://thinkprogress.org/white-house-newsletter-parody-lampooning-cruel-budget-64ce43a341ff#.wivf70fin

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