Democracy Dies in Darkness


Trending: No, really, Trump is handling this whole op-ed thing perfectly well.

September 6, 2018 at 7:44 PM

Once again, Trump is demonstrating that he doesn't know how journalism — especially an anonymous source — works.

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@SDuncovered, discussing President Trump’s call for The New York Times to reveal the author of an op-ed about a “resistance” in his administration. Trump suggested the unidentified senior official had committed treason.

Things Novak Djokovic can do (repeatedly): Sit for minutes on end without a shirt on.

@MMartinelli4, on Novak Djokovic’s pose during a break from his Wednesday night US Open match against John Millman. Millman asked for a break due to the humidity, because his clothes were so soaked he couldn’t remove a tennis ball from his pocket. Djokovic lounged shirtless while Millman changed — in contrast to the experience of Alize Cornet, who initially got a violation for adjusting her shirt last week.

The paparazzi loved to try and get photos of Michael Jackson and his kids. They rarely did, and now, they're taking it out on Paris Jackson.

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@ShoniWhatsGood, tweeting about Paris Jackson’s experience with the paparazzi outside a Tom Ford fashion show. The model and daughter of the late Michael Jackson hid her face from the cameras, prompting shouts of “Michael would never have done that” — although he routinely hid his kids’ faces when they were younger.

Did you know Rep. Billy Long was an auctioneer? You do now.

@MEPFuller, reacting to video of the Missouri Republican speaking over a far-right activist during the House’s Wednesday hearing with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Long, who spent 30 years as an auctioneer, began speaking in the familiar rapid chant, drowning out the activist.

Sure, we had a whole Disney movie on lion's and betrayal, but look at this one climbing in amongst the tourists!

@radiodrew, reacting to a recently released video that shows a lion at a Crimean safari park casually climbing into a car full of tourists. The 2-year-old Filya nuzzles the car’s driver, park owner Oleg Zubkov, before wiggling across the seats, jumping into tourists’ laps, cuddling with them and licking others. Weeks earlier, a lion had apparently attacked a woman at the same park.

Briana is a news editor at Express, and joined the team in January 2018. Before working at The Washington Post Express, Briana was the copy editor at Northern Virginia Magazine.

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