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You know that deep, cringing feeling of embarrassment that you get when one of your elderly relatives shares a story from The Onion on social media without realizing that it’s satire? Well, that’s exactly what the folks in The Washington Post‘s newsroom are feeling right now.
Last night, the esteemed newspaper’s web team ran a story about a UK internet campaign to take Green Day‘s “American Idiot” to the top of the charts to coincide with Donald Trump’s planned visit to the country. In doing so, the Post ran several quotes from a Clickhole editorial written by “Billie Joe Armstrong” about the song. The problem is, Clickhole is The Onion‘s Buzzfeed-esque sendup of web journalism, and the quotes were totally fake.
— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) July 10, 2018
*Cringe* The Post ran a correction this morning, but not before being mercilessly roasted by Twitter.
–Grunge legends Mudhoney have released a new song and announced their first new album in 5 years.
– Synth-pop artist Toro y Moi is also teasing out details of a new record.
–Pitchfork has released a slick new video highlighting their upcoming festival’s lineup.
–Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood showed off his side project Junun on Colbert last night.