Must have been a slow news day…

January 12, 2017 by  
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Perhaps a precursor to what would now be a typical Facebook post…

The June 19, 1804 issue of “The Balance & Columbian Repository newspaper from Hudson, New York, has a brief and seemingly purposeless news report reading in its entirety: “Monticello–Yesterday morning the President arose precisely fifty-nine minutes past four, and put on a clean shirt and breeches.” Had this appeared on the President’s Facebook page today, what might be some of the comments from his followers?

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2 Responses to “Must have been a slow news day…”

  1. Aaron on January 12th, 2017 8:48 pm

    Given some of the things considered newsworthy in today’s 24-hour news cycle, it might fit right in! Got a good laugh out of this one, thanks for sharing.

  2. GuyHeilenman on January 13th, 2017 2:16 pm


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