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Must have been a slow news day…

Perhaps a precursor to what would now be a typical Facebook post…

The June 19, 1804 issue of “The Balance & Columbian Repository [1] 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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#1 Comment By Aaron On 01/12/2017 @ 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 Comment By GuyHeilenman On 01/13/2017 @ 2:16 pm