Washington Post apologizes for trying to sell newspapers on Twitter

One of the paper’s Twitter feeds suggested that followers spend 75 cents on a print edition. The Twitterati didn’t like that suggestion, so the Post apologized.

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On Thursday, The Washington Post‘s @PostLocal Twitter feed tweeted:

We love the RTs, but you know, you could read a lot of these stories by simply feeding 75 cents into a corner newspaper box.less than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Replypostlocal

That tweeted grated on a handful of its followers. For instance:

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