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What's New

Version 1.16.5

- Fixed a bug which could cause duplicate article URLs to paste into some apps via the share sheet.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

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The Facts

C in Reno

When I was a kid, we had a President who had the opportunity to get it right and play it straight for the American people. The Post discovered and reported the facts. That President resigned, which was the beginning of our healing.

I’m now a 55 year old veteran and respect the Office of the President. I also respect and appreciate the free press, particularly the Post. History is repeating itself as the current President talks and acts like a dictator. Once again, the Post has discovered and reported the facts. This President’s repugnant behavior has put Americans at very high risk. Something is terribly wrong. But it’s not the Post, it’s not “fake news”, it’s not the Clintons nor the Obamas, Comey, or Mueller, and it’s not Jeff Bezos. It’s you Mr. President and your not going to get away with the corruption. The reason why you hate the Post is obvious of course. It’s because you’re evil and the Post will continue to expose you with honest and objective journalism.

Important paper!


I have been a subscriber to WaPo for a couple of years after decades of subscribing to NYTimes (and others). It is an excellent paper with a long, proud tradition of investigative reporting. My only criticism is that the coverage of Israel/Palestine, Syria, etc. (the Middle East in general) is biased and misleading. The reporting is uniformly Pro Zionist. There is a Pro Western take on all conflicts and the reporting on our foreign involvements generally parrots the Pentagon and CIAs version of our many invasions and/or support of our "allies' " invasions, the unimaginable brutality of the KSA/USA led campaign in Yemen being but one example.

Reporting on domestic issues is excellent, the investigation of candidate Roy Moore in Alabama being a prime example of such deeply researched and hard hitting journalism for which the WaPo has justifiably been respected and celebrated, especially ever since the Watergate era.

I hope that WaPo might hire a reporter who has the humanity of a Nicholas Kristoff or Chris Hedges, for example, to cover Israel/Palestine.

Less dramatic but still overly dramatic


The Washington post is not as bad as cable news or USA Today, but it still takes itself a little too seriously. “Democracy dies in darkness”?really? I can tolerate a steady stream of high-drama stories: anti gun articles and “look at how bad society has become” articles; but I would appreciate it if wapo would spend some more time putting high drama news in perspective with either a historical/cultural baseline or statistics. If so, we would find (for example) that the most severe impact of poor gun policy is not mass shootings but gun-empowered-intimidation. We would find that our government spends billions on minor (but very dramatic) problems, while ignores other major ones. This would be responsible journalism. I would also appreciate more articles on how to endure the trumpian age rather than be reminded about every possible reason to feel bad about it. I would pay more for this service.


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91.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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