“Democracy Dies In Darkness” is the Washington Post’s ominous tagline.

Something else died when the paper published Felicia Sonmez’s apparent straight news piece titled, “Rep. Stefanik tweets altered photo of Pelosi in GOP fundraising appeal.”

The story took a dim view of this Stefanik tweet from Wednesday:


The Post reported:

The tweet shows a close-up, red-tinted photo of Pelosi, with the lines in the House speaker’s face exaggerated due to the image’s unnaturally high contrast.

The photo is included on a fundraising page that urges donors to add their names to a petition and “Pressure Pelosi Now.” The site is hosted by WinRed, a Republican fundraising platform launched last year to rival the Democratic small-donor platform ActBlue.

A spokeswoman for Stefanik did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

But the paper apparently doesn’t think its own altered photo of President Trump, which appears as a popup over top the Sonmez story, is newsworthy. Take a look:

Trump, who was altered to appear black-and-white, had portions of his head and suit missing, is included in a signup window for a Post email newsletter.