THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST
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@FAKEHATCHET (2,000 followers)
BEST TWITTER ACCOUNT
Runner up: @GWPeterK (followers: 6,500), @GWGeorge (followers: 3,900)
The owners of the University’s favorite faux news outlet, The Fake Hatchet, said they are flattered to have been selected for the second year in a row.
“But honestly, the Fake Hatchet is disappointed that the Real Hatchet has once again failed to recognize @GWPeterK, which is a better fake Twitter account than we could ever be,” the owners of the account said.
Since its first tweet in May 2013, @FakeHatchet has posted poignant and (mostly) fake 140-character headlines about topical campus news from potential Spring Fling performers to the taping of “The Colbert Report” in Lisner Auditorium last semester. @FakeHatchet launched a couple months after the 2010 alumnus who ran parody account @fakeStevenknapp announced that he would go on hiatus.
The people behind @FakeHatchet prefer anonymity, and with tweets like this, I don't blame them.
- Jeanine Marie