THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

@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

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