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Movie, newspaper that share name confusing some ‘Post’ fans

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 1:13 p.m.

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post." (Niko Tavernise / Associated Press)
In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post." (Niko Tavernise / Associated Press)

ATHENS, Ohio – A student newspaper in Ohio is getting some social media love meant for the award-winning movie with the same name.

The Post of Ohio University in Athens has the Twitter handle @ThePost, which some people have assumed belongs to “The Post” movie. Steven Spielberg’s real-life 1970s drama about the Washington Post this week was nominated for the best picture Oscar, while Meryl Streep earned her 21st best actress nomination.

But some messages meant for @ThePostMovie have gone to the Ohio U. Post’s account. Besides a 20th Century Fox congrats for Streep, there have been fan messages and promos for TV appearances and movie showings including at theaters in England.

The Post’s social media director blogged this week about “numerous compliments for the great work we’ve done, which we actually haven’t.”


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