On Friday morning, after a seemingly endless ballot count, an anxious nation got the news it had long-awaited and many desperately hope is true: Joe Biden is the president-elect of the United States. (The race has not officially been called as of this writing.)
For many on Twitter, the timeline delivered them this potentially historic news courtesy of ... Pop Crave?
Yes, indeed, the outlet whose current lead story about Lana Del Rey includes inspired lines about "a glorious, emasculating hook" and "feeling misunderstood in the commercial world of feminism" was the first news outlet to tell thousands of Twitter users that Biden is the projected victor in the presidential election, as per Decision Desk HQ (whom Pop Crave cited in its tweet).
As of right now, Decision Desk is the only outlet to call the race for Biden.
The internet, naturally, erupted in celebration and disappointment, depending which corners you scoured. But overall, there was a new vibe: "Pop Crave? Seriously?"
"Pop Crave is now the paper of record," tweeted Gene Park, of the Washington Post.
"Lmao in the history books we'll note Pop Crave called the election before CNN, MSNBC and [the New York Times]," said writer Joseph Longo.
Things quickly got weird in the comments. Like, really, really weird. But also hilarious.
Most of all, people just came to the timeline to electronically high-five their new favorite political news outlet—that also happens to report on "unreleased songs stans think could've gone #1."
What a time to be alive.