aNewDomain — Anti-Trump editorials have been flying for months in the nation’s major newspapers. But now The Boston Globe has gone further, publishing an entirely fake front page and jump section to show, it said, what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s promises might look like in practice.
“It is easy to find historical antecedents” for Trump’s candidacy, editors said in an editorial accompanying the fake front page titled “The GOP Must Stop Trump.” They wrote:
The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion.”
“… The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House,” editors wrote. “It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Trump the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.”
Trump has yet to comment on the Globe‘s editorial or fake front page, readable in place below. Developing.
For aNewDomain, I’m Gina Smith.