The satire piece might confuse some people, but if you look at the date it’s ‘published on’ then things become clearer. Here is what living through history looks like.
Sunday’s Boston Globe is warning readers about the “deeply troubling” risks of a Donald Trump presidency by publishing an imaginary front page from April 9, 2017.
“Deportations to Begin,” the top headline blares. “Markets sink as trade war looms,” says another. “New libel law targets ‘absolute scum’ in press,” says a third.
The satirical front page — which replaces the usual front of the newspaper’s Ideas section — includes jokes but seeks to make a very serious point.
“This is an exercise in taking Donald Trump at his word,” Ideas section editor Katie Kingsbury told CNNMoney.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 9, 2016
A tweet from the Globe called it “the front page we hope we never have to print.”
The section front includes an “editor’s note” that says “This is Donald Trump’s America.” It was produced by the editorial page of the Globe, which is separate from the newsroom.
When readers open up the section, they’ll see a full-page editorial on page two titled “GOP Must Stop Trump.” The editorial says Ted Cruz would be “perhaps more dangerous” than Trump and asserts that the party should rally behind Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan at the convention instead.
The actual Ideas section starts on page three. The faux front page resembles an April Fools Day prank by a college newspaper — but is bound to get a lot more attention.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are living through history… pic.twitter.com/A56KmNOY4g
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 9, 2016