The Boston Globe, a left-wing publication, ran a fake and devastating front page cover for their article, The GOP Must Stop Trump. Perhaps Republicans should run a fake cover with illegal immigrant drug cartels raping children or jihadists beheading liberals in New Yorke or Kim Jong Un bombing LA. This is closer to yellow journalism than fair reporting but it’s effective.
The article is an editorial but it was the cover page!
The article is meant to show the public what the news would look like under President Donald Trump. The piece which begins satirically is a scathing “recreation of Trump’s vision which they describe as “deeply disturbing” and “un-American.”
DONALD J. TRUMP’S VISION for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American.
It is easy to find historical antecedents. 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.
“Markets sink as trade war looms;” “U.S. soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families,” other headlines scream out to frighten the reader.
The hit piece slams him for comments he made about riots that will ensue if the GOP fails to nominate him.
“The toxic mix of violent intimidation, hostility to criticism, and explicit scapegoating of minorities shows a political movement is taking hold in America,” the editorial opines. “If Trump were a politician running such a campaign in a foreign country right now, the US State Department would probably be condemning him.”
The article wants Republicans to block Trump and Cruz who they say is even “more dangerous.”
“The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan, elected on the convention floor. ”