“The front page we hope to never publish.”
One year ago today, the Boston Globe put out a “fake news” front page designed to mock Trump.
The paper teased it on Twitter as “The front page we hope to never publish.”
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 8, 2016
It displayed numerous headlines which made predictions about what would happen under a Trump presidency. At the time, Professor Jacobson commented:
Assuming The Globe runs this, it will not hurt Trump.
Instead, it hurt conservatives who have serious concerns about Trump and are fighting to keep him from the nomination based on conservative principles, but who now will be lumped in with the anti-Trump left.
Thanks for nothing, Boston Globe.
Today, Scott Whitlock of News Busters notes the fail:
Year After Trump Smear, Boston Globe Predictions Flop
On April 9, 2016, the Boston Globe journalists imagined the horrific, future world of April 9, 2017. The Globe put together a fake news front cover with Donald Trump as president. One year later, the headlines haven’t aged well. This one slimed: “U.S. soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families.”
Another predicted, “Markets sink as trade war looms.” Not exactly. According to MarketWatch, “Trump is enjoying the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s best performance in the initial 30 days of a presidential term since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945.”
The main headline is:
“DEPORTATIONS TO BEGIN – President Trump calls for tripling of ICE force; riots continue”
The only people being deported are illegal aliens who are criminals. Trump has not called for a tripling of ICE forces and the only riots are from left wingers who are emboldened by media outlets like the Boston Globe.
The top story is:
“Curfews extended in multiple cities”
Not happening. Not even close.
Next we have:
“Bank glitch halts border wall work”
Wrong and wrong.
This one is great:
“New libel law targets ‘absolute scum’ in press”
There is no such new law, although the press is holding up their ‘absolute scum’ part of the deal.
This prediction is a side-splitter:
“Trump on Nobel prize short list”
Silly Boston Globe, that only happens to Democrat presidents in the beginning of their first term.
You can see the full page below:
Here’s above the fold:
And below the fold:
It looks rather ridiculous now, doesn’t it?