The long-awaited “front page we hope to never publish” from the Boston Globe is here, and it is reportedly a “joke.”
The paper announced earlier this week that its Sunday edition would include a headline so distasteful, so incredibly outlandish, that it simply must be a joke!
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.
While I, a proud native of the great state of Massachusetts, take issue with my colleagues’ categorization of the beautiful, honorable, and perpetually classy city of Boston, I hereby acknowledge that this is not a good joke.