Friday, April 19, 2019
How the Joplin Globe dealt with the release of the Mueller report
The Globe, unlike many newspapers, opted for a bland headline, "Justice Department releases Mueller report," and in a nod to the pro-Trumpers in its readership, went with the subhead "President tweets 'game over' "
All accurate, but certainly not indicative of a report that portrays a White House that makes Richard Nixon look like a pinup model for ethics.
That being said, I can understand the Globe's reluctance to use headlines like hose used in most daily newspapers across the country.
Whatever the Globe readers think of the newspaper's headlines, they probably did not care much for the lead story, which immediately launched into a description of Mueller's findings emphasizing Trump's attempts to obstruct the investigation.
The Mueller report makes for sobering reading for those who take the time to read it. Of course, some will either not bother to read it, thinking it is enough that it "exonerates' Trump (which it does not, far from it), or will read it and be angry that so much taxpayer money was spent so a bunch of "angry Democrats" could smear President Trump's reputation.