The liberal news outlet The Huffington Post did not hold back in expressing what it thought of Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday night’s Republican New Hampshire primary.
In bold red letters, its headline read “NH Goes Racists, Sexist, Xenophobic,” in reference to Trump’s nearly 20 point trouncing of his closest rival in the field.
The outlet explained its reason to Politico: “Yes, we’re planning to add this note to all future stories about Trump. No other candidate has called for banning 1.6 billion people from the country! If any other candidate makes such a proposal, we’ll append a note under pieces about them.”
“The Huffington Post has struggled with how to cover Trump’s presidential campaign. Last summer, it announced that it would publish stories about Trump in its ‘Entertainment’ section rather than its ‘Politics’ section. This arrangement became increasingly untenable as Trump became the Republican front-runner,” Politico reported, adding, “In December, The Huffington Post was forced to reverse course and begin covering Trump as a serious presidential candidate.”
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) February 10, 2016
In its New Hampshire primary election night coverage, the Post reported what it believes is a thorough line in the Trump and Bernie Sanders candidacies: “The message from New Hampshire was clear: Voters fed up with Democrats and Republicans alike desire a politically incorrect outsider, one not beholden to special interests or rich donors, one who can actually break the perpetual gridlock in Washington.”