Trump impeachment headline was BIG. What if he’s acquitted?
COMMENTARY on Page A1 is closer to 60 points, so almost a third that size.)
Whatever you think of the process, the result is historic and merited treatment in print that reflected the moment.
We got curious how we handled the headline when Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998. That headline also said “Impeached” in all capital letters and was slightly larger and in bolder typeface.
Readers also asked, with more than a little “gotcha” in their tone, whether we would publish a headline that said “Acquitted,” when, as they and most people assume, the Senate votes that way. Their implication is we would not.
The answer is we would. That, too, would be a historic moment, similar to when Clinton was acquitted in February 1999. We checked, and we ran an all-cap headline that said “Acquitted” after that Senate vote.
What about the third point from readers who said the headline should say “Dems impeach Trump” to reflect the