Trump im­peach­ment head­line was BIG. What if he’s ac­quit­ted?

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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

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