MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on the Fox Business program After The Bell on Monday to discuss the strange Boston Globe fake front-page mocking what “President Trump” was doing in the White House.
Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller praised the stunt as " a very creative response to make people pay attention to what Donald Trump has been saying," but Bozell wasn’t having it, calling it "journalistically dysfunctional" as Fox Business host Melissa Francis pointed out the Globe’s precarious business situation:
MELISSA FRANCIS: The New York Times once tried to save them in 2001. They paid $1.1 billion for the paper. Just three years ago they ended up selling it for $60 million. You can barely get an apartment in Manhattan for that price. They had to off-load the Globe for a 95% loss on their investment. So it is a struggling paper. But they say it is an exercise in taking a man at his word and taking the ideas to their logical conclusion. They could have done the same thing to Bernie Sanders and had, you know, taken us to the socialist extreme, but they didn't. They chose Trump....
BOZELL: It is journalistically dysfunctional what they did, in the sense that yes, it is an editorial and all that, but the editorial they ran was a serious commentary, and by the way I think the entire Republican Party is grateful to The Boston Globe for giving it advice. But it was a serious attempt at an editorial. This thing, as you said is The Onion. So I don't know where this paper is coming from? What point exactly it is trying to make? Because one side is silly and one side is supposed to be serious.
Bozell later added: “If I were Donald Trump, if I were Donald Trump here right now I would point out he got highest percentage of the campaign in Massachusetts.”