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The headline on the homepage, in bold, red, 72-point font, read: "NH GOES RACIST SEXIST XENOPHOBIC"

The story, essentially an indictment of New Hampshire voters for choosing Trump, is in keeping with an editorial stance the website has had for weeks

CNN —  

Huffington Post took a visceral and aggressive approach to Donald Trump’s victory in New Hampshire on Tuesday night, blasting the GOP front-runner as a “racist, sexist demagogue.”

The headline on the homepage, in bold, red, 72-point font, reads: “NH GOES RACIST SEXIST XENOPHOBIC.” The headline on the story: “A Racist, Sexist Demagogue Just Won The New Hampshire Primary.”

The story, essentially an indictment of New Hampshire voters for choosing Trump, is in keeping with an editorial stance the website has had for weeks.

In late January, Huffington Post announced that all of its Trump-related articles would include an editor’s note reading, “Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims – 1.6 billion members of an entire religion – from entering the U.S.”

While the editorial stance may delight Trump’s detractors, it is viewed by many members of the political press corps as unbecoming of an outlet that bills itself as a news organization.

Huffington Post had initially covered Trump’s campaign in its Entertainment section, though that approach became too complicated as Trump’s bid gained steam and emerged as one of the most significant political stories of the 2016 cycle.

Huffington Post wasn’t the only media organization to indict New Hampshire voters. The New York Daily News, long an outspoken critic of Trump, revealed that Wednesday’s headline will be: “DAWN OF THE BRAIN DEAD: Trump comes back to life with N.H. win as mindless zombies turn out in droves.”