Scottish Newspaper Rewrites Trump's Inauguration As Episode Of 'The Twilight Zone'
This Friday, Donald Trump will be officially sworn in as President of the United States during an inauguration that despite being boycotted by the general public and performers, is still expected to be watched by millions around the world.
Billy Bragg, a musician from Essex in the United Kingdom, was reading the paper when he noticed that even the BBC will broadcast the event. But the Scottish Sunday Herald had a slightly different way of describing it...
The summary, written by Damian Love, has been shared more than 134,000 times on Facebook, it reads:
"After a long absence, The Twilight Zone returns with one of the most ambitious, expensive and controversial productions in broadcast history. Sci-fi writers have dabbled often with alternative history stories - among the most common is the "What If The Nazis Had Won The Second World War" setting - but this huge interactive virtual reality project, which will unfold on TV, in the press, and on Twitter over the next four years, sets out to build an ongoing alternative present."
"The story begins in a nightmarish version of 2017 in which huge sections of the US electorate have somehow been duped into voting to make Donald Trump president. It sounds far-fetched, and it is, but as it goes on it becomes more and more chillingly plausible. Today's feature-length opener concentrates on the gaudy inauguration of President Trump, and the stirrings of protest and despair surrounding the ceremony, while pundits speculate gravely on what lies ahead. It's a flawed piece, but a disturbing glimpse of the horrors we could stumble into, if we're not careful."
And people on both sides of the pond seem to be loving it.