Pecker’s strong hand was evident last Wednesday, current staffers told The Daily Beast, in two cover stories about the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection in both the National Enquirer and Globe that were published the same day as Joe Biden was being sworn in as the 46th president.
With cover lines blaming the attempted coup on “WHITE SUPREMACISTS” (National Enquirer) and “NEO-NAZI ASSASSINS” (Globe), the two tabloids didn’t even bother to mention the twice-impeached Trump who is facing his second Senate trial next month—an historical first for an American president—for allegedly inciting the lethal riot in which five people died, including a Capitol police officer.
“When you run stories like the Capitol riots and not mention Trump, it raises eyebrows. Why is Pecker still protecting Trump?” demanded an A360 Media employee who, like others who spoke to The Daily Beast, asked not to be further identified out of concern for corporate reprisals. “I’m surprised no one has called out Pecker for his support of Trump.”