I understand you folks have to make up titles for letters to the editor, and are under pressure to capture the essence of the letter in a three word blurb.
However, titling someone’s letter “Rape of America,” especially when the word “rape” or anything like it doesn’t appear in the text, isn’t cool. If Mr. Coalson wants to compare Obama to sexual assault, or Hitler, or black sitcom characters, then he’ll do so himself in his letter. You shouldn’t do it for him.
This is assuming he didn’t request that title; and even in that case couldn’t you have politely refused and tried to steer him toward something else?
EDIT: Scott’s informed me that, indeed, it was Mr. Coalson who requested the title “Rape of America.” In that case, the Globe is forgiven and we can once again feel safe laughing at this teabagger’s typical lack of proportion and class.