The Second Presidential Debate — In Emojis

It's a cartoonish political event, conveyed in cartoonish little icons

Illustration: Tara Jacoby
Oct 09, 2016 at 10:02 PM ET

Has there ever been a run-up to a debate as bizarre and grotesque as this one? After a weekend spent discussing Donald Trump’s appalling comments about women caught on a hit microphone, Trump finally struck back by hosting a pre-debate Facebook Live with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault. We gave this event the respectable treatment it deserves, using emojis to explain the tone and content of the second presidential debate in St. Louis. Here’s what we saw: