It was a real “Dewey Beats Truman” moment.
The Washington Examiner reports that as many as 125,000 copies of the Newsweek cover featuring a beatific image of Hillary Clinton with the headline “Madam President” made it to the newsstands before being recalled:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 1, 2016
And now we know why.
As Fox News host Tucker Carlson found out when he interviewed Newsweek editor Matthew Cooper, the magazine’s own staff didn’t actually write the edition.
And they didn’t read it, either.
Not a typo. You read that right.
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Cooper explained that they have another company do special commemorative editions for the previously financially troubled online magazine:
“Well, no one on our staff wrote that. Again, we subcontract out to a company.”
Carlson said that surely they proof read the edition, right? Cooper answered:
“Well, we didn’t, and that’s part of the problem. We did not review it before it went out.”
A clearly flabbergasted Carlson wondered if Newsweek editors would have caught it if the subcontractor had printed something more derogatory next to Mrs. Clinton’s picture…like the words “Mein Kampf”:
“Well, if we’d printed ‘Mein Kampf’ that would have been worse.”
Aaaand then came the backlash. Over to you, Tucker, for an observation about “throne sniffing”:
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 1, 2016
Even Newsweek doesn't read Newsweek.
— Svensk (@Svenskey) December 1, 2016
Author, filmmaker, and conservative Dinesh D’Souza looked for the silver lining for Hillary Clinton supporters:
Democrats can take solace in the fact that all the MADAM PRESIDENT Christmas gifts will now be on the clearance rack
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 27, 2016
As a parent might tell their kids after a big boo boo, “Well, I guess you won’t be doing that again.”