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timosman
12-04-2016, 04:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtPmnXRjKcE


Before the actual election, Newsweek printed and delivered 125,000 copies of the special commemorative edition in anticipation of a Hillary Clinton victory. Tucker Carlson gives Newsweek's political editor Matt Cooper an opportunity to explain how this happened.


Tucker Carlson:
“Well this is pretty embarrassing. Newsweek was forced to recall 125,000 copies of a special Madam President edition. Two versions were printed. One for Trump and one for Clinton. But only the Clinton version was sent to newsstands on election night. How’d that happen? Here now is Matt Cooper, political editor for Newsweek. Matt, it’s great to see you.”

Matt Cooper:
“Newsweek, like a lot of publications puts out special commemorative issues. You’ve probably seen them on the newsstands. You know, 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Or, you know, we have one out about Harrison Ford’s acting career. This is a big part of the magazine business now. And what we did for the election was, the company that we subcontract to, as you said in the intro, produced two editions. One, President Trump, the other, Madam President. The Madam President one mistakenly went out, which was the first embarrassment. That should never have happened. But, really, as you say, the writing in this is, shall we say, not up to the editorial standards of Newsweek.”

Tucker Carlson:
“Well, it’s pure throne sniffing. I mean it’s just like DNC talking points. So who on your staff wrote that?”

Matt Cooper:
“Well, no one on our staff wrote it. Again, we subcontract out to a company.”

Tucker Carlson:
“But when you read it before it went out, what did you say?”

Matt Cooper:
“Well, no, we didn’t and that’s part of the problem.”

Tucker Carlson:
“You didn’t read it before it went out?”

Matt Cooper:
“See, we subcontract these commemorative issues to a company. And this is pretty common in the magazine business. So, it’s sort of been done on a separate track and we did not review it before it went out.”

Tucker Carlson:
“Well but, what if they had reprinted Mein Kampf or something?”

Matt Cooper:
“Well, if they reprinted Mein Kampf, that would have been even worse. There’s no question. Look, even though we didn’t, you know, over at regular Newsweek didn’t put it our, you know, we are ultimately responsible for the name.”

Zippyjuan
12-05-2016, 02:33 PM
Newsweek was not responsible for the issue. It is a company which licenses such publications you see at the checkout stands in the grocery store. They also had one prepared on a Trump victory.


This is a big part of the magazine business now. And what we did for the election was, the company that we subcontract to, as you said in the intro, produced two editions. One, President Trump, the other, Madam President.

enhanced_deficit
12-05-2016, 05:51 PM
That sounds very credible.

In other news, NYT, WaPo, O'Really Factor all read their news editions after sold to public/broadcast.

http://img1-azcdn.newser.com/square-image/204970-20150604134336/judith-miller-no-i-didnt-start-the-iraq-war.jpeg

http://www.fair.org/new/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/Oreilly_troops_or_shut_up_WME-300x177.jpg

timosman
12-25-2016, 12:56 AM
Newsweek was not responsible for the issue. It is a company which licenses such publications you see at the checkout stands in the grocery store. They also had one prepared on a Trump victory.

Thank you for correcting the record. You are, as always, absolutely correct.

oyarde
12-25-2016, 09:20 AM
Mein Kampf reprint by newsweek worse than Clinton presidency ? I dunno about that , we need a poll .

Zippyjuan
12-25-2016, 03:25 PM
Thank you for correcting the record. You are, as always, absolutely correct.

Thank you for bumping old story with new, important information update.