Closing the loop on this story. IMO Newsweek was an insider for people rigging the election. Now they are CYA by calling themselves “stupid”. Important to note that THERE WAS NO TRUMP VERSION waiting in the wings. The fact that they had to recall their rags already on the shelves nullifies the notion that we were seeing a preliminary leaked cover. Truth is, it WAS shipped ahead of time. And the “whistleblower” bookstore employee with a cell phone was probably true.Ooops! Newsweek pulls 125,000 mags with ‘President Clinton’ on front from newsstands
November 10, 2016Pollsters and pundits across the world were left flabbergasted after Mr Trump swept to victory as Mrs Clinton’s campaign failed in critical swing states.
Newsweek pre-picks winner, sends ‘Madam President’ issue to stores – company calls it a ‘business decision’ https://t.co/1HnLRUlQIq
— BIZPAC Review (@BIZPACReview) November 9, 2016
Newsweek and a publishing partner prematurely shipped out 125,000 copies of the souvenir issue to newsstands across the US ahead of the election result.
Speaking to Sky News, Newsweek’s editor in chief Jim Impoco said: “It is quite astonishing, no one saw this coming.
“The polling was so overwhelmingly in Hillary Clinton’s favour we went ahead and made a magazine I hope none of you will ever see.”
At this point in the discussion he held up the copy of Newsweek which was recalled.Impoco added: “This [the magazine] was first cited as evidence by the Donald Trump camp that the election was rigged now it is simply cited as evidence that we are stupid.”