Newsweek Recalls 125,000 Copies of ‘Madam President’ Special Issue

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By – on November 10, 2016

Smug, contemptuous, condescending — egg meet face.

A red-faced Newsweek magazine was forced to retrieve from store shelves 125,000 prematurely released editions that ran the headline “Madam President” alongside a smiling face of Hillary Clinton – because, of course, she didn’t win.

The issues had been printed in anticipation of an easy Clinton win of the White House, as a way of commemorating the historic event. Unfortunately, Newsweek powers-who-be got ahead of themselves and apparently, in a sort of scoop-gone-bad, failed to take note that it was Donald Trump, not Clinton, who had won in a timely enough manner.

After noticing the most embarrassing error, which also seems to suggest a media bias, Newsweek raced to Twitter to shed responsibility.

“From the Editors,”Newsweek tweeted. “2 special edition covers for 2016 election outcomes were produced by a Newsweek licensee, Topix…

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