Newsweek Calls It: "Madam President Clinton" Hits The Shelves Due To A "Business Decision"

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With still over a day to go until the earliest possible result from tomorrow's presidential election, a part of the blogosphere and conservative media was up in arms over a commemorative Newsweek cover depicting "Madam President" which appeared in print as early as Saturday.

As Infowars reported, a Twitter user who works at a bookstore tweeted the images with the comment, “I work at a bookstore and we typically get magazines early and lookie what we got here.” and then adds that "her Twitter account was subsequently deleted after reporter Luke Costin chastised her for “fueling Trumpists’ hysteria about “rigged” #Election2016.”

The website adds that "Trump supporters reacted to the images with a mixture of anger and disbelief."

We were initially skeptical: the more likely - and innocent - explanation was that Newsweek had simply prepared not one but two commemorative editions as a contingency, one in case Hillary wins, the other profiling a Trump victory, so they are ready to be distributed bright and early on Wednesday morning. And, we would expect, both editions would have already been printed and ready for pick up.

To an extent, some of this skepticism was allayed on Monday afternoon when CNN on Monday afternoon asked Newsweek editor Jim Impoco to comment on the cover flap, who responded simply: By sending a picture of the President Trump version of the cover.

As CNN explains to its slower readers, "this is the media version of World Series keepsakes that were on sale in Cleveland and Chicago last week. Street vendors printed "Cubs win" and "Indians win" T-shirts, then trashed the Indians shirts after the Cubs won Game 7."

There is just one very notable difference: in the case of the World Series, there were two sets of shirts created. However, in the case of the infamous Newsweek special edition, the publishing company Topix, decided to print just one.

Guess which.

And this is where the "business decision" came in: according to CNN, "Topix made a business decision to only print the Clinton version ahead of time given that she is almost universally favored to win the election on Tuesday."

And the punchline:

"If Trump wins, the Clinton copies will be trashed and the Trump version will be rushed to the printing presses -- a simple business calculation, Romando said."

Yet inversely, if Hillary wins there will be no need to trash the Trump version as one simply has not been created, while the Clinton edition will have already been distributed and just waiting to be bought.

So yes, while for editorial purposes Newsweek "covered" its downside risk by preparing a "President Trump" edition - as otherwise it would be caught completely offside and forced to scramble to pack several days worth of work in a few late night hours - when it comes to its "business decisions" Newsweek has, as the "conspiracy fringe" accuses, already called the election. It wouldn't be the first time.

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Cursive's picture

Hopefully Newspeak won't survive another bankruptcy.  Don't change Trump, never change!  Give 'em hell!

Raffie's picture

Why am I not shocked.

Liberal's picture

AWESOME!  So this means I don't have to vote again?

My feet are so tired going from poll to poll and voting over and over again.

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

So what is that, like 20 copies?  Does anyone here buy this magazine? 

bidaskspread's picture

So that's what she looks like when she is healthy.

J S Bach's picture

"Madame #41144" in Sing Sing.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) J S Bach Nov 7, 2016 6:44 PM

Was it Newsweek that sold for $1 recently?  Not for a single copy of the gossip magazine but the entire corporation?

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD Nov 7, 2016 6:51 PM

Yeah ~ from one jew to another jew...

 

Yellen even printed the joobucks to assure the transaction was valid using LEGAL tender.

AlaricBalth's picture

"All Titanic Passengers Are Safe; Transferred in Lifeboats at Sea." Baltimore Evening Sun, April 15, 1912,

http://www.prattlibrary.org/uploadedImages/www/locations/central/social_...

johngaltfla's picture

Uh, thanks ZH, I think; I didn't even know Newsweek was still in business. Is Johnathan Alter still giving Bill Clinton blowjobs as a side gig?

JRobby's picture

There are individuals that read "Newsweek" still alive? Moribund cows that are just waiting for the pneumatic hammer.

POS written by whoring MSM lackey's that should be bared from writing a word ever again.

Jim in MN's picture

Talk about an overconfident Clinton, she's even celebrating with appropriate undies:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-37897103

Hitler's wife's knickers sold at auction
WordSmith2013's picture

What do you expect when they are litewrally on the Clinton payroll ? !

 

 

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=55494

 

Wikileaks: Long List of MSM Reporters On Clinton Campaign Payroll!
yippee kiyay's picture
yippee kiyay (not verified) WordSmith2013 Nov 7, 2016 11:34 PM

It's all rigged. http://bit.ly/1p1jKnr

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techies-r-us (not verified) yippee kiyay Nov 7, 2016 11:35 PM

Agree.

lonnng's picture
lonnng (not verified) techies-r-us Nov 7, 2016 11:36 PM

Yet, they label it "elections".

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fleur de lis's picture

Well at least we can thank NoAccurateNewsweek for outing themselves as Clinton concubines.

They just can't contain themselves.

Can you imagine what the media will be like when she is holding court in the White House?

The msm will be so wildly delirious that they will look like monkeys on crack.

East Indian's picture

"To an extent, some of this skepticism was allayed on Monday afternoon when CNN on Monday afternoon asked Newsweek editor Jim Impoco to comment on the cover flap, who responded simply: By sending a picture of the President Trump version of the cover."

 

But the Clinton version reached the shops and the Trump version didn't...

Jim in MN's picture

No upvotes on Eva Braun's panties. 

I am for once disappointed in my fellow ZHers.

Maybe the cognitive dissonance overload was just too much this time.  Sorry.

monk27's picture

Excuse me, but what is "Newsweek" ?

fleur de lis's picture

Just another Bolshevik propaganda rag.

You're not missing anything.

Unless you need liner for the bird cage.

It's good for that much.

effendi's picture

"Newsweek" is a famous magazine like "Life". They both have a similar level of circulation.

NoPension's picture

I'm sure "Her" Nobel Peace Prize is already engraved. They're breaking it out of storage, and dusting it off, as we speak.

kiwigal's picture

"Peace for our time." Neville Chamberlain 1938. 

Dormouse's picture

Boy did they get that one wrong! The Olimpic was substituted for the Titanic and had large steel plates riveted over the name. Somebody sure made a lot of loot on that insurance. I think Di Caprio was the only one who died so win, win right?

J S Bach's picture

How can anybody purchase this garbage? I wouldn't even wrap fish in it (well, maybe rotten fish).

847328_3527's picture

Bernie Sanders supporters got so screwed ... hopefully they turn out in droves tomorrow and vote for Hillary's enemies.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) 847328_3527 Nov 7, 2016 7:31 PM

Sanders 'supporters' are a bunch of DUPES who took the gefilte fish bait and believed they were getting something different than the normal run of the mill jew, who, afterwards, FLIPPED to being a HRC supporter, which was actually his pre determined role based upon a pre~arranged deal with the HIGHER higher up jews who control the Clintons...

fleur de lis's picture

Bernie's supporters will not vote for his enemies.

Bernie is telling them to vote for their own enemy.

And they will.

Dopey Bolshevik-lite liberals that they are.

caconhma's picture

If you are a Trump supporter, Newsweek wants you to stay home. 

It is their propaganda game.

MsCreant's picture

Might backfire and inflame some folks to vote.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Newsweek is clever - every single copy they printed will sell for their collectible value - just like a mint error coin - when Clinton loses.

For one week, it'll seem like 1975 again for Newsweek.

land_of_the_few's picture

I don't know but the title is surely 50% false advertising, I assume it actually comes out every 7 days otherwise they are in truly deep trouble with the meaning of it :D

Chris Dakota's picture

And after paying $1 for it, the new owners "We paid too much"

Moe Howard's picture

At a time a single issue cost about a buck, the whole organization was sold for a buck.

Chauncey Gardener's picture

Newsweak. Fixed it for ya. One dollah.

BuddyEffed's picture

The business strategy is a hope that Republicans will buy the magazines up pre-election in hopes that they can have a Dewey wins equivalent collectable.

MilwaukeeMark's picture

Normally, I wouldn't wipe my ass with their rag. Maybe now I will just for symbolic sake.