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Newsweek Fires Journalist Responsible for False Story About President Trump’s Thanksgiving

US President Donald Trump shares a Thanksgiving dinner with US troops at Bagram Air Field during a surprise visit on November 28, 2019 in Afghanistan. (Photo by Olivier Douliery / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)



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Newsweek has fired the journalist who was responsible for the false story that President Donald Trump spent Thanksgiving “tweeting” and “golfing,” when in fact the president was secretly traveling to Afghanistan to surprise U.S. troops for the holiday.

Newsweek told Breitbart News in a statement that the magazine has moved away from “knee-jerk political snarkiness” to focus on real reporting.

A Newsweek journalist was terminated Friday after an article entitled, “How is Trump Spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing, and More” by Jessica Kwong was published Thursday morning. The piece sparked major backlash, as President Trump had actually been landing in Afghanistan, where he surprised American troops for Thanksgiving.

“The problem with this story is that it didn’t contain reporting,” said a Newsweekspokesperson to Breitbart News in a statement. “It was published before Thanksgiving was over. We are trying to pull Newsweek away from that, and into reporting.”

The article was later updated to reflect the president’s visit, changing the headline to: “How Did Trump Spend Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing–and Surprising U.S. Troops in Afghanistan,” along with an added footnote stating that the story had been “substantially updated and edited at 6:17 p.m. EST to reflect the president’s surprise trip to Afghanistan” via additional reporting by James Crowley.

In an email statement to Breitbart News, the spokesperson added the following:

Newsweek investigated the failures that led to the publication of the inaccurate report that President Trump spent Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing rather than visiting troops in Afghanistan. The story has been corrected and the journalist responsible has been terminated. We will continue to review our processes and, if required, take further action.

“From the start of her tenure as editor in chief of Newsweek, Nancy Cooper has moved the newsroom toward strong reporting, such as the scoop on Baghdadi’s killing, and away from knee-jerk political snarkiness,” added the spokesperson. “This story did not meet the standards she has set.”

Newsweek also confirmed to Breitbart News that the journalist was terminated specifically for the inaccurate Thanksgiving story about President Trump.

With regards to any editors or other individuals who were involved in the process of publishing the piece, the spokesperson said that Newsweek is “still continuing review, and will take further action if necessary.”

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Oh wow


that sucks to be her

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Let the talking heads roll!

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Doesn’t matter, she will fail up as most will view her as a martyr in the war against Trump. 

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Good. Matt?

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The whole industry needs a good douching
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MAGA!!!! TDS is still going strong with the far left nutcases lol.
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Just got herself a CNN anchor position.....smart career move....

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Kwong is wong?
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Actual journalists are rare these days.

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It met the standards enough to post it, though...

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Shes hot

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Can’t wait for that reporter to blog when tRump goes to prison. 


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The headline was changed to “tweeting , golfing and visiting Afghanistan...”

did he actually golf?  How can he be golfing if he is traveling to Afghanistan to be with soldiers on thanksgiving? 

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Good for Newsweek, at least someone's trying.


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Dirtywhiteboy -

Good for Newsweek, at least someone's trying.


They realize the game is up and have taken corrective measures to align themselves with a winning party or take a step back and not move in either direction. 

Which is what every outfit calling themselves the news media should of been doing all along. Their strategy (all of them) have failed at removing Trump and their antics to sway the general public opinion of him have been even more disasterous. It doesnt matter who or how much they wanted the man gone, its pretty apparent that a very large faction of the voting populace is starting to reign in their bullshit. 

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Newsweek was literally purchased for a dollar back in 20010 and is basically an offshoot of leftwing propaganda outlet, the Daily Beast.
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In other news, "CNN signs recently fired Newsweek reporter to 1 hour prime time show to air twice per day for 7 days a week"

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Shes hot

Be right back... using imagination

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Nitecrawler -

Doesn’t matter, she will fail up as most will view her as a martyr in the war against Trump. 

Featured blue twitter mark at theroot or some shit

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Squatdog - Newsweek was literally purchased for a dollar back in 20010 and is basically an offshoot of leftwing propaganda outlet, the Daily Beast.

I saw the movie 10,000 BC and don't ever remember Newsweek being talked about.