Newsweek reporter fired after 'inaccurate' story about Trump's Thanksgiving schedule

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    Whattheheck
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    Newsweek said Saturday that the magazine had fired a writer assigned to cover President Trump and his family after the reporter wrote an article about the president’s Thanksgiving plans that did not initially include his trip to Afghanistan to meet with U.S. service members.

    The magazine told the Washington Examiner in a statement that reporter Jessica Kwong was fired after the magazine’s editors 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,” said Newsweek’s spokesperson.

    Kwong told the Examiner’s Mike Brest in an interview that she wrote the article before Trump’s plans to visit Afghanistan were made public and contended that an on-duty editor failed to update her article after the president’s trip was announced.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/472546-newsweek-reporter-fired-after-inaccurate-story-about-trumps-thanksgiving

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    a little weird
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    Seems like a stupid thing to get fired over.  Especially considering how many other “inaccurate” reports get put out by the MSM all the time (for example Russiagate, Venezuela, Bolivia, Syrian gas attack, etc.).

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      Absolutely! I’d say something else is going on that will not get reported than such an innocuous mistake as that.

      ‘Cause that's what it would be. "Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death? Tea and cake or death!" Students with beards, (mimes demonstrating with picket signs) "Tea and cake or death! Tea and cake or death! Little Red Cookbook! Little Red Cookbook!" ‘Cause, "Cake or death?" That's a pretty easy question. Anyone could answer that.

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