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

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Posted By: M2, 12/1/2019 6:26:01 AM

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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cindiana 12/1/2019 6:45:39 AM (No. 249667)
The reporter was the only one responsible for the story being published? Nothing happens to the others in the chain?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: rightdog 12/1/2019 6:49:20 AM (No. 249671)
Meanwhile on the TV side of the propaganda machine, nothing happens to the talking heads that pushed the same narrative? Trump pranked and trolled them into reporting fake news, so it's his fault.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: George R. 12/1/2019 7:03:42 AM (No. 249685)
It's a good thing that the new outlet recognized that it should be more responsible, possibly starting a trend?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 12/1/2019 7:28:52 AM (No. 249703)
I don't get this. Newsweek has a long standing policy of publishing lies, knowing and intentionally about President Trump... on important stuff... Yet they fire this girl for snarking about what she thought he was going to do on his 'Thanksgiving vacation'. I think they fired her because she is asian. I think she should sue them for wrongful termination. It would be easy to prove that Newsweek (and pretty much every media outlet) regularly publishes lies about the President.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson 12/1/2019 7:33:45 AM (No. 249711)
You cannot get your credibility back by firing one scape goat.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: winnie1 12/1/2019 8:06:12 AM (No. 249741)
Journalists do this everyday they call it speculation. FIRE THEM ALL!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono 12/1/2019 11:12:17 AM (No. 249975)
How many reporters are actually employees any more? "Firing" in this case probably means little more than not buying the articles he submits for awhile.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: kono 12/1/2019 11:16:39 AM (No. 249981)
That was supposed to be "she" in #7. My bad.
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