Newsweek Fires Reporter After Misleading Thanksgiving Story Backfires

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Newsweek fired a reporter who wrote a misleading piece on President Trump. The story claimed, in the mocking way the media treats Trump, he would spend Thanksgiving tweeting and golfing.

It was another hit piece that backfired after Trump made a surprise trip to Afghanistan. The reporter updated the story after a bit but the damage was of course already done.

The reporter is now claiming she wrote and filed the story early and it wasn’t a hit piece and if that is her excuse it is a bad one as Trump made a surprise visit to the troops last year as well.

All presidents go visit the troops during Thanksgiving and it is always kept a secret.

From The Washington Examiner:

The Newsweek reporter who wrote an inaccurate story about President Trump’s Thanksgiving Day plans has been fired. The outlet’s original story claimed the president only planned on tweeting and golfing during his holiday break, neglecting to mention his trip to Afghanistan.

Newsweek’s Jessica Kwong, whose Twitter handle identifies her as a political reporter “covering Trump administration and family,” initially published the article Thursday morning, before the president’s trip to Afghanistan was announced publicly. The story’s initial headline was, “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”

“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,” a Newsweek representative told the Washington Examiner.

“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.”