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The real reason Newsweek fired Kwong over Trump’s Thanksgiving

While Newsweek wants to sound magnanimous for firing Jessica Kwong over her article suggesting that Trump would probably just play golf and tweet over Thanksgiving she claims that the editors asked her to pen the story a week in advance. Pity the poor angel for not having access to Trump’s itinerary ahead of flying into a hot zone. CM guesses if her Twitter following was 706,200 instead of 7,062 she would still have a job at Newsweek.

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is rife in the mainstream media. So pitiful was Newsweek’s lame apology that it stuffed it down the bottom of the revised article. Kwong was mere cannon fodder so the magazine would look like it was taking proper action.

Assuming she doesn’t suffer from TDS, maybe Fox News or a conservative media outlet can snap her up. She claimed it was an honest mistake and to repost her original tweet with a picture of Trump in Afghanistan was at the very least eating a slice of humble pie. For that, she probably has more credibility than the entire editorial staff at Newsweek combined.

Really?

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Really? Does Newsweek honestly believe that 59% of Republicans don’t want a woman president in their lifetime? Could it be GOP supporters don’t want to see a woman made president solely on the basis of gender? Is that irrational?

It is highly conceivable that many Republicans would back someone like US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, if she ever runs given her strength and purpose, regardless of how appalled Democrats might be. Even worse, the Democrats would die a thousand deaths knowing her Native American/Sikh background would singlehandedly outflank almost any identity driven political candidates the DNC could field itself.  To be thrashed at its own game when the opposition party doesn’t even know the rules. The irony!

However Newsweek would not be budged going straight down the line of how poor old Hillary Clinton was the innocent victim of rampant sexism. Aren’t Republicans bigger racists than sexists?

Newsweek’s Tim Marchin wrote,

Clinton’s candidacy was, of course, a big moment for women in U.S. politics. No other woman has ever earned the nomination of one of the major parties. After her loss in the election—to a man accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct—2017 became a year that was, in many ways, defined by women leaders…Millions of people took to the streets across the world in the Women’s March shortly after Trump’s inauguration. More recently, the #MeToo movement has helped shed light on just how many women have suffered from harassment, discrimination and assault. The movement has also revealed accusations against a number of men in positions of power.”

Marchin would have been far better off  conceding that Clinton’s campaign of identity politics (Obama 2.0) was on the ballot paper. It wasn’t wanted. The electorate preferred to place a serial p*ssy grabbing silver back with an agenda that better suited their needs.

Marchin might have reflected that Clinton ran her campaign like a coronation rather than a democratic election and deplorables voted for the guy who actually made the effort to see them. He may have pondered that even having an advantage of getting the questions before hand (aka cheating) saw her lose. To have her husband randomly meet the Attorney General on an airport tarmac days before the FBI testimony. Mere coincidence and who wouldn’t talk about the grandkids? It had nothing to do with her gender. It had nothing to do with those darned white women controlled by their red-necked husbands on voting day. She was an awful candidate.

More shameless clickbait journalism which tries to shame Republicans with a gotcha question bound to have wide interpretation. Here’s an idea for the Democrats – run a better candidate.