PEDDLING ‘MADAM PRES­I­DENT’

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Some peo­ple still have great expectations for a cer­tain Demo­crat. The canny few who man­aged to get a copy of Newsweek’s now-re­called “Madam Pres­i­dent” spe­cial edi­tion pub­lished Nov. 8 are hope­ful they can cap­i­tal­ize on a re­port which fea­tures the sub­ti­tle “Hil­lary Clin­ton’s his­toric jour­ney to the White House,” and a glow­ing por­trait of the for­mer pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee.

The mag­a­zine has been priced as high as $500 on eBay; some news re­ports even claimed that some are fake. Nev­erth­less, the glo­ri­ous but er­ro­neous pub­li­ca­tion is now be­ing ped­dled by mul­ti­ple on­line deal­ers who some­how snagged a copy be­fore the lot was hus­tled back to Newsweek within hours of Pres­i­den­t­elect Don­ald Trump’s vic­tory. About 125,000 of the com­mem­o­ra­tive is­sues were pub­lished; the few sur­viv­ing copies have achieved some sort of his­toric status, with most sellers de­scrib­ing their of­fer­ing as “un­read” or “in mint con­di­tion.” The pub­lic is in­ter­ested. Some offers al­ready have drawn mul­ti­ple bids.

And lucky for Newsweek. The news or­ga­ni­za­tion also had a ver­sion for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump ready to go, also tout­ing his “his­toric jour­ney.”

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