Newsweek gaffe: Madam President Hillary Clinton
NEWSWEEK has been forced into an embarrassing recall after a publishing partner sent out 125,000 copies of its Madam President issue designed to celebrate Hillary Clinton's win.
Although Topix Media had also prepared a Donald Trump version it thought it was safe to dispatch only the version detailing "Hillary Clinton's historic journey to the White House", as the cover put it.
"Like everybody else, we got it wrong," Tony Romando, chief executive of Topix Media, told The New York Post.
From the Editors: 2 special edition covers for 2016 election outcomes were produced by a Newsweek licensee, Topix Media, and not by Newsweek pic.twitter.com/MwC4RytGbC— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 7, 2016
The edition appeared on shelves on Tuesday but was hastily withdrawn.
"All wholesalers and retailers have been asked to return any issues they have as we need to clear room for [150,000 copies of] the President Trump issue," said Mr Romando.
"We expect it to sell very well as there is obviously a great demand."
He said only 17 copies were sold.
Mrs Clinton was even spotted signing a copy at an eve of election event in Pittsburgh.