I hope WaPo advertisers are happy with how much of THEIR money went into allowing this article to be published rather than focusing on real issues. Shame on the advertisers for supporting such irrelevant and trash bin news!
WHAT A WASTE OF NEWS SPACE AND REPORTING SKILLS!
So all the supported liberal in-home fake news sites copy/pasted this trash and flood the internet with garbage while REAL issues should have been the focus of advertising money: financial investments, United Nations, BREXIT, Philippines Radical Extermination, radical Islamic attacks, US Dollar, Bitcoin, Sex Slavery and Pedophilia, success stories of inventors….you name it any one of them holds more credence than this. Now WaPo articles which should have had preference are overridden by the irrelevant and ridiculous….no wonder US citizens call it “fake” news. We can’t even be sure the better articles are true.
A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It’s fake.
By David A. Fahrenthold
This article has been updated.The framed copy of Time magazine was hung up in at least five of President Trump’s clubs, from South Florida to Scotland. Filling the entire cover was a photo of Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump: The ‘Apprentice’ is a television smash!” the big headline said. Above the Time nameplate, there was another headline in all caps: “TRUMP IS HITTING ON ALL FRONTS . . . EVEN TV!”
This cover — dated March 1, 2009 — looks like an impressive memento from Trump’s pre-presidential career. To club members eating lunch, or golfers waiting for a pro-shop purchase, it seemed to be a signal that Trump had always been a man who mattered. Even when he was just a reality TV star, Trump was the kind of star who got a cover story in Time.
But that wasn’t true.
The Time cover is a fake.
There was no March 1, 2009, issue of Time magazine. And there was no issue at all in 2009 that had Trump on the cover.
In fact, the cover on display at Trump’s clubs, observed recently by a reporter visiting one of the properties, contains several small but telling mistakes. Its red border is skinnier than that of a genuine Time cover, and, unlike the real thing, there is no thin white border next to the red. The Trump cover’s secondary headlines are stacked on the right side — on a real Time cover, they would go across the top.
And it has two exclamation points. Time headlines don’t yell.
“I can confirm that this is not a real TIME cover,” Kerri Chyka, a spokeswoman for Time Inc., wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Time said that the magazine had asked the Trump Organization to remove the phony cover from the walls where it was on display.
It is not clear who created this fake Time cover — or why.
Its date might be a clue: March 1, 2009, was the season debut of Trump’s show “The Celebrity Apprentice.” But a transcript of that show offers no answers. In that episode, various B-list celebrities competed to sell cupcakes, and Trump fired comedian Andrew Dice Clay for poor performance. Nobody mentioned Time magazine.
While it’s not difficult to mock up a fake cover using graphic-design software, whoever made this one sought out real Time headlines, to add to the fake.
There are secondary headlines on the Trump cover that tout stories on President Barack Obama, climate change and the financial crisis. Two of those are taken from a real March 2, 2009, issue of Time, which featured actress Kate Winslet on the cover. But the issue makes no mention of Trump.
Another possible clue to the fake cover’s origins: The fake bar code on the bottom right. An identical bar code shows up online in a graphic-design tutorial posted in 2010, in which a Peruvian designer laid out how to make a fake Time cover — complete with this bar code, for extra realism. The graphic designer did not immediately respond to questions from The Post.
The Post found that the fake cover had been hung in at least four of Trump’s 17 golf clubs.
A copy of the fake cover also hangs in Champions, the Doral resort’s sports bar. It faces a framed cover of Fortune magazine from 2004, showing Trump’s face with the headline “Trumped.” That one is real.
In Virginia, the phony Time cover hangs on the wall of the members’ dining room at the Trump golf course in suburban Loudoun County, near Washington. Trump has visited that club more frequently since moving into the White House. In early June, the president ate lunch in that dining room with football star Peyton Manning and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).
Trump has bragged that he’s been on more Time covers than anyone. “I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine,” he said during a January speech at CIA headquarters.
That is wrong. Richard Nixon has appeared on far more than Trump.
According to Time magazine’s tally, Trump had been on the cover only once before he got into politics. That was in January 1989.
Francisco Alvarado in Doral, Nash Riggins in Turnberry, Yvonne Gordon in Doonbeg, Philip Bump in New York, Rob Kuznia in Rancho Palos Verdes and Alice Crites in Washington contributed to this report.
Read complete article HERE.
Trump’s bogus Time cover — the fake news that launched an army of memes
June 28 at 9:16 AM
It didn’t take long for real news about President Trump’s fake news, in the form of a sham Time magazine cover, to light up the Internet.
It also memorialized them, with the fake magazine covers it created in kind.
I found trump’s real one pic.twitter.com/Pcu5pXmSTR
Isn’t it amazing…..this idiot has devoted so much time, effort, and such to a topic that is really not relevant to what is happening in the world today. Where are the posts discussing how the ANTIFA are being violent at rallies? What about the Sander’s lawsuit? How about the Maxine Waters misuse of campaign funds to pay her own family member? Geez…these people and in particular David Fahrenthold seem to have no grasp of the reality of today’s “real news.”
He needs to find a new job and stop writing if the ONLY thing he has to write about is Trump…Trump….Trump. I would maybe listen IF the man talked about policies, breaking news from around the world, or something but NOOOOO all he has on his mind appears to be the exact same regurgitation of “Never Trump memes” that only the liberals are interested in. I will commend him for one change–he actually posted his “source” by name unlike past “sensationalist Trump” articles.
As for all those posted Times altered cover pages….Actually, a few are quite hilarious. However, all it tells me is that anyone with a minimum of competence in the programs to alter pictures has the ability to churn out BS within minutes or certainly an hour or two.
Washington Post advertisers need to have a discussion about actually allowing advertisers to be tied to this kind of garbage…wouldn’t they rather have “honest issues and reporting” attached to their names?
Guess not but then Washington Post should also be ashamed of this kind of garbage running under their banner…they USED to be a reliable source of decent reporters and reporting…
Now they are evolving into irrelevance and tripe.