Philippine Daily Inquirer apologizes for publishing fake TIME cover featuring P-Noy, says it was "an honest mistake"
As President Benigno Aquino III was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, the Philippine Daily Inquirer chose to publish a "fake cover" of the said magazine with P-Noy as the cover subject.
As President Benigno Aquino III was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, the Philippine Daily Inquirer inadvertently published a "fake" version of the said magazine’s cover with P-Noy as the cover. The "fake cover" (screenshot above) appeared on the front page of the Inquirer’s April 20 issue. It had this caption: "PRESIDENT AQUINO on Time magazine cover: ’I’m just the face of the whole country.’"
That same day, Inquirer editor-in-chief Letty Jimenez Magsanoc issued a statement saying, "We stand corrected. It was an honest mistake." It turned out that the P-Noy TIME cover image that the Inquirer used was an Internet meme.
For the record, P-Noy is not on the cover of the TIME magazine issue with the "100 Most Influential People in the World" list. He is simply part of the list. TIME magazine has released seven covers for the said issue, each featuring an individual on the list.