In a statement obtained by CNN, Newsweek Media Group said that "No information regarding the company's content, stories, personnel or sources was given and Newsweek Media Group has been assured by the DA's office that the investigation is not about any content-related issues." And yet, if nothing that was on the servers was the target of the raid, one wonders what the raid was for, or if Newsweek is just applying the same "fake news" standard to official statements that many have accused it of using for its overall content.
Newsweek said it allowed the district attorney's office to access the company's computer servers on location for a "technical inspection". Right: a "technical inspection" in which over a dozen cops were present.
"Consistent with its expressed policy regarding law enforcement, Newsweek Media Group, a responsible media company, will continue to cooperate with the DA's office to the fullest extent" the statement concluded.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office declined to comment.