A Con Game, Indeed


Looks like the smarty pants folks over at Newsweak let one slip by their steel trap minds.  In this week’s issue, dedicated to shilling for President Barry (as usual), they ran a photo of their fearless leader and inadvertently included the caption ‘The Confidence Game.’

Evidently, nobody at Newsweak knows that a ‘confidence game’ is defined as…

confidence game

any swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the confidence of the victim, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or the like.
Also called, British, confidence trick.

More colloquially, a ‘con game.’

Yes, Newsweak is right, but for the wrong reasons!