This Week In History: Dewey Wins

November 2, 1945:The Chicago Tribune runs the headline: “Dewey Defeats Truman,” which turned outto be not quite accurate.
In 1945, such a faux pas by the press was considered a majorembarrassment.
In 2011, the same error would be defended as the appropriateopinion of journalists whose real responsibility is to mirror the feelings oftheir viewers rather than degrade themselves with the musty academic facistfactism of the opposing side.
We’ve come a long way.
Just my thoughts,
Sean
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