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