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The incident might have been forgotten, except that when Truman was pa...

wikipedia - 10 Nov 2016
The incident might have been forgotten, except that when Truman was passing through St. Louis on the way to Washington two days later, he stepped to the rear platform of his train car, the Ferdinand Magellan, and was handed a copy of the Tribune early edition. Happy to exult in the paper's error, he held it up for the photographers gathered at the station, and the famous picture (in several versions) was taken. Henning's obituary in 1966, published in the Tribune, makes no mention of the event.
dewey defeats truman

Notebook: One for the money, two for the show

Sandusky Register - 15 Aug 2018
Dewey defeats Truman,” or “Trump thumps Hillary.” Everything changes, everything stays the same. The Register covers the Melon Fest, and the elections. From our local debates to our daily campaign coverage, nobody provides more information about your ...
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The press isn't the enemy, it's the protector

CNN - 03 Aug 2018
A few for the political press that come to mind include "Dewey Defeats Truman," the botched banner headline on the Chicago Daily Tribune front page after President Harry S Truman defeated Thomas Dewey in 1948; the less-than-incisive coverage by many ...
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Clemons: Kemp has momentum on his side

Covington News - 21 Jul 2018
You probably know the picture I'm referring to: Truman was elected in 1948 in such an upset over Thomas Dewey that the Chicago paper printed its first edition with the banner headline DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN. But I'm feeling pretty confident Cagle won't ...
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WAGUESPACK: Dewey Defeats Truman

The Hayride - 04 Dec 2017
Unfortunately, they can also be confusing…misleading…or sometimes flat out wrong. The most extreme American example of this happened on November 3, 1948. The banner headline of that morning's Chicago Daily Tribune read, “Dewey Defeats Truman.
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A 'Dewey Defeats Truman' Lesson for the Digital Age

New York Times - 09 Nov 2016
All the dazzling technology, the big data and the sophisticated modeling that American newsrooms bring to the fundamentally human endeavor of presidential politics could not save American journalism from yet again being behind the story, behind the ...
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Clinton-Trump Probably Won't Be The Next 'Dewey Defeats Truman'

FiveThirtyEight - 18 Oct 2016
We're getting to that point in the presidential campaign — with one candidate leading by a lot — when the losing candidate's supporters start to bring up the 1948 election — the one with the famous “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline when the polls were ...
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Boston Globe has Dewey-defeats-Truman moment - 06 Feb 2017
Most people thought the Falcons had beaten the Patriots. Including the leading newspaper in Boston. Via Field Yates of, an early edition of the Boston Globe declared victory for the Falcons with a headline that proclaimed: A Bitter End ...
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Tom Kacich: Our own 'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment

Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - 02 Nov 2016
There is a famous photograph of a beaming President Harry Truman holding a Nov. 3, 1948, Chicago Tribune with the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman." By the time that photo was taken, two days later at a train station in St. Louis, Truman had won ...
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NOVAK: No “Dewey defeats Truman” effect in 2016

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - 03 Nov 2016
In 1948, N.Y. Gov. Thomas Dewey defeated President Harry Truman to become the 34th president of the United States. Or so claimed the Chicago Tribune, in one of the biggest mea culpas in campaign reporting history, perhaps second only to the Literary ...
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Letters to the Editor

NWAOnline - 10 Jul 2018
Election night both men were declared losers. Truman went to bed believing Thomas Dewey was the winning candidate. The Chicago Tribune was so sure it printed the morning newspaper headlined: "Dewey Defeats Truman." Truman won in a squeaker.
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Polls as accurate as they have ever been, study says

The Guardian - 14 Mar 2018
There are famous errors of the postwar US – [the] 'Dewey defeats Truman' election, and the polls getting it wrong then, or [in the UK] the 1970 election or the 1992 election.” Wells said pollsters are often playing catch-up to change their methods of ...

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