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And my Dewey Defeats Truman" article had already gone to print.
WILMINGTON - The last time something looked this certain, somebody wrote a headline that screamed, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN.
Ever since The Chicago Daily Tribune confidently proclaimed "Dewey Defeats Truman" in 1948, print journalists have been well aware of the pitfalls of publishing on the eve of an election.
It shows Harry Turman with a huge smile, holding up an early edition of the post-Election Day 1948 Chicago Tribune with its banner headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman."
Predicting political races is a fool's errand - remember "Dewey Defeats Truman"?
The editor will just be praying he doesn't make the same mistake as the the Chicago Tribune back in 1948 when it backed Republican Thomas E Dewey to beat Harry S Truman, with the headline "Dewey Defeats Truman".
The Morning After: Press Ponders McCain Win, Clinton Upset -- 'Dewey Defeats Truman' Revisited?
Heeding his forecast, the Chicago Daily Tribune churned out newspapers with the now-famous headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman." Gallup's polls had led him astray because, among other things, he had failed to include people who did not own telephones--a significant social indicator at the time--and therefore couldn't answer his calls.
Truman was photographed holding a copy of that day's Chicago Daily Tribune with the banner headline 'Dewey Defeats Truman'.
Truman, who had been serving as vice president when FDR died in 1945 and had himself been deeply unpopular, was also elected in his own right--unexpectedly, as we know from the iconic and premature "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline.
"This is the 'Dewey Defeats Truman' of racism," Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith tweeted Monday about the Times' front page, referencing the Chicago Daily Tribune's infamous headline gaffe that incorrectly reported the results of the 1948 presidential election.
So confident in their analysis were they that the paper went to print with the headline: "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." Suffice to say there's a wonderful picture of the victorious Truman posing with it.