Risking egg on face

Editors and reporters risk ending up with egg on their faces when they predict the outcome of an election. The Boston Globe takes this risk in its Oct. 26, 2016, page one, top story, with the headline: “Label for Nov. 8 not likely to be ‘landslide’.” The sub-head reads. “Even a big Clinton win would pale historically, political scientists say.” File this one for checking Nov. 9. As the TV news anchors say: “Time will tell.”

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