A bitter headline

The Boston Globe committed the basic error of journalism yesterday (Feb. 6, 2017) by publishing a banner headline before a game ended. The headline, “A BITTER END,” was over a story based on the New England Patriots trailing the Atlanta Falcons by 25 points at half-time. The early editions were distributed in Florida. As just about every American knows, the Patriots made a fantastic come-back to win the game, and putting the Globe on an egg-on-the-face standing with the Chicago Tribune’s classic 1948 presidential election headline: “Dewey Defeats Truman.”

I have not been able to copy the online fotos of the Globe’s goof, but you can see it and read Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr’s views. He’s a wild man, but it shows we can thank the media gods that Boston is still a two-daily town.


Those Florida Globe editions will undoubtedly be offered on eBay.

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