WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Who could forget that embarrassing headline in The Chicago Daily Tribune on November 3, 1948 when the newspaper ran the banner headline, “Dewey Defeats Truman?”
The opposite was true, however. President Harry S. Truman won an upset victory over Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election.
One would think that newspapers of today will do all they can to prevent a repeat of that 1948 fiasco. But not The Washington Post.
The Post is so confident that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will win in a landslide over her Republican opponent Donald Trump in November 8’s U.S. presidential election that it had decided to print its November 9, 2016 edition in advance.
Sources close to Jeff Bezos, owner of The Post, said that the newspaper had pre-printed 1 Million copies, about three times its average daily circulation. Bezos said their November 9 edition will sell like hot cakes.
The headline reads: “Madam President!”