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Today's Election headline ...

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Claws for Concern, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    What did your paper go with for the Nov. 8, 2006 edition?

    House of Blues
     
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I have two questions related to the headline issue:
    1. My paper foolishly had a headline that read: "Republicans lose House, retain Senate."
    Obviously, that was wrong.
    So my second question is:
    Is this an example of newspapers becoming more irrevelant because by the time we go to press the results aren't fully calculated? Or was there just some very poor decision making in my newsroom last night?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Out here it was:

    IT'S D'S DAY. Inside: Blue's coups: Democrats' dog has day

    and

    Ritter wins easily;
    Dems grab House
     
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    It was an incredibly poor decision. I don't know when you guys put the paper to bed, but Dems were leading in both races still out when deadline hit.

    Never a good idea to make a declaration when all the results aren't in yet.
     
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    FRAUD AT POLLS
     
  6. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Dem's da breaks
     
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Well we are in the Central time zone and I know I saw on TV that the Republicans held the Senate around the time I left the office, of course at the bar CNN suddenly said it was tied, so I am guessing it was just terrible decision making.
     
  8. reformedhack

    reformedhack Active Member

    That's beautiful. Any opportunity to throw a Citizen Kane reference out there, you gotta take it.
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Dewey defeats Truman
     
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