The Press: The Winner Is ... Is ...

The morning after, the early edition of the Milwaukee Sentinel was selling secondhand for $20 a copy, the Chicago Tribune was preparing an editorial reminding readers of its own DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN gaffe, two television networks were sharing their humiliation with an audience of millions, and Jimmy Carter had snatched a memorable psychological victory in the Wisconsin Democratic primary. All this because in their race to be first, ABC and NBC had declared Congressman Morris Udall an upset winner instead of what he was about to be, a game loser.

It began at 8:27...

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