Dewey Defeats Truman?2006 Version
Rather, this is a widespread failure of the entire media industry, and I want these creeps to be accountable with the hope that they will be more careful—a lot more careful—next time.
You'll note that The Washington Post is not included. In the early edition, it ran a page-one story by Ann Scott Tyson with the headline: "Miners found alive: W. Virginia Jubilant After 41-Hour Ordeal."
I didn't see that actual front page on the "Today's Front Pages" Web site; presumably a later edition was picked up. But the Post got it wrong on the front page, so you can add it to the Newspaper Hall of Shame that follows.
Here are the papers and their headlines:
Anniston Star: Miracles Happen in West Virginia
Montgomery Advertiser: Twelve Miners Found Alive
Tucson Arizona Daily Star: 12 of 13 miners found alive Scottsdale Tribune: 'They're alive!'
Contra Costa Times: 12 TRAPPED COAL MINERS FOUND ALIVE
Los Angeles Times: Suddenly, There Is Joy: 12 Miners Found Alive
Aurora Daily Sun: Miners found alive
Colorado Springs Gazette: Miners found alive
Rocky Mountain News: 'They're alive!'
New London Day: A 'Miracle' In West Virginia
Hartford Courant: THEY'RE ALIVE
Meriden Record-Journal: Miracle in WVa mine: 12 found alive
Waterbury Republican-American: They're Alive
Wilmington News Journal: 'They're Alive': 12 of 13 miners survive ordeal
Daytona Beach News-Journal: 12 MINERS FOUND ALIVE
Melbourne Florida Today: Miner miracle: 12 alive
Bradenton Herald: 12 MINERS FOUND ALIVE
Miami Herald: MINERS ALIVE
Panama City News Herald: 12 men found alive in mine
Ft. Myers News-Press: 12 found alive in W.Va. mine
Orlando Sentinel: "THEY'RE ALIVE!"
Pensacola News Journal: 12 WVa. miners found alive
Vero Beach Press Journal: 'They're alive': 12 of 13 miners survive
St. Petersburg Times: 'THEY'RE ALIVE'
Stuart News: 'They're alive': 12 of 12 miners survive
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
- Allen G. Breed
- Anderson Cooper
- Bennett K. Hatfield
- Bill Hemmer
- Bobby Bowden
- Donald S
- Franklin Roosevelt
- Gloria Vanderbilt
- Harry S
- Jack Lessenberry
- James Herbert
- Jeff Gammage
- Joe Paterno
- John F. Kennedy
- Jonathan Klein
- Larry Eichel
- Rita Cosby
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Thomas E. Dewey
- Truman Whistle-Stop Donald S. Dawson