No one could fault confused Boston Globe subscribers who woke up to an odd sight on their doorstep: a photo of a defeated Tom Brady with the headline: “A Bitter End.”
Wait, didn’t the Patriots win the Super Bowl, in a historic overtime battle, no less?
It appears The Boston Globe, which sends out early editions of its daily newspaper, thought what the rest of the world did — with the Atlanta Falcons leading the Super Bowl by 19 points heading into the fourth quarter, New England had no shot. And then came that misleading photo and dramatic headline.
Below the fold, it’s clear the early edition was reporting on the game before it ended, presumably because a print deadline loomed. But what was above the fold had social media abuzz, with several making callbacks to the infamous Dewey-defeats-Truman mistake made by a Chicago newspaper in 1948. Read more…