WashPost Headline Clash: Walker Survives 'Close Vote,' But US 'Decisively Elects' Obama

June 7th, 2012 7:57 AM

In the same spirit as Scott Bauer's claim for Associated Press of a "narrow 7-point gap" in the Wisconsin recall polls, so The Washington Post on Wednesday's front page classified Scott Walker's win as "Walker survives," and below that, "LONG LINES AND A CLOSE VOTE." Close?

Via my Twitter friend mattjmobile, here's a reminder of the Washington Post's front page on November 5, 2008, when Obama won by the same margin as Scott Walker: "Obama Makes History: US DECISIVELY ELECTS FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT." [See below]


Know that when the Post said Walker survived a "close vote," they published him ahead 13 points with 71 percent of precincts counted.