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This presidential election is giving us something to talk about I mean how many of us want to wait until Palm Beach County recounts their votes to see who will be succeeding Bill Clinton in the White House Who is to blame Most people say its the fault of the mediaothers the Electoral College Its been 52 years since a triumphant Harry Truman held up a Chicago newspaper with the banner headline reading Dewey defeats Truman And its been 40 years since John F Kennedy squeaked out a presidential election victory over then vice-president Richard Nixon History has a habit of repeating itself as we all found out last Tuesday night US television networks are still wiping the egg off their faces after flip-flopping at least twice in declaring a winner in the incredibly tight and fascinating election night tussle between George W Bush and Al Gore First the networks declared Gore the winner in the critical state of Florida and then Bush only to finally declare in the wee hours of Wednesday morning it was all too close to declare anyone a winner It didnt help matters that even Gore himself conceded defeat with a congratulatory telephone call to Bush He later called back to retract the concession As a result other media outletsespecially morning newspapers facing late night deadlinesgot caught Even the Whittier Daily News fell victim to the erroneous reports after stretching its publication deadline to the limit late Tuesday night Now everyone is scrambling to heap blame on the media for one of the most classic screw-ups in political history - or at least in the reporting of it Its not at all surprising that there would be a public outcry against the Electoral College system which ultimately determines the winner of US presidential elections Many Americans
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