Yes, many newspapers quickly sold out of their November 5th editions. One person who didn’t rush out to buy his local paper (with the “BARACK OBAMA SEIZES HISTORIC WIN” headline) was Sen. John McCain. The morning after, McCain told Jay Leno last night on The Tonight Show, McCain drove himself to “get a cup of coffee… but not the newspaper. I knew what it was gonna say.”


Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.