[Ed. – As long as no one holds their feet to the fire, the media will continue this pattern for the rest of time,]
#5 — Polls and forecast models presented as “Breaking News”:
Joe Biden will win the presidency going away. Democrats will gain in the House. Republicans will lose control of the Senate. We heard this drumbeat for the better part of the year.
In its final polls going into Election Day, CNN had Biden at +10. The New York Times had Biden winning Iowa by 9 points and Ohio by 10. ABC and the Washington Post had Trump down 17 points in Wisconsin. All had Biden winning Florida.
#4 — “Anonymous” revealed, hilarity ensues:
… [T]he op-ed written by “Anonymous” and published in The New York Times was one of the biggest stories of 2018. … [T]urns out Anonymous wasn’t exactly this big deal in the White House with direct access to the president. …