I couldn't seem to find the original 'wrong' editorial from the Tampa Bay Tribune, but I did find their apology.
I suppose that this is going to happen from time to time in the newspaper industry, a little embarrassing, to be sure, but also a very telling indicator of the major problems with mass media. Ever since Dewey "beat" Truman, the media would rather be first than right. They rush to report, but rarely bother to clean up. Sure, maybe they'll place a minor note somewhere on page 11. They've covered their asses.
Besides which, there's something remarkably insincere about writing two editorials in advance of the result. Don't think so? Just imagine taking your girl out to pop the question. In one pocket, you've got a beautiful ring. But, just in case it doesn't go well, in the other, you've got the key she gave you to her apartment. Tied to the key is a little tag with "hit the bricks, beeyatch!" written on it. Now imagine saying "I've been looking forward to this for a long time," and through some mishap sliding the key across the table instead of the ring box.
Hey, no big deal...just explain that you made a mistake and give her the ring. Just make sure you remember one thing...
When removing a ring from one's ass, it's best to use plenty of lubricant.