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Headlines of Obama's Victory From Newspapers Around the World

Geoff of menegay blog put together a large webpage showcasing some 700 frontpages of newspapers from around the world (from Newseum) on the day that Barack Obama won the US Presidential Election - Link

The selections are impressive, though toward the end some newspapers apparently either didn't get the news, didn't care or had to go to press before the results were in.

The Statesman Journal's frontpage to the left should bring a smile to veteran web users. Apparently the Statesman Journal editors are Web lingo enthusiasts.

In other news, The New Mexico Sun News printed its declaration of an Obama victory one week before the actual election:

The Sun News is a bi-monthly newspaper and its Oct 26-Nov 8 issue had to hit the streets, and the newsstands, before the election. So the editors decided to make a leap of faith and declare Democrat Barack Obama the winner.

In an article explaining their choice, the editors unabashedly wrote, “When it comes to calling the winner of a presidential election, everyone wants to be first. The New Mexico Sun News hereby claims that achievement.” (Source)

about halfway down the page there is a paper (from Belgium?) called DeMorgen that has a cover for both candidates, depending on how its oriented... pretty clever and funny.
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That's awesome. The New Zealand Herald image is actually from the day before the result was known - proably due to us being 18 hours ahead of the states ;) The next day's paper was a full front page tribute to Obama. Go Obama! Everyone here is stoked :D
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This is going to look really stupid in two years when Obama's incompetence will no longer be possible to hide.

It is, however, an object lesson in media bias.
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Evil: You never know, he might turn out to be a great president.


Ok, I am sorry, I couldn't say that with a straight face.
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How I feel about Obama winning notwithstanding here's a headline from one of the local colleges but UTD:


o.0 *shakes head*
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No excuses now. The Presidency, The House, and the Senate are all dominated by Democrats. There will be a year to say that whatever is wrong is left from the Bush administration, but after that its all up to Democratic leadership. Remember that in a few years if things are truly better at that point be very proud. If they are not be very afraid.
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I wonder if Obama's message of unity and inclusiveness was meant to come with a side order of self-righteous gloating. Those of us who want to support him even if we didn't vote for him have a hard time doing so when drowning in a sea of uppity commentary. I have hope for his presidency simply because I believe he speaks a better language and delivers a better message than so many of his fervent supporters can muster.
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Sooo.. you finally get a candidate who speaks sanity after terms of end-times INsanity, is smart enough to DO what no other candidate has in terms of going *PERSON-TO-PERSON* to get the word out to the ignored FIFTY PERCENT of the population, fighting an uphill battle in your bigoted country, and you're sitting around going, "well.. hmmm I dunno.. he's a little TOO good at this.. hmm.. a little TOO good at unifying people"?! ("If you're not for us you're against us (but I'm not racist!)" right?)

Do you even *remember* who Abraham Lincoln was anymore, or has the straw man up-selling of the past terms completely reprogrammed your concept of humanity and history?

And EP ya funny little troll, thanks for making me do a spit take at my monitor.

"This is going to look really stupid in two years when Obama’s incompetence will no longer be possible to hide." --EP

*snort* Riiight, cause we all remember that Bush was such an intelligent guy doing doing a fantastic job. Like anyone agreeing with this really isn't just defending bigoted d*uchebaggery or selfish libertarian fantasies.
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Indeed. Unlike the recent republican agendas that involved fascist tactics to secure victory, part of which were to (and let me be very clear on this spin control) crying screaming crocodile tears when anyone fought back.

So yes I am bitterly hopeful for a lot more humanity and progress, sitting down at the same table and considering real issues, instead of ripping the world apart for personal gain.
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And you're right.. Lincoln not a shining beacon of doing right by equality, so that was an insensitive point to bring up. I apologize for that. :(
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When Obama does sign the Fairness Doctrine (imo Unfairness Doctrine) he will be censoring radio.

Censoring free speech goes against the first amendment.

The whole purpose of the Fairness Doctrine is to silence conservative radio.

Obama is not for free speech anyways. He tries to destroy anything that makes him look bad.

"When Chicago radio station WGN scheduled journalist Stanley Kurtz to talk about Obama's ties to unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, the Obama campaign recruited 100,000 supporters to act in a cult-like manner and besiege the station with protests.

When "Joe the Plumber" questioned Obama about his plan to raise taxes on small businesses, Obama supporters sought to destroy Joe and publicly embarrass him by digging through his tax files, work history and personal life.

Obama forces also tried to hush a national organization that ran TV and radio ads attacking the candidate's position on an issue. In that instance, Obama's general counsel fired off a letter threatening the licenses of stations that didn't pull the ad "for the sake of FCC licensing and the public interest."

After seeing a dip in the polls in September, the Obama campaign dispatched prosecutors and law enforcement officials in Missouri to act as so-called "truth squads" to target anyone who runs ads on TV or radio critical of Obama."
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The media lead them to believe him to be something he is not. That is why they supported him. If Obama was a Republican he would have never even came close in the primary elections. The media would have covered every tiny issue wrong with him and people would never vote for him.

The media chose McCain and Obama. I knew this from the start and before the primary elections took place. I didnt want to believe it but I knew Obama would win the general election because that is all the media talked about.

Wait until Israel is attacked and Obama does nothing to protect them. This will be his downfall.
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Obama is your average, typical politician. In a press conference today, he was asked if those in the upper tax bracket could expect to pay higher taxes in 2009 according to Obama's plan. He refused to answer. How is that change?

He may not end up being as bad as his detractors say, but his rabid supporters will not see the promises he made come into fruition.
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Evil Pundit you are moron. Media bias? Because they covered Obama being elected rather than McCain and Palin on the front page?
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