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November 8, 2008 5:50 PM   Subscribe

Global Headlines. Yes, we've made history. Here is what it looked like, via the headlines of the newspapers around the world.
posted by HuronBob (39 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
The "Amazonia" one is the best, ya gotta love a paper that can manage to fit the election, a dead body and bikini'd boobies on the same page. That's range, man.
posted by jonmc at 5:53 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoever made this probably should have put a bit more thought when picking the Australian papers and chosen the November 6th headlines as opposed to November 5th.

Instead they have several Aussie papers all with Melbourne Cup headlines and a small article at the bottom regarding the "elections today". Amusingly, all the Australian articles before the election result seemed to only have photos of Obama anyway.
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 5:57 PM on November 8, 2008


Man, what's up with their caricature of Obama? I guess they wanted to avoid it looking racial so they just randomly distorted his face.
posted by Citizen Premier at 5:58 PM on November 8, 2008


The headline that wasn't run. (story)
posted by enn at 5:59 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Who's this Obama Guy?
posted by Balisong at 6:07 PM on November 8, 2008


These guys need some height width tags and some title tags.

I need my dramamine just to load the page.

And I never found any boobies. Feel like I'm playing "Where's Waldo?" but with boobies and Obama.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:08 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Newspaper headlines about Obama are the only man-made objects that can be seen from the moon.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:11 PM on November 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


wow. That is a moving visual. It's so apparent the whole planet is as relieved as us in the USA.

A friend was in Rome and said there was great jubilation there.

Looking at the vote it's better than I expected.

cjorgensen, don't fret, here's the boobies dear.
posted by nickyskye at 6:18 PM on November 8, 2008


It's so apparent the whole planet is as relieved as us in the USA.

The people, maybe. Lotta dead trees there.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:21 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Salem Statesman-Journal is hip to the internets.
posted by maqsarian at 6:21 PM on November 8, 2008 [6 favorites]


Whoever made this probably should have put a bit more thought when picking the Australian papers and chosen the November 6th headlines

Whoever made this is just linking the Newseum's Today's Front Pages images from Nov. 5th, and apparently using the resulting traffic to pimp their actual project. Newseum is credited, down at the bottom, but it's at least a little sketchy. Not saying it's a bad post, just noting where the content actually comes from.
posted by donnagirl at 6:34 PM on November 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


What's black and and white and blew all over?
posted by hal9k at 6:35 PM on November 8, 2008


Very nice. Thanks for this post. I sent it to my father, with the quickness.
posted by Flex1970 at 6:35 PM on November 8, 2008


ImagesOfNewspaperHeadlinesFilter
posted by DU at 6:41 PM on November 8, 2008


I love this. Thanks for posting. I feel like celebrating anew!
posted by Riverine at 6:44 PM on November 8, 2008


Damnit nickyskye, it keeps timing out! The rest of you stop looking!

And AZ I looked to see if you can see the Obama headlines from space. You can't (last link).

I work for one of those papers. Hated our front page. The headline was larger than our Staff. Yuck.

We've done some cool pages though, so I don;t care. We also sold out of the paper. I don't remember that happening very often. Selling every paper printed is not usually something that still happens in the newspaper industry.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:44 PM on November 8, 2008


Don't kid yourself. America's long national nightmare of peace and prosperity HAS JUST BEGUN!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:08 PM on November 8, 2008


Well, at least it wasn't this
posted by Dumsnill at 7:11 PM on November 8, 2008


Here's a direct link to the Newseum's Nov. 5th front pages.

Oh, and I agree with donnagirl that the original link is sketchy. I wish we could change the link to the real source rather than help pimp whoever nyud-linked all of the newseum's pages.
posted by joe vrrr at 7:16 PM on November 8, 2008


Sorry, I goofed the link above.

Here's the correct link to the Newseum's Nov. 5th front pages.
posted by joe vrrr at 7:22 PM on November 8, 2008


Excerpts from conversation in the Republician inner circle:

"Damn, the country is messed, what should we do?!"

"Eh, let the black guy clean it up."
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:22 PM on November 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Flagged as "Please replace OP's link to an ad spammer with the one to the source material" because otherwise it's a good post.
posted by ardgedee at 7:31 PM on November 8, 2008


One of the headlines on this exhaustive visual-list (Spanish) is DECLARATION OF WAR and has nothing to do with the USA.

Just to let you know it wasn't all Obama Obama Obama everywhere...

Although I am personally happy about the presidential election results making our brothers and sisters around the world a little happier about our hyper-militarized nation and its possibly more user-friendly direction.

This is my hope, which is "a thing with feathers," as one of our poets put it. Obama comes across as a warmonger. But I have hope that his inclination toward diplomacy will trump his nuke-dropping capabilities (I did not say, in the spirit of hope, inclinations).
posted by kozad at 7:49 PM on November 8, 2008


Only one Malaysian newspaper? But then again, on Nov 5th they wouldn't have had much to report.
posted by divabat at 8:12 PM on November 8, 2008


Front pages for November 6th, which would include Oceania and Asia's reactions.
posted by divabat at 8:15 PM on November 8, 2008


It's interesting that Iceland picked a picture with two young African-Americans celebrating, but the Obama signs in the background are artistically blurred, so it's only by reading the article that you can even tell what they're happy ABOUT. No actual picture of Obama on the front page. I wonder what the motivation for that editorial decision was.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:23 PM on November 8, 2008


Uh, divabat, methinks you've got the wrong date linked there... Unless the WTC has been attacked *again.*
posted by grapefruitmoon at 8:26 PM on November 8, 2008


grapefruitmoon: Eh? When I loaded it it says "Today's Front Pages > Thursday, November 06, 2008. 698 front pages from 63 countries.".
posted by divabat at 8:31 PM on November 8, 2008


Having presidential elections more often could help save the newspaper industry.
posted by milkrate at 8:54 PM on November 8, 2008


I'm getting 9/11 headlines from your link too, divabat. This is the November 6, 2008 archive.
posted by donnagirl at 10:03 PM on November 8, 2008


I thought I had mono for like the last 8 years. Turns out it was George Bush Syndrome.
posted by gman at 11:00 PM on November 8, 2008


My own contribution from South Korea (self-link).
posted by bardic at 11:14 PM on November 8, 2008


It wasn't all Obama, all the time, it seems. Also $800?
posted by feelinglistless at 2:31 AM on November 9, 2008


My journalist-girlfriend tells me that the only paper here to not run Obama as a headline was an English-language evening tabloid, and that was apparently to attract more eyeballs. This was because just about every paper sold in Singapore (including foreign dailies such as the International Herald Tribune) had Obama's pictures on the front-age.
posted by the cydonian at 6:49 AM on November 9, 2008


SOME OF THESE DO NOT MENTION OBAMA AT ALL!! THIS IS A FALSE POLL AND I REFUSE TO BELIEVE IT!!!
posted by smackwich at 6:53 AM on November 9, 2008


Whoever made this probably should have put a bit more thought when picking the Australian papers and chosen the November 6th headlines as opposed to November 5th.

Not just Australia—much of the world. If you're going to rip off the Newseum, at least provide some value-added by bringing the Nov. 5 and Nov. 6 Obama headlines together on one page.

And it's very odd that the only two Russian papers included are the Delovoi Peterburg [Business St. Petersburg] and the Chelyabinskii rabochii [Chelyabinsk Worker], a minor paper and a completely insignificant one respectively. WTF?
posted by languagehat at 6:55 AM on November 9, 2008


A front page for every Obama front page post. I counted.
posted by gman at 7:30 AM on November 9, 2008


I don't think I saw any UK papers in there, so here are some UK November 6th headlines (and one from November 5th).
posted by triggerfinger at 8:12 AM on November 9, 2008


Barack-Michelle love thang
posted by lukemeister at 9:54 AM on November 9, 2008


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