Dr Mumbo

Cliff hanger election result: the newspaper front pages

Saturday evening saw some marathon election coverage from all the media with the TV networks and newspapers working late into night.

The cliffhanger election result saw some interesting front pages from the newspapers many of whom had to go to print with their early editions well before any result was clear.

Dr Mumbo wants to particularly single out News Corp’s Sunday Mail in Brisbane for this early edition front page effort, which summarises not only the close result, but also Bill Shorten’s odd method for eating a sausage sandwich: Sunday Mail

Other newspapers went with a more straight down the line approach. The Telegraph went with “Fight for life”:

TelegraphThe Herald Sun did “Fight to the finish”:

HunFairfax’s Sun Herald focused on Turnbull and the headline “Knife’s Edge”:

Sun HeraldWhile the Age did “Hanging in the balance”:  AgeUpdate 10.30am: Here are some of the later editions with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph summarising the mood of the nation and the potentially hung parliament, with “Hungover”:Hungover

It’s News Corp counterparts in Brisbane and Melbourne have taken different approaches with the Sunday Mail going with “Hung” while the Herald Sun in Melbourne has gone with Turnbull’s declaration “We will win”:MailHerald Sun

The Western Australian Sunday Times has declared that the PM is a “Wounded Bull”:Sunday Times

While Tasmania’s Sunday Mercury has focused on a more local angle in farewelling the three local Liberal MPs who lost their seats last night: Amios



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