Dr Mumbo

Packer v Gyngell the front pages

Dr Mumbo loves a good front page and, having spent more than $200,000 on the Packer v Gyngell photos and video, News Corp Australia’s tabloids certainly deliver today.

TeleSydney Daily Telegraph kicks off with the headline “Packer Wacker” and dedicates no less than the first nine pages to the story of two 40+ years old CEOs in a street brawl.

12Dr Mumbo’s favourite article is this review of the boxing styles of both men which includes the immortal line: “Wrestling and snorting, the smart money was on a Cranbrook boy — the first time in recorded history that sentence has ever been written.”

Meanwhile in the other states:

The Herald Sun went with the headline: “Billionaire dollar biffo”

Herald SunThe Courier Mail did: “James Whacker”

Courier MailThe Adelaide Advertiser did the more sedate: “Clash of the Titans”

AdvertiserWhile The Tasmanian Mercury went with: “Packin’ A Punch”


Even national broadsheet The Australian had a go with: “Mate against mate in battle of the heavy weights”


And true to form the headline contest was won by the NT News who came out with this brilliant headline:

Nt NewsAvid NT News readers will know it is a reworking of this famous front page.

ClackerA contender for Walkley headline of the year perhaps?


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