Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Obama Sun fronts

So much for individuality and freedom of choice at the Toronto Sun and its four sister tabloids.

The Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun and Winnipeg Sun all went with the same Barack Obama swearing in photo.

Quite the opposite for the tabs in November after Obama won the election.

But it's a sign of the times for Quebecor's cookie cutter newspapers.

Our favourite from the dozens of North American fronts: The Birmingham News.

The man, his wife and Abe Lincoln's bible - all on the front page of a newspaper in a city that was a focal point of the often violent civil rights movement 50 years ago.

A city in Alabama where Mr. and Mrs. Obama would once have been refused service at segregated restaurants, would have been drinking water from "coloreds only" fountains and would have had them sit in the back of municipal buses.

Talk about change.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Sun front, repeated in all of the other Sun tabs, with banner variations:


  1. Making matters worse, it's a terrible front page -- something I'd expect from a first-year journalism class. Must have taken a good three minutes to lay out this stinker.

  2. I have to agree with the other anon. A very poorly composed photo to choose for such a major front page.