On Cameron The Indie is pitch perfect as the Mail goes for queasy – Clegg just absent
For my money the Independent easily won the battle of the front pages today with its “brokered Britain front page splash” while the Daily Mail made me come over all queasy.
Maybe you will also need to take a seat as really I’m not sure it is possible for a headline to gush much more than this. Brown paper bag please. It is written, I’m guessing, as if it were Cameron speaking (if he spoke like this) and I suppose it being the Mail, which has been one of his numerous mouth pieces that is entirely fitting.
The Daily Telegraph comes over like a proud father, sitting back in that big easy chair marvelling at his (its good work) in playing a role in putting the man in power.
The Guardian strikes me as slightly depressed by the whole affair. As its leaders says it is not the “liberal moment” it sought, but then it made its bed.
On the other side so to speak the Daily Mirror gives Gordon Brown one of his final moments on the front pages and Cameron is reduced to a bubble.
As for the rest The Sun has: New Dave World — well that’s just bad, isn’t it? As has its behaviour been towards Brown in his race along with its Rupert Murdoch-owned stablemate — The Times, which has embracing change. I had really quite liked The Times prior to this election race, but it became so partisan during this race as it flipflopped from centre left to right that it was like someone (okay Rupert Murdoch) had lobotomized it.It is going to be interesting if the polarisation of the press, the way they have pushed so hard one way, during the race has any impact on readers in terms of sales in the next round of ABCs. I wouldn’t be surprised to see falls here and there as readers go elsewhere.
Of course, the funniest thing here is — who is the one person who doesn’t get a look in on the front pages, not a glimpse, that’s right Nick Clegg. Not even on The front of The Guardian. Let the new politics begin.