Nov. 4, 2004
British newspapers carry the story of U.S. President
George W. Bush’s election win on their front pages.
Thursday Nov. 4, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)
LONDON — The re-election of President Bush dominated
British newspapers Thursday, and many cast
impartiality aside in reporting the result.
“How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?” the liberal
Daily Mirror asked in a Page One headline. Inside,
several pages of coverage were headed “U.S. election
The Independent bore the front-page headline “Four
more years” on a black page with grim pictures
including a hooded Iraqi prisoner and an orange-clad
detainee at Guantanamo Bay.
The left-leaning Guardian led its features section
with a black page bearing the tiny words, “Oh, God.”
Inside a story described how Bush’s victory
“catapaulted liberal Britain into collective depression.”