I was just looking at the Vertigo Obama Newspaper cover deepzoom page and noticed all (bar one) of the Australian news papers didn’t feature the Obama victory on the front cover, they instead featured (mostly) details about a particular horse race. Does this mean Australians don’t care about what’s going on outside their own borders? Nah - it’s just that these are all the Wednesday newspapers….printed early some time on Wednesday morning or late Tuesday night. The election wasn’t really called until Wednesday afternoon here. The only paper that does feature Obama on the cover is MX, the freebie paper you get when you’re getting on the train, and which usually features celebrity gossip and the like. It is an afternoon paper. I was glad to see a number of non-Australian newspapers running stories unrelated to the US elections on the cover - such as football. Perhaps they also suffer from the terrible problem of not being in the same timezone as the continental united states.