- Newspapers across the US on Thursday focused on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s poor first debate performance.
- Many of the headlines related how Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other candidates ganged up on the billionaire.
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The former New York City mayor was painted as the victim of a brawl on the cover of the New York Post, while other newspapers used boxing puns to explain how the other candidates attacked the billionaire.
Wednesday night’s debate in Las Vegas was the most heated so far, with the candidates turning on each other as the debate season kicks into high gear.
Here’s how 11 American newspapers covered the story on their front pages.
The New York Post painted Michael Bloomberg as the victim of a brawl in their Thursday morning cover.
The New York Daily News focused on Warren’s attacks on the former New York City mayor.
The New York Times used a picture illustrating the disarray on the stage Wednesday night, and wrote that the Democrats hurled “stinging attacks” at each other.
Many newspapers compared the debate to a boxing match.
The Orange County Register in California called it a “slugfest.”
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Meanwhile, The Advocate said it was more like a gunfight.
The Marin Independent Journal wrote about how Bernie Sanders was also attacked, as the current frontrunner.