Hillary made history - so why was Bill Clinton's picture on ALL of these front pages? 5 years ago

Hillary made history - so why was Bill Clinton's picture on ALL of these front pages?

It has been a momentous, historic week in American politics: on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to ever be nominated as the top-name candidate on a presidential ticket.


Let's reiterate that point: in the 227-year history of the American presidency, no woman has ever been a political party's main contender for the White House.

So you'd think that Clinton's achievement would have made front page news around the world?

Well, it did, and it didn't.

As writer Kelsey McKinney pointed out, lots of newspapers across the US carried news of Hillary's big win on their front pages - but accompanied their stories with pictures of her husband, Bill Clinton.


Now, there's an argument that because Bill Clinton was the headline speaker at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night that he was the big "news-maker" image that should lead the story.

There were no images of Hillary on stage at the convention on Tuesday - she only appeared in a taped message on screen.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Delegates cheer as a screen displays Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivering remarks to the crowd during the evening session on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received the number of votes needed to secure the party's nomination. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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But that's not a good enough reason, right?


Journalist and writer called out the editorial decisions for what they were: "enduring sexism".

Petersen continued:

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She also had this to say to claims that women were "over-reacting" to the picture issue.

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However, Kelsey McKinney did find some papers that did Hillary justice:

And one paper, the Seattle Times, came out and apologised:

Congrats Hillary. Her.ie is with Her.


Via QZ/Comedy Central