Politics

People Think These Newspapers Made the Same Huge Error This Morning

July 27th 2016

By:
Almie Rose

In the wake of Hillary Clinton's historic nomination for president, it makes total sense that she would dominate the next day's newspaper headlines.

But here's what doesn't make sense: Most newspapers Wednesday are putting her husband's face on the story instead of hers.

 

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Writers Kelsey McKinney and Becky Griffin are some of the many Twitter users expressing disappointment and disbelief.

And although Clinton was broadcast by video from New York at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, several publications are receiving criticism over their decision to pick Bill Clinton as the focal point, instead of finding ways to photograph or include images of Hillary Clinton.

The Boston Globe had included one split screen image of the Clintons during the key speech Tuesday night.

And it wasn't just newspapers.

Griffin does give credit to one paper: The New York Times.

It seems baffling that a photo of the Democratic presidential nominee wouldn't be on the front page under the headline.

Granted, Bill Clinton isn't just any spouse, he is the 42nd President of the United States. But he's not the Clinton currently running for president, which also adds an element of confusion when you glance at a newspaper cover that reads "Clinton Makes History as Nominee for President" with a photo of Bill Clinton.

It would seem that by now Hillary Clinton has earned a place on the front page without needing her husband's help, considering her long list of achievements and time spent in the public eye.

Hillary Clinton may have broken the glass ceiling, but you wouldn't know it judging by the front page.

In a second edition of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, another picture was placed on the front page. This time, it featured Hillary Clinton.