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Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:22 PM

Hillary Clinton clinched a historic nomination. So why does her husband get the front page photo?

Fusion, by Kelsey McKinney

Last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton made American history by becoming the first woman nominated by a major political party for president of the United States. In celebration and recognition of this great achievement, major newspapers around the world splashed their front pages with big banner headlines—and then placed a giant photo of her husband underneath.

















http://fusion.net/story/330575/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-newspaper-covers/

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Reply Hillary Clinton clinched a historic nomination. So why does her husband get the front page photo? (Original post)
yallerdawg Jul 2016 OP
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #1
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #3
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #5
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #7
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #9
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #11
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #17
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #22
BobbyDrake Jul 2016 #2
BlueMTexpat Jul 2016 #23
Squinch Jul 2016 #4
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #6
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #8
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #10
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #12
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #13
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #14
CajunBlazer Jul 2016 #15
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #16
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #18
William769 Jul 2016 #19
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #20
William769 Jul 2016 #21

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:32 PM

1. It does seem a bit odd, but ....

A similar thing happen when Bill gave Obama a huge boost with a speech back in 2008. Remember, people have know that Hillary won the nomination for weeks now. That's not NEWS. The fact that she was formally declared the nominee, the first woman nominee of a major party, is big for us, but it is old news for the public at large. On the other hand Bill giving a fantastic speech to promote his wife's candidacy is big NEWS for everyone.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:41 PM

3. The headlines and the photos...

seem to be a little discordant.

I guess no one thought - maybe a photo of Hillary?

More likely - no one thought.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:53 PM

5. Remember that Hillary address the convention only by video link for a minute or two

Bill gave a 40 minute speech. Plenty of timely pictures of Bill available, none but file photos of Hillary available of Hillary yesterday.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:04 PM

7. From OP link:

Sure, newspapers like to run a photo from the actual day an event took place. Yes, Bill was inarguably the biggest name to speak in Philadelphia last night (he used to be president!). And yes, Hillary Clinton wasn’t physically standing on the stage.

But none of these excuses are reason enough to put Bill Clinton as the representative snapshot of his wife’s historic victory, of the night the first woman is nominated for president by a major party.







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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:17 PM

9. I see your point

But again unless you were following the convention closely yesterday, and probably most people are not, Bill Clinton speaking at the convention was news, that Hillary Clinton is (officially) the first women to be the nominee of a major party was old news to most people.

Articles and pictures above the fold sell newspapers. Apparently newspapers editors believe Bill Clinton giving a speek will sell more newspapers than Hillary Officially becoming the nominee.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:24 PM

11. And there's the rub.

Editors think Bill sells more pictures than Hillary.

And that's the point.

Just another perspective, CB - we are on the same team!

In fact, I'm just down the highway from you!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 02:55 PM

17. Where are you at dude?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 06:12 AM

22. The Ozzies "get" it! eom

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:40 PM

2. I agree in spirit. BUT... In the papers' defense, HRC was not present at the convention last night.

 

If papers wanted a convention picture, it would either have been a picture of the screen displaying HRC, or the headline speaker from that night of the convention, i.e. Bill.

Plenty of days ahead, after HRC speaks live later this week, for her to dominate front pages.

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Response to BobbyDrake (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 28, 2016, 06:14 AM

23. Thanks, Bobby. That's an

explanation that actually makes sense!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:50 PM

4. Even here, when the roll call put her over the top

the vast majority of threads were about how great Bernie was. Very few to congratulate Hillary.

Weird, huh?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 12:54 PM

6. Threads where? And should we care?

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:10 PM

8. Just look at DU "Home Page" now!

"Greatest Threads." "Videos."

Lots of love for BS.

You'd think it would be for our historic nominee?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:20 PM

10. Did you expect something different given what the atmosphere has been on DU?

None of this is something to get excited about - let's keep our eye on the prize and direct our energies appropriately.

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:29 PM

12. Hillary is getting killed by "white male" voters.

Trump is "all in" on "white male" voters.

We need to be aware first, and then see why "white male" voters overwhelmingly support an unqualified, inexperienced, celebrity fascist - over a woman who can't get her face on the front-page headline proclaiming her historic victory!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:38 PM

13. I think you are being overly sensitive, but what the hell

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Response to CajunBlazer (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 01:43 PM

14. Fortunately, I'm a dude...

and don't find that comment demeaning or sexist.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 02:43 PM

15. Good, cause really didn't mean to be sexist

As a dude, you should take it as a complement. I hear that a lot of women like guys like us who are "sensitive". Sorry I could find an emoji which represent sensitive so I used "cool".

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 02:55 PM

16. The Indiana Star had Hillary on the front page!



so did the Chicago Sun Times!

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 03:00 PM

18. It's not like they didn't have pictures!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:45 PM

19. Well technically Bill Clinton made History also last night.

When Hillary wins, we will no longer have a First Lady in the White House and there's been talk of what a man in that position could be called but to the best of my recollection nothing has been settled on.

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Response to William769 (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:50 PM

20. "Ladies and gentlemen!"

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 27, 2016, 04:53 PM

21. I never saw that, thanks.

P.S. There's also the fact that Bill Clinton used to have his finger on the button, now he may have to be spending his time cleaning the button.

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