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New York Post Goes After Hillary Clinton With Blatantly Sexist Cover

New York Post Goes After Hillary Clinton With Blatantly Sexist Cover

Written by Aviva Shen

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is taking flack from conservatives over her angry outburst during a Senate committee hearing on the Benghazi terror attacks. When pressed by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on whether or not she could have immediately determined the motive of the attack, Clinton snapped, “The fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The New York Post, owned by conservative mogul Rupert Murdoch, responded to the instantly viral moment with a blatantly offensive cover on Thursday morning:

Meanwhile, on Fox News, another Murdoch-owned franchise, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) complained that Hillary got away with ducking questions because “she obviously has an adoring media.”

Watch it:

Throughout her time in the public eye, Clinton has endured constant sexist insults from the media. When Clinton took responsibility for the Libya deaths in October, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin called her a “doormat,” tweeting, “First Bill humiliates her and now Obama does.”

The New York Post’s headline also invokes a common media characterization of Clinton during her time as First Lady and during the 2008 campaign, when she was mocked as “shrill” and “nagging”. The Post is notorious for its offensive covers, but continues to lose $70 million a year.

Johnson and other Republicans have accused Clinton of orchestrating her emotional response during the hearing to duck questions.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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10:44PM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Lied about WHAT, Sarah? Do you watch stuff that nobody else does? What part about her not knowing the WHY do you not comprehend, nor apparently are you aware of the fact that Hillary had a serious medical conditon. I'm amazed she had the strength to undergo this interrogation and witch hunt in the first place. She's an amazing woman, and your comments show you couldn't hold a candle to her kneecaps.

5:55AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

...and she still didn't answer to why she lied about it for 2 weeks!

2:21AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

No problem, Kevin. If you knew me better, you'd already have guessed that my sense of humor is about as "warped" as it gets. BTW, my daughter goes AS "Cousin It" on Halloween. She's quite short and has waist-length, extremely heavy, thick hair. Her husband is 6'5" with a receeding hairline and his nickname has always been "Lurch".

11:17AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thanks Diane, it's nice to see that someone else appreciates my somewhat warped sense of humor!

10:56AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thanks for sharing article..

7:28AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Cousin It, I didn't know that. You've really shocked me!

2:22AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Kevin, I can't send you another "Green Star", and maybe the "Cousin It" tinfoil/derby hat one doesn't warrant one, but it did make me laugh. Cousin, if you feel betrayed, you have a very poor sense of loyalty. Hillary,by your 2nd comment" was subjecting herself to "death" by talking to a male non-non relative. I could be mistaken, but when did McCain and the other two stooges become part of her family?

I think she handled herself very well. McCain came across (as usual) as an arrogant and ignorant bully, and this time, with no other goal than to discredit Hillary for who she is, not to have personal gain. He made a fool out of himself, in my opinion. He's lucky Bill didn't stomp in there and slug him for his insults of his wife. Of course, Bill's a bigger and better man than that, and smart enough to make McCain out the fool he is, verbally, and I'm betting he won't miss the next chance to do so, either.

5:12PM PST on Jan 30, 2013

@Allan Y

Hilary was twisting in the wind?? She was kicking ass. I've seen few "victims" who've handled them selves so well.

4:59PM PST on Jan 30, 2013

This women is being left to twist in the wind- and Obama could care less.

11:24AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Funny I always thought Cousin It wore a derby, now I realize it must be a tin-foil hat.

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