Hillary Clinton is breaking from tradition by making her first overseas trip as Secretary of State to Asia. She is expected to stop in China, Japan, South Korea, and likely somewhere in Southeast Asia. Last month, Clinton told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that she was particularly interested in visiting Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country and the place where President Obama spent part of his childhood.
Today, Drudge prominently links to an AP story about Clinton’s trip. Here’s his photo and caption highlighting the story:
Drudge seems to have deliberately chosen a picture of Hillary that hints at Asian stereotypes — slanted eyes, arched eyebrows, and prominent teeth — to pair with the caption that she’s “feeling Japanese.”
This, unfortunately, isn’t the first time that Drudge has played up ethnic stereotypes: