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New York Post Goes After Hillary Clinton With Blatantly Sexist Cover

By Aviva Shen on January 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

"New York Post Goes After Hillary Clinton With Blatantly Sexist Cover"

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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.”

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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.

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