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US papers taking all kinds of flak for headlining Hillary's nomination with a picture of Bill

One newspaper has gone so far as to admit it got things wrong in prioritising Bill over the first woman to ever receive a presidential nomination from a major US party.

MANY US NEWSPAPERS are taking something of a shellacking for headlining the story of Hillary Clinton’s nomination to become US president with a picture of her husband Bill.

Bill Clinton was the headline speaker at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Tuesday night, the night on which Hillary’s nomination was officially confirmed.

In delivering a 45-minute speech, which received widespread acclaim, calling on all Democrats to stand behind his wife, Clinton found himself the star of the show on Tuesday night.

This is in stark contrast to his wife’s perceived, by the American media at any rate, lack of natural political charisma.

Many American newspapers the next day, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Houston Chronicle, thus used a picture of the new Democratic nominee’s husband to headline the story of her nomination.

Aside from the fact that Hillary Clinton had been selected as the Democrat presidential nominee, her nomination is the first time in US history that a woman has received that endorsement.

So the decision to use her husband’s picture put people’s hackles up to put it mildly.

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One newspaper has even gone so far as to admit that it made something of a miscalculation in prioritising Bill over Hillary.

Given much of the mainstream US media’s apathetic feelings (at best) towards Trump, it seems unlikely that this will be a mistake repeated in tomorrow’s headlines after Hillary formally accepts the nomination this evening.

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