By Susan Bordo
A play-by-play of the political forces and media tradition that vilified and eventually introduced down Hillary Clinton in the course of her 2016 Presidential campaign
The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is a solution to the query many were asking: How did a very well-qualified, skilled, and well-known candidate—whose victory might were as historical as Barack Obama's—come to be obvious as a device of the institution, a protracted liar, and a talentless politician?
during this masterful narrative of the 2016 crusade yr and the occasions that led as much as it, Susan Bordo unpacks the rights' attack on Clinton and her recognition, the way in which the left provoked suspicion and indifference one of the formative years vote, and the media's unparalleled influence.
pressing, insightful, and engrossing, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an important advisor to realizing the main debatable presidential election in American background.
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Despite these characteristic symptoms, I wasn’t suffering from something that happened to me—or, at least, not only to me. Thousands of people, in Facebook groups with names like “Hillary for President 2016” and “Feminists for Hillary,” were experiencing much the same thing. Every morning, we’d visit each other’s group pages and blogs, sharing and “liking” the articles that exposed the faux scandals, posting angry icons over the latest outrage on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and enjoying the freedom to be as enthusiastic as we wanted over a woman whom statistical polling, mainstream media reporting, and otherwise amiable neighbors had labeled one of the two most unpopular presidential candidates of all time.
She was hurt, and she did find Obama likeable. Although it was delivered as though it was a joke, there was something beseeching in that “I don’t think I’m that bad” that reminded women of all the times they had fished for compliments, afraid to be seen as aggressive or demanding but craving reassurance. Obama’s answer, clearly aimed at the politician instead of the woman, was oblivious to her vulnerability. For that one moment, he was the man who grudgingly tells his girlfriend “It looks okay” when she asks him if her butt looks too big in this dress.
October 13, 2015: First Democratic debate held in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring five candidates (Lincoln Chafee, Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb). ” Clinton’s statement that “when women talk, some people think we’re shouting” resonates with women. October 22, 2015: Hillary Clinton makes her final appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The consensus among commentators is that she successfully defended herself against all charges, despite a day-long grilling.