Tag: Media Bias

Men Told Hillary Clinton to ‘Smile’ During Her DNC Speech

Valentina Zarya, Fortune – July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton made history on Thursday night when she became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. While her speech was an emotional milestone moment for some, others focused on something else: Clinton’s apparent reluctance to show her pearly whites.

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Hillary Clinton Criticized by Sexists for Not Smiling During DNC Acceptance Speech

Jordyn Taylor, Mic – July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton shattered the glass ceiling Thursday night when she accepted the Democratic nomination for president of the United States — the first time a woman has been nominated for president by a major U.S. political party. But despite Clinton’s major stride toward gender equality, some folks on Twitter proved sexism is still alive and well: They told the nominee she needed to smile more during her acceptance speech, as the Daily Dot reported.

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Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech Delivery Gets Panned on Twitter

Jay Newton-Small, TIME – July 29, 2016

Name a female leader who has soared rhetorically. Movie characters don’t count — though there are not too many of those either. When Americans want gravitas, baritone Morgan Freeman is the go to actor to play the President or, as he did tonight, narrate Clinton’s biographical video.

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It Was Hillary Clinton’s Big Moment, and All Some Pundits Could Talk About Was her Voice

Emily Crockett, Vox – July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was an emotional, historic moment for many. But some commentators also fixated on things like Clinton’s voice, or whether she was smiling.

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How a Pink Sweater Helps Explain Why Hillary Clinton Hates News Conferences

Callum Borchers, Washington Post – July 8, 2016

Despite the pressure, Clinton isn’t bending. So the question is: Why? Why is she so reluctant to stand in front of the assembled media and take questions? The answer could have something to do with the very first news conference Clinton held as first lady in 1994, an event that became known as the “pink press conference” or the “pretty-in-pink press conference.” The coverage that followed — immediately and in the long run — reinforced two of Clinton’s well-known, negative perceptions of the media: that it treats her differently than it would a man and that it never lets go of a scandal.

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From Julia Gillard to Hillary Clinton: Online Abuse of Politicians Around the World

Elle Hunt, Nick Evershed and Ri Liu, The Guardian – June 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton received almost twice as much abuse as Bernie Sanders on Twitter this year, according to a wide-ranging analysis provided to the Guardian that compared the treatment of politicians in the US, UK and Australia. The abuse of politicians online, particularly women, is perceived by some to come with the territory. But as high-profile cases flag the urgent need to clean up the web, the scope of the problem is now revealed in greater detail in work by a Brisbane-based social data company, Max Kelsen.

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A Fashion Magazine is Taking a Stand Against Donald Trump — with a Plea to Ivanka

Robin Givhan, Washington Post – June 24, 2016

It is not often that foreign publications wade into the thicket of an American presidential election and accuse a candidate of misogyny and hate speech. It is even rarer for a foreign fashion magazine to do so. But for its July issue, the editor-in-chief of the Mexican and Latin American edition of Marie Claire has climbed atop her glossy soap box with a cover story directed at Ivanka Trump — and, obliquely, her father, the presumptive Republican nominee.

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Clinton Coverage Highlights TV Gender Gap

Gina Glantz, Julie Burton, and Debbie Walsh, USA Today – June 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton made history by winning enough delegates to be the first female presidential nominee from a major party. Yet the conversation and analysis about that historic moment has been delegated primarily to male commentators.

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U.S. News Coverage of Hillary Clinton often Emphasizes Gender, Emotions Over Competency, New UTA Study Shows

University of Texas – Arlington – June 17, 2016

Though much progress has been made toward gender equality, news coverage of female politicians typically follows gendered lines that often disregards women’s competence in political affairs, a University of Texas at Arlington assistant communication professor has found.

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