This is what erasure looks like

orlando_cover-960x720On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to be nominated for President. So who did the major newspapers put on the front page? Her husband.

  • The Chicago Tribune
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Houston Chronicle, The Alaska Dispatch News, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Arizona Republic, The Orlando Sentinel, The Buffalo News, The Oregonian, The Los Angeles Times
  • The Washington Post

The Trib blamed a woman: “The Chicago Tribune passed the buck to an editor at The Los Angeles Times. That editor emailed back saying she, in fact, did not make the final decision but that she’d pass my query up the chain to top editors.”

And Brian Connelly of the Buffalo News did the right thing, “I think it’s important to acknowledge mistakes and strive to do better next time.”

[H/T Bill Moyers]

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