On Thursday, the morning after the two congressional hearings which interrogated Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the New York Post newspaper’s front page featured a photo of Hillary Clinton obviously appearing outraged with the headline “No Wonder Bill’s Afraid.” The subtitle asserts “Hillary Explodes with rage at Benghazi hearing.” Additionally, there is an unrelated insert photo of an astonished-looking former President Bill Clinton - her husband.
The photo shows a profile of Hillary Clinton in extreme anger in shouting-mode with her two fists tightly clenched - as she appeared when she was pounding her fists on the table at which she sat for the hearing It was part of her highly-anticipated performance of testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee regarding the deadly terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2012 which occurred in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton testified before the House committee later in the day.
The photograph shows Hillary Clinton’s reaction when having a verbal exchange with Republican Sen. Rob Johnson of Wisconsin.
The New York Post cover, somewhat editorializing in National Esquire-style, has been criticized for its method of presenting the front page photo and title to the historic testimonial meeting between the Secretary of State and the congressional lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
The newspaper included the following statement next to Bill Clinton’s photo: “The lady has some temper! Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came out breathing fire yesterday at a congressional hearing where pols ripped her handling of the Benghazi debacle.”
Though it is quite true that many politicians and political news pundits expressed dissatisfaction with the Secretary’s responses and demeanor while responding during some of the testimony, the cover with its title and sub-quotations has been criticized for editorializing on the front cover as well as being called sexist by others.