Susan Bordo - The Destruction of Hillary Clinton
As Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and U.S. Senator from New York between 2001 and 2009, Hillary Clinton was far more experienced and qualified to be president than Trump was. Yet media coverage of the election dwelled on allegations against her political skills and even her honesty. In this close analysis of the 2016 campaign, Bordo, professor of gender and women’s studies at the University of Kentucky, focuses on the political forces at work in the media’s treatment of the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party. Bordo’s nearly day-by-day account traces how the right wing, echoed by the media, raised questions about Clinton, tarnished her reputation, and ultimately brought about her defeat.