Things We Saw Today: Hillary Clinton’s History-Making Moment Somehow All About Men In the Press
Hillary Clinton, first woman to win the presidency! Let’s put a big pic of her husband on the front page! pic.twitter.com/hRzu9VxuSE
— kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) July 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton has just made history as the first female US Presidential candidate for a major party, and that story is rightfully making headlines. Too bad that so many news outlets are running photos of her husband and the dude she beat instead. The Nerdy Bird tipped us off to the, um, interesting trend, and Jezebel expounded upon it. Pro tip for news outlets: When someone makes history, it’s customary to lead your story off with a photo of said person making history.
- And speaking of weird discussion of Clinton’s history-making nomination, Rachel Maddow at MSNBC pointed out how weirdly Clinton’s husband, Bill, framed his speech. (via Mediaite)
- Sadly, everyone will be looking at their phones to play Pokémon GO until at least September. An accessory that would make not crashing into things possible has been delayed until the Fall. (via Paste Magazine)
In other Pokémon-related findings, check out the Pokémon theme song played on 64 floppy drives, 8 hard drives, and 2 scanners! (via Laughing Squid)
- For those of you who were skeptical about the good that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge would actually do, money raised by the effort funded the discovery of a gene associated with the disease. (via Popular Science)
- Check out this awesome interview with Simone Missick, the actress who will bring Misty Knight to life on Netflix’s Luke Cage, over at Comic Book Resources.
- And lastly, I’ll leave you with this adorable video interview, in which a young reporter bonds with Ghostbusters‘ Kate McKinnon over a shared love of science and tech. It’s really the cutest thing ever. (via I Just Really Like Sherlock a Lot OK on Tumblr)
What have you seen out there today?
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