Major Newspapers Put Bill, Not Hillary, on Their Front Pages Announcing Historic Nomination

Wait, is it 1992?

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When the Democratic National Convention formally nominated Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday, it was a monumental and historic moment for women humans across the country. As Hillary said herself, "we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet."

But, by Wednesday morning, countless newspapers and media outlets decided to cover the historic nomination with a picture of Bill on the front page. Interesting choice, indeed. Sure, he spoke on Tuesday and gave a moving speech on the epic Hill-Bill love story, but, uh, guys? This wasn't his moment—it was Hillary's. (Thankfully Twitter users were ready to set the record straight.)

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The Wall Street Journal made the mistake in the first edition of Wednesday's print issue, featuring an image of Bill:

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And although a later edition of Wednesday's paper did feature Hillary:

At that point, the WSJ website still did not show the actual nominee. Still bad.

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The Chicago Tribune made the same mistake, with a picture of Bill on the front page and a headline so unclear it literally could have been from the 1992 DNC where Bill was nominated. Seriously, it doesn't even specify which Clinton won.

The Washington Post at least mentioned Hillary, but still only included a photo of Bill.

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Local newspapers made the same mistake. The Buffalo News used a Bill photo on their front page:

The San Diego Union-Tribune's website prominently featured Bill, even mentioning his "emotional boost" to his wife's nomination:

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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette also only showed Bill. It's his home state, yes, but still?

And finally, this zoomed in image of The Alaska Dispatch News front page shows an image from the crowd of just Bill.

Of course Hillary is largely supported by her husband, and the former president/potential First Gentleman combo is historic for Bill as well. But, the decision to cover the wrong Clinton is just that—wrong. As usual, the Twittersphere said it best:

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