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DNC Nominates Hillary Clinton for President

On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman to be nominated for the presidency by a major party. That's a big deal, worthy of front-page cover stories with enormous, exciting typeface. Clinton was given that treatment by most every major publication, but with one small caveat: Many of them used an image of Bill Clinton instead of Hillary.

The male Clinton did speak at last night's Democratic National Convention, listing all the reasons his wife would make an excellent president. But in using a photo of the former president instead of one of the candidate, the narrative about Hillary's historic success is now preserved in the history books as a joint effort, or one made possible by Bill.

"Hillary didn't speak last night," one might argue, "so there weren't any photos besides ones of her video-ing in from New York." To work around that challenge, the New York Times' front page featured an image of women in the audience holding a sign that read "Girl power." Overnight, TheWall Street Journal made the decision to swap out their cover image of Bill with one of Hillary up onscreen.

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An attendee covers his mouth in protest at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) takes the podium to nominate Hillary Clinton during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
A staff member holds the delegate vote count for Alabama at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking.
Delegates hold a U.S. flag as they cheer during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (L) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio embrace onstage during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (L) sits with former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous during the roll call at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
A man carries a cardboard cutout of the face of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The Florida delegation wave at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking.
A delegate holds up a sign reading "Election Fraud" during a speech nominating former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young
U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) delivers a nomination speech for Senator Bernie Sanders on the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) gestures after nominating Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
An assortment of buttons are seen on a delegates hat at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
Actresses Lena Dunham (L) and America Fererra speak during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Famous faces at the Democratic National Convention.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Donna Brazile, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The silhouettes of photographers are seen as Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, speaks on screen during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Actress Meryl Streep speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Alicia Keys performs at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
9/11 Survivor Lauren Manning speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Singer Andra Day performs at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Actors Lena Dunham, left, and America Fererra speak during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
UNITED STATES - JULY 26: Mothers of the Movement, those who have lost children to police violence, take the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Actor Tony Goldwyn speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Democrats began their presidential nominating convention Monday with a struggle to fully unite the party, following a dramatic day of internal squabbling and protests. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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