Friday, December 13, 2013
Wall Street Has a Big Fat Crush on Hillary Clinton
After our class discussion on the media perception of Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, and other leading women political figures, I thought it would be interesting to look into what the public is saying about this figures in recent news. In an article on The Wire, author Philip Bump analyzes the role between the financial sector and presidential campaigns, with a focus on Hillary Clinton's upcoming candidacy for president in 2016. Given that Clinton has held many public relations events and has been "tending to would-be financial donors for much of last year," Bump argues, "It's actually a sign that Hillary wants their money." Personally, I believe the article characterizes Clinton in a terrible light, by scrutinizing her support for the financial sector.