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December 22 2017

Hillary Clinton Edits Teen Vogue . . . and the Issue Is All About Hillary

by Charlotte Hays

The issue of Teen Vogue guest-edited by Hillary Clinton is on the stands. Jillian Kay Melchior peruses the magazine and finds that it is all . . .  about Hillary:

Hillary Clinton expanded her already impressive résumé by guest-editing the issue that hit newsstands Dec. 5. It was a theme issue, with 36 pages devoted to a single subject: Hillary Clinton. That’s more than the 31 pages of ads in the 97-page magazine.

Mrs. Clinton commissioned several articles about herself. Staff writer Lauren Duca proclaims that “zooming out on Hillary’s 2016 loss reveals the broader contours of women’s oppression,” while Gloria Steinem says that when a woman is elected president, “she will be climbing steps that were carved out by Hillary.” The issue also features contributions from Chelsea Clinton and Betsy Ebeling, identified as Mrs. Clinton’s “BFF.”

There’s a two-page spread of “Love Letters to Hill.” Readers are assured they are “personal notes” selected from more than 100,000 post-election missives Mrs. Clinton received from young women, including singer Miley Cyrus and actresses Chloë Grace Moretz and Lena Dunham. The magazine helpfully advises: “Read with tissues in hand!”

Then there’s Mrs. Clinton’s own love letter to Mrs. Clinton—or rather, to Miss Rodham. Framed as advice to her 18-year-old self, it includes such tips as “when president-elect Barack Obama says he wants to talk to you about a job opportunity in his cabinet, hear him out.”

Even the fashion and beauty sections are mostly about Mrs. Clinton. . . .

And you wonder why she lost?

Teen Vogue is edited by Elaine Welteroth, 30, who has made the magazine about identity politics and progressive causes. The magazine has hosted "summits" featuring Mrs. Clinton, Rep. Maxine Waters, and luminaries from Black Lives Matter.  

 

 

 

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