Picture of the Day: Time magazine gives Hillary Clinton devil ‘horns’

Now you see it, now you … still see it.

That was the reaction of many observers who glimpsed the cover of the most recent issue of Time magazine. The illustration accompanying the cover story, titled “The Clinton Way,” features a silhouette of former Secretary of State and would-be Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton set against a cerulean-blue background:

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But what caught the attention of many in the media was the placement of Clinton’s image with respect to the peaks in the capital “M” in Time’s logo:

Here is Time’s nonchalant response, which notes that Mrs. Clinton is not the first individual to be … er — “demonized” by its cover design:

There was some hubbub online Thursday over TIME’s latest cover, which appeared to show Hillary Clinton sporting a set of horns. (This sort of thing has happened before.) Given the shape of the letter “m” in the magazine’s name and its location on the cover, many other subjects in the past have also appeared to sprout extra features (in fact this happened to Hillary Clinton at least once before. Same goes for Bill Clinton. George W. Bush too). Check out everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Pope Francis to Jesus to Darth Vader who have received the rough end of TIME’s “horns.” Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental.

The editors at TIME were gracious enough to share several of the images it was considering but ultimately rejected:

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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