Foreign Policy blogger Annie Lowrey describes “How stories about the Secretary of State end up as ‘Sad Hillary’ anecdrama.” Writes Lowrey:

Too often, coverage of Clinton neglects the fact that the secretary of state has never been the sole creator of U.S. foreign policy. It also, far too often, focuses hyper-intently on the perceived narrative of how Clinton feels about her relationship with the White House — rather than the actual relationship between Clinton and Obama or how she’s doing her job.

Lowrey calls for less of this “strained coverage on the made-up narrative of Clinton’s dislike of the parameters of her current job” — and, among others, she’s looking at you, Mark Landler of the New York Times.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.