Megan noted earlier Andrea Mitchell’s take on “what insiders are saying” about Sec. of State Clinton’s annoyed “I’m the Secretary of State” response yesterday to a question during a town hall in Kinshasa, Congo — mis-translated, apparently— about what “Mr. Clinton” thought about a particular loan issue. Mitchell, in part: “She was exhausted—and and clearly, some would say, having a bad hair day. So not an easy day for Hillary Clinton.”

Here, two New York City tabloids’ takes. And while neither mentions the “bad hair day” factor, both the Post and Daily News stories note Clinton’s purple pantsuit (the Daily News leading with it: “She wore a lavender pantsuit and purple rage.”). The Post, like Mitchell, also offers analysis/reaction from unnamed “insiders” (Clinton was experiencing “either jet lag or jealousy.”)








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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.