Reuters claps the devil's horns on Hillary Clinton.

Reuters claps the devil's horns on Hillary Clinton.

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March 2 2008 5:19 PM

Reuters Claps Horns on Hillary

The Obama Messiah Watch, Part 10

Last month, Reuters clapped a haloon Michelle Obama. The March 10 Time, in its cover photograph, bathes the head of the candidate himselfin otherworldly white light. But the good book says that before Christ, there was the Antichrist. We know him as the devil, the beast, the foul fiend, the cloven hoof, the prince of darkness, the angel of the bottomless pit, Old Scratch, Satan, Beelzebub, Belial, Lucifer, and Mephistopheles. The iconographers in Reuters' photo department propose a new name. Care to guess? Hint: It's someone with at least 35 years of experience and a fondness for red phones. Yes, Reuters wants you to know that these days the Antichrist travels under the nom de guerre "Hillary." I don't know how else to read this photograph. Me, I have my doubts. Wouldn't the devil do better advance work?

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Timothy Noah is a former Slate staffer. His  book about income inequality is The Great Divergence.

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