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Media races to cover Clinton’s ‘trip’ in Yemen

It must be tough for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to go about her day with cameras following her 24/7 and capturing her every wrong move, documenting every misstep, and highlighting every stumble — literal or figurative. Clinton experienced a particularly painful example of this phenomenon on Tuesday, as her unfortunate fall while boarding her ...

It must be tough for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to go about her day with cameras following her 24/7 and capturing her every wrong move, documenting every misstep, and highlighting every stumble — literal or figurative.

Clinton experienced a particularly painful example of this phenomenon on Tuesday, as her unfortunate fall while boarding her plane on the way out of Yemen became instant Internet fodder and the subject of ribbing from the international press.

Clinton walked it off and was fine, but that didn’t stop some leading news organizations from making hay out of her fall.

CNN’s Jeanne Moss: "It was a foreign trip with a little too much tripping."

BBC: "Pick her up, someone! Clinton only hurt her pride."

The Sun: "Hillary Clinton took an unexpected trip during a visit to Yemen."

Luckily, Clinton seems to have a good sense of humor about these things. After slipping while walking to the White House in June 2009, Clinton was asked whether her absence from the spotlight meant that she was being sidelined by the White House.

"I broke my elbow, not my larynx," she said.

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