“The Ultimate Spinner”
In 1999, a New York Post survey ranked Hillary Clinton as the sixth most evilperson of the millennium. Hillary has been labelled ‘the ultimate spinner’, adeptat weaving tangled webs, manoeuvring events and courses of action to turnthem to her own advantage. She has now been part of the American politicalscenario for many years and her supporters and detractors have in turn depictedher in both positive and flattering ways or in a critical and fault-finding manner.The present study focuses on the portrayal made by the media of HillaryClinton as an evil person. The metaphors of evil used to appraise and assess herpublic image are taken from epic and myth, history, religion, politics, the animalworld, fiction and television.