The Miami Herald’s Marc A. Caputo is reporting this afternoon that a member of Hillary Clinton’s security team swiped a man’s Galaxy Note II smartphone after he snapped a picture of Clinton onstage at the American Society of Travel Agents conference. The man did get his phone back, but only after security had deleted the photo he’d taken.

NBC’s Chuck Todd is concerned by the anecdote — primarily because of the “bully” connotations it has for Hillary’s inevitable 2016 run.

If Hillary doesn’t want unauthorized photos taken, what difference, at this point, does it make? We have plenty of good ones to last through 2016, like this gem.

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  • arttie

    Yeah, it looks like she is twerking.

    • Tigerspike

      Stop. Just…where’s the mental bleach again?

      • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

        Can I eat a meal without “seeing” it again please?

    • Hiraghm

      looks like she’s constipated.

  • Mister A

    Straight out of the “Veep” storyline. When that show actually predicts a politician’s behavior, we are in big effin trouble.

  • peteee363

    first, I wouldn’t ever take a photo of her. but if I did, let the fool try and take my camera away! Hillary is a public person, no matter how she tries to hide. former, first lady of Arkansas, first lady of the usa, senator from new York, disgraced secretary of state. there is no way she is a private person anymore. does she think it will get better if she tries to run for president?

    • sbealsie

      she’s no lady.

    • 3seven77

      I agree. Clinton was making a speech at a conference. How is that not public? It’s not like she was at a dinner table in someone’s home.

  • Al’s Grandpa

    Actually, she’s doing everyone a favor, as her face can shatter a camera lense.

    • Republicanvet

      That’s what I was thinking…that the phone still worked long enough to delete anything.

  • Magnifico

    Was she making out with Huma or something?

  • Clayton Grant

    She only wants the public to see glossies of her “approved” hideousness.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    We can show what a great Secretary of State she was, I mean before leaving her Ambassador to be tortured and executed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sudCmrAsF4

    • Clayton Grant

      Remember how that button was supposed to say “RESET” in Russian, but it actually said “OVERLOAD” or something? I wonder if Huma got a chewing out over that …
      .
      Interpret that any way you like.

      • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

        Um…yes. and eewwww.

      • Joe_Bunda

        No, the word in question transliterated from Russian is “peregruzka” which means “overcharged”.

  • gman213

    Yuck

    • MrApple

      Age and guilt have not been kind.

      • ObamaFail

        Guilt? Hillary feels no guilt for Benghazi. If anything it helps her sleep at night. She is a Democrat after all.

        • MrApple

          She has guilt, even if it is buried deep down next to Whitewater and 8 years of the Clinton Administration.

          • Vitiosum

            The ability for some people to bury their guilt so deep they forget their guilt is an astounding feat. But the nastiness is also deeply rooted in Hilliarity.

      • URGR82

        please no picture while healing from surgery

    • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

      so gross…yup, just gross.

    • Jeremy

      wow She has aged very badly.The lies sure have taken a toll on her serves her right.

      • Sydneyck

        Don’t you mean “the LIVES” she has taken have taken a toll on her?

    • Vitiosum

      Thank goodness I’ve not had breakfast yet. This will certainly help with my diet. The woman is seriously disgusting.

    • kentercat

      I thought Hellen Thomas was dead…
      Just bleached and survived, like the Jack Nicholson Joker, apparently.
      I’ve seen this movie before. Doesn’t end well.

    • SJ’s Dad

      Portrait in the attic?

  • nickdqwk

    Looks like someone let a troll loose and it is down-voting everyone, all over twitchy.

    Thank you to the twitchy-team for their photo contribution, especially after the under-whelming support from the DIMS for the family of the Benghazi victims testimony, at the Benghazi hearing today.

  • LegalizeShemp

    She probably still had frosting around her mouth……..from a powdered doughnut.

    • 0bamasnought

      Why did the term “White Walls” come to mind?
      Oh, now I remember the 80’s.
      Yikes! Stop remembering! Stop!

  • ObamaFail

    She must have been posing with one of the Benghazi terrorists. Democrats are never going to give up a photo-op when they think it makes them look good. Why else would she want it deleted?

  • BoscoBolt

    Would somebody please arrest that stupid treasonous b*tch?!? LOCK HER UP!

  • 1SkepticalChick

    So, here’s how to handle this. No one should ever take another picture of her. Ever. When she passes, turn your back to her at once, so that no one will think you might be trying to take a picture of her. With your mind.

  • Maxx

    “…after security had deleted the photo he’d taken.”

    …and the phone thanked them.

  • David Johnson

    What did they think it would steal her soul, she would have too have a soul for that to happen..

  • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

    I’m sorry. Who does this douche think she is? A shamed wife of an embarrassment of a President. A bought and payed for Senator. And an incompetent failure as Secretary. Let’s not forget the trail of dead bodies over the years and the less than ethical practices during the Watergate shenanigans. Yup…definitely a Dem presidential candidate.

    • Hiraghm

      Some secretary. I bet she can’t even write in shorthand.

  • Axelgreaser

    THIS WOMAN IS NAUSEATING! If she runs and is elected, we are no longer American. It will take MASSIVE voter fraud to put this revolting family back in office.

  • DorothyGrissom

    Ugly people hate their picture taken. Hillary is ugly inside and out.

  • Grace656

    It shows she is insecure about her looks – probably as a result of her serial cheating husband.

    • katiehutton

      Cause she is unattractive?

      • Grace656

        I don’t think she’s pretty – but I didn’t marry her. When the man who has vowed to love you through good and bad treats you like dirt, it tends to make one insecure.

        • katiehutton

          She should head the Insecurity Cub

  • JBax

    Hey, if she can push the delete button on four Americans in Libya and get away with it, you can bet your apple pie she’s gonna get your pictures of her if she wants them.

  • ToyZebra

    When she was running against Obama the media was for Obama, so they would constantly use the goofiest pictures of her they could. No doubt she remembers that.

  • Vasco DeGama

    just another example of the “freedoms” we can expect under her “leadership”….

  • d gasawa

    Bullies.

  • Tj707

    Take a picture of my butt, voilà, Hillary Clinton

  • Suzyqpie

    My favorite Hilliary story, going into Bosnia under enemy fire. She really thought no one would notice a total fabrication of that magnitude. The press covered for her, reporting that she just misspoke.

    • Michael Lorton

      How do you mispeak that? I’ve never been shot at. I know I’ve never been shot it. If I’d been shot at once, I’d remember it.

  • Peter Hanely

    Hiding something specific, or a paranoid-obsessive effort at hide everything image control?

    Sounds like photographers need to take special measures –
    – covert photography rig.
    – camera app that instantly uploads beyond the reach of “security” goons.

    • Hiraghm

      ah, beat me to the suggestion.

  • http://davidhdennis.com/ David H Dennis

    She’s onstage, so by definition she’s part of the show and it should be perfectly fine to shoot pictures of her. Performers have no reasonable expectation of privacy I’m aware of!

  • Laka

    “Involuntary deletes?” Aren’t you confusing it with Obamacare?

  • Laka

    Hillary Clinton is nothing more than a private citizen, yet she feels that she has the right to take your property by force, to have her thugs put your arm in a joint-lock and pry it out of your unwilling hand, and alter it according to her own wishes.

    Imagine her sense of entitlement (and your lack thereof) when she is President. No one can say that they have not seen the totalitarian nature of her thought.

  • Dantes

    By 2016, Hillary’s hag factor is not going to be fixable even with tanker car quantities of botox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Langham/100000598584834 Robert Langham

    What difference does it make?

  • blowass

    Robbery with violence?

  • dralfredbellows

    Officials are still investigating the status of the smartphone’s lens.

  • Michael Lang

    In 2016 she will be a even older shrill hag than she is now. Never going to be president.

    • LouAnnWatson

      no, she’s got perpetual tire tracks on her back and carpet stuck between her teeth…

  • CiceroTheLatest

    The Constitution? Civil Rights?

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!?!?!

  • Lawman45

    I’m older than she is. If I looked that old, weak, and hagged out without a full makeup job, I’d hate photos too.

    • LouAnnWatson

      imagine all of the money she spends just to look like that…

  • Kevin O’Kelley

    Oh, really!? You demand that I hand over my phone? Gee, that sounds like robbery. But, just for fun, I’ll play: I’ll hold it out for you while you delete the picture from my phone.

    There. Feel better now? That’s nice, but the archive copy automatically went to my cloud server at home, and you can’t delete that from this device. So sorry.

  • disqus_FlD2VMR2RJ

    There will be only one word I will use in 2016 regarding any reference to HRC’s run for POTUS: Benghazi.

  • Twoiron

    Maybe when she is testifying on the Benghazi attack someone will ask her why she had Vince Foster murdered.

  • http://abriefhistory.org MichaelKennedy

    Does anyone still remember the book written soon after Bill took office about her imperious manners in the WH? She banned anyone there from LOOKING AT HER when she walked through the halls.

    • windskisong

      Unlimited Access, Gary Aldrich. FBI agent who was friends with the secret service detail and pulled no punches.
      MAN did the long knives come out after him…

    • LouAnnWatson

      i would have volunteered to look away

  • NealK

    This is what Brownshirts do.

  • jellybelly

    on the other hand, marc caputo could have told the guy to take a hike, this guy had no more right to take caputo’s phone than did the guy sitting next to him, why are people such pusscakes?

  • LouAnnWatson

    isn’t it possible to record someone with a tiny streaming blue tooth camera mounted in a hat on your head? my god, letterman has done all kinds of crazy videos, can’t someone employ this?

  • Franklin Crittenden

    They probably do not want pictures made of Hillary now because by 2016 she will be right at the age of 70. That being true how will they explain the fact that she looks 20 years yonger in 2016 after major plastic surgery than she does now in 2013?

    In other words the Clinton Campaign does not want a bunch of before and after pictures floating around in the media when she is trying to run for President, LOL!

    She and her people know that If they just let he age normally she would end up looking like Yoda from the Star Wars series and could never get elected to become the oldest President EVER sworn into their first term as President of the United States of America…

    • Hiraghm

      won’t that put her in Reagan’s age-range?

      • Franklin Crittenden

        Actually she would be 3 months older than Reagan was when she is sworn in. As you recall Reagan wad diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while in office…

  • brian douglass

    Well, the conversation about thuggishness is all well and good, but had this occurred in California, the “security” guard would have been guilty of 211 PC, “Robbery”. A felony, by the way. If he took the guy’s camera via “force or fear”, even if he later returned it, even if he didn’t delete the picture, the crime of robbery is still complete.

    Time for the rule of law to apply, IMHO>

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    She’ll never get past primaries in 2016. Dems don’t like women, they just say they do to get their votes.

  • http://nomayo.mu.nu Stephen_Macklin

    Of course if you’re doing right by the time the thugs get to you the pic is already on a server somewhere so it shouldn’t matter if they delete it from your phone.

  • Hiraghm

    I should write an android app that, whenever you take a picture, makes a copy under another name in an obscure place… and/or automatically uploads it to twitter… while the SS agent was trying to delete the pic, the copy would be stored safe or it would already be on twitter for the world to barf at.

  • jebjr

    How does one get past unflattering photos being released? Release photos that are considered more flattering. Sorry Hillary, you’re in a lose-lose proposition.