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Is the Media Going Too Far in Exposing the Theranos Founder’s Ugly Side?

As Scandal Broke Around CEO Elizabeth Holmes, Her Once-Glamorous Image Became Increasingly Unflattering

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the controversial blood-testing company Theranos, used to look good—physically beautiful even—in published photographs: On the cover of the June 2014 issue of Fortune, Holmes was shot in full color at a partial side angle revealing her contoured cheeks. Her hair is blonde and her blue eyes are huge and doe-like; she is the perfect white tech woman. The accompanying article compares her to Steve Jobs.

But since October 2015, when the Wall Street Journal first showed that her company’s technology might not work and federal …

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