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Monday, May 9, 2011

Hillary Clinton Photoshopped out of Situation Room Picture in Hasidic Newspaper

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 8:08 AM

So much for newspapers being the record of history. The mega-Orthodox Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung in New York took the iconic Osama bin Laden raid Situation Room photo and edited out the most powerful woman at the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Oy vey.

The photo was taken with President Obama and other key members of the administration as they watched the raid on bin Laden's compound.

Here is the original photo:

click to enlarge You can't miss her.
  • You can't miss her.

Now here is the Photoshopped version that ran in the newspaper on Friday, May 6.

click to enlarge She's gone!
  • She's gone!

The religious newspaper tells reporters that it never publishes pictures of women because it could appear "sexually suggestive." Crass sexy Clinton joke goes here, but we will just leave that one to Twitter users.   

Interestingly enough, one rabbi pointed out to Jezebel that this act of censorship violates another very important Jewish tenet: g'neivat da'at, which means "deceit."

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