Thursday, May 12, 2011

Clinton Cut From History

Alongside the many conspiracy theories and endless dissections of Osama's 'removal', comes the 'erasure' of Hillary Clinton.
A NY newspaper catering to ultra-Orthodox Jews has published a photo of the White House Situation Room during the bin Laden raid, that was digitally altered to remove Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another female official!
The original image released by the White House last week had a warning explicitly banning any digital manipulation.
Opps, sorry, didn’t see that.The Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung’s “editorial policies are guided by a Rabbinical Board” which, “because of laws of modesty, does not allow publishing photos of women.” It believes women should be appreciated for who they are and what they do, not for what they look like, and the Jewish laws of modesty are an expression of respect for women, not the opposite...
Although it’s a debate rarely heard outside the Jewish community, the practice of scrubbing women from news pix is common in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish press worldwide. One such Israeli paper was busted erasing women in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet from an official portrait.
Der Tzitung must have one helluva problem with crowd scenes. And I don't suppose it covered the Royal Wedding either...!

[For more on media manipulation, try this...]

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