Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung is trying to change history by removing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the recent Situation Room photo showing Clinton alongside Obama and the rest of his staff watching the Osama bin Laden raid.
Apparently the paper doesn't allow publishing of women in any of the pictures as they could be considered "sexually suggestive." Der Tzitung also removed Director of Counterterrorism Audry Thomason from the now-iconic photo.
History, it seems, is not devoid of women, not matter how good our photoshopping skills are. To try and pretend that women aren't part of today's most important historical moments is ridiculous.
These are not the days of Kennedy where there were no women to be found in any strategic White House photos. Society has progressed and women now hold major positions the world over, whether some publications like it or not.
In the past the White House has banned news organizations who have "manipulated" photos.
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life
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