Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jewish paper erases Clinton from White House photo

An Orthodox Jewish newspaper on Monday apologized for digitally deleting Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton from a photo of President Barack Obama and his staff monitoring the raid by Navy SEALs that killed Osama Bin Laden.

The Brooklyn weekly Di Tzeitung, which says it doesn’t publish images of women, printed the doctored photo Friday.

It issued a statement saying its photo editor hadn’t read the “fine print” accompanying the White House photo that forbade any changes. The newspaper said it has sent its “regrets and apologies” to the White House and the Department of State.

A second woman, Counterterrorism Director Audrey Tomason, also was deleted from the photo, which captured a historic moment in the decade-long US effort to apprehend the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Di Tzeitung said it has a “long standing editorial policy” of not publishing women’s images. It explained that its readers “believe that 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.”ReadMore

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