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Newspaper Photoshops Hillary Clinton Out Of Situation Room Photo

Newspaper Photoshops Hillary Clinton Out Of Situation Room Photo

An ultra-Orthodox Hasidic newspaper, Der Tzitung, has photoshopped Hillary Clinton from the iconic White House situation room photo taken during the Bin Laden raid. (They also 'shopped out Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason.) The paper has a policy against publishing photographs of women because it could be seen as sexually suggestive.

Of course this is rather offensive and demeaning. But I'd also like to point out that it is not legal! The official photograph was released by the White House with a disclaimer:

"This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House."

It's safe to say that Der Tzitung manipulated the photo, thereby violating the terms of use for it. If you really can't bring yourselves to join the 21st century and run a photograph that has a woman in it, might I suggest that you just not publish it at all? Cropping her out is the single most ridiculous thing that could have happened here.

[Jezebel via Jewish Week]

Related: Yet Another Hasidic Publication Denies the Existence of Hillary Clinton

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]


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