Women edited out of iconic photo

Too far? A Hassidic newspaper didn’t like having women in the now-iconic photograph of the White House situation room during the rain on Osama bin Laden’s lair, so it removed them.

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This is what ran in Brooklyn’s Hasidic paper ,Der Zeitung.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and National Security team member Audrey Tomason were edited out of the picture.

Der Zeitung isn’t talking, but apparently it doesn’t run photos of women that could be considered “sexually suggestive,” Jewish Week writer Rabbi Jason Miller told the New York Daily News.

“I have no idea why they did it, but what I can say is that there is nothing in Judaism that prevents the publication of images of women in power,” Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, a New York City radio show host, told the paper. “On the contrary women in positions of power pervade our community.”

(h/t: Failed Messiah)

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