Religious Newspaper Removes Hillary Clinton From Situation Room Photo

girls-Allowed-620x686Minor controversy erupted after people noticed that a Brooklyn-based, ultra-Orthadox Jewish newpaper’s version of the iconic “Situation Room” photograph had Hillary Clinton mysteriously vanished.

The story is an interesting and ironic example of a number of things — the literal erasing women’s accomplishments, and religious fundamentalists’ use of technology in postmodern fashion in their efforts to turn back society’s clock. From New York’s Daily News:

A Hasidic newspaper got into the business of revisionist history Friday when it printed a Situation Room photo that was doctored to remove Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Brooklyn-based publication Der Zeitung published the now iconic photo showing only men present to monitor a daring 40-minute Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist. National Security team member Audrey Tomason was also scrubbed from the historic image.

As a rule, Der Zeitung does not run images of women that could be considered “sexually suggestive,” Jewish Week writer Rabbi Jason Miller said. Miller speculated in a column that the newspaper may have edited out Clinton because its editors “don’t like the idea of a woman with that much political power.”

He added that he considers the altered image an “act of censorship [that] is actually a violation of the Jewish legal principle of g’neivat da’at (deceit).”

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  • MrPINKi

    I would expect that from an Islamic paper but the Jews, c’mon.

  • MrPINKi

    I would expect that from an Islamic paper but the Jews, c’mon.

    • SF2K01

      This is from, as noted, a group of extremist Jews who prefer to keep speaking yiddish and basically stay in their bubble. They’re about as sensitive as Saudi Arabia when it comes to pictures of women and such.

      However, they’re not exactly known for violence. In that light, a little photo shopping isn’t that bad.

      • Adaugeo

        If you want to photoshop the wrinkles off your mother’s face from your wedding pictures, that’s not that bad. When you remove women from pictures and pass it off as news, that destroys democracy. Of course, what do any Jews care about truth when they continually invaded, occupy, and strive to economically suppress Palestine. Helen Thomas was right, they should go back to Poland and Germany.

        • SF2K01

          Worldwide conspiracy by the Jews, who are total strangers in the lands in which they live, to cruelly and pointlessly oppress the “innocent” and should be removed to the places they came from. Where have I heard that before? Nothing like a little Jew bashing to bring out the anti-semites.

        • Jbar

          Fuck off. We were there before Mohammad’s mother got her first feel… There never has been a “Palestine,” except for the Romans renaming our land to rub it in our faces that they destroyed yet another country.

          I hate ignorant assholes.

          • Gasface

            Your land is a worthless pile of rocks that seems more trouble than its worth. Furthermore, it is contested by two separate, but equally ignorant religious clans that only know hatred and bigotry. This struggle is pointless yet amusing because it amounts to nothing more than two bald douche bags fighting over a comb.

            Fuck the “holy lands”. Nothing would please me more than to watch it be reduced to a smoldering pile of ash.

            Perhaps then you cockfags can fight over something that actually has value.

          • Mr. Coffee

            I thought the Romans salted that desert then fed everyone to some lions?

            I hate ignorant assholes.

  • Anonymous

    This is from, as noted, a group of extremist Jews who prefer to keep speaking yiddish and basically stay in their bubble. They’re about as sensitive as Saudi Arabia when it comes to pictures of women and such.

    However, they’re not exactly known for violence. In that light, a little photo shopping isn’t that bad.

  • Anonymous

    This is from, as noted, a group of extremist Jews who prefer to keep speaking yiddish and basically stay in their bubble. They’re about as sensitive as Saudi Arabia when it comes to pictures of women and such.

    However, they’re not exactly known for violence. In that light, a little photo shopping isn’t that bad.

  • Anonymous

    This is from, as noted, a group of extremist Jews who prefer to keep speaking yiddish and basically stay in their bubble. They’re about as sensitive as Saudi Arabia when it comes to pictures of women and such.

    However, they’re not exactly known for violence. In that light, a little photo shopping isn’t that bad.

  • HM

    That is the conclusion we arrive at with this omission, that it happened because of gender?
    How about because of the emotion she shows that seems to be different from everyone else?
    Maybe the Hasidim don’t welcome any approximation of mercy here?

  • HM

    That is the conclusion we arrive at with this omission, that it happened because of gender?
    How about because of the emotion she shows that seems to be different from everyone else?
    Maybe the Hasidim don’t welcome any approximation of mercy here?

  • Adaugeo

    If you want to photoshop the wrinkles off your mother’s face from your wedding pictures, that’s not that bad. When you remove women from pictures and pass it off as news, that destroys democracy. Of course, what do any Jews care about truth when they continually invaded, occupy, and strive to economically suppress Palestine. Helen Thomas was right, they should go back to Poland and Germany.

  • Anonymous

    Photoshopping her out is a gross violation of any journalistic standards. Any press credentials they have should be revoked. I would not object to them putting a black bar or pixelating her out and making a notion that they did so for religious reasons. It would be pretty backward and ignorant but I could accept it.

  • Anonymous

    Photoshopping her out is a gross violation of any journalistic standards. Any press credentials they have should be revoked. I would not object to them putting a black bar or pixelating her out and making a notion that they did so for religious reasons. It would be pretty backward and ignorant but I could accept it.

  • Sinchy

    Photoshopping her out is a gross violation of any journalistic standards. Any press credentials they have should be revoked. I would not object to them putting a black bar or pixelating her out and making a notion that they did so for religious reasons. It would be pretty backward and ignorant but I could accept it.

  • Wimwez

    she is not the only one who vanished, the mysterious other woman back on the right also disapeared.

  • Wimwez

    she is not the only one who vanished, the mysterious other woman back on the right also disapeared.

    • seinnm

      the article pointed that out “National Security team member Audrey Tomason was also scrubbed from the historic image”

  • Wimwez

    sorry, too fast with the comment..

  • Wimwez

    sorry, too fast with the comment..

  • seinnm

    the article pointed that out “National Security team member Audrey Tomason was also scrubbed from the historic image”

  • Anonymous

    Nothing like a little Jew bashing to bring out the anti-semites.

  • Jbar

    Fuck off. We were there before Mohammad’s mother got her first feel… There never has been a “Palestine,” except for the Romans renaming our land to rub it in our faces that they destroyed yet another country.

    I hate ignorant assholes.

  • Hadrian999

    poor Hillary, she can’t even complain or she’ll get anti-semited out of her job

  • Hadrian999

    poor Hillary, she can’t even complain or she’ll get anti-semited out of her job

  • X37B

    A staged, White House photo-op was Photoshopped, correct? This essentially just made an already deceptive image a smidge more deceptive. While they were at it, they could have at least thrown in a random Bigfoot!

  • X37B

    A staged, White House photo-op was Photoshopped, correct? This essentially just made an already deceptive image a smidge more deceptive. While they were at it, they could have at least thrown in a random Bigfoot!

  • Gasface

    Your land is a worthless pile of rocks that seems more trouble than its worth. Furthermore, it is contested by two separate, but equally ignorant religious clans that only know hatred and bigotry. This struggle is pointless yet amusing because it amounts to nothing more than two bald douche bags fighting over a comb.

    Fuck the “holy lands”. Nothing would please me more than to watch it be reduced to a smoldering pile of ash.

    Perhaps then you cockfags can fight over something that actually has value.

  • SF2K01
  • Anonymous
  • Mr. Coffee

    I thought the Romans salted that desert then fed everyone to some lions?

    I hate ignorant assholes.