Jewish Newspaper Removes Clinton From Iconic Photo

'Der Tzitung' won't publish photos of women
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2011 2:58 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason were removed from this picture in a Hasidic Jewish newspaper.   (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

(Newser) – Following the raid on Osama bin Laden, Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung ran the iconic White House Situation Room photo, with just one teensy change: There were no women in it. The paper removed Hillary Clinton as well as Counterterrorism Director Audrey Tomason, as noted by Failed Messiah last week. The story was picked up today by the Jewish Week, Jezebel, and Styleite, among others.

On the Jewish Week, Rabbi Jason Miller notes that Der Tzitung is an “ultra-orthodox” paper that “will not intentionally include any images of women in the paper because it could be considered sexually suggestive.” But based on Clinton’s pose, Miller isn’t sure how or why the editors deemed the image racy: “Perhaps they just don't like the idea of a woman with that much political power.” Compare the original and edited versions of the photo here. (Read more Hasidic Judaism stories.)

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