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Little Eliza, the Royal wedding flower girl was not in this original, so-called ‘iconic’ White House press photo, but now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t either.
If you recall, this photo was originally thought to be the moment when Osama bin Laden’s head was blown away by a Navy SEAl commando sharpshooter last week. But the photo has since been invalidated by Hillary herself who says she was coughing — not recoiling in horror — when the picture was taken.
Well, the photo is back in the headlines today after a religious, ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper, Der Tzitung, cut Hillary and another woman out of the picture that ran on its front page on Sunday.
Why would anyone be surprised that the editor of an ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper would rather see Hillary barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen than in a room full of virile men?
In that culture, women and men are not equally yoked. Women know their roles and they happily assume their positions behind their men, who in turn provide for them and their children. It’s an arrangement that works for them.
According to Rabbi Jason Miller, a blogger for The Jewish Week, the newspaper cut Hillary and the other woman out of the photo “because it could be considered sexually suggestive.”
CNN called the newspaper for comment and is still awaiting a response.
I didn’t see this coming at all! According to the Washington Post blog, Der Tzitung’s editor has apologized for Photoshopping Hillary Clinton out of the so-called ‘iconic’ WH photo.
Der Tzitung responded in an emailed statement, that the photo editor did not read the fine print on the picture and the newspaper has since apologized to the White House and State Department. “In accord with our religious beliefs, we do not publish photos of women, which in no way relegates them to a lower status… Because of laws of modesty, we are not allowed to publish pictures of women, and we regret if this gives an impression of disparaging to women, which is certainly never our intention. We apologize if this was seen as offensive.” Read the full statement at the bottom of the post.