Only in America?


By Jenni Frazer
May 8, 2011
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A newspaper based in Brooklyn, Di Tzeitung, has done the most extraordinary thing. It has taken the by now iconic photo of the White House situation room in which President Obama and members of his administration watch the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden - and Photoshopped Hillary Clinton out of the picture. Yes, where Hillary was sitting, hand over her mouth as she watched the Navy Seal operation, there is now a large white space.
It's not just Hillary who has been obliterated from history, either. A woman standing at the back of the room, Andrea Thomason of the department of counter terrorism, has similarly disappeared.
What can one make of this extraordinary behaviour? I realise, of course, that the paper is a religious one and has religious sensibilities, but pretending that the US Secretary of State does not exist cannot surely fall into that category. Mrs Clinton was perfectly modestly dressed; certainly her hair was uncovered, but then she is not Jewish, so presumably the obligation does not apply. Does anyone have a serious explanation for this action?

Hat-tip: Failed Messiah

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Joe Millis

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 16:46

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Surprising they didn't photoshop Obama for being too Sephardi.
There's always this.
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Jenni Frazer

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 14:42

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UPDATE: Di Tzeitung has apologised for doctoring the picture. It said it had a long-standing editorial policy of not publishing women's images. It explained that its readers believed that women should be appreciated for who they were and what they did, not for what they looked like, adding that the Jewish laws of modesty were an expression of respect for women, not the opposite.
Well, it's certainly the case that a little-known Yiddish newspaper sold on newsstands in Brooklyn has now - unintentionally - had its profile boosted globally, but probably to its detriment. Few people outside the Charedi world will understand Di Tzeitung's explanation, honestly made though it undoubtedly is. The even more peculiar thing is that Di Tzeitung's readers, according to its editor, overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton when she was a New York senator, and also supported her in her presidential race against Barack Obama.
Muzaar...


Lukas

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:54

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Imagine if it had been an Arab paper, eh?

The JC bloggers would be screaming blue murder and the US would be bombing some innocent villagers somewhere.


Joe Millis

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 10:49

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Ein muzaar ke'bney ameinu, Jenni.


StevenKalka

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 19:13

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Not as much as they would if they airbrushed Israel off the map, which the new Egyptian airline did recently.

Not much objection from the Arab street.

http://bigpeace.com/elcid/2011/03/23/the-new-egypt-airline-literally-wip...


Advis3r

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 09:26

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The newspaper has apologised but of course not enough for the chareidi bashers. Meantime no apology from the BBC et al about calling what happened in Jenin in 2002 "a massacre". How about the JC getting as exercised over that as about a silly editorial policy - the picture should never have been published in the newspaper in the first place.


StevenKalka

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 13:21

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In Jenin, Israeli soldiers exercised restraint in going door to door looking for terrorists rather than engaging in aerial bombing. Comedian Jackie Mason commented by asking, "What did they expect the soldiers to do, serve Manischewitz door to door?".

My thoughts are well expressed in the Bob Dylan song,
"Satan comes disguised as a man of peace", which he recorded in 1983. Click below to read the lyrics.

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/man-of-peace

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