Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Paper Removes Secretary Of State From Iconic War Room Photo

May 9, 2011 11:18 a.m.

Now you see her, now you don’t.

A Hasidic newspaper published a doctored version of the now-famous photo of President Obama and top advisors in the situation room as the bin Laden raid unfolded, editing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another woman out of the image entirely.

The newspaper, Der Tzitung, erased both Clinton and Director of Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason from the iconic image, leaving two conspicuous blank spaces in the photo that ran in their Friday edition last week. According to Jewish Week, the Brooklyn-based paper removed the two women because of an editorial policy stipulating that they “will not intentionally include any images of women in the paper because it could be considered sexually suggestive.”First the original image:

And now the doctored photo, with Clinton and Tomason out of the picture:

The deletion may actually violate the White House’s terms of usage, which stated that the picture could not be “manipulated” in any way.

From the White House Flickr page:

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House

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