Morning Gloria : Hasidic Rag Photoshops ‘Too Sexy’ Hilary From Historic Pic

Above, the photoshopped Situation Room image, as it appears in the Hasidic paper, Der Tzitung. Below, the original photo, sexy Hilary and all.

‘I’m too sexy’:
Hasidic newspaper photoshops
Hilary from Situation Room pic

“For those who thought mainstream press was sexist. Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung has photoshopped all the women out of one of the most iconic images of the decade: the national security team watching a live feed of the Osama bin Laden assassination.” — Personal Shoplifter

By Morning Gloria / Jezebel / May 10, 2011

Ultra Orthodox Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung is telling its readers like it isn’t — by editing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the now-iconic Bin Laden raid Situation Room photo. Oy vey.

The religious paper never publishes pictures of women, as they could be considered “sexually suggestive.” Apparently the presence of a woman, any woman, being all womanly and sexy all over the United States’ counterterrorism efforts, was too much for the editors of Der Tzitung to handle.

(Audrey Thomason, the counterterrorism analyst seen peeking out from behind another onlooker in the back of the original photo, was also airbrushed away, due to all of the sexy man-tempting that her very presence in a photograph would cause.)

While saving precious vulnerable men from being driven mad with desire over the image of a woman may be in line with Der Tzitung‘s editors’ ideas of piety, Jewish Week‘s Rabbi Jason Miller points out that the altered image violates a central tenet of the faith,

Der Tzitung edited Hillary Clinton out of the photo, thereby changing history. To my mind, this act of censorship is actually a violation of the Jewish legal principle of g’neivat da’at (deceit).

[This article was first posted at Jezebel.]

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1 Response to Morning Gloria : Hasidic Rag Photoshops ‘Too Sexy’ Hilary From Historic Pic

  1. That suddenly puts the whole Taliban/Iran/Ba’ath Party let’s-talk-smack-about-Ay-rabs-even-though-Taliban-and-Iran-Aren’t-actually-Arabic crap into perspective. A picture worth a thousand words? Maybe. A picture and a few hundred words together makes a good launch point for a Think session.
    Under the Ba’ath regime, which like every government had its faults, there was one really important difference in the World of Misogyny … Iraq provided education to the female half of the citizenry. There were a higher percentage of women who were doctors as in MEDICAL than any other nearby nation and even about half of Europe and… more than the U.S. could boast.

    That’s the kind of statistic that gets lost on “conservatives” because they want so badly to believe the very worst about every aspect of THEM. vs Us. Goes along with the “THEY kill their own citizens” uhhh… yeah… people ought to check out some of the statistics compiled by the American Indian Movement before opening their pie-holes about THAT and the Texas Execution Boast.

    But, yeah, the Law of Moses gets used in every possible way and especially by those who see opportunities for massive political power.

    Jesus hung out with people who would properly be called Middle Eastern Religious Extremist Terrorists, Peter in particular was a Zealot who had, obviously from the narrative, quite a bit of experience with a sword. He drew down on trained swordsmen from the Temple Guards, who were the only ones the Romans approved to carry weapons and not only survived but drew blood.
    See, if you’ve no experience with a sword and you throw down on somebody whe does have experience and above all Training, you lose. Even if he doesn’t have a sword to begin with, he’ll walk away from your cooling corpse in a puddle of congealing blood on the pavement, and he’ll have your sword. You won’t need it anymore anyway.

    He also wasn’t intending to just cut off Malchus’ ear… he was gonna split that boy’s wig and Malchus ducked.
    Nice fellows all around.

    The Zealots also had a thing for capital punishment as in stoning women. Men too but the difference was, women could be stoned for adultery but not the man in the picture. When they brought the “woman taken in the very act of adultery” to Jesus to be judged, you notice they didn’t have her boyfriend with her? You’d think he would be an important witness at the very least.

    The misogynists start with an honest assessment of their own motives, they admit that the Man is so freakin’ weak-minded when it comes to women that “we just can’t help ourselves” which is ALMOST true. And that they’re merely protecting their women from the depredations of other Males.

    But that kind of thing gets taken out of all proportion and really quickly.

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