Hasidic paper breaks the rules by editing Clinton out of White House photoBy Joe Pompeo
Hillary Clinton's expression, right hand clasped over her mouth in astonishment, is largely responsible for making the above photo iconic--and, to at least one newspaper, sexually suggestive.
In the photo, President Obama and his national security team are huddled around a conference table in the White House Situation Room, watching CIA director Leon Panetta narrate last Sunday's raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. The mood is clearly tense.
When Women's Wear Daily consulted a coterie of photo editors and designers about why the image is "destined to be one for the history books," Clinton was foremost in their responses.
"The Hillary Clinton expression is the one that holds the photograph fully," Time's photo director told the magazine. "You can see 10 years of tension and heartache and anger in Hillary's face," Conde Nast's Scott Dadich agreed.
Turns out she was probably just coughing during that crucial moment captured by White House photographer Pete Souza. But nevertheless, the image still proved a bit too racy for at least one of the many newspapers that printed it.
That would be the Ultra-Orthodox Hasidic broadsheet Der Tzitung, published in Brooklyn. The paper photoshopped Clinton, as well at the only other woman who could be seen in the room--Audrey Tomason, the national director of counterterrorism--out of the frame.
"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," noted the prominent women's blog Jezebel.
Indeed, "The Hasidic newspaper will not intentionally include any images of women in the paper because it could be considered sexually suggestive," Rabbi Jason Miller explains in The Jewish Week. Though he notes that the publication's "fauxtograpphing" may in fact be a graver act against their religious tenets: "To my mind, this act of censorship is actually a violation of the Jewish legal principle of g'neivat da'at (deceit)."
Beyond that, Der Tzitung's editors apparently missed or blatantly ignored the guidelines stipulated on the official White House Flickr page, where the photo was released for use by news organizations: "The photograph may not be manipulated in any way."
The White House has not issued a response on the altered image.
UPDATE: The editors of Der Tzitung have apologized to the White House for altering the photo and responded to the Wasington Post with a comment clarifiying their position:
"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."
Why did I post this? Who cares about Shrillary? Who cares what a Jewish newspaper does anyway?
Comrades, I printed this for two reasons. One, to show how the Jews print only what THEY want seen. I'm sure this little NY paper never thought that this would get so much attention. Thanks to the internet, which they don't totally control yet, it did.
Secondly, to show that their culture is not compatible with Aryan culture. The Hasidics, like the Muslims believe that women serve three purposes. 1. To have babies. 2. To keep house. 3. Serve the men.
They also believe, as do Muslims, that it is a woman's responsibility not to arouse lust in men. That's why they want to hide them away, either by forcing them to wear Burkas, or editing them out of photographs.
BTW, sexually suggestive my eye. Hasidic men feel threatened by women in positions of power.
This is backwards thinking at best, sexist at worst.
This shows that their culture and ours cannot co-exist. Aryans place great value on our women. Certainly having children is an important, if not the most important part of their function, but not all of it. They can contribute in many useful ways, including leadership positions. This is the 21st Century. Hasidics are still in the 19th, and Muslims are still in the 14th.
Am I saying they're wrong? All I'll say is if that's how they want to live, it's their business. Who am I to pass judgement? I'll voice my opinion, but it's just that: An opinion, not a judgement. It's just that Aryans refuse to relegate women to a position of total subservience. Alright, they haven't achieved total equality yet, but they're sure a darn sight better off than they were a 100 years ago.
Now I'm no fan of Shrillary. I think she is as corrupt as they come. She's also a sellout. The Democratic Party turned their backs on her in favour of Obama. It was the Year Of The Black and they took advantage. Now she's working for him. A sellout. She probably thinks after Obama's gone, it will be her turn. She's probably right. She's a corrupt, elitist Judeo-Capitalist puppet who will do anything to get what she wants, just like 99% of them. But I firmly believe that she still has her eye on the Oval Office. Will she be able to make this a better country? Absolutely. But not for the White Working Class. She'll do what they all do, which is to continue to grind the workers into the dust, and line the pockets of the elitists with OUR hard earned money.
There's only one thing we can do. Vote? Hah! That will do a fat lot of good. As Chairman Suhayda once said, "Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil." Unless the candidate is a National Socialist, that is. We must run our own candidates. I haven't given up on running for office. I decided not to try in any special elections this year because it's too soon after 2010. The press did what they could to keep me from being elected, and they did the same to the late Jeff Hall as well. They did a great hatchet job on us both. But controversies die down. There will be other elections.
I hope I won't be the only ANP Supporter to run next year. We need as many candidates as possible. You have plenty of time. Hey, most of these offices pay a salary! We could all use a little extra these days, plus we'd be helping our Party and our Folk. Think about it.
I want to thank Comrade Dr. Johann Hauptman for bring this to my attention.