Shmarya Rosenberg, St. Paul blogger, catches Hasidic paper's Hillary Clinton crop

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Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason, in their rightful places.
St. Paul blogger Shmarya Rosenberg caught the Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung with egg on its face.

The day after Osama bin Laden was shot and killed by Navy SEALS, the including here White House released a photo carried everywhere showing the president and his closest advisers gathered around a TV monitor, staring at the operation's progress.

Two of those advisers were women, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason. And a Hasidic newspaper cropped both of them out of the photo on its front page story about bin Laden -- because readers might find the two power-suited ladies too fetching.

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Via Failed Messiah
Rosenberg caught the illicit crop job -- the White House forbids retouching its photos -- and blasted the news around the Internet via his Failed Messiah blog.

And he told CNN he might not have even bothered posting the photo cropping scandal because, "it was a slow news day." But the post went viral, and yesterday, Der Tzitung apologized.

"Because of laws of modesty, we are not allowed to publish pictures of women, and we regret if this gives an impression of disparaging women, which is certainly never our intention," it continued. "We apologize if this was seen as offensive."

Case closed? Not for Rosenberg. He launched into another attack:

Notice the 'apology' in effect says our freedom of religion trumps telling the truth. And, for those of you who don't know, there is no Jewish law mandating the removal of normally clothed women from pictures like this.

This is par for the course for Rosenberg, a former member of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect profiled last year by the New York Times for his muckraking crusades against "the actual and alleged misdeeds of the ultra-Orthodox."

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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Ya, you all just wait until fundamental Islam gets a foothold here. The apologists for America are backdooring Islams "religious right" to suppress women.Sit back and await the time you all have to forfeit your positions of power and return to the home subject to the wishes of your man. Oh, and don't even get me started on Islam's view of gays.Are you ready to bend over and accept the dick of diversity?

Burka up bitches!Hide your sins queer!The influence of Sharia is coming near...


Actually you kind of worded your story wrong. They didn't crop them out, they airbrushed/photoshopped them out. If the paper simply cropped them out I don't think there would be as much of an outcry.


I know some Jewish dudes that would be FAR more aroused by the inclusion of Obama in the photograph.

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