Orthodox Jewish paper apologizes for doctored pic

Posted May 09, 2011, at 7:13 p.m.

NEW YORK — An Orthodox Jewish newspaper has apologized for digitally deleting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from a photo of President Barack Obama and his staff watching the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

The Brooklyn weekly Di Tzeitung published the image last week.

The paper said Monday that its photo editor had not read the “fine print” accompanying the White House photo that forbade any changes. The paper says it has sent its “regrets and apologies” to the White House and State Department.

An editor at another weekly that covers Jewish issues addressed why the paper might have altered the image. The Forward managing editor Lil Swanson says some ultra-Orthodox Jews refuse to run photos of women because they believe such images are “immodest.”

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A second woman also was deleted from the photo: Counterterrorism Director Audrey Tomason.


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