Friday, May 06, 2011

Lying, manipulating history, and insulting gentiles for the sake of tznius

NOTE: The following was taken from Failed Messiah who got it from Critical Minyan. I comment at the bottom.

See it all after the jump.

Der Tzitung cuts Hillary Clinton out of the iconic picture of government leaders watching the Bin Laden hit.

Der Tzitung's photoshopped version of the picture:
Der Tzitung Hillary Clinton's pic removed 5-5-11
The unaltered picture:
Situation Room Osama Bin Laden Hit Hillary Clinton in picture 5-5-11
Der Tzitung's photoshopped picture with my annotations showing where Hillary Clinton was actually sitting:
Der Tzitung Hillary Clinton's pic removed 5-5-11 annotated
Update 10:43 pm CST – FGBA notes that the original picture was posted by the White House with the following caption and disclaimer (emphasis added):
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Seated, from left, are: Brigadier General Marshall B. “Brad” Webb, Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Standing, from left, are: Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Chief of Staff Bill Daley; Tony Binken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Audrey Tomason Director for Counterterrorism; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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.
[Hat Tip: Critical Minyan.]

DB here. This is nothing less than a distortion of history. I do not understand how very modern OJ sensibilities (by which I means the sensibilities that have developed in the last 10 or 15 years but are imagined to stretch back to Sinai.) are permitted to trump values such as honesty, accuracy, and truth in reporting. Additionally, this is a demonstration of disrespect to a high ranking government official. Though I doubt Hillary reads this crap rag, suppose she comes across it? Won't she perceive it as an insult, and won't it  fill her with contempt for the Jewish people? We're allowed to violate biblical laws when there is a fear that keeping it will cause non-Jews to hate us. Why isn't this new hyper-sensitivity about women also set aside under similar circumstances?

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