Friday the 13th Fun with Photos | The Jackal

13 May 2011

Friday the 13th Fun with Photos

Blogger Failed Messiah was one of the first to notice that a Brooklyn-based newspaper removed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and another woman from the now-iconic photo of the Obama national security team watching the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

The original photo, taken as the raid was occurring, famously shows Clinton in the centre of the room, with her hand over her mouth. The ultra-Orthodox newspaper has a policy of never printing photos of women because it thinks they could be sexually suggestive. Thus, Clinton and counter terrorism director Audrey Tomason, who was seen standing at the back of the room, were removed from the picture. Presumably because the editors were sexually aroused by the image.

This has resulted in the White House making a press release stating that it is illegal to alter photos in this way. So in light of this ridiculous request, we at the Jackal have searched far and wide for the best photo-shopped image of the Obama national security team watching Osama bin Laden being killed… and the winner is:
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