Friday, January 01, 2016

Hasidic newspaper’s airbrushed Whitehouse photo subject of newly released Clinton email 

The U.S. State Department released another 5,000 pages of e-mails of former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The emails released on Thursday afternoon are part of a trove of e-mails that Clinton sent and received on a personal e-mail account while serving in the high governmental position. The State Department also announced Thursday that 275 of the emails were upgraded to classified, bringing to 1,274 the number of emails that were newly classified. More emails are scheduled to be released this month.

In one of the emails released on Thursday, from May 2011, Clinton complains about being airbrushed from an official White House photo, for use in a New York-based Yiddish language Hasidic newspaper, the VosIzNeias news website reported.  Some Hasdic and haredi Orthodox newspapers have a policy of not publishing photos of women, citing modesty concerns.

In an email with the subject line “Unbelievable” Clinton wrote: “The Jerusalem Post reported today that a NY Hasidic paper Der Zeitung published the sit room photo w/o me (or Audrey T) photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!”

The newspaper later apologized to the White House and the State Department for altering the photo. The White House photos are provided with the stipulation that they not be altered.


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