Jewish Paper That Zapped Clinton: Oops, Sorry

'Der Tzitung' is really, really sorry about Photoshop adventure
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2011 6:50 PM CDT
Hillary Clinton, Audrey Tomason Situation Room Photo: Der Tzitung Apologizes for Photoshopping Women Out
The original photo from the Situation Room.   (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

The Hasidic newspaper that Photoshopped Hillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason out of the iconic Situation Room photo is backpedaling quickly, reports the Washington Post. Because of "laws of modesty" and religious beliefs, Der Tzitung says in a statement that "we are not allowed to publish pictures of women, and we regret if this gives an impression of disparaging to women, which is certainly never our intention. We apologize if this was seen as offensive."

More from the statement: "Our photo editor realized the significance of this historic moment, and published the picture, but in his haste he did not read the 'fine print' that accompanied the picture, forbidding any changes. We should not have published the altered picture, and we have conveyed our regrets and apologies to the White House and to the State Department." Click for the original story. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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