An email the State Department released late last week shows the pettiness of the Democratic Party.
One of the more than 5,000 pages of emails released on New Year’s Eve indicated that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was upset because she’d been Photoshopped out of a White House photograph of national security team members gathered in the situation room during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
The official version showed Clinton in the photograph. In a later version released to the Hasidic newspaper Der Zeitung she’d been removed.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Clinton complained to a handful of aides, friends and even her daughter that she had read she was “photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!” in an email bearing the subject line “Unbelievable.”
The photograph manipulation caused a minor dust-up shortly after it was published in 2011, prompting a spate of headlines about whether Clinton and one other female adviser had been cut from the image for ideological reasons.
Der Zeitung editors responded by explaining their editorial rules prohibited the publication of any photographs of women due to “laws of modesty.”
Clinton’s aides were clearly upset by the omission of the former secretary of state from the picture.
“WH photos are not supposed to be altered,” one staffer wrote in reply to Clinton’s complaint. “I’m just so incredibly pissed off I want to do SOMETHING!!”
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