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The Vanishing Hillary

Yesterday—I thought it weird—
I saw two women, disappeared
Religious censorship held sway
Oh, how I wish it’d go away

When first I saw the photograph
Two women numbered in the staff
But when the censor photoshopped
The both of them were simply dropped

Go away, go away, from the situation room!
Go away, go away, or the censor will fume

Yesterday—I thought it weird—
I saw two women, disappeared
Religious censorship held sway
Oh, how I wish it’d go away

I expect you have seen both the original and the doctored photo by now–it is already an iconic image–my favorite coverage of the issue is here, at the Washington Post. Of all the variations on the classic photo, Der Zeitung’s is the only one I disapprove of (My favorite features a velociraptor).

The verse, you might recognize, is stolen from “Antigonish“, by William Hughes Mearns. Just because.

Oh, and:

Comments

  1. Iron Chef Kosher! says

    They do that so the women are not ogled. It is a form of respect. Us not agreeing with them doesn't change that.

  2. says

    Respect? Ever hear of the virgin/whore dicotomy so pronounced among the religious? I can say with certainty that cutting out two high ranking women from that photograph is no where near the realm of respect.

  3. says

    I'd be more concerned about anyone who was "ogling" Hillary Clinton.I wonder if they never published pictures of Golda Meir?Or maybe instead of photoshopping the women out of the picture they could photoshop a burqa on each of them.

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