Since the death photos won't be released, the Situation Room photo remains the most iconic image we'll see of the bin Laden raid. Which means it will be probed, Photoshopped and parodied for years. The latest of the Situation Room mini-controversies arrived earlier this week when a Hasidic newspaper who has been deleting women out of their photos decided to do the same to this image.
Bad idea. The newspaper has since sort of apologized, but still endured scathing criticism for deleting Hillary Clinton and Director for Counterterrorism Audrey Tomason from the picture. Naturally, it was only a matter of time before another parody emerged. The headline on Free Williamsburg reads: "CITING MODESTY CONCERNS, HIPSTER WEBSITE REMOVES 'SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE' MALE IMAGES FROM SIT ROOM PHOTO"
Here's the ironic rendering of the photo with only women remaining:
And the Hasidic newspaper's well-traveled, Photoshopped version with only men in the room:
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