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Originally posted by TheMessenger1
This is why I like Canada's media system over all others. They have a law in Canada that prohibits any bias news stories.
Originally posted by silent thunder
Originally posted by RicoMarston
reply to post by filosophia
they claim that images of women are too sexually suggestive and that they don't put them in their paper. it's BS and insane, but it's their paper and their right. if a huge paper like NYT or LAT did something like that, I would be more concerned, but how many gentiles do we think are reading this paper? that is, the readers already share the same beliefs and views as the editors, so it's not really harming anybody.
is that the OPs beef though? that the act is sexist? i agree totally.
also, the hypothetical Catholic paper probably WOULD catch heat for that, but again, it's ignorant editors preaching to the ignorant choir. there is a reason i would never turn to a newspaper with allegiances to a church or religion for information.
I just finished writing about this aspect of the issue in a thread that was subsequently closed, so I'll repeat it here:
Seeing as they bill themselves as an ultra-religious paper, if they needed to edit it for religious reasons, I suppose I could live with that (although I still find it bizzare and retrogressive, personally), but it is dishonest to simply photoshop people out. A blacked-out sillohuette, for example, with the name included in the caption, would be more honest (if still strange to most people's minds). But to simply photoshop the woman out implies she was never there. Perhaps its time for the paper's editor to dust off his copy of 1984 and ask himself if this is really what he wanted to be when he grew up...
Yes, they are a religious newspaper, fine. But they are still a NEWSpaper, which implies they report FACTS, even if those facts get spun through the lens of whatever their viewpoint happens to be. Every news outlet is free to spin the facts, but society assumes that a NEWSpaper has a responsibility to at least not play havoc with the basic facts. When you start chopping photos, you are well into the Stalin zone. Lots of us know this goes on all the time anyway (and not just with obscure religious newspapers), but that doesn't mean we have to like it.
edit on 5/9/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by nihilus
reply to post by Chesster
Two people were removed from the photo and the common element is both are female.
It has nothing to do with Israel because this paper is a production of an ultra-orthodox Hasidic group that does not support Israel.