Off the Record

Greta: Newpaper erases female leaders from Paris rally pic

'Off the Record,' 1/13/15: I respect an ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper's right to follow its religion. But how can a newspaper report a story when they're tampering with the facts?

 

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute. An ultra-orthodox Jewish newspaper called "The Announcer" published the picture of all the world leaders that marched in Paris. Well, sort of published a picture of all the world leaders marching.

They took out the women. Can you believe it? Take a look at the original photo from the Paris march. All these world leaders lined up. Now, take a look at "The Announcer's" Photoshopped version. Can you spot the differences? The women, they are gone. Poof! Either cropped out of view or completely airbrushed out.

Now, of course, I support freedom of religion and freedom of the press. But that doesn't mean I have to like what people do and frankly, I don't like this. So, I'm using that other right called free speech to call them out.

For God's sake, you are a newspaper. Don't tell half the story. Plus, how can you, with a straight face, airbrush out Chancellor Angela Merkel? She is the head of one of the most powerful nations in the world.

Not to mention that she was actually there. I can't help but mention this, but for some reason I bet the White House wishes they could airbrush President Obama into that picture. Ouch. OK. That is a bit snarky, I admit. That's my "Off the Record" comment tonight.