Clinton complains of being airbrushed out of famous bin Laden raid photo
In a message with the subject line, “Unbelievable” from the latest batch of emails released during her time as secretary of State, Clinton writes to her aides that the New York-based Der Zeitung newspaper “published the sit room photo w/o me (or [National Security team member Audrey Tomason]) photoshopped out perhaps because no woman should be in such a place of power or that I am dressed immodestly!!”
In the now-iconic image, Clinton is seen cupping her mouth as she watches the 2011 mission to capture bin Laden alongside President Obama and other government leaders in the White House Situation Room.
In her note released Friday, emailed just days after the newspaper article with the altered photograph appeared, Clinton tells her team, “And so, Happy Mother’s Day.”