Pelosi defends altered photo of Democratic women
By Sean Sullivan , Updated: January 4, 2013
The office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) digitally added several femalemembers to a photograph intended to include all of the women in the House DemocraticCaucus.While dozens of members turned out for the Thursday photo-op, some weren’t able to makeit on time,ABC News reported. Rep. Debbie Wassermann Schultz (D-Fla.), the chair of theDemocratic National Committee, was among the members who were added to the photo.In addition to Wasserman Schultz, ABC News also spotted Reps. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.),Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) showing up late. Each of the fourwere added to the photograph.The Washington Post used a photograph of the Democratic women taken by staff photographer Bill O’Leary on thefront page of Friday’s newspaperthat was not altered.When asked about the doctored photo, which was posted on Pelosi’sFacebook andFlickr
pages, the Democratic leader defended the decision.“It’s an accurate historical record of who the Democratic women of Congress are. It also isan accurate record that it was freezing cold and our members had been waiting a long timefor everyone to arrive and that they had to get back into the building to greet constituents,family members, to get ready to go to the floor,” she said.
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