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Wag the Dog: National Archives Photoshops Historical Record. Was it to Pacify Trump?

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The National Archives has apologized for altering a photo of the 2017 Women's March, including blurring out protest signs criticizing President Trump, to promote an exhibit honoring the women's suffrage movement.  Signs that originally read "God Hates Trump” and “Trump & GOP — Hands Off Women" were both blurred to obscure the word "Trump" in the museum's version, the Post reported. A sign that read “If my vagina could shoot bullets, it’d be less REGULATED" was blurred to obscure the word "vagina," and another that read “This p*ssy Grabs Back” obscured the word "p*ssy." Though initially saying the photo was altered to avoid "political controversy," the museum acknowledged in a statement Saturday that it "made a mistake."

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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