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National Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo

Added 01-18-20 01:56:02am EST - “The National Archives? acknowledged? this week that it altered a photograph of the Women's March,? which took place the day after President Trump's inauguration in 2017, to blur some signs held by marchers that were critical of the…” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “National Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The National Archives acknowledged this week that it altered a photograph of the Women’s March, which took place the day after President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s inauguration in 2017, to blur some signs held by marchers that were critical of the president.

Among the alterations are the blotting out of the word “Trump” in a placard that reads “God Hates Trump,” and the blurring of the same word in another sign that reads “Trump & GOP — Hands Off Women.” Words on other signs referencing female anatomy were also altered.

The Archives said the decision to obscure certain words was made as an exhibit featuring the march was being developed. It said the archivist, David Ferriero, who was appointed by former President Obama in 2009 and who was involved in the talks, supports the decision. 

“As a non-partisan, non-political federal agency, we blurred references to the President’s name on some posters, so as not to engage in current political controversy,” Archives spokeswoman Miriam Kleiman said in a statement to The Washington Post. 

“Our mission is to safeguard and provide access to the nation’s most important federal records, and our exhibits are one way in which we connect the American people to those records. Modifying the image was an attempt on our part to keep the focus on the records.” 

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