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Kelly has a point ,however censorship is more ominous than it seems

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in response to reader comment: Sartorial comments on photoshopping in Iran

Submitted by Shishir (United Arab Emirates), Mar 22, 2013 at 04:15

But unfortunately that they lack Kelly"s good judgement. I don't really condone such photo-shopping- I just don't care. Its their country,their rules. Though I think they would be better served not running the picture at all.

However,I just find it richly hypocritical that Dubai and Iran are both notorious for prostitution (in Dubai until 2005/2006 ,they would hang around waiting for customers in upscale residential neighborhoods. If my car ever slowed down to let pedestrians cross they would approach me and I would step on the pedal).

Fiddling while Rome is burning comes to mind.

Coming back to photoshopping.There was of course a time when such technology didn't exist. In that case- a good old fashioned black marker would do just as well.

I remember when I was junior high school in Dubai, every year one of the guys from the ministry would come over and ask us to turn to your atlases and block out the state of Israel with a black marker. Similarly they ask us to simply tear out the pages in our history books that dealt with Israel. Most kids didn't give it a 2nd thought but since I was a contrarian since very young, this piqued my curiosity and thus commenced my interest and my life long love affair for the state of Israel.

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