By Nancy K. Matthis | Friday, June 4th, 2010 at 5:45 pm
At a recent White House gathering, Helen Thomas told the Jews to “go home” to Poland and Germany. From Newsmax — Jews Need to ‘Get The Hell Out of Palestine’ and ‘Go Home’:
Helen Thomas, the oldest member of the White House press corp and writer for Hearst Newspapers, is asked by a cameraman during the White House’s Jewish Heritage Celebration if she has any comments for Israel. Thomas responds, saying ‘tell them to get the hell out of Palestine’ which she follows with an eerie cackle. The aging anti-Semite then tells the cameraman that they should go back to their home in Germany and Poland.
Just in case you find this blatant bias hard to believe, here’s the video:
She thinks the Jews are “occupying” the land. Perhaps she has never read the Bible.
Tail wag: Mary Seales
UPDATE, Sunday, June 6: Helen Thomas has been dropped by the speakers’ agency that served as her agent:
“It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.
Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond.
However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East.
Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients.”
UPDATE, Monday, June 7, 1PM EST: According to an article in the Washington Post, Helen Thomas is retiring today!
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately, in the wake of a controversy over her comments on Israel, according to a report from her employer, Hearst News Service.
Nancy Matthis is the publisher and executive editor of the weblog format news magazine and multimedia outlet American Daughter Media Center.
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