In Defense of Helen Thomas

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    In Defense of Helen Thomas - on apologizing to apologists

    By Paul Jay

    Helen Thomas was the dean of the White House Press corp. She has a fifty-year history of tough-minded journalism and is one of the very, very few journalists in the mainstream press who has had the guts to question US policy towards Israel. On Monday she was pressured into resigning, "effective immediately".

    On Friday she was asked by a guy who stuck a video camera in her face, for any comments on Israel and she said, "Tell them to get the get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people [the Palestinians] are occupied and it's their land. It's not Germany, it's not Poland." She was asked where they should go and she answered, "They should go home, to Poland, Germany and America". The video has been making its way around the Internet.

    This was said days after the Israeli attack on the aid flotilla that killed at least nine activists as their boat sailed in international waters.

    She later apologized in a short statement on her website ""I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."

    Her apology was not enough to stop calls for her head from those who have wanted to shut Thomas up for years.



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    Fuck Helen and the Camel she rode in on
     
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    Helen will be missed.
     
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    The one thing I liked about her was when she said Obama was a bigger scumbag than Nixon for controlling the press
     
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    Thanks for bumping my thread pea brain...:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    "Not Even Nixon Tried to Control the Media Like Obama" -- Helen Thomas Finest Moment, July 01, 2009
     
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    Think of it as the Internet version of a mercy fuck
     
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    Actually, her finest moment was during the HBO special 'Thank You Mr. President', when she told the story about being in the oval office and asking President Reagan a question he couldn't answer. He couldn't answer because his handlers hadn't told him what to say.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDX5fcvWW9I]YouTube - Helen Thomas HBO Thank You Mr. President clip[/ame]


    "Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference."
    Mort Sahl
     
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    "dean of the White House Press Corp?" =

    Biggest Fly on the Shitpile
     
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    Yea, we need government to be able to do as they wish, without anyone asking any questions...ironic how you right wing pea brains LOVE dictatorships over democratic government.
     

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