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- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Helen Thomas' Anti-Semitism Gets Her Fired

Helen Thomas evidently has disastrous timing. Unlike all of the other people openly voicing anti-Semitic views last week, Thomas' airing of her very candid opinions on Israel and Israelis got her fired from the Hearst organization.

Offered in reply to an almost throwaway question from an interviewer about Israel, Thomas spat back that they should give it back to the Palestinians, get the hell out and go back to Germany and Poland.

Thomas, if you aren't acquainted with her, is a very old newspaperwoman who's beat has been to cover the White House for more years than any other current correspondent.

She was, if memory serves, originally embedded with Washington's troops at Valley Forge, traveled with the Army of the Potomac, and accompanied TR up San Juan Hill.

The old bat has been a ditsy piece of comic relief at presidential press conferences for the last few decades, as her awareness of the world evidently began to slip.

The real wonder here is why Hearst kept her in the job so long, when their editors must have seen Thomas' judgement and overall grasp of the modern world slipping.

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