Helen Thomas was a long time White House reporter she died this week at the age of 92. Her career was storied as she shared time with most of the Presidents of the United States in the last half of the last century. It would have been more storied, however, if she wasn’t a blatant bigot.
Most people will remember Ms. Thomas’ declaration a few years ago that Jews should go back to their homes in Europe and “Get the Hell out of Palestine”. For those of you who missed it, here’s the link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQcQdWBqt14
Of course when the firestorm started, Helen Thomas went on the defensive, instead of issuing an apology, she went on to tell the world on the Joy Behar Show that the Jews aren’t Semites and have no right to the land – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvdI1XsgSmA
Of course when the controversy hit, all the left wing nutbars came out of the woodwork. On her radio show, Rosie O’Donnell couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1aJfVaKipw
Thomas then went on a speaking tour, accusing Zionists of running the US Government and Hollywood – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvmDZ05nMCM a common modern day blood liable.
Of course Ms. Thomas was forced to resign from the Hearst Newspaper Group that effectively ended her career.
After the end of her career, Ms. Thomas granted an interview to Paul Jay, the Senior Editor of TheRealNews.com and asserted that she didn’t know she was being recorded and didn’t know she was being interviewed, but the Jewish occupiers should leave. She then continued to spread pro- Arab propagandist lies unchallenged throughout the interview.
One of the most telling exchanges in the interview was when Mr. Jay asked her if she understands why her comments resonated (approximately 4:40) and her response was, “I understand why they [the Jews] are always the victims… nobody else is… it helps them.”
She later admits that she was Anti-Israel but once again asserted that she’s not Anti-Semitic, because she, herself, was from Arab descent.
Here’s the interview – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M1Qo83CoGU
They say that journalists are supposed to be objective. Helen Thomas, the darling of the media, the grandmother of all Journalists and the longest ever White House correspondent proved the saying wrong.
Her legacy will always be as a rabid Jew hating Anti-Zionist, quite fitting I think.