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Helen Thomas Self Destruction: Rabbi Has More on Tape

By Roger Friedman

hollywoodnews.com: Has Helen Thomas destroyed her career after 50 years of covering the White House?

It doesn’t look good. I am told the Rabbi who videotaped her anti-Semitic comments has more that he hasn’t posted yet.

Thomas’s video taped anti-Semitic comments have rocked the internet. Thomas, speaking directly to a camera, tells a roving reporter that the Jews should get out of Palestine, and return to Poland and Germany. And America. And everywhere else. She’s sort of forgotten about why they left Poland and Germany, but that’s another story.

Subsequently, Thomas has sort of apologized on her website. (Who knew she even had one? But it’s for the 89 year old member of the White House Press Corps to hawk her books. Thomas currently works for Hearst Publications.)

Her initial comments were made at an event in Washington for Israel on May 27th. The apology reads: “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.”

When I first saw the Thomas video, I thought: she’s old, she’s confused. She doesn’t understand. But watch the video.

Thomas seems to be talking about Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian state. Maybe, you think, she’s talking about West Bank or Gaza settlements.

But that’s not what she’s thinking when she says the Jews should go back to “Poland, Germany, America or anywhere else.” That’s not Israel she’s criticizing. And in that split millisecond, her entire career comes crashing down. All the good Helen Thomas did, sitting in those White House press conferences, asking tough questions of president after president–it’s all gone. Over. Done.

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One Comment

  • June 6, 2010 | Permalink |

    And done her career should be, indeed. The woman is a pariah, with good reason. Had she told black people to go back to Africa, her career would have been over days ago. Jew-hatred? Not such a big deal with the liberal-tards. Still, she’s headed where she belongs: looking out her fancy window wondering how she managed to get to be a victim.

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