Helen, how do you really feel about Jews?
First Helen Thomas, the senior most White House correspondent ripped WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for America’s initial reaction to the violence created by the Guerrilla Flotilla. The 89 year old Thomas said Israel committed a massacre and Israel is a terrorist state.
Then Helen Thomas stated the following, this VIDEO must be seen and heard to be believed. It is obvious that Helen Thomas is no fan of the Jews.
BTW, no one told me they made a remake of the Wizard oz Oz.
Transcript from RED STATE:
Rabbi Nessenoff: Any comments on Israel? We’re asking everybody today, any comments on Israel?
Helen Thomas: Tell em to get the hell out of Palestine.
Nessenoff: Oh. Any better comments on Israel?
Thomas: Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land. It’s not German, and it’s not Poland.
Nessenoff: So where should they go and what should they do?
Thomas: They should go home!
Nessenoff: Where’s their home?
Thomas: Poland. Germany.
Nessenoff: So you’re saying the Jews should go back to Poland and Germany?
Thomas: And America and everywhere else.
So what WH reporter is going to be the first to ask Gibbs or Obama if they agree with Far LEFT media darling Helen Thomas’ master plan to get rid of the Jews from Palestine? Maybe Barack Obama can explain how such an anti-semite has such a prominent seat in the WH press room.
Michelle Malkin might have the line of the evening when it comes to this shrew Helen Thomas … Helen Thomas Should Go Back to Mordor or the Star Wars Cantina and Get Out of Reporting. Agreed!
Here is the apology from Helen Thomas’ personal web site:
“I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt 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.”
Sorry Helen, a little to late and way to lame of an apology. You voiced your true feelings and showed your true colors. You should be ashamed. Mutual tolerance and respect? Like the lack of it that you just showed in your comments toward Jews in that they should get out of Palestine and go back to Poland. You mean like that?
It is obvious that Helen Thomas has outlived her usefulness as a WH correspondent and that she should be put out to pasture. Former GWB Press Secretary Ari Fleisher stated that Thomas should be fired for her comments.
“She should lose her job over this,” Fleischer said in an email. “As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling.”
“She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs.”
EXIT QUESTION: Will Helen Thomas say that illegal immigrants should go back to their country of origin as well? Would she dare ever make such a comment like this toward Mexicans or Blacks? Of course not, so there is an obvious bias and deep seeded hatred toward Jews. One that has no place in journalism, the White House or any place for that matter.
UPDATE II: It appears that US Rep Michele Backmann (R-MN) thinks that Helen must go as well.
This anti-Semitic sentiment has no place in our public discourse. I call upon her employer, Heart Corporation to dismiss her at once! The White House needs to revoke her press credentials immediately.
Her apology is not sufficient, considering her many previous negative sentiments against Israel. Her language is offensive, vulgar and intolerant.
Powerline is 100% correct in their analysis, Helen Thomas is completely insincere in her apology.
So what message does this send if she is not fired? If you are an ancient media dinosaur you are allowed to be an anti-Semite?
UPDATE III: Will Helen Thomas be FIRED for anti-Semite comments or will the LIBS let her skate because she is a fossil? v
The Politico reports that she is under fire for her remarks that JEWS should get out of Palestine and go back to Poland or Germany, yet they seem to think she will not be fired.
Some of Thomas’ colleagues in the White House press corps are chiming in on Thomas’ comments.
“She doesn’t speak for the WHCA,” said White House Correspondents’ Association President Ed Chen. “Her views are hers alone. And now she’s apologized. Policing the views of opinion columnists can start us all all down a path that history suggests is best avoided.”
“Helen Thomas does not speak for me, and she does not represent the White House press corps,” said McClatchy’s Steve Thomma. “It was an offensive comment. She was right to apologize for it.”
“Helen has been a columnist for about a decade now and her strong beliefs on the Middle East are well known,” said ABC News’ Ann Compton. “I think I saw that she regretted these remarks and realized they were hurtful and inappropriate. Ari Fleischer is a private citizen and certainly free to express his opinion that this was a firing offense even for an opinion columnist. I would agree with you that Helen enjoys a rather special status as the White House. But I think her employer will have to decide whether the comments went over the line.”
So because she is a fossil and she gave a weak apology that makes her comments and personal beliefs ok. Can any one imagine if a FOX News c orrespondent had make such a reference about blacks or Hispanics how fast they would be terminated. No apology would have been acceptable and they would have been forced out ala Don Imus.
But in Liberal Media Land it is a different set of rules or double standard if you will. Let’s be honest here, Helen Thomas is not profoundly apologetic, she merely stated what she believes in her heart to be true. The fact that its anti-Semitic is irrelevant to the MSM.
Hearst, however, does not yet seem ready to part ways with Thomas. A spokesperson told POLITICO, “”We deeply regret Helen Thomas’ remarks, which in no way reflect the views of Hearst Newspapers or its employees. Helen has expressed her own profound regret over the incident.”