Is She Canned or Retired For Expressing The White House View Of Israel Openly [Reader Post]


Helen Thomas, a staunch supporter for the Obama Administration in her role as a White House Press Corps (Corpse in Obama Speak) correspondent, has retired in light of her Freudian slip that revealed her antipathy for the Jewish people in Israel.

Although she later apologized for the remarks that seem to portray her anti-Jewish bigoted frame of reference she shares with the Obama administration.

This is the official statement from her employer, the Hearst Corporation for whom she has been a coloumnist:

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately.

Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.

Thomas later issued a statement: “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.’’

Thomas will mark her 90th birthday on Aug. 4.

Clinton is wondering about the possibilities and Thomas is giddy

It is one thing for the press to be biased in their unbiased reporting, but once they are patently obvious with their bigotry, even someone who has concealed their personal bigotry for decades will be forced into voluntary retirement.  Ms Thomas started covering the White House during the Eisenhower administration and has covered every president since.

The announcement came after the White House Correspondents Association decried her remarks as “indefensible” and began to consider whether Thomas should continue to have the privilege of a front-row seat in the briefing room. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called her remarks “offensive and reprehensible” on Monday, as other former White House spokesmen called for Thomas to be fired.

President Obama weighed in on the Thomas affair with an insipid response that did nothing to reaffirm our commitment to our only reliable ally in the Middle East. Obama expresses more concern for  the foolish mistake of a propaganda reporter than he does for the insult paid to one of our strongest allies.

“The comments were offensive. It’s a shame because Helen was somebody who had been a correspondent through I don’t know how many presidents, was a real institution in Washington,” Obama told Matt Lauer in an interview that aired this morning on NBC’s “Today” show. “But I think she made the right decision. I think that those comments were out of line, and hopefully she recognizes that.

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So Long Suckers!

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I was gonna feel sorry for her because I thought she was being treated unfairly and also that she was so many firsts – so they said………………………

then I read and found out that she wasn’t first in anything except a Gridiron Club – whatever the hell that is – sounds like football or something to me and don’t know what that has to do with reporting…………….there were many women prior to her doing wonderful things so I guess Helen is just another one of those Dem women that we other (former) Dem women were supposed to consider a pioneer………………enjoy your retirement Helen – I do believe you are a hateful old woman and shame on you……………………..

Another progressive liberal freeloader who gives women a bad name……………….

Please, please, please FA……a dozen new posts to push this further down. Every time I click on here, the close-up of that old battleax with the clown lipstick is just….not pleasing to the eye.

Ding-dong! The witch is gone! Finally, the face that could freeze a rat, is off the tube.

OT: Wow, from that picture above, how many cupcakes can oBama eat? If he’s eating like that, soon he’ll be oBigma. lol

Is She Canned or Retired For Expressing The White House View Of Israel Openly?

Who cares?? She’s GONE…

PLEASE stop posting these hideous pictures… My God, some people must be true masochists…

Is She Canned or Retired For Expressing The White House View Of Israel Openly? EXCUUUUUUUUUUUSE me!!! Would you like to prove that assanine remark?

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Well, I could have, but opted not to:

Helen Thomas?

Well, guess I wasn’t supposed to post that one as my link to a photo of the wicked witch of the west didn’t work, darn!

Is the edit option not available anymore?

Rap haven’t you heard, Obama has lost half his Jewish support in the last few weeks. Thomas made the mistake of expressing sentiments openly, a big error in the propaganda press corps. Good propaganda expresses covert and subliminal messages to gradually win over a population. Overt declarations causes trouble with the non-believers and fence sitters, the ideologues and bottom feeders will lap up any swill and swear by it, the rest of the population that is vulnerable to propaganda will see through the BS and lies. Thus the bigotry of Thomas was her undoing and Obama had to cut her loose rather than risk exposure by a loose cannon. Too funny, Rap, excuses are for losers and your Fearless Reader has lots of them, not really original excuses, but excuses none the less. Use some of his if you need to be excused that bad.

To funny Skookum, where is your proof that Obama has lost half of his Jewish support?
What makes you think Obama has anything to do with Thomas quitting? He didn’t cut her loose. She had to quit yes but that was not Obama’s doing. Your just so full of your own right winged BS you can’t see through the clouds and you make up this GARBAGE! Get real!

@Real American Patriot: Goodness gracious!

Certified Real American Patriot, or CRAP for short, came out from under his rock and it’s not even a full moon!

Are we living through another NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEMOCRATS?

Or is this just a limited zombie incursion?

@Real American Patriot:

He didn’t cut her loose. She had to quit yes but that was not Obama’s doing.

It should have been Obama’s doing.

Say Rap Man, I should have such a good imagination:

The Old Socialism methods of, when Socialism is failing, give them more Socialism, only works in Totalitarian situations. Right now, Obama doesn’t know whether to wind his watch or play basketball or is it golf. Like a man running around in a silo looking for a corner to piss in, Obama is making a fool of himself. November is only a few months away!

Poll: Obama has Lost Almost Half of his US Jewish Support

by Gil Ronen
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United States President Barack Obama has lost nearly half of his support among American Jews, a poll by the McLaughlin Group has shown.

The US Jews polled were asked whether they would: (a) vote to re-elect Obama, or (b) consider voting for someone else. 42% said they would vote for Obama and 46%, a plurality, preferred the second answer. 12% said they did not know or refused to answer.

In the Presidential elections of 2008, 78% of Jewish voters, or close to 8 out of 10, chose Obama. The McLaughlin poll held nearly 18 months later, in April 2010, appears to show that support is down to around 4 out of 10.

The poll showed that key voter segments including Orthodox/Hassidic voters, Conservative voters, voters who have friends and family in Israel and those who have been to Israel, are all more likely to consider voting for someone other than Obama. 😛

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Hezbollah stands by disgraced US reporter Helen Thomas
Published: 06.09.10, 21:09 / Israel News
Hezbollah on Wednesday saluted veteran US reporter Helen Thomas’s “courage” for her controversial comments against Israel, which sparked a furor and forced her to retire.

“Respected American journalist Helen Thomas’s answer shows … a courageous, bold, honest and free opinion which expresses what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi said in a statement. (AFP),7340,L-3902914

This is not the first time Helen Thomas has loudly displayed her blatant antisemitism.

Take of your partisan blinders R.A.P. Obama’s own actions prove how anti-Israel he is.

Oh Really ditto??? would you care to elaborate on which actions you spew??

@Real American Patriot:

would you care to elaborate on which actions you spew??

CRAP, are you asking about Obama or Helen? Since I’m in the I could care less about Helen, she’s FINALLY GONE and never made ME policy anyway, let’s check out the manchild’s sorry excuse for policy.

Couple of snippets from “ahem” conservative sites:

76 Senators sign on to Israel letter

More than three quarters of the U.S. Senate, including 38 Democrats, have signed on to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implicitly rebuking the Obama Administration for its confrontational stance toward Israel.

Hanging over the administration’s deliberations are the gratuitous spats with Netanyahu that Obama has blundered into. Twice the president chose to launch pointless and unwinable battles to freeze Israeli settlement construction in Jerusalem. These served only to complicate his Middle East diplomacy, while alienating Israel’s supporters in Congress and the Democratic Party.

Just last week, Obama chose to side against Israel in the final deliberations of the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference. In pursuit of one of the president’s most cherished causes, the United States accepted language calling on Israel to join the NPT and supporting a conference in 2013 on a nuclear-free Middle East. Netanyahu’s government was left alone in its opposition.

Consequently, the question Israeli officials are asking about the Gaza crisis is “will Israel be alone — again?” It won’t be easy for Obama to answer. Another public rift between the United States and Israel is the last thing the White House needs as it tries to wrest concessions from Netanyahu in Middle East peace talks — and as midterm elections approach. But defending Israel in and outside the United Nations will risk a rift with Turkey, not to mention Arab states, at the moment when the administration is hoping to win broad support for a new Security Council resolution on Iran.

Obama would be in this bind regardless of what he had done in the last year. But his missteps have made it worse — and getting out of it will require more diplomatic finesse than his administration had mustered until now.

As if this wasn’t enough, Netanyahu was in the U.S. and was scheduled to meet with Obama but the WH called it off because of the flotilla incident. That scheduled meeting must have been a bit too risky for Obama just couldn’t jeopardize his attempts to nurture his relationship with Hamas. 🙄

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333 out of 435 members of the House of Representives also signed a similar letter rebuking Obama’s Israeli policy.

BTW thanks for your support Beezy, check your e-mail, going to see if you like butterflies too. 😉

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A $400 Million “Marshall Plan”, paid with borrowed cash on the back of the US Taxpayer is absolute madness. Support for an illegitimate terrorist organizations like Hamas or Hezbollah leaves me with the same bad taste in my mouth that those idiots Carter and Clinton placed there many moons ago.

Netanyahu has the Duty to defend Israel and I consider his Leadership as more legitimate and astute than Obama, the UN or our Sec State. As no Arab Nations have offered support for the Residents of “Palestine” other than providing weaponry to attack Israel, US Foreign Policy is in need of some serious adjustment and the UN should not be a part of any Peace Process. I saw how well it worked in other places where no Peace was accomplished but some very slippery UN folks became very wealthy and the US Taxpayer got fleeced. I can cite more than a few examples of that grand theft but I reckon that y’all can remember them.

Obama’s treatment of All of Our Traditional Allies has been a travesty and a National Embarrassment. Russia and China find Obama Foreign Policy to be a gift as a weak America benefits them immeasurably on the World Stage. They are Professionals at exploiting weakness and Obama Nation is a dream come true for them. As Obama stumbles, American influence on World Affairs and Our National Interest slides into irrelevancy. This is not lost on Israel, South Korea, Australia or Our NATO Allies.

Even Canada doubts American resolve these days and will be withdrawing their Troops from AFPAK in the near future. It went from the Coalition of the Willing to becoming the Coalition of the Reluctant but Participating.

World Leadership with a lower case L is not buying it. Period. Apologies for America’s past greatness did that and has not served America or Our Allies well. It has emboldened those that want to see a diminished American influence or a lesser America that may not maintain Alliances or Treaties. When Allies question the value of a Partnership, it does not bode well for Our Nation.


Videos of some of her anti-Israel out bursts have already been given you, but I supposed you didn’t bother watching. Brit Hume (Hume sat next to Helen Thomas in the press room when he was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as their chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996.) has commented that Helen Thomas often made anti-Semitic quips but other reporters overlooked them.

I’ve listened to reports by Brit Hume for years and I would not believe that he is lying or biased.

Gary Bauer, chairman of American Values, points out that Thomas’ virulent anti-Semitism is hardly a new discovery.

“You can go back and look at her questions at White House press briefings,” he explains. “She has shown this kind of raw anti-Semitism before and has gotten a free pass on it. But this was so over the top.”

Helen Thomas Quotes:

As covered here Thomas made her comments during a Jewish Heritage Month celebration at the White House last week Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, said to a Rabbi: “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine… Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land; its not German, its not Poland’s.” Asked where they should go, she said “they should go home” to “Poland, Germany… America and everywhere else.”

“Hitler was right. Time for you to go back in the oven,”
The day after Operation Desert Storm allies started bombing Iraq, President Bush denounced Saddam Hussein’s Scud missile attacks against Israel. Thomas, who has portrayed Israeli self-defense as aggression, asked:
“Mr. President, two days ago you launched a war, and war is inherently a two-way street. Why should you be surprised or outraged when there is an act of retaliation?”
President Bush replied: “Against a country that’s innocent and is not involved in it?”

Thomas: “Well …”
Bush: “Israel is not a participant. Israel is not a combatant, and this man has elected to a — to launch a terrorist attack against the population centers in Israel with no military — no military design whatsoever. And that’s why. And it is an outrage and the whole world knows it and the whole world is — most of the countries of the world are speaking out against it. There can be no — no consideration of this in anything other than condemnation.”


Former Clinton aide Lanny Davis concurs.
Gerstein told me that the White House press corps has long known that Thomas, whose parents are Lebanese, has radical Middle East views. (She is the daughter of Lebanese parents who immigrated to the United States from Tripoli. Her father’s original name, Antonious, was changed to Thomas):

All of us who have covered the White House have known that she has a pretty weird point of view on all issues related to the Arab Israeli conflict. … Even within the set of views that are sort of mainstream, it is well beyond that.’-hides-helen-thomas’-bigotry/

Helen Thomas, 1982 “Thank god for Hezbola”

Brit Hume article:

ADDITIONAL NOTE: This week the New York Times published an article by Michael Chabon arguing that many Jews are ‘blockheads’ and notions of Jewish intelligence are highly overrated.