Monday, June 07, 2010

Consequences Begin For Helen Thomas

As a result of the following idiocy uttered on American Jewish Heritage Celebration Day at the White House on May 27, 2010, by Helen Thomas, Nine Speakers, the agency representing her, has dropped her:

More information HERE, including this from Bill Clinton’s former White House counsel:
“Helen Thomas, who I used to consider a close friend and who I used to respect, has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot,” wrote Davis in a statement.. “She has a right to criticize Israel…. However, her statement that Jews in Israel should leave Israel and go back to Poland or Germany is an ancient and well-known anti-Semitic stereotype of the alien Jew not belonging in the land of Israel that began 2,600 years with the first tragic and violent Diaspora caused by the Romans.”

“If she had asked all blacks to go back to Africa, what would the White House Correspondents Association’s position be as to whether she deserved WhiteHouse press room credentials – much less a privileged honorary seat?” wrote Davis, referring to Thomas’ seat in the middle of the front row at the White House briefing room.

“Does anyone doubt that my friends Ann Compton and Joe Lockhart, who believe in the First Amendment right of free expression as much as I do, would not be as tolerant and protective of Helen’s privileges and honors if she had been asking Blacks to return to Africa? Or Native Americans to Asia and South America, from which they came 8,000 or more years ago? I doubt it”, concluded Davis.
Helen Thomas is learning that words have consequences. And being in one's dotage isn't always protection from those consequences.

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posted by Always On Watch @ 6/07/2010 05:27:00 AM