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Bob Beckel defends Helen Thomas' deranged anti-Semitism
Fox News Channel | 6/7/10

Posted on 06/07/2010 7:39:50 AM PDT by pabianice

This morning, Bob Beckel appeared on the Fox News Channel to comment upon Helen Thomas' recent rabidly anti-Semitic remarks about Israel and Jews. To my astonishment, Beckel defended Thomas' remarks as "part of the free speech we Americans enjoy." When asked if Thomas should be fired by Hearst, Beckel went on to say that that was up to Hearst, but that the First Amendment guaranteed her the right to slander Jews and Israel while she worked as Grand Dam of White House reporting/commentary. I don't know whether Beckel is also a Jew hater or that he is incapable of criticizing a fellow Liberal. Either way, his opinions are now officially worthless.

Even for Beckel, this was a stretch. I have emailed Beckel about this and await his reply.


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1 posted on 06/07/2010 7:39:50 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice

” Either way, his opinions are now officially worthless. “

Yeah, for some 30 years ;-)


2 posted on 06/07/2010 7:41:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: pabianice

You have modern liberalism in action.
Duuuuh.................................


3 posted on 06/07/2010 7:42:33 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: pabianice

Then he is as nutty as she is. Stupid is as stupid does.


4 posted on 06/07/2010 7:42:47 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: pabianice

It’s my understanding that Bob Beckel and Helen Thomas have been having an affair for years.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 7:43:17 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: pabianice

I would not even waste my time to contact Beckel.....crap like arguing with a wall.....idiot Obama-ites are not worth the time, effort, or the breath.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 7:43:33 AM PDT by cranked
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To: pabianice

As one FReeper said on a thread long ago...

“Bob, go lay down by your dish.”


7 posted on 06/07/2010 7:44:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: pabianice

Sounds like an anti Jewish hate monger bigot to me!
We really need to start calling names.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 7:44:46 AM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: pabianice

In our lifetime, we’ve seen the downfall of the fomerly “honorable” Dan Rather, Helen Thomas, and other political pundits who tried to shape the public’s perceptions of the issues for DECADES.

Walter Cronkite never took a fall (although his boating with Bill Clinton during Fornigate gave his perceived “objectivity” a hit). Details have since come to light to tarnish Uncle Walter’s legacy.

The public’s eyes have opened to the biases of the Pravda Media. Wonder when the journalism industry is going to do a mea culpa and clean up its act.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 7:44:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: pabianice

If 0bama shot an old lady on the street in front of thousands, Beckel would defend him. “The old lady had to die sometime anyway”.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 7:44:56 AM PDT by unkus
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Let’s see, it’s OK for MoveOn to denigrate Gen. Petraeus but it’s not OK to criticize Helen Thomas’s statements or call for her firing?

I saw this on America’s Newsroom this morning and the guy comes off like a typical liberal weasel. I swear clowns like him and Blumenthal go to some night school for weasels.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 7:45:11 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: pabianice

She knows in the current D.C. climate: she can get away with
it. All prostitutes should leave America.There goes Beckel’s love-life.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: maddog55
It’s my understanding that Bob Beckel and Helen Thomas have been having an affair for years.

Great, thanks for that thought. I'll need therapy before the nightmares stop.

/johnny

13 posted on 06/07/2010 7:45:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: pabianice
Bob Beckel is a smarmy scumsucking weasel who apparently doesn't understand the First Amendment.

No one is suggesting that HT should be JAILED because of her speech. THAT is what the First Amendment protects, and rightfully so.

That doesn't protect her "right" to a job - there is no such right.

It's perfectly OK for Hearst to fire her for her speech.

I'm waiting...

14 posted on 06/07/2010 7:45:47 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: pabianice
I for one hope that the establishment media circle their wagons around Helen Thomas so that their demise as news reporting agencies is hastened and this will be the face of "The News:

How many papers do you think she will sell?

15 posted on 06/07/2010 7:46:09 AM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: pabianice

I saw him make his weak and pitiful comments. I wonder who’s currently paying for his coif, his suit and his manicure.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 7:47:09 AM PDT by syriacus (OILGATE: It's not about BP's costly leak. It's about Obama's stingy cleanup.)
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To: pabianice
What do you expect from a slug who allowed himself to be blackmailed by a prostitute/masseuse he invited into his home while his family was out?

The Rabbi who questioned and filmed Thomas was on Fox & Friends this morning. He said the video released is only part of Thomas' comments. He's going to release the second half in a day or so, and said he'd come back on Fox & Friends and show it.

17 posted on 06/07/2010 7:47:14 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Izzy Dunne
No one is suggesting that HT should be JAILED because of her speech.

However, there ARE people who say Christians should be jailed for "hate speech" when speaking out about homos.

18 posted on 06/07/2010 7:48:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: All

Then I guess Bob has no problem with people keeping their jobs after engaging in hate-speech against blacks and latinos...


19 posted on 06/07/2010 7:48:01 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: cranked
You are right...thought of dropping Beckel an e-mail then decided to drop a note to FOX NEWS and suggest they give Beckel a ‘pink’ slip,probably would be more worthwhile,and also keep my nerves in check...
20 posted on 06/07/2010 7:48:26 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: syriacus

i can’t stand that hannity has him on and gives him any credence whatsoever. what is especially ludicrous is that he will opine on MORALITY despite having written a check to a prostitute!


21 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: ExTexasRedhead

ping


22 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:10 AM PDT by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: pabianice

Poor Jimmy The Greek, Beckel not around to help him keep his job, too busy running the Dukakis failure to save Al Campanis as well. And I guess he thinks the press media have First Amendment cover but not radio types like Don Imus.


23 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:17 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: pabianice

Remember the BIG brouhaha over the word MACACA? Slimy RAT hypocrites!! KICK the *itch on to the street curb!!!


24 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:22 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: pabianice

The Jewish minority in this country may be bad-mouthed with relative impunity everywhere, but God forbid that any similar diatribe be raised againse the Muslim interlopers who have come to this country to establish the base for their world Caliphate.

The Jewish people do not entertain any such ambitions, and yet, they are vilified at every quarter, it would seem.

Actually, Helen Thomas was only a little edgier than most of the critics of Israel and the entire Jewish theology, and like most of them, picked and applied only the “facts” that seem to fit the template.


25 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:44 AM PDT by alloysteel ("If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.")
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To: pabianice

The left hates Jews. It always has. What’s new?


26 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:56 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: pabianice

She DOES have the right to free speech. Her employer also has the right to employee her or NOT depending on how she chooses to exercise her free speech.


27 posted on 06/07/2010 7:49:59 AM PDT by twigs
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To: cranked

His brother,a very good actor whose name I believe is Graham, was not too long ago on the ‘panel’ with him
on Hannity. And even his brother couldn’t disguise the contempt he had for the pathetic uses to which his brother
Bob had allowed himself to be put. He even basically told him so on TV.


28 posted on 06/07/2010 7:50:22 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: maddog55

Eeeeewwwww!


29 posted on 06/07/2010 7:50:41 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 501 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: pabianice
I don't know whether Beckel is also a Jew hater or that he is incapable of criticizing a fellow Liberal.

Probably the second.

30 posted on 06/07/2010 7:50:56 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: pabianice

I wonder if idiot beckel and scummy ellis aren’t required by Fox to somehow come up with a contrary to common sense or deceny opnion?
Honest sometimes the idiocy that comes out of their mouths defy common sense.

Others used to be as stupid, Carville for one, but now are starting to wake up. Kirsten Powers is another.


31 posted on 06/07/2010 7:51:34 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: pabianice

Beckel demonstrates once again how DUMB lefties are. The question was if she should be fired by her employer, a private enterprise. The First Amendment of the Constitution, of course, applies only to actions by the government. Way to go, Bob, have another doughnut.


32 posted on 06/07/2010 7:51:49 AM PDT by RightGuy
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To: pabianice
"I don't know whether Beckel is also a Jew hater or that he is incapable of criticizing a fellow Liberal. Either way, his opinions are now officially worthless. "

What's the difference?

33 posted on 06/07/2010 7:52:01 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: pabianice

Of course. That liberal hack would...


34 posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:17 AM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: pabianice

Wow!

How did you find his email? Can we find others? heh


35 posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:26 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: pabianice

I agree with Bob Beckel statement-”part of the free speech we Americans enjoy”.

I encourage the left to continue to air their personal viewpoints in the name of FREE Speech regarding current issues because I want to know WHO our enemies are and WHAT they are thinking.

Let them dig their own graves.


36 posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: 12Gauge687; mkjessup; All

“I swear clowns like him and Blumenthal go to some night school for weasels.”

Many of them attended one of these five Marxist Schools of Journalism

NYU

Columbia

Northwestern

Univ. of California, Berkeley

Syracuse University

All of them are doctrinaire leftists who run and teach in the schools. Ever wonder why we don’t have a free press? Quit wondering.


37 posted on 06/07/2010 7:53:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: pabianice

Isn’t there a big difference between agreeing with her message (which I don’t believe he did) and saying that her comments don’t subject her to criminal sanctions—in other words are protected free speech under the First Amendment.

I am glad she made the comments, because she hopefully just ended her career.

As to Hearst’s treatment of her—that is a private contractual relationship. Again, I hope they fire her. If they don’t, then I’ll consider her retention to be a reflection of Heart’s views.


38 posted on 06/07/2010 7:54:17 AM PDT by drb9
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To: supremedoctrine

Be assured, Beckel will probably be on Hannity’s within the next two days and Hannity will bring up the Thomas mention...one more chance to hear Beckel cough his spew up...

I have gotten to the point that when Beckel is on Hannity’s, I change the channel cause I can not stand to listen to his spew anymore....for an academic, he is an absolute idiot.


39 posted on 06/07/2010 7:54:36 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yes! I was typing essentially this at the same time as you.


41 posted on 06/07/2010 7:55:14 AM PDT by drb9
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To: 13Sisters76
The left hates Jews. It always has. What’s new?

“I come in peace,” it said, ... “take me to your Lizard.”

Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say ...

“It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see...”

“You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”

“No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”

“Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”

“I did,” said Ford. “It is.”

“So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

“It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”

“You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”

“Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”

“But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”

“Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”

42 posted on 06/07/2010 7:55:22 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 501 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: nagdt

I checked over at DU to see what they had to say about it, and quite a few of them were saying that the quote was probably taken out of context and that we were only seeing part of what she said. Others supported her claim. It’s amazing that they call us the racists, yet they’re quick to justify their own racism.


43 posted on 06/07/2010 7:55:25 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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I think she should stay exactly where she is as a constant visual (and a hideous one at that) reminder what a bias fraud the MSM is. The only thing she’s going to harm now is the left’s credibility.


44 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:02 AM PDT by Hayride
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To: pabianice

Can you imagine the uproar if she had called for all illegal aliens to be returned to their home countries? All muslims in America to go home to their home countries?

What about the Jews who were driven out of muslim countries? Can they stay in Israel or should they go back to Iraq, Morocco, et al, and reclaim their land and property?

This is pure racism on her part towards an oppressed people, the Jews of Israel.

BTW, I saw the Left turn against Israel during the late 1970s even though many leftist leaders were Jews who opposedd this. IMHO, it was the fact that Israel stood with the USA against the USSR and their Arab allies. The communist parties and the Left in the West almost always end up serving Russian aims.


45 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:07 AM PDT by darth
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To: alloysteel

Heck, I don’t hate Jews, but what the heck are they voting for these anti-semites for? Are they really that stupid? I thought they were supposed be smart people.


46 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:24 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: pabianice

Two words Beckel — TRENT LOTT.


47 posted on 06/07/2010 7:56:47 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: pabianice

The GOP needs to wise up and start attacking Liberals and Democrats on their Anti-Semitism and their Anti-Israel stand.

Too many times Libs and Dems refer to Conservatives and GOP as “Fascist” when in fact it is Liberals and Democrats that are such.

Helen Thomas, and Bob Beckel, are not the first Liberal Anti-Semites


48 posted on 06/07/2010 7:57:19 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: pabianice

i wonder would Beckel defend O’Reilly if he said all blacks should get the hell out of the US and go back to Africa??


49 posted on 06/07/2010 7:57:22 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: pabianice

Beckel is a Jew hater.


50 posted on 06/07/2010 7:58:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (NJ Governor Chris Christie for President)
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