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HELEN THOMAS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT (Hearst Press Release)
hearst.com ^ | June 7, 2010

Posted on 06/07/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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.


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemite; dajooz; helenthomas; helenthomasgaffe; israel; jumpedtheshark; pravdamedia; propalestinianwar
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1 posted on 06/07/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finally.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 9:39:32 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: Free ThinkerNY

Another one bites the dust.

That one was quick.

Hey Helen, we expect you to go home to Lebanon now.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 9:39:50 AM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Wicked Witch is dead (or, at least retired)!!!


4 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:27 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

‘Cept now we’re gonna have to deal with the retirement parties, the hoopla, the never ending stories on how many presidents she’s covered, yada, yada, yada... Can’t wait till that’s done too.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:33 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: Free ThinkerNY

Someone needs to find the Al Jazeera coverage of this story.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead. Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed. Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. She's gone where the goblins go, Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out. Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low. Let them know The Wicked Witch is dead!
7 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:42 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She was fired.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Go spend some time with your muslim “family.”


9 posted on 06/07/2010 9:40:59 AM PDT by noblejones (Obama rules!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Her apology made it worse. But then she’s always been a vicious anti-semite.

Long ago story was that she cut a friendship with a dear friend for marrying a jjjjjjjooooooooooo.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:04 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The nursing home is over there!

Thank God we have an end to her nonsense, and the press corps treatment of her as the “Dean of the White House press corps.” This was about 20 years overdue.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:05 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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12 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:35 AM PDT by mlizzy ("Is there more to the story, daddy?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good get out of our country you ,are “one Ugly add ___________”predator comment.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:46 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: jocon307

She’s going to climb into thr JFK grave for one last tryst.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Poor Helen, obviously some senility has set in.
Unfortunately Helen has been forced out and I imagine she will be dead in 6 months, that job was everything to her and probably kept her alive.
15 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:55 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now there is Change we can Believe in. Is Al Jezeera hiring?

Pray for America


16 posted on 06/07/2010 9:41:58 AM PDT by bray (No You Don't!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Don’t bother, Helen, the ANtiSemite will probably be working for Al Jazeera tomorrow.


17 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:08 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Heavenly Father, deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has Obama put her on his team yet?


18 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:08 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how long Helen Thomas has been in this business ?


19 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t let the screen door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya...

YOU ANTI-SEMITIC LIB!!!


20 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:35 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
This is interesting....

Their was a freeper eons back that sat with her at a press event or wedding or something.

The tale told her was she was loud, obnoxious, stunk and was a racist.

I am not trying to pile on, but I wish I remember the screen-name and hope he or she pops-up and retell the story.

Oh well, on to AlJezzera for her....

21 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:45 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama offered her a job with Al Qaeda if she gave up her post and let another democrat have her spot...


22 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:49 AM PDT by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I feel sure the old biddy didn't go quietly, dear leader must have put a little Chicago English on her. Her sentiments were in danger of exposing him to those ignorant enough to have not already figured out who he is.
23 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:49 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I suspect that Obama threw her under the bus. It was getting more than a little embarassing for him.


24 posted on 06/07/2010 9:42:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead....


25 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:00 AM PDT by SilverKing88
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To: Carley
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.’’

Smells of Jesse Jackson's "hymietown" apology "blame the head and not the heart...".

26 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMHO, someone made a phone call.


27 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:19 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finally! At 90yo she should’ve done it 20 years ago.


28 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:24 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My advice to Thomas is “Don’t let the door knob hit you where the good Lord split you.”


29 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:41 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: Cicero

Yes, Robert Gibb’s “condemnation” came just before her retirement.

She was thrown under the bus by the Obama White House.


30 posted on 06/07/2010 9:43:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geez, she has heart felt feelings towards Jooooos. Methinks this is all caused by Bush somehow. I will wait until Olbermann tells me how.


31 posted on 06/07/2010 9:44:08 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMHO, someone made a phone call.


32 posted on 06/07/2010 9:44:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is about time that this hate-filled vile woman retired.


33 posted on 06/07/2010 9:44:41 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Jmouse007

She’ll be writing under the pen name “Auntie Semite”


34 posted on 06/07/2010 9:45:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: combat_boots

She’d rather resign than recant her views. Done like a true anti-semite.


35 posted on 06/07/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT by teddyballgame
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To: Carley

I heard that her apology was lame. What was it?


36 posted on 06/07/2010 9:45:37 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

161 comments here already.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2529427/posts


37 posted on 06/07/2010 9:45:38 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, and....

Glory Be!

God save and protect Israel and all who defend her.

Get ‘em, Judah!

Amen


38 posted on 06/07/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Thomas later issued a statement: ``I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians.”

I seriously doubt that. The only thing you regret is that the commentary got your sorry Liberal-ass fired.

Good riddence.

C-YA.

Wouldn’t wanna

B-YA


39 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:01 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: noblejones

She’s a Muslim?


40 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:02 AM PDT by Bodleian_Girl
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To: Army Air Corps
It is about time that this hate-filled vile woman retired was exposed for who she truly was.

Dan Ratherbiased left his journalist job in disgrace too.

41 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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Did her face catch fire and did someone try to put it out with a pick?


42 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:22 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: a fool in paradise

#14: What’s that about JFK?


43 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:47 AM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good riddance to one nasty piece of work.


44 posted on 06/07/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by jpl (It's "My Big Fat Deadly Greek Riot", coming soon to a bankrupt socialist state near you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians

You only regret it, you hypocritical liberal hag, because you were so stupid as to announce how you really feel. (Not as though you needed to announce it. We already knew.)

45 posted on 06/07/2010 9:47:00 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great. Now she just needs to pack her bags and go back to Beirut.


46 posted on 06/07/2010 9:47:03 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t wait to see the dust-up as “journalists” fight over the old harpy’s chair in the press room.


47 posted on 06/07/2010 9:47:34 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First Dan Rather and now Helen. From stature to ignominy in a hiccup.

The distance between the throne and the dumpster is very short indeed.


48 posted on 06/07/2010 9:47:39 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does she have a retirement home in Gaza?


49 posted on 06/07/2010 9:47:39 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (I'd rather drink Tea than Koolaid)
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To: bray

Is Olbermann hiring ?


50 posted on 06/07/2010 9:48:02 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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