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Hag Gagged: Helen Thomas' half-century career ends in scandal
The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2010 | Editorial

Posted on 06/07/2010 4:18:24 PM PDT by Abakumov

Play the end of the movie "Schindler's List" backward - the compelling scene in which refugees emerge from the hell of the Holocaust to freedom in Israel - and you will get a glimpse into the tortured mind of Helen Thomas....

Ms. Thomas expressed mild regret for her remarks, saying they do not reflect her "heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance." She should have heeded her own counsel. Ms. Thomas' comments embodied contempt and intolerance. They were a stark message of hatred from the dean of the White House Press corps, the kind of toxic speech that disqualifies someone from a position of public trust. She now enters her long-overdue retirement, tainting a half-century of White House reporting with the memory of a vile 30-second rant.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; doh; helenthomas; israel; leftistantisemitism; liberalantisemitism; socialistracism; thomasbigot
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1 posted on 06/07/2010 4:18:24 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

Her legacy was tainted long before this latest rant.


2 posted on 06/07/2010 4:20:27 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Abakumov

Was it only 1/2 a century? I thought she was covering the Lincoln assassination as a cub-reporter.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 4:20:32 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Abakumov
She now enters her long-overdue retirement, tainting a half-century of half-ass White House reporting with the memory of a vile 30-second rant.
4 posted on 06/07/2010 4:20:48 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Really.....way to go out on top, with class. Course it woulda helped if it was there to begin with.......


5 posted on 06/07/2010 4:22:25 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: Abakumov

Most American “progressives” of her era think national socialism was the way to go ... and they never outgrew their anti-Semitism. She deserves what she brought upon herself ... she should have gotten it about 48 years ago though.


6 posted on 06/07/2010 4:23:04 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Abakumov

And rightfully so- this is how history will remember her.

A legacy of hatred and vile.


7 posted on 06/07/2010 4:24:10 PM PDT by Pavegunner72
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

She is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 4:26:04 PM PDT by rightwingjew
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To: Abakumov

She did it to HERSELF!! LOL!!!


9 posted on 06/07/2010 4:28:06 PM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: YankeeReb
She was with George at Valley Forge.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

10 posted on 06/07/2010 4:30:26 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Ann Archy

Day 4 of Obama not commenting. Where the heck is Rahm Emanuel? I could have sworn he was Jewish and from Israel.


11 posted on 06/07/2010 4:31:07 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Climate change alarmists are Warm-Mongers. Now that's funny right there. I don't care who you are.)
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To: rightwingjew

Reminds me of my grandmother who became very spiteful and hateful at the end.


12 posted on 06/07/2010 4:31:45 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Abakumov
krauthammer... in another self hating liberal tantrum, stated tonight on the All Stars that helen should have been allowed to stay on and that she should have been asked to explain her remarks. He says that she should enjoy her freedom of speech. I always thought Charles was smart... but he truly is not... not to believe this crap and to support abortion and fetal stem cell research.

LLS

13 posted on 06/07/2010 4:31:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: All

Headline says she’s gagged. Turn about is fair play. She’s been making me gag for years.


14 posted on 06/07/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Abakumov

May she go directly to a nursing home where employee’s will spit in her food.


15 posted on 06/07/2010 4:33:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: org.whodat

Her peak came in the 1970s. Somewhere in the Regan-era...she became highly judgmental. She’d take one basic fact, and then fluff three hundred words of judgement around that one fact. I think she was coasting through the 80’s...and heading downward for the past two decades. The funny thing is that the AP paid her probably around $100k a year....for a 2-star wannabe journalist ability.


16 posted on 06/07/2010 4:33:22 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Abakumov

She’s really gone? Did somebody throw a bucket of water on her just to be sure?

Ding, dong the witch is dead!


17 posted on 06/07/2010 4:33:52 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Viking2002

LOL ... Helen Thomas is such an old hag that when she graduated journalism school the Dead Sea was just getting sick and her opinions were literally written in stone.


18 posted on 06/07/2010 4:34:31 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: MaxMax
Hag Gagged: Helen Thomas' half-century career ends in scandal

I think her career has been a half-century scandal.
19 posted on 06/07/2010 4:35:32 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

yes it was. Brit Hume discussed this a few hours ago also. I am glad to see her forced out in disgrace. she still might get some sort of retirement gala thrown for her by a bunch of her elitist scum DC pals spoogin’ all over her with accolades, but it will not be the same.


20 posted on 06/07/2010 4:36:05 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Abakumov

Her shelf life passed 30 years ago. She is past rancid. sd


21 posted on 06/07/2010 4:37:11 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: YankeeReb
BS. Back then, The Dead Sea was known as 'The Fountain of Youth'. Then Helen took a swim in it.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

22 posted on 06/07/2010 4:41:25 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Abakumov

Seeing Helen Thomas’s demise is almost as thrilling as seeing Dan Rather’s.

Two colossal liars brought down by the truth (and the new media).

God bless America!


23 posted on 06/07/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: YankeeReb

No, that was Julius Casar’s assassination. “Half-century” was clearly a typo that was supposed to refer to the pint-sized Centurion she was dating at the time.


24 posted on 06/07/2010 4:43:01 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (RINO: A politician who runs to the right to win, and then says the GOP must move to the left to win.)
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To: MaxMax

Yep...as they get really old, some of those filters disappear.


25 posted on 06/07/2010 4:44:05 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Hunton Peck
"Julius Casar’s"

Of course, I meant Sid Casar, Julius' stand-up philosopher brother.

26 posted on 06/07/2010 4:44:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (RINO: A politician who runs to the right to win, and then says the GOP must move to the left to win.)
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To: Abakumov

27 posted on 06/07/2010 4:45:09 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout hearts...)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Please don’t use the word ‘taint’ when referring to the hag. ;>)


28 posted on 06/07/2010 4:46:06 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: Ann Archy

you’re exactly right.

but...what did she ‘do to herself’?

she comitted the unpardonable sin for leftists...she said out loud what they believe to be the ‘truth’.

why is that a sin? because it lets the cat out of the bag. on the left, you never actually/honestly tell what your intentions/agenda are...you work towards those agendas in the shadows.

Helen said it out loud, therefore she must be silenced.


29 posted on 06/07/2010 4:46:54 PM PDT by mreerm
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To: shotdog
I thought she was just hitting her stride! lol


30 posted on 06/07/2010 4:48:12 PM PDT by Dead Eye Lane
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To: Lakeshark

I’m really sorry your gf got sacked.

Now who’s poster are you gonna put on your wall? :)


31 posted on 06/07/2010 4:48:45 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Abakumov
"Hag Gagged: Helen Thomas' half-century four century career ends, as it began, in scandal."
32 posted on 06/07/2010 4:49:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: Abakumov
It doesn't happen often as it should but it's nice to see a liberal icon hoisted on their own petard. After all, they are the ones that created the "politically correct" atmosphere that ruined the career of many a conservative for tossing out some ill-thought out offhand remark or making an off-color joke or some other verbal gaffe.

Now usually when it's a liberal guilty of the above, liberals will circle the wagon and protect their own (while running the conservative out of town on a rail). But every now and then, one of their own will say something so poisonous and hateful that they have no choice but kick them to the curb.

Well this is one of those times and with respect to this anti-semitic gasbag, it's long overdue.

33 posted on 06/07/2010 4:53:01 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 76 days away from outliving Francis Gary Powers)
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To: YankeeReb

Be kind. Why I happen to know she had barely offered herself as one of 72 luscious, camel-faced virgin wildebeests to Al-Zarqawi’s great, great, great, great grandmule just 23 years before her award winning coverage of the McKinley assassination.


34 posted on 06/07/2010 4:53:09 PM PDT by untwist
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To: Abakumov

Don’t think of it as “retirement”.

Think of it as “finally fossilizing”.


35 posted on 06/07/2010 4:53:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Abakumov

Did she get the sack?


36 posted on 06/07/2010 4:54:44 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: rightwingjew
I find it one of those "poetic justice has been served" moments, just like with Dan Rather.

When jounalists and reporters go out of their way to shape news based on their own political agenda and opinions, throwing the concept of unbaised journalistic integrity out the window, while always hiding behind the 1st admendment the way terrorists use children as human shields, it tarnishes the press as a whole.

Many of them build long and successful careers using this formula without ever having to be judged for their abuses, but once and while, the Dan Rathers and Helen Thomases of this industry get caught red handed and its too late in their careers to get a pass.

Helen Thomas abused the powers of her job for decades and the liberal media did everything they could to rally around her and keep her sitting there front row infront of the president and press secretarys to push their agenda. It's with great poetic justice that her career ends like this and embarrasses their industry.

37 posted on 06/07/2010 4:54:49 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Abakumov
The Joos got her fired...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 06/07/2010 4:56:27 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: YankeeReb
LOL ... Helen Thomas is such an old hag that when she graduated journalism school the Dead Sea was just getting sick and her opinions were literally written in stone.

So, What you're saying is that she's so old, when she was born Moby Dick was just a guppie!

39 posted on 06/07/2010 4:56:39 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: kalee

It was a “you’re fired but we are going to allow to you call it a retirement.” moments.


40 posted on 06/07/2010 4:57:09 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Ge0ffrey

Brought down by decades of abusing the very thing they claim its their job to protect, the 1st amendment.

God Bless America indeed!


41 posted on 06/07/2010 4:59:46 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Abakumov

free speech is not scandal


42 posted on 06/07/2010 5:00:21 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: YankeeReb
Was it only 1/2 a century? I thought she was covering the Lincoln assassination as a cub-reporter.

Nope, that was King Tut.

43 posted on 06/07/2010 5:01:13 PM PDT by melancholy
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To: dubie

Calling for the end of one of our allies, in a statement that undermines the legitimacy of the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand is a scandal.


44 posted on 06/07/2010 5:02:49 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just a liberals who lies.)
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To: dubie

No, but naked bigotry is...


45 posted on 06/07/2010 5:03:15 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Abakumov
Helen has had a hatred for Jews ever since she was dumped by Fred for a tall, skinny redhead.

She is still convinced his last name was Flintstein, not Flintstone!
46 posted on 06/07/2010 5:03:29 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I agree with Krauthammer, insofar as the b#$%^ should have been encouraged to stay, as a constant reminder of the true face of liberalism.


47 posted on 06/07/2010 5:03:54 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: Abakumov
Just to make sure....

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48 posted on 06/07/2010 5:05:35 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: dubie

Free speech is not a scandal; but with it comes responsibility and consequences. She was free to say what she pleased. She did. Now she is reaping the consequences of her words. Period.


49 posted on 06/07/2010 5:05:45 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: The Comedian
They do control the media, don't'cha know...
50 posted on 06/07/2010 5:16:10 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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