Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Salon.com Equates Helen Thomas to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity; Blames Departure on Sexism, Ageism
Newsbusters ^ | June 8, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/08/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT by Rufus2007

It's hard to imagine a scenario where one would be sympathetic toward former "dean of the White House press corps" Helen Thomas following her videotaped remarks that Israeli Jews "should get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany or Poland.

However, in a June 7 column on Salon.com, Anna Clark wrote that Thomas deserved leeway, since some talk radio personalities say "controversial, even despicable comments," but manage to keep their jobs.

"I don't like how Thomas voiced her opinions in this video; it was sloppy and hurtful," Clark wrote. "But her views aren't exactly news; the gist of them are evident from her past columns. Meanwhile, Thomas joins a long line of opinion-makers who have uttered controversial, even despicable comments. Rush Limbaugh, anyone? Glenn Beck? Howard Stern? Sean Hannity?"

...more...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemite; bloggersandpersonal; glennbeck; helenthomas; helenthomasgaffe; pravdamedia; rushlimbaugh; salon; seanhannity
Holy apologist, Batman!
1 posted on 06/08/2010 12:30:19 PM PDT by Rufus2007
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

How about Uglism.


2 posted on 06/08/2010 12:31:00 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

How about animal abuse.


3 posted on 06/08/2010 12:32:19 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

Limbaugh, Beck, and Hannity are not representing themselves as “objective journalists”.

Is Salon saying it’s time for the leftist “journalists” to come out and admit that they slant all their reporting to fit their leftist political agenda?


4 posted on 06/08/2010 12:32:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

“Salon.com Equates Helen Thomas to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity; Blames Departure on Sexism, Ageism”

They for uglyism.


5 posted on 06/08/2010 12:35:51 PM PDT by billhilly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: billhilly

I meant they forgot uglyism.


6 posted on 06/08/2010 12:37:05 PM PDT by billhilly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: MrB

To be fair, Helen formally and publicly declared herself to be a “columnist” a few years ago, when confronted by her off-color remarks and bias against Dubya. Since then, she’s managed to maintain her prime seating assignment in the White House press room, right beside practicing “journalists”.

Go figure.


7 posted on 06/08/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: MrB
It's more like the Salon crowd is trying to admit that ALL Leftwingtard journalists are actually anti-semitic ~ even the Jews among their number!

I suppose that's to make Helen Thomas feel that she's not really alone at this moment.

Alternatively, the Leftwingtards are finally admitting they are anti-semites, but we already knew that.

8 posted on 06/08/2010 12:39:34 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007
However, in a June 7 column on Salon.com, Anna Clark wrote that Thomas deserved leeway punishment, since some talk radio left-wing personalities say "controversial, even despicable comments," but manage to keep their jobs." Keith Olbermnann anyone? Mike Malloy anyone? Ed Schultz Anyone? Randi Rhodes anyone? Chris Matthews anyone? Rick Sanchez anyone?
9 posted on 06/08/2010 12:40:06 PM PDT by Mozilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

>> Salon.com Equates Helen Thomas to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity

In some jurisdictions, equating a liberal with Limbaugh is a hate crime.

SnakeDoc


10 posted on 06/08/2010 12:40:58 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

Helen just let slip what the left believes but knows they must keep hidden.

She got old and either didn’t care or forgot herself.

After all, she probably thinks her existance ends *poof* pretty soon when she dies.


11 posted on 06/08/2010 12:42:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: billhilly; US Navy Vet

> ... uglyism

The Polittically correct term is “Lookism”.


12 posted on 06/08/2010 12:43:23 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

Yeah, Rush, Hannity, and Beck constantly advocate that Jews in Israel be deported back to the lands of Auschwitz, Dachau, and Treblinka. I swear I heard Glenn say it this morning ... /s


13 posted on 06/08/2010 12:45:42 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

14 posted on 06/08/2010 12:46:48 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007
So the White House Correspondence Association would have no problem with Limbaugh taking her tenured chair at the press conferences to ask Obama questions directly?
15 posted on 06/08/2010 12:48:01 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007
Anna Clark wrote that Thomas deserved leeway, since some talk radio personalities say "controversial, even despicable comments," but manage to keep their jobs.

Hey Anna...tell that to ESPN.

16 posted on 06/08/2010 12:48:33 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

The problem with Salon is, it couldn’t find a clue if it was up there with it’s head. A better placement strategy seems called for, but then that hasn’t helped improve the situation in the past.

No, let’s not address Thomas for what she did. Let’s just smear everyone else who didn’t do it, and has never done anything even remotely similar.

Thomas suggested Israel/Jews should leave their present home in the Middle-East, and return to the two nations who made it the most necessary for them to flee to that location.

When has Rush done anything like this? This was a very crude and destructive smearing by Salon. It should destroy their credibility completely. Alas, that was already done for anyone that has read much of the tripe it puts out.

Those that still read it, are content to expose themselves to the misinformation and slandering it publishes.

Not me.


17 posted on 06/08/2010 12:48:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

Salon stock deathwatch

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=SLNM.OB&a=00&b=1&c=2009&d=05&e=8&f=2010&g=w

0.08 a share


18 posted on 06/08/2010 1:04:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
The problem with Salon is, it couldn’t find a clue if it was up there with it’s head.

What "clue"? It is the Democrats' propaganda machine. It doesn't try to be "accurate" or "biting". It is all spin. It doesn't have to be truthful.

19 posted on 06/08/2010 1:05:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor

Rush Limbaugh was blacklisted from buying an NFL franchise even though the quotes attributed to him (by Media Matters or some similar leftwing propaganda outfit) on wikiquotes were not even his remarks.


20 posted on 06/08/2010 1:06:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: MrB
She got old and either didn’t care or forgot herself.

When the far left believes they are among fellow travellers, they don't mind being open with their hate.

21 posted on 06/08/2010 1:07:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

She was

STANDING IN FRONT OF A BUNCH OF YOUNG MEN IN YAMULKAS!
AT A JEWISH HERITAGE APPRECIATION DAY LUNCHEON!

I guess they disgusted her so much she had to vomit out her comment.


22 posted on 06/08/2010 1:15:26 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: MrB

She may have felt particularly ballsy. Or she may have figured they voted for Obama and would likewise be pro-Palestinian.


23 posted on 06/08/2010 1:18:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

This type of rationalitation can only make sense in the alternative reality of the liberal mind.


24 posted on 06/08/2010 1:20:02 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

True...


25 posted on 06/08/2010 1:20:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise
When the far left believes they are among fellow travellers, they don't mind being open with their hate.

I imagine her later on, thinking (saying?) WADDYA MEAN THE MICROPHONE WAS ON!?!?!?!?!?!

Even though I know better; that she blurted that out during an interview.
26 posted on 06/08/2010 1:23:18 PM PDT by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007
So when does Rush, Beck, and Limbaugh get front row seats at WH Press Briefing??

That would be a hoot.

27 posted on 06/08/2010 1:23:35 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

In Helen Thomas’ case it is “Can’t lookism.” I’m already blind in one eye.


28 posted on 06/08/2010 1:28:03 PM PDT by billhilly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007
This nonsense by Salon's Anna Clark is not surprising. Leftists always try to shift justified blame for their offensive antics by throwing out the names of conservatives and/or those they consider to be social pariahs. Attempting to distract by wailing about what someone else did that is supposedly even more offensive and thus attempting to take the spotlight off of the leftist being boorish. The sad thing is that sometimes it works.

However, Anna Clark gives the game away when she uses the excuse that Helen Thomas got 'sloppy', meaning - to me, anyway - that Clark realizes Helen Thomas said what most, if not all liberals believe; that the existence of tiny Israel and Jews living in their ancestral homeland are 'the problem' and need to disappear (presumably, back to Auschwitz). Thomas also made a point of (erroneously) stating that 'Palestine' is 'occupied' by Jews, who need to "get the h--- out! This is the Arab line - and its a lie.

Israel was was given statehood in 1947 via the United Nations and Great Britain. Jews had been in Israel for 3,000 years. The anti-Israel types employ the meme that "Palestine' is an Arab 'homeland' and that the Jews 'stole their land' (a lie) and now 'occupy' their land. (another lie). Of course, it's really just tribal hatred fueled by the Muslim holy book, the 'Qur'an', that puts a 'religious' sheen over what is really deep-seated, tribal-based animosity.

So, Helen Thomas is finally gone from the White House press room and her vile utterances will be heard no more. Too bad it took so long to dislodge her.

29 posted on 06/08/2010 1:55:16 PM PDT by Jim Scott
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

Anna Clark better watch what she says & who she supports in the future. Badmouthing Israel & Jews might not sell so well in the future.


30 posted on 06/08/2010 3:11:06 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: billhilly

> In Helen Thomas’ case it is “Can’t lookism.” I’m already > blind in one eye.

LOL!!

Yes, her mug is definitely too hideous for publication.

Even a contractor’s trash bag isn’t opaque enough to obscure her ugliness.


31 posted on 06/08/2010 5:42:42 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Rufus2007

32 posted on 06/08/2010 5:43:46 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson