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Worse Than Bigoted ( Helen Thomas )
wsj ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2010. | JAMES TARANTO

Posted on 12/06/2010 1:18:02 PM PST by george76

Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Journalists.

If your lifelong ambition is to win the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Detroit's Wayne State University, you might as well end it all now. Thomas's alma mater terminated the award Friday "after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn on Thursday...

As you might expect, Thomas is not happy with Wayne State's decision. "The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press," she told the Free Press. "The university also has betrayed academic freedom--a sad day for its students."

We suppose she could hire a lawyer and sue Wayne State on the ground that removing her name from the award is tantamount to censorship of protected speech. We like the university's odds of prevailing in that one. As for academic freedom, are we to understand that Thomas claims to be engaged in scholarship?

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: academicbias; antisemite; conspiracytheory; dajooz; dearbornistan; hatespeech; helen; helenthomas; helenthomaslegacy; islamicsupremacist; israel; ivorytower; jewhater; liberalbigot; macaca; macacamoment; pravdamedia; senility; thomas; zionists

1 posted on 12/06/2010 1:18:06 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

“... as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside...”


2 posted on 12/06/2010 1:20:06 PM PST by pabianice
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To: george76

Of course Helen has the right to free speech.

In the same way that I have the right to tell her to go to hell.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 1:23:35 PM PST by redpoll
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To: george76

Any number of middle east universities would be happy to name an award after her.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 1:24:30 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: pabianice

Beauty is skin deep, ugly goes clear to the core.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 1:27:55 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: george76

The “one time slip” is whatever leftists are supposed to keep to themselves while they dominate and destroy the world.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 1:28:53 PM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: redpoll
Of course Helen has the right to free speech.

In the same way that I have the right to tell her to go to hell.

And the folks at Wayne State University have the right to tell her to go to hell as well.

7 posted on 12/06/2010 1:30:08 PM PST by JeffChrz (Dr. Atlas will shrug.)
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To: george76

Maybe, but she sure is a looker.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 1:32:37 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: george76
"The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press," she told the Free Press. "The university also has betrayed academic freedom--a sad day for its students."

The perfect trifecta! Helen Thomas is evil, ugly, and stupid. Freedom of speech and of the press does not include a guarantee that there will be no penalty for advocating evil, and anyone who understood America would know that, nor does academic freedom include the "freedom" to receive an award named for the ugliest bigot alive. This woman is so filled with hatred and intolerance that it's no wonder she is loved by the far left, which only gives lip service to those concepts.

9 posted on 12/06/2010 1:33:46 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: george76

Where does the First Amendment talk about gratuitous awards handed out by universities?


10 posted on 12/06/2010 1:40:45 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: pabianice
“... as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside...”

I don't know who first said it, but I think the first time I heard it Johnny Carson was the one who said, "Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone."

11 posted on 12/06/2010 1:57:08 PM PST by stevem
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To: george76

Helen just hasn’t been the same since Adolf bought the farm.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 2:06:51 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: george76

Helen, shove it up your Obama.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 2:41:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: george76
You know, the suggestion that an award for journalism be named for the late Daniel Pearl (`alayv hashalom) is a very good idea.

That's why it'll never happen.

14 posted on 12/06/2010 2:42:43 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Vayo'mer Yosef 'el-'echayv, "'Ani Yosef, ha`od 'Avi chay?" velo' yakhelu 'echayv la`anot 'oto . . .)
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To: george76

So why then was she “loved” so much by the MSM including the NYT? The Grand Dame” of the White House Press Corps. All of those losers whould just march in lock step into the sea like a bunch of lemmings!


15 posted on 12/06/2010 3:06:24 PM PST by Napoleon Solo
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To: george76; seanmerc
Thanks, for the post.

seanmerc, just when you thought it was safe...she's baaaaaack....


16 posted on 12/06/2010 3:53:58 PM PST by MaggieCarta (Reigning Princess of "PDS" - Porter, Dark mild, Stout. I'm talkin' beer, here, people. [English Ale])
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Journalists. If your lifelong ambition is to win the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Detroit's Wayne State University, you might as well end it all now. Thomas's alma mater terminated the award Friday "after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn on Thursday..." "The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment and disgraced their understanding of its inherent freedom of speech and the press," she told the Free Press. "The university also has betrayed academic freedom -- a sad day for its students." We suppose she could hire a lawyer and sue Wayne State on the ground that removing her name from the award is tantamount to censorship of protected speech. We like the university's odds of prevailing in that one. As for academic freedom, are we to understand that Thomas claims to be engaged in scholarship?

17 posted on 12/06/2010 4:46:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

Still doing the mitten proud.

18 posted on 12/06/2010 7:37:59 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Baladas
Maybe, but she sure is a looker.

Jeez, you came this >< close to owing me a new keyboard! ROFLMAO!

19 posted on 12/06/2010 10:37:04 PM PST by pbmaltzman
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To: grellis
Still doing the mitten proud.

Yep. I think she was born in Kentucky, though. It's A-okay by me if Kentucky claims her as their favorite daughter...

20 posted on 12/07/2010 4:11:46 AM PST by MaggieCarta (Reigning Princess of "PDS" - Porter, Dark mild, Stout. I'm talkin' beer, here, people. [English Ale])
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To: george76
Thank you for the WSJ link, george76.
I have been sorely missing the Journal (and FR's most loyal WSJ poster) of late.
21 posted on 12/07/2010 4:15:06 AM PST by MaggieCarta (Reigning Princess of "PDS" - Porter, Dark mild, Stout. I'm talkin' beer, here, people. [English Ale])
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HT: "The leaders of Wayne State University have made a mockery of the First Amendment"

RedEye moment here: Helen knows mocking the 1st Amendment like I know lying about dependents.

22 posted on 12/07/2010 4:30:59 AM PST by MaggieCarta (Reigning Princess of "PDS" - Porter, Dark mild, Stout. I'm talkin' beer, here, people. [English Ale])
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To: MaggieCarta

...they’re welcome to her!


23 posted on 12/07/2010 5:52:26 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis
...they’re welcome to her!

Agreed!

24 posted on 12/07/2010 6:50:48 AM PST by MaggieCarta (Reigning Princess of "PDS" - Porter, Dark mild, Stout. I'm talkin' beer, here, people. [English Ale])
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To: george76; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
If your lifelong ambition is to win the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award from Detroit's Wayne State University, you might as well end it all now. Thomas's alma mater terminated the award Friday "after she made controversial remarks in Dearborn on Thursday...

Helen Thomas made antisemitic remarks in Dearbornistan?

I'm SHOCKED!


25 posted on 12/07/2010 7:48:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: george76
Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Journalists.

Helen Thomas's latest may be too much for the Society of Professional Leftists.

There. Fixed it.

26 posted on 12/07/2010 7:50:22 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Baladas
Maybe, but she sure is a looker.

Yeah. If you're Stevie Wonder.

27 posted on 12/07/2010 7:51:47 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: a fool in paradise; george76

This vile B$tch got by with what came out of her mouth for 4 decades.

Now she is paying the price for her hate verbage under the guise of Free Speech.


28 posted on 12/07/2010 8:01:45 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave

Those in the ivory tower had to know what she was when they granted her “front row” access to the presidents all of those years.

They’ve gotten tired of making excuses for her now.


29 posted on 12/07/2010 8:17:31 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

Thanks for the ping - time for ‘all things Helen’ to get off the stage...


30 posted on 12/07/2010 9:56:59 AM PST by GOPJ (Christianity: arm of Judaism bringing pagans and heathens to knowledge of the Hebrew God via Christ.)
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To: Baladas
Look again...
31 posted on 12/07/2010 11:03:27 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Courtesy ping for the Helen Thomas ping list. Thanks to MaggieCarta!
32 posted on 12/07/2010 11:05:17 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: reagan_fanatic

33 posted on 12/07/2010 11:06:31 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
OM*!
i just home from work....& this is on my computer


*TEARING*
where's that disinfectant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

34 posted on 12/11/2010 1:17:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Skink,

There isn’t enough disinfectant in the world...


35 posted on 12/11/2010 11:48:03 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
There isn’t enough disinfectant in the world...

ughhhh...well, eye-candy is required.

Sharon Den Adel


36 posted on 12/12/2010 2:10:12 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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