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Helen Thomas to Playboy: Jews 'own the White House'
Politico ^ | 18 Mar 2011 | Keach Hagey

Posted on 03/18/2011 11:38:53 PM PDT by seanmerc

Helen Thomas is not sorry, nor were the comments that ended her career accidental.

“I knew exactly what I was doing – I was going for broke,” she told Playboy in the magazine’s April interview. “I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up … I finally wanted to speak the truth.”

Thomas, of course, left her perch as the dean of the White House press corps last year after telling a rabbi and blogger that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to “Poland, Germany and America and everywhere else.” Her family is Lebanese and she grew up in the Detroit area, home to one of the country’s densest populations of Arab Americans.

She spoke to Playboy at length about the situation in Palestine, her feelings on American support of Israel, and her take on Jews.

But her most controversial comments echoed ones she’s made before about the influence of Jews in American life, which have contributed to her name being stripped from journalism awards.

"[The Jews are] using their power, and they have power in every direction,” she told Playboy. “Power over the White House, power over Congress … Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There's total control … It isn't the 2 percent. It's real power when you own the White House, when you own these other places in terms of your political persuasion. Of course they have power. [To the interviewer] You don't deny that. You're Jewish, aren't you?"

She also had some controversial views about memorializing the Holocaust.

"There's nothing wrong with remembering it, but why do we have to constantly remember?" she said. "We're not at fault. I mean, if they're going to put a Holocaust museum in every city in Germany, that's fine with me. But we didn't do this to the Jews. Why do we have to keep paying the price and why do they keep oppressing the Palestinians? Do the Jews ever look at themselves? Why are they always right? Because they have been oppressed throughout history, I know. And they have this persecution. That's true, but they shouldn't use that to dominate."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemite; helenthomas; israel; liberalmeathead; senileoldbat
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1 posted on 03/18/2011 11:38:58 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

PLEASE NO PICTURES OF THE BEAST!!!

Why would a magazine such as Playboy talk to her?


2 posted on 03/18/2011 11:41:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: seanmerc
I'm not going away!
3 posted on 03/18/2011 11:41:41 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

It’s always der Joooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooos!!!!

(well, that’s what Hitler, muslims, publishers of “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, and Helen Thomas say ...


4 posted on 03/18/2011 11:45:15 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: beckysueb; Bookwoman; DirtyHarryY2K; Dominic01; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; ...
Yoo-hoo, Helen Thomas ping list members!
5 posted on 03/18/2011 11:45:47 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
Evil Jews like... Bar Rafaeli?
I can see why you hate her, er, them hellen.

Pic is too hot for a helenacious thread.
6 posted on 03/18/2011 11:46:58 PM PDT by allmost
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To: seanmerc

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! I’m blind!


7 posted on 03/18/2011 11:48:07 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: F15Eagle

8 posted on 03/18/2011 11:50:55 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

She’ll get her final war on Israel. Of course it won’t turn out like her and her muzzie buddies hoped it would.


9 posted on 03/18/2011 11:52:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: seanmerc

So I guess if you are Jewish you know every other Jewish Person on the planet. I wonder if they have a secret handshake?


10 posted on 03/18/2011 11:56:47 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: seanmerc

I had no idea Playboy had fallen so hard. This is worse than when they had Sandra Bernhard on the cover. Way worse.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 12:00:05 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: seanmerc

Non-religious Jews are the source of most supposed “Jewish” mischief. Effective atheists like Rahm Emanuel, for instance.


12 posted on 03/19/2011 12:00:35 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

But they are not Zionist and could care less if Israel were destroyed.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 12:03:38 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: OrangeHoof

In fairness, Helen Thomas is old enough to remember a time when Palestine had no Israeli state. I suppose if you can recall what it was like without an Israel, you’re more comfortable with the concept of not having one at all.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 12:06:38 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: seanmerc

She is pretty much the sentiment of the American media.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 12:09:22 AM PDT by Tempest (I put money ahead of people)
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To: LukeL

A really serious Zionist would probably realize that Israel needs to stand on its own two feet and cannot continue as a client state of Washington. If God promised they could, then they can.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 12:21:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: seanmerc

Oh, argh.

To paraphrase: “will no-one rid us of this troublesome ... ?”


17 posted on 03/19/2011 12:23:01 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: seanmerc
Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets.

When the senility hits, it hits hard.

18 posted on 03/19/2011 12:26:05 AM PDT by garbanzo (You better hold on; This one's about to get bumpy.)
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To: seanmerc

Well, Hollywood, you’ve been outed now haven’t you?


19 posted on 03/19/2011 12:26:49 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Tempest

She is going back to her roots, she is of Arabic descent after all.


20 posted on 03/19/2011 12:29:57 AM PDT by mewykwistmas
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To: seanmerc

21 posted on 03/19/2011 12:53:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: OrangeHoof

“In fairness, Helen Thomas is old enough to remember a time when Palestine had no Israeli state.”

Given the truth of the above, Helen Thomas is also old enough to remember Jews being ushered into the showers but no hot water coming out. She just doesn’t care about the death of “them.”


22 posted on 03/19/2011 12:55:51 AM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: mewykwistmas

Bobby’s head looks like it was pasted on. Looks strange.


23 posted on 03/19/2011 12:56:02 AM PDT by DryFly
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“A really serious Zionist would probably realize that Israel needs to stand on its own two feet and cannot continue as a client state of Washington. If God promised they could, then they can.”

Do you mean, for example, like the day after the UN granted them statehood and five Arab countries attacked them?


24 posted on 03/19/2011 12:59:45 AM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: seanmerc
"... "[The Jews are] using their power, and they have power in every direction,” she told Playboy. “Power over the White House, power over Congress … Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There's total control … It isn't the 2 percent. It's real power when you own the White House, when you own these other places in terms of your political persuasion. Of course they have power. [To the interviewer] You don't deny that. You're Jewish, aren't you?"

Right, you crazy old bitch, that's why every time I go into Walmart all I see is those 'Made In Israel' labels on everything in the store.

Ask Helen Thomas to comment on that, and I wonder how many gin fizzies or old fashioneds you'd have to pour for her before you'd incite her to go on a conspiracist rant about how the Jews deliberately gave all of America's manufacturing base over to the "Chinks".

Tell her that if she's right, then shouldn't America turn over it's entire manufacturing base to the Jews so that our GDP would come roaring back to dominate the entire world?

Conspiracy Theories: History for Stupid People.

25 posted on 03/19/2011 1:00:20 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: seanmerc

Helen,Do they own the press?


26 posted on 03/19/2011 1:00:46 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: seanmerc; All

The Liberal Media shows how Anti-Semitic they are by continuing to publish and report this nonsense from Helen Thomas

When the President is a Muslim, and the country is in debt to the Communist Chinese...it is doubtful the White House and the Government is run by Jews


27 posted on 03/19/2011 1:05:07 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Will Japan blame America for its latest nuking?)
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To: wastedyears; All

She did an interview with Playboy? OH DEAR GOD, PLEASE DON’T DO A CENTERFOLD OF HER!!!

Anyway, life is incredibly unfair. Poor old Ronald Reagan barely even recognized his own family by the time he reached 90, and yet this witch and Jimmy Carter are both healthy and able to go around and spew their anti-Semitic BS.

The really crazy thing about Carter is that both of his parents and all his siblings died of pancreatic cancer, YET HE SOMEHOW AVOIDED IT!!!

Oh well, I guess when we die, God explains all the answers to us and that we’re just not meant to know in this life why some things are the way they are.


28 posted on 03/19/2011 1:25:00 AM PDT by Strk321
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To: seanmerc
 
 
The cure to your evil post
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

29 posted on 03/19/2011 1:29:32 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: seanmerc

There is a man who coveted her..desired her..wanted her..made her swoon..gritted her teeth..grasped for air..oh Helen..the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the lofty towers of Washington..

Oh Helen make me immortal with a kiss..


30 posted on 03/19/2011 1:36:06 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Vendome

Well put. ‘Course, I don’t think that even when Helen Thomas was 20, you would have wanted to see her in a state of undress.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 1:36:47 AM PDT by Strk321
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To: seanmerc

If “Jews own the whitehouse” Then it is the worst ROI in the history of the world, as Obama has done nothing but ignore and ridicule Israel and snuggle up to their enemies.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 3:00:14 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: seanmerc

Hmmmmm... “Obamowitz?”


33 posted on 03/19/2011 3:06:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Libya is NOT our fight. Think LONG TERM!!)
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To: bushpilot1
Thanks.
My eyes are washed out. . . . .
34 posted on 03/19/2011 3:08:13 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .)
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To: Vendome
Thanks.
My eyes are washed out now.
Originally sent to the wrong person
35 posted on 03/19/2011 3:18:36 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..

Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

..................


36 posted on 03/19/2011 3:38:03 AM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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To: Voter#537

I am on my second bottle of wine...does it make her a Laura..she did have children...there is a man who saw in her what we do not see..are we wrong..maybe we are missing something..


37 posted on 03/19/2011 3:50:38 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: OrangeHoof
In fairness, Helen Thomas is old enough to remember a time when Palestine had no Israeli state. I suppose if you can recall what it was like without an Israel, you’re more comfortable with the concept of not having one at all.

At the same time there have been Jewish people in "Palestine" since ~1500 BC. They never left and were there before the Arabs arrived. When Jerusalem fell to the Romans, that didn't affect the Jewish people in the rural areas, they never left. There was nothing unfair in the split of the land between the Jewish side and the Arab side.

Since the term "palestine" predates the arrival of the Arabs as a people, then when these Arabs call themselves "Palestinians", they're calling themselves Jewish more than Arab.

38 posted on 03/19/2011 3:50:46 AM PDT by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: HiTech RedNeck
A really serious Zionist would probably realize that Israel needs to stand on its own two feet and cannot continue as a client state of Washington. If God promised they could, then they can.

The tribe of Judah is our brother. We don't want to be like Cain and claim we are not our brother's keeper.

39 posted on 03/19/2011 3:54:29 AM PDT by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: bushpilot1
2nd bottle of wine?
Where IZ you?
I am on my 2nd cup of coffee?
40 posted on 03/19/2011 4:00:56 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .Bubble Bubble)
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To: Voter#537

under a mango tree in the Philippines..


41 posted on 03/19/2011 4:40:17 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

You Lucky DOG.


42 posted on 03/19/2011 4:43:16 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .Bubble Bubble)
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To: Voter#537

The wife can have the plantation house in South Mississippi..I’ll take the mango tree..


43 posted on 03/19/2011 4:45:35 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: wastedyears

When we go back to Cain and Abel, we find the first man born into this word murdered his brother, because his righteous brother Abel offered a better offering.

As we go down through history, we find a sovereign God chose a people, to be their God, and to send a Saviour into the world, to save the world.

That saviour, Jesus Christ, said: “Ye worship what you know not what: we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews.” (John 4:22)

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit, and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship.” (John 4:23)

“God is a Spirit; and thye that worship must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)


44 posted on 03/19/2011 4:49:33 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonymous)
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To: Walkingfeather
"If “Jews own the whitehouse” Then it is the worst ROI in the history of the world, as Obama has done nothing but ignore and ridicule Israel and snuggle up to their enemies."

I think most Jews bet their silver on Hillary and lost. Left with the choice of a center-left republican and marxist democrat the majority of Jews voted for the marxist.

45 posted on 03/19/2011 4:55:57 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: LetMarch

There can be no doubt Obama is evil..he has a spurious birth,..this has not been seen since Caracalla of the Roman Empire..


46 posted on 03/19/2011 4:57:15 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1
Good Trade.
My wife said either her or the Harley had to go. . . . .
She won't be missed. . . . . . .
47 posted on 03/19/2011 4:57:45 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Margaqritaville: - Smell those shrimp they're beginning to boil. . . . .Bubble Bubble)
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To: Rembrandt

Helen is old enough to have accompanied Moses out of Egypt.


48 posted on 03/19/2011 4:58:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
“Helen is old enough to have accompanied Moses out of Egypt.”

Wells since Moses was a Jew; Helen was probably helping the Egyptians chase him.
Helen was probably part of a chariot team. I wonder if Helen had a harness on, or a saddle? And a bit in her mouth?

Maybe the Red Sea parted when it saw her face?

49 posted on 03/19/2011 5:11:16 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: seanmerc
“I knew exactly what I was doing – I was going for broke,” she told Playboy in the magazine’s April interview. “I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up … I finally wanted to speak the truth.”

If she knew what was going to happen then why has she complained non-stop since then?

50 posted on 03/19/2011 5:16:07 AM PDT by K-Stater
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