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  • Helen Thomas, JFK went on date

    10/05/2013 5:18:38 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Helen Thomas, JFK went on date By: Andrew Glass October 5, 2013 03:47 PM EDT Helen Thomas covered 10 presidents, from Eisenhower through Obama, in her time as a White House correspondent. She also went on a date with one of them, it emerged during a memorial service attended by about 500 people Saturday at the National Press Club for Thomas, who died on July 20 at age 92. As told by Suzanne Geha, Thomas’s niece, who presided, Thomas arrived in Washington in 1942, at age 22, shortly after graduating from Detroit’s Wayne State University. United Press (later UPI) hired...
  • Op-Ed: Helen Thomas - The Ugly Truth

    07/24/2013 7:10:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/13 | Rabbi David Nessenoff
    ..... But upon Helen Thomas’ death, TV show host Mika Brzezinski announced on MSNBC that Helen Thomas was her “role model.” CBS News decided to just change history and say that Helen Thomas said that the Jews should go back to “Europe.” CBS erased the word “Germany.” President Obama lauded Helen Thomas as a “true pioneer,” ignoring her vile anti-Jewish words that had her thrown out of his house. Newspaper obituaries trivialized her bigotry, characterizing it as a small controversy stemming from her feistiness, and newscasters’ dimples’ grinned, “Oh that Helen, ha-ha.” While every news source and the U.S. Justice...
  • Is it too soon to joke about how Helen Thomas returns from the dead?

    07/24/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 37 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-24-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I vote no...
  • The Real Helen Thomas

    07/24/2013 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    In the movie Animal House, the Deltas are put on trial for their antics. When offered a chance to defend themselves, the best argument the fraternity's president can come up with is, "But sir, Delta Tau Chi has a long tradition of existence to its members and to the community at large." The line came to mind as I read through the obituaries for Helen Thomas, the longtime White House correspondent for UPI and, for a decade, a left-wing columnist for the Hearst newspapers. Thomas did help break down the barriers to women in the D.C. press corps. "Helen Thomas...
  • Helen Thomas Goes Home

    07/22/2013 7:06:25 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 46 replies
    Wall Street Opinion Journal ^ | July 22, 2013 | James Taranto
    An eerie silence descended on American journalism's attic Saturday morning. Elsewhere the house was loud with cries of mourning for 92-year-old Helen Thomas and of celebration for her life. This columnist was anything but an admirer of Thomas, and normally we'd give the subject a rest out of respect for the recently departed. But the over-the-top encomiums demand a critical examination because they exemplify a moral and intellectual rot within the journalistic profession
  • Pioneering front-row journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    07/22/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 21/7/13 | Candy Crowley and Mariano Castillo
    Washington (CNN) -- Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry. She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions. Watch this video Helen Thomas: Pioneer and friend Watch this video Legendary journalist Helen Thomas dies Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in...
  • CAIR: Helen Thomas 'Will Be Fondly Remembered by the Muslim Community'

    07/22/2013 8:14:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    ( - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offered condolences on the death of Helen Thomas, saying she will be "fondly remembered by the American Muslim community." At a White House celebration for American Jewish Heritage Month, Thomas was asked by if she had any “comments on Israel.” “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine," Thomas said. "Remember, these people are occupied, and it’s their land.” Thomas then suggested that Jewish people "go home" to “Poland, Germany,” “and America, and everywhere else.”
  • Hamas Mourns Helen Thomas

    07/21/2013 4:34:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 7/21/2013, 5:36 PM | Ari Soffer
    It might not be the way most high-profile journalists would like to be remembered. Not long after the passing of veteran American journalist Helen Thomas yesterday, aged 92, Hamas’ very own “military wing”, the Izzedeene al-Qassam Brigades, posted on its website a heartfelt eulogy. The post—highlighted by the Elder of Zion blog—was entitled: “Rest in Peace Helen Thomas. We respect you for taking a stand.” …
  • Pioneering front-row journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92

    07/20/2013 2:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | July 20, 2013 | Candy Crowley and Mariano Castillo
    Trailblazing White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday. Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry. She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions. Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961 and was a fixture there until her retirement in 2010. She was considered the dean of the White...
  • Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    07/20/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 228 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/20/2013
    Helen Thomas, whose career covering the White House dated back to the Kennedy administration, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club announced in an email to members on Saturday. Thomas was the the first woman to join the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's historic press group. Present at the press briefings of ten consecutive presidential administrations, Thomas's career in journalism ended in 2010 after controversial remarks she made about Israeli Jews were caught on camera. "Former...
  • Report: Press threw Helen Thomas under bus to save its reputation [WARNING: Graphic Images/Video]

    06/07/2013 11:50:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 27 May 13 | Paul Bedard
    The White House press corps was so worried about its reputation when veteran reporter Helen Thomas ranted against Jews in 2010 that it quickly moved to discredit her journalistic creds and personally attacked her as crazy in a bid to save itself, according to a new journalism school analysis. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly details the efforts by the press corps to shove Thomas out of their club after she told a New York rabbi in a widely distributed video that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," and that Jews should "go home" to "Poland, Germany ... and...
  • North Korean newspaper thinks Helen Thomas is a man

    05/21/2013 2:35:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 63 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 17 May 2013 | Eddie Scarry
    To prove that the U.S news media “distort the truth and mislead the public opinion to curry favor with power,” a North Korean newspaper used Helen Thomas’s 2010 retirement as an example. Only problem is that Thomas (pictured right) was once a female columnist for Hearst Newspapers, not a man.
  • Helen Thomas spotted in Cairo mob

    09/17/2012 9:40:18 AM PDT · by CovenBuster · 15 replies
  • [Belated] Helen Thomas 92nd Birthday

    09/10/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    Scoop Independent News ^ | 14 Aug 12 | Connie Lawn
    A group of about 25 journalists and friends got together in the National Press Club to celebrate the life and birthday of ground breaking journalist Helen Thomas. We met in the McLendon Room, which was appropriate. When I came into the White House press corps, in l968, Helen and Sarah McClendon were the senior correspondents. Helen's mind and voice are as sharp as ever, but her body is more delicate (that happens to many of us). Our one rule of the get together was -- no politics! We have enough of that the rest of the time. In addition, none...
  • Helen Thomas interview changed rabbi's life

    07/15/2012 10:24:48 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies
    florida sun-sentinel ^ | July 11, 2012 | David A. Schwartz,
    <p>Rabbi David Nesenoff's on-camera interview with Helen Thomas more than two years ago has had ramifications beyond the furor over the longtime White House correspondent's anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments.</p> <p>Following the experience, the Conservative rabbi and his family spent six months in Israel and embraced the Chabad Lubavitch movement.</p>
  • Congrats to Helen Thomas, winner of PLO journalism prize.

    04/03/2012 9:49:57 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 11 replies ^ | 04/03/2012 | Rick Moran
    She may have questioned every president from Kennedy through Obama, but there is probably nothing that excited her more than to receive a prize from PA President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO. J-Post: Longtime White House reporter Helen Thomas received a prize in journalism from a representative of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Thomas, 91, who was forced into retirement two years ago after making controversial remarks about Jews and Israel, was recognized for her journalism career and commitment to the Palestinian cause. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, presented Thomas with the award on...
  • Helen Thomas Honored… by the PLO!

    04/02/2012 9:48:41 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies
    WorldJewishDaily ^ | Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Nisan 10, 5772 | Staff
    Former White House Reporter Awarded for Being Friend to Palestinians Helen Thomas, who covered the White House for 50 years before being forced to resign over anti-Semitic comments, can add another distinction to her resume, reports Haartez. The Lebanese-American reporter was honored by the Palestinian Authority on Sunday for her, “long career in the field of journalism, during which she defended the Palestinian position every step of the way.” Perhaps the most famous member of the White House press corps, Thomas was forced to resign in 2010 after she said to a reporter on camera regarding the Jews in Israel,...
  • Helen Thomas Won't Have Her Own Table at White House Correspondents Dinner

    03/27/2012 3:42:27 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 27 Mar 2012 | Eddie Scarry
    Journalist Helen Thomas put in a request in February that she have her own table at this year‘s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Unfortunately for her, she was denied by the White House Correspondents’ Association, which Thomas once presided over. “I would appreciate — particularly this year as we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of women being admitted to the WHCA dinner — to share this celebration with my family and close friends one last time,” she wrote in a letter to the WHCA board.
  • Helen Thomas: "Low Capital Gains Tax Rate Leads to Loss" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/03/2012 1:00:29 PM PST · by seanmerc · 19 replies ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Helen "When I Was Younger" Thomas
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally released his tax returns last week, revealing that less than 14 percent in federal taxes was paid, of his more than $20 million income earned last year. Once again, the question Warren Buffett first asked this past summer is being raised: Why do the super wealthy in this country pay less in taxes than the working class? How do people making millions of dollars a year pay roughly 15 percent in taxes, while someone with a salary of $100,000 per year will pay as much as 28 percent in taxes? This is because of...
  • Helen Thomas: "Changing the State of Our Union" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/26/2012 3:28:17 PM PST · by seanmerc · 22 replies ^ | 26 Jan 2012 | Helen "More Responsive" Thomas
    President Barack Obama painted the state of the union as strong and safe in his third address to the nation, but glossed over solutions to some of the nation's biggest problems. The President, running for reelection, touched base on all major issues including the economy, energy, regulation, immigration and education. He exuded confidence and laid out many points he is expected to hit on the campaign trail. Although Obama has failed in the past at every attempt to work with the Republicans in the Congress, he still attempted to reach out to the opposition. Most Republicans and Democrats could agree...
  • That myth-crap of 'Khazars,' pushed by R. Islamists and Neo-Nazis alike

    01/18/2012 2:41:19 PM PST · by PRePublic · 36 replies
    Ever heard about the 'Khazar' myth pushed by the Neo-Nazis/KKK? In fact, Jews are both a nation and a religion. the percentage of those with any roots in khazaria is so minimal, that there was only one non-historian "writer" that came up with the idea to say that the percentage is higher. As a penpal who is of Jewish background told me once: 'Before the WW2 Were were told to go BACK to Palestine where we came from... now the same haters don't even grant us that...' Hitler VS Khazar mythOddly enough, Hitler's "aryanism" and anti-Jewish sick obession was AGAINST...
  • Helen Thomas: "Candidates Collide" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    01/06/2012 1:11:49 PM PST · by seanmerc · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5 Jan 2012 | Helen "Senior Moments" Thomas
    The leading Republican candidates made their last-minute blitz for supporters in Iowa. They each personalized their credentials. The election struggle was a classic, with the candidates trying to out-rival each other over their dedication to conservatism. A call for smaller government, lower taxes, and balancing the budget topped the agendas of nearly all the ultra-conservative candidates. One wonders why they seek to be at the helm of a powerless federal government. Candidate Ron Paul hopes to eliminate the Social Security system, which has been in effect since 1935 when former President Franklin D. Roosevelt passed the Social Security Act in...
  • Helen Thomas Denounces DC Greed, Fear, War-Mongers [calls for revolution]

    12/19/2011 2:00:31 PM PST · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    Justice Integrity Project ^ | Dec 2011 | Andrew Kreig
    Pioneering White House correspondent Helen Thomas told a National Press Club audience Dec. 7 that the country is endangered by what she called government leaders' greed, fear, and subservience to war-mongers. “I came here in 1943,” she told a dinner audience of 30, “and I don’t think I’ve ever seen our country so bereft of ideals and ideas. I don’t see anything on the horizon that can pull us out. I hope I’m wrong.” Shown at left in a 2009 photo courtesy of Wikipeda, she described current leaders as weak and selfish. The self-described liberal doled out criticism to all...
  • Helen Thomas: "Why Iraq?" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    12/05/2011 1:01:58 PM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies ^ | 1 Dec 2011 | Helen "Tangled Web" Thomas
    The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. Well, not quite.There will still be a large group of soldiers left behind to train Iraqis and to repair the war-damaged sites. Now, will someone from the White House hierarchy, past or present, please tell the American people why we invaded Iraq in March 2003? The truth and nothing but the truth - that will be the day. Why are we still speculating on the reasons we went to war in the first place, other than to hunt down and kill Saddam Hussein, the brutal...
  • Helen Thomas: "Nukes & Iran: Who Will Step In?" [WARNING: DISTURBING, GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    11/16/2011 12:41:13 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies ^ | 10 Nov 11 | Helen "Nuclear Watchdog" Thomas
    U.S. leaders haven't spoken of disarmament lately. Why not? Iran is on the verge of creating a nuclear weapon. This is bad news for the U.S. and Israel, who have warned Tehran against holding nuclear power. The U.S. needs to step in and mollify at the crucial moment. Israel has been able to sabotage any Iranian progress in developing nuclear prowess, but no one has produced a key to a more peaceful route to reconciliation. So where are the peacemakers? Israel wants the U.S. to step in or even lead the way to block Iran's new nuclear ambitions. Iran, which...
  • BREAKING: Helen Thomas sues for lack of sexual harassment from Herman Cain

    11/02/2011 5:51:38 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 46 replies
    Uh, I just can't take this any further. Some things are just too horrible to contemplate.
  • Helen Thomas: "Ending the Wars?" [WARNING: Graphic Images and Liberal Lunacy]

    07/13/2011 5:55:23 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 7 Jul 11 | Helen "Loose and Flexible" Thomas
    President Barack Obama is finally setting goals to pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It's about time. Americans are coming around to the futility of all that killing and dying. The timetables are admittedly loose and flexible. Some interests would keep us in the hostile sites forever. We still have troops in Japan and Germany - thousands of soldiers are still there, so many years after World War II ended. We also have 700 military outposts around the world, some big and some small. Why? We have yet to hear the real reason we invaded Iraq. I have heard several...
  • Helen Thomas, 1 year later (photo caption opportunity)

    07/05/2011 9:08:20 PM PDT · by Clairity · 35 replies
    POlitico ^ | July 5, 2011 | Patrick Gavin
    It was last June that longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas was interviewed on camera by's David Nesenoff, an interview that landed Thomas in such hot water that she was ultimately dropped by her employer, Hearst Newspapers, and left the White House press corps. But Thomas hasn't exactly gone away. She's continued to chime in on current events and still occasionally receives honors for her life's work, albeit not without resulting controversy.
  • Helen Thomas Sees Lack of Courage in Obama [WARNING: Graphic Images]

    06/29/2011 1:08:03 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 42 replies ^ | 27 Jun 11 | R. Mitchell
    Helen Thomas is troubled by the lack of leadership from the top in Washington. At an appearance at Busboys and Poets bookstore on Sunday, Thomas was asked her opinion on the state of the country. "I went through the Great Depression, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Vietnam and now Iraq and Afghanistan. What the hell is going on? Don’t we ever learn anything? I think that we are — there is no inspiration from the top. President Obama doesn’t have enough courage to do the right thing. And I think there is no real leadership in this country and there...
  • Helen Thomas claims to have reapplied for White House press credentials

    06/27/2011 4:05:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 27, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    She might be gone, but she’s not completely forgotten. And now as a columnist for the Fall Church (Va.) News-Press, she might be making a comeback. an appearance at the Busboys & Poets bookstore in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon, embattled former Hearst newspapers columnist Helen Thomas, once known as the dean of the White House press corps, said she misses her spot in the White House briefing room. “Nothing can replace being there when you’re a reporter,” Thomas said. “Seeing with your own eyes — no, nothing can replace that. I was very lucky to cover history for so...
  • Helen Thomas: "The U.S.-Israeli Relationship" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    06/01/2011 1:49:39 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 25 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 26 May 2011 | Helen "Time Is Not On My Side" Thomas
    President Barack Obama took a giant and courageous step when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to call. He literally told the Israeli leader where to jump. Actually, he told Netanyahu that the 1967 borders should be the starting point for peace negotiations with Palestinian leaders. As expected, the Israeli leader rejected the proposal outright. Why? Because of the "facts on the ground" - facts incidentally created by the Israelis, who have illegally usurped land and water from the Palestinians, by sheer military aggression. Israel now has 78 percent of Palestinian land, taken in violation of the international law that...
  • Helen Thomas: "Finding Economic Solutions" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    05/16/2011 10:48:02 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 13 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 12 May 2011 | Helen "Chips Are Down" Thomas
    The Republicans have tough solutions to meet the nation's financial crisis. The GOP leaders at first targeted their favorite nemesis - Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and Social Security. But then reality set in, and they retreated from major hopes of serving those programs at the altar of fiscal reform. Then, too, they may have been influenced by the national election in 2012. There is also the obvious input of the Tea Partiers who became incensed when the GOP appeared to be backing away from slashing social programs that help the poor and sick. Social Security, dating back to 1935, a...
  • Helen Thomas: "Obama Takes a Stand on Libyan Revolt" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/31/2011 1:53:14 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 37 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Helen "Revolting Mass" Thomas
    President Obama has finally taken a stand in favor of the revolt of the masses in Libya. It's good and wise, but not, he said, a stand to depose of Muammar Gaddafi by military means. Obama hopes to force his ouster by other means. Obama's goals - using jet air strikes and missiles to help the out-gunned - is aimed at saving lives. "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries," Obama said in a national televised address Monday night, "but, the United States is different." He also noted that he was not...
  • (Helen Thomas) Anti-Semite Centerfold

    03/20/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2011 | ALANA GOODMAN
    Anti-semite centerfold By ALANA GOODMAN Veteran reporter Helen Thomas turned up in Playboy magazine this month (fully clothed, don’t worry) as part of her ongoing anti-Semitic publicity tour. The former “dean” of the White House Press Corps sat down for an interview about her recent controversy. “The Palestinian violence is to protect what little remains of Palestine. The suicide bombers act out of despair and desperation,” said Thomas, when asked about Palestinian terrorism against the Israelis. The 90-year-old reporter also took a shot at Holocaust-remembrance programs, insisting that Jews exploited the memory in order to persecute Palestinians. “Do the Jews...
  • Helen Thomas to Playboy: Jews 'own the White House'

    03/18/2011 11:38:53 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 18 Mar 2011 | Keach Hagey
    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...
  • Nuclear Meltdown? Earthquake? Tsunami? Nawww...

    03/18/2011 8:59:49 PM PDT · by JNRoberts · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03/18/11 | Me
    Most frightening headline of the week? Nuclear Meltdown? Earthquake? Tsunami? Mid East War? Nawww....this one by far:
  • Horrific Mental Image: Helen Thomas In Playboy

    03/18/2011 2:41:44 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 13 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 18, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    The April Issue of Playboy, which hits the newsstands today, features disgraced journalist Helen Thomas.  I know what you are thinking: suicide, or perhaps staring at the sun for about an hour to make yourself blind to ensure that you never gaze upon those nightmare-inducing pictures.  But calm down, I assure you that at age 85 Hugh Hefner still knows what is pleasing to the eyes as witnessed by his latest fiancée.  Relax: Thomas was simply this month's Playboy interview. Ms. Thomas' Playboy appearance  is just as disgusting (albeit in a different way) as if she did do a pictorial. It...
  • Helen Thomas Wants Apology from White House [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/18/2011 1:35:06 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 64 replies
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 17 Mar 2011 | Allan Wolper
    Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas told a national conference of campus journalists that President Obama owes her an apology for his criticism last year of her comments about Israel. "I want an apology from the president," Thomas, 90, said Tuesday to the hundreds of student journalists and their advisers attending the keynote session of the annual spring convention of College Media Advisers (CMA) at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Shin Inouye, director of specialty media in the presidential press office, said the White House would not comment on Thomas' demand for a presidential apology.
  • Helen Thomas: 'Israelis Want to Take Palestinian Homes and Land and Water and Kill Their Children'

    03/18/2011 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    Noel Sheppard's picture If you thought Helen Thomas telling Jews to get the hell out of Palestine was anti-Semitic, you ain't seen nothing yet. The disgraced former White House correspondent is Playboy magazine's interviewee in April, and some of the hate-filled nonsense she spewed to her Jewish interviewer should shame those responsible for ever putting this woman in such a powerful press position: I knew I’d hit the third rail. You cannot say anything about Israel in this country. But I’ve lived with this cause for many years. Everybody knows my feelings that the Palestinians have been shortchanged in every...
  • Helen Thomas is going to be in Playboy next month. (Vanity)

    03/17/2011 1:46:35 PM PDT · by library user · 63 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | March 17, 2011 | Staff
    CHICAGO, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "I knew exactly what I was doing – I was going for broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up…I finally wanted to speak the truth," explains former dean of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas when asked about her now infamous May 27, 2010 comments on Israel in Playboy's April Interview (issue on newsstands Friday, March 18).
  • Helen Thomas Doubles Down: ‘I Should Have Said Russia, Too’[WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    03/08/2011 11:21:44 AM PST · by seanmerc · 72 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 17 Feb 11 | Alana Goodman
    During an interview with Joy Behar last night, Helen Thomas made it clear that she was standing behind her statements that Israeli Jews should “go back” to Germany and Poland. However, she did make a couple of additions to the list of countries that Jews should “return” to, such as Russia and the United States. “They’ve been free ever since,” said Thomas, referring to the Jews after the Holocaust. “They didn’t have to go anywhere really, because they weren’t being persecuted anymore, but they were taking other people’s land.” A visibly uncomfortable Behar then asked Thomas whether she considered herself...
  • Report: Helen Thomas accused SPJ officer of working for the Israeli government after losing award

    03/04/2011 11:55:17 AM PST · by seanmerc · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Mar 11 | Jeff Poor
    The fall of Helen Thomas has been a storied and sad tale and almost every day it seems like another chapter is added. An article by Michael Miner, which appeared in the March 3 Chicago Reader, detailed some of the fallout that occurred following the Society of Professional Journalists’ decision to retire its “Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement.” The story describes some of the internal friction within the SPJ over the decision to retire the award, but also pointed out Thomas’ reaction to that decision. It wasn’t pretty. (h/t Alana Goodman, Commentary magazine) According to Miner’s article, in a...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Meets Helen Thomas [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    02/28/2011 8:02:23 PM PST · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 23 Feb 11 | Nicholas F. Benton
    No stranger to controversy for speaking her mind, Rosie O'Donnell was one of the few to offer veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas comfort last summer, when Thomas retired under fire for speaking out against Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands in a manner that was falsely alleged to be anti-Semitic. O'Donnell sent Thomas, now age 90, flowers in sympathy for the highly upsetting incident and, along with President Jimmy Carter, was one of only a handful of her longtime colleagues and friends to reach out to her. So, it turned out to be quite the unexpected encounter at the studios...
  • Did Jimmy Carter Reach Out to Helen Thomas During Her Scandal Last Summer?

    02/25/2011 7:48:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 02/25/2011 | Alana Goodman
    From the Falls Church News-Press, which is Helen Thomas’s new employer, comes an interesting bit of gossip. In an otherwise mundane column, the paper’s editor, Nicholas F. Benton, reports on the “handful” of Thomas’s friends and supporters who reached out to her during her controversy last summer — and apparently, one of these supporters, oddly enough, was former president Jimmy Carter: [Rosie] O’Donnell sent Thomas, now age 90, flowers in sympathy for the highly upsetting incident and, along with President Jimmy Carter, was one of only a handful of her longtime colleagues and friends to reach out to her....
  • Report: Jimmy Carter consoled Helen Thomas last summer after controversial remarks

    02/24/2011 1:59:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 24, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    If there was any question where former President Jimmy Carter’s sympathies lie, this might shed a little more light on that. According to a column in the Feb. 24 edition of the Falls Church News-Press by Nicholas F. Benton, the editor-in-chief of the publication, the paper’s newest columnist Helen Thomas had a surprise waiting for her after an extraordinary interview she gave to HLN’s Joy Behar last week. That was flowers from Rosie O’Donnell, who had been on the record for defending Thomas in the past. However, as Benton noted, at the time of the Thomas’s infamous remarks, there were...
  • Disgusted Helen Thomas: I Automatically Assumed Obama Was Black, Therefore He's Liberal

    02/18/2011 6:18:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Disgusted Helen Thomas: I Automatically Assumed Obama Was Black, Therefore He's Liberal By Tim Graham Created 02/18/2011 - 8:27am By Tim Graham | February 18, 2011 | 08:27 Tim Graham's picture Jeff Poor at the Daily Caller isolated the latest rant from former UPI White House correspondent Helen Thomas. On Wednesday night's Joy Behar show on CNN Headline News, Thomas said Obama is a coward, not a liberal, which was disappointing, since she thought "because he was black, I thought he would automatically be" liberal, or in other words, have an "empathy for all the blacks." BEHAR: Things have changed....
  • VIDEO: Helen Thomas: U.S. Not on God’s Side in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    02/15/2011 9:58:28 AM PST · by · 23 replies
    Helen Thomas, the disgraced former White House reporter who called for Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany and Poland, now says that the U.S. has not always been on God’s side when speaking of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Helen Thomas' Name Plate Back at White House

    01/27/2011 1:01:02 PM PST · by seanmerc · 34 replies
    Falls Church News-Press ^ | 27 Jan 11 | Falls Church News-Press
    News-Press columnist and legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas has had the name plate affixed to her historic front row center seat in the White House press briefing room returned, albeit mysteriously, the news outlet Mediaite has reported. The item disappeared last August with apparently no one in the White House press office or with the White House Correspondents Association aware of it. Last week, following the report that Thomas had been hired by the News-Press and is seeking a renewal of her White House press pass, the name plate has suddenly reappeared, equally mysteriously.
  • Helen Thomas Award Being 'Retired' by Society of Professional Journalists

    01/17/2011 2:47:32 PM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 01/17/2011 | Ken Shepherd
    Nobody knows better than journalists that the best way an organization can bury an announcement it knows will make news is to do so late on a Friday. So it's little wonder that the Society for Professional Journalists decided to announce it's "retirement" of the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award on January 14. Of course, the SPJ's release makes clear it's not because the organization had a change of heart about Thomas's worthiness of having a namesake award but because "No individual worthy of such honor should have to face this controversy. No honoree should have to decide if the...
  • [Helen] Thomas returns to the press's trenches [BARF AND ANTI-SEMITISM ALERT]

    01/10/2011 1:26:55 PM PST · by seanmerc · 14 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 10 Jan 11 | Washington Post
    Why, at age 90, and after a devastating departure from her last job, is Helen Thomas returning to the battlefield of punditry? [SNIP] We spoke to Thomas on Friday, a day after she emerged from seven months of unwilling retirement with a new column in the weekly Falls Church News-Press. While she initially agreed to speak only about her new gig, Thomas was the one to bring up the circumstances that led to her downfall - her videotaped comments that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine." She told us her words were "distorted": "I didn't tell the Zionists...