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  • Worse Than Bigoted ( Helen Thomas )

    12/06/2010 1:18:02 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    wsj ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2010. | JAMES TARANTO
    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....
  • Helen Thomas Lets The Mask Slip

    12/05/2010 10:05:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    New Republic ^ | 12/5/10 | Jonathan Chait
    When Helen Thomas said that Israel's Jews should just GTFO and return to Germany and Poland, I suggested her comments were not anti-Semitic per se but merely very blunt anti-Zionism. But her latest comments suggests that, no, she really has a problem with Jews: Thomas, who grew up in Detroit the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn today for an Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias. ... In a speech that drew a standing ovation, Thomas talked about "the whole question of money involved in politics." "We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that....
  • Helen Thomas Rescinds Her Apology

    12/03/2010 8:05:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/3/10 | Ed Driscoll
    As Martin Solomon writes, “I guess she’s taken back her apology,” but then, did anybody buy it in the first place, after she attempted to save her Palpatine-esque face in the immediate aftermath of her spectacularly anti-Semitic meltdown back in June into a Flip video camera? The Detroit Free Press reports, “Defiant Helen Thomas defends remarks that led to exit:” Striking a defiant tone, journalist Helen Thomas, 90, said today she absolutely stands by her controversial comments about Israel made earlier this year that led to her resignation. But she stoked additional controversy with new remarks, claiming that “Zionists” control...
  • Jammie Thomas hit with $1.5 million verdict (File sharing case)

    11/04/2010 5:40:53 PM PDT · by FTJM · 10 replies ^ | 11/3/10 | Steven Musil
    Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman who has been fighting the recording industry over 24 songs she illegally downloaded and shared online four years ago, has lost another round in court. A jury in Minneapolis decided today that she was liable for $1.5 million in copyright infringement damages to Capitol Records, or $62,500 for each song she illegally shared in April 2006. The Recording Industry Association of America--the trade group that represents the four major music labels--applauded the verdict. "We are again thankful to the jury for its service in this matter and that they recognized the severity of the defendant's...
  • DiNapoli in 'Pay to Pay'

    10/29/2010 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10.29.10 | By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's campaign has reaped more than $340,000 from law firms seeking legal work from his agency, The Post has learned. The massive sum from firms that represent -- or are in line to represent -- the Comptroller's Office in lucrative class-action lawsuits accounts for 8 percent of DiNapoli's entire fund-raising haul since 2008. Such firms have collected hundreds of millions in legal fees in recent years, drawing cries of "pay to play" from critics of how DiNapoli and his predecessors have managed the state's $125 billion pension fund. Donations to the state's top fiscal officer have come under...
  • Former girlfriend says Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker, porn user

    10/26/2010 4:46:48 AM PDT · by raynman33 · 63 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10-26-10 | Tom Cohen
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker who had a pornography habit or fetish in the 1980s, then changed radically when he stopped drinking alcohol, his former girlfriend told CNN on Monday. Lillian McEwen, who dated Thomas for several years before he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991, provided CNN's "Larry King Live" program with a harsh depiction of Thomas. She said when they first met, he might have been a "raving alcoholic" who used pornography to help fulfill sexual fantasies, but then gave up drinking and transformed into an angry, obsessive man who bullied his...
  • Should Anita Hill apologize? (Poll needs Freeping)

    10/25/2010 8:20:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 25, 2010
    What do you think? Should Anita Hill apologize?
  • Woman took photo of her killer, police say

    10/20/2010 8:04:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2010 | AP
    A woman killed and robbed of quarters she planned to give to the needy snapped a photograph of her attacker, Wisconsin authorities say. Sandra Teichow's camera was smashed in last week's attack in Racine, but police were able to recover a photo from the camera's memory card, prosecutors disclosed Monday in court documents.
  • ELK GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST. V. NEWDOW (O'Donnell / Coons / Establishment Clause)

    10/19/2010 7:40:43 PM PDT · by truthfreedom · 3 replies
    Cornell University Law School ^ | 2004 | Clarence Thomas
    The Establishment Clause provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” Amdt. 1. As a textual matter, this Clause probably prohibits Congress from establishing a national religion. ... Perhaps more importantly, the Clause made clear that Congress could not interfere with state establishments, notwithstanding any argument that could be made based on Congress’ power under the Necessary and Proper Clause. ... Nothing in the text of the Clause suggests that it reaches any further. The Establishment Clause does not purport to protect individual rights. By contrast, the Free Exercise Clause plainly protects individuals against congressional interference...
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas calls Anita Hill, seeking apology

    10/19/2010 5:39:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 19, 2010 | Bryan Bender
    WASHINGTON – Virginia Thomas, wife of Clarence Thomas, left a voice mail for Anita Hill over the weekend seeking an apology from Hill for accusing the future Supreme Court associate justice of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmations hearings, Hill said in an interview tonight. Hill is now a professor of the Brandeis University Heller School of Social Policy and Management, in Waltham. She said she alerted campus security because she thought the voice mail was a prank. But she has since learned it was genuine.
  • Helen Thomas receiving lifetime achievement award from CAIR

    09/18/2010 5:20:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Helen Thomas receiving lifetime achievement award from CAIR By Bridget Johnson - 09/18/10 05:33 PM ET The longtime White House correspondent who resigned from Hearst newspaper in June in the wake of comments she made about Israel will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR is honoring Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent and now 90 years old, at its Leadership Conference and 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Oct. 9 in Arlington, Va. Speakers will also include Oxford Islamic studies scholar Tariq Ramadan. Thomas started at the White House as a reporter during the Kennedy...
  • In Defense of Free Association

    07/07/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6 July 2010 | Tim Dunkin
    It was with interest that I read Jamie Freeze’s article “In Defense of Helen Thomas,” which was published at Renew America and elsewhere. What grabbed my attention, as was surely intended, was the very counterintuitive nature of the title. A conservative writer, publishing on a conservative website, defending Helen Thomas, whose long career in the Washington press corps came to symbolize the intellectual bankruptcy and despicable left-wing bias of the mainstream media at their worst? So I was naturally attentive to see what Jamie had to say. While I understand the concerns that she has that led her to write...
  • In Defense of Helen Thomas

    07/07/2010 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 40 replies
    Renew America ^ | 9 June 2010 | Jamie Freeze
    Isn't it amazing how one fifteen-second-sound byte can bring a career to a grinding halt? I'm sure Helen Thomas is reflecting on that point even now. Gone are Helen Thomas's days of being a highly-respected news reporter. Now, her name is a byword for anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment. When asked her opinion of Israel, Thomas said, "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people [Palestinians] are occupied. And it's their land. It's not German, it's not Poland's." Then, when asked where the Jews living in Israel should go, she replied, "They could go home. Poland, Germany,...
  • Thomas springs to life to support gun rights for blacks

    07/01/2010 4:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 30 June, 2010 | COURTLAND MILLOY
    He hardly ever speaks during oral arguments, often appearing asleep on the bench. But in his written opinion Monday supporting the right to bear arms, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas roared to life. Referring to the disarming of blacks during the post-Reconstruction era, Thomas wrote: ``It was the `duty' of white citizen `patrols to search Negro houses and other suspected places for firearms.' If they found any firearms, the patrols were to take the offending slave or free black `to the nearest justice of the peace' whereupon he would be `severely punished.' `` Never again, Thomas says. In a scorcher...
  • In Clarence Thomas's gun rights opinion, race plays a major role (Courtland Milloy moonbat alert!)

    06/30/2010 5:04:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2010 | Courtland Milloy
    He hardly ever speaks during oral arguments, often appearing asleep on the bench. But in his written opinion Monday supporting the right to bear arms, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas roared to life. Referring to the disarming of blacks during the post-Reconstruction era, Thomas wrote: "It was the 'duty' of white citizen 'patrols to search negro houses and other suspected places for firearms.' If they found any firearms, the patrols were to take the offending slave or free black 'to the nearest justice of the peace' whereupon...'" --snip-- Thomas made no mention of the black loss of life and liberty...
  • The lives (and faces) of Mother Teresa and Helen Thomas: the good, the mad, and the ugly

    06/18/2010 3:59:37 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 13 replies · 282+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 6-17-10 | Tom O'Toole
    "Joy is the net by which you capture souls." "If you judge people, you have no time to love them." --Mother Teresa "I used to censor I wake up and ask myself 'Who do I hate today?'" "Tell [the Jews] to get the hell out of Palestine..." --Helen ThomasAlthough initially you might think a comparison between Mother Teresa and Helen (no relation to Fighting Irish) Thomas to be crazy, the two female trailblazers had (at least initially) a lot in common. Both come from large religious families of middle Eastern decent, both decried injustice and poverty and forged fabulous careers...
  • Winner Of 2010 Sarah Brady Visionary Award Resigns In Disgrace

    06/15/2010 2:24:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 695+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | June 11, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Winner Of 2010 Sarah Brady Visionary Award Resigns In Disgrace   Friday, June 11, 2010   On May 18, the Brady Campaign held a big shindig in Washington, D.C., to give this year’s “Sarah Brady Visionary Award” to now-former Hearst News Service White House reporter Helen Thomas.In accepting the award, Thomas vilified the U.S. Supreme Court for declaring the Second Amendment to protect an individual right to arms, and vilified the Armed Forces for fighting the war on terrorism.“The inept Supreme Court has found a way for all individuals to have...
  • Helen Thomas a casualty of the third rail of Middle-East politics

    06/15/2010 8:08:56 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 28 replies · 483+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 15, 2010 | John David Powell
    Politicians and pundits widely accept Social Security as the fatal third-rail of U.S. politics. To touch it, regardless of intentions, leads to political death. That’s why Social Security remains unfixed even though everyone agrees it will crash and burn under its own weight if nothing is done to change it. The Palestinian question is the third rail of Middle-East politics that will bring political or professional harm to anyone who unwisely touches it, regardless of intentions. Helen Thomas is an example of how quickly the jackals of journalism will throw one of their own under the wheels when they sense...
  • How the Media Got It Wrong Re the Helen Thomas Affair

    06/13/2010 4:56:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 734+ views
    big journalism ^ | 6/13/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    Much has happened since Rabbi Nesenoff emailed me his video interview of Helen Thomas containing her now-famous declaration that Jews should get the hell out of Palestine and go back to their homes in Germany and Poland. Upon first watching the interview, I saw it a big story and was determined to make it go viral. The objective was not to go after the 89-year-old newswoman per se, as a teaching opportunity, showing that anti-Semitism still permeated through normal American society.
  • Rabbi who filmed Helen Thomas told to 'go back in the oven'

    06/13/2010 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies · 1,674+ views
    haaretz ^ | 6/13/10 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    Rabbi David Nesenoff tells Haaretz the incident opened his eyes as to the extent of anti-Semitism in the world and how central it was in certain social groups. "Hitler was right. Time for you to go back in the oven," is one of the more subdued expressions to be found in the thousands of missives received by the rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas included the veteran White House correspondent sending the Jews back to Poland and Germany. "I asked everyone the same question about Israel, since I wanted to make a video supporting Israel," Rabbi David Nesenoff told Haaretz,...
  • The lynching of American Arab journalist Helen Thomas (LAUGH ALERT)

    06/10/2010 5:37:50 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 51 replies · 687+ views ^ | 06/08/2010 | Ray Hanania
    Helen Thomas has survived attacks from every president of the United States, from Eisenhower to Obama, but alas, the champion of Middle East truth could not stand up to this country’s fanatically pro-Israeli media and movement. It was an amazing display of what Israel and its power players consider important in this world. They didn’t hesitate to destroy Thomas’ outstanding career in journalism over a few exaggerated comments she made – Abe Foxman the bigoted head of the Anti-Defamation League celebrated in total rapture when he heard the news that Thomas had resigned. I mean, she’ll turn 90 years old...
  • Arab Press and Hezbollah Praise Helen Thomas for 'Courage'

    06/11/2010 8:15:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies · 230+ views
    Arab Press and Hezbollah Praise Helen Thomas for 'Courage' Reporter's Comments That Jews Should 'Go Home' Stir Emotions, Politics in Heated Region By LARA SETRAKIAN BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 11, 2010 — When a video surfaced this week of veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas suggesting Jews "go home" and "get the hell out of Palestine," the media shock wave eventually led to Thomas' retirement after a decades-long career. In the Middle East, where the imbroglio played to a region recently polarized by Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza aid flotilla, reactions mirrored the Arab-Israeli divide. Hussein Moussawi, a Hezbollah official,...
  • Dear Helen Thomas, we Jews aren't getting the hell out of anywhere anymore

    06/10/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies · 741+ views
    haaretz ^ | 6/10/10 | Sara K. Eisen
    Here’s the thing. I’ve been thinking about poor Helen Thomas, who I believe was probably just saying what everyone thinks and has therefore been made a scapegoat. Not that I really care, because we ought to share the scapegoat status once in a while. It’s the least we can do to dispel the stereotype that we are stingy, us irritating Jews. Irritating enough, apparently - like the too-talented and too-bossy fame-hog Rachel Berry on Glee - in our discovery of the written word, monotheism, modern physics, psychology, vaccinations, and the film industry, that every country that has ever “hosted” us...
  • Rosie O'Donnell & Friends - Helen Thomas Is Right! (And a Victim To Boot) (video)

    06/10/2010 1:25:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies · 661+ views
    you tube ^ | 6/10/10 | radio equalizer
    Video of Rosie O'donnell and friends speaking up for Helen Thomas. Then, defending her comments on Israel. Jew hating seems to have gone mainstream.
  • Disgraced Journalist Helen Thomas Praised By Terrorist Group Hezbollah

    06/09/2010 6:21:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 41+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/9/10 | Noel Sheppard
    Disgraced journalist Helen Thomas must now be really proud of herself: the terrorist organization Hezbollah has expressed great praise for the recent anti-Semitic comments she made that forced her into retirement. As NewsBusters' Ken Shepherd reported last Friday, Thomas told a rabbi that Jews living in Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go "home" to Poland or Germany. According to Israel's Ynet, a representative of Hezbollah issued a statement Wednesday regarding this matter: Hezbollah on Wednesday saluted veteran US reporter Helen Thomas's "courage" for her controversial comments against Israel
  • Is She Canned or Retired For Expressing The White House View Of Israel Openly

    06/09/2010 9:18:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 42+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-09-10 | Skookum
    Helen Thomas, a staunch supporter for the Obama Administration in her role as a White House Press Corps (Corpse in Obama Speak) correspondent, has retired in light of her Freudian slip that revealed her antipathy for the Jewish people in Israel. [VIDEO AT SITE] Although she later apologized for the remarks that seem to portray her anti-Jewish bigoted frame of reference she shares with the Obama administration. This is the official statement from her employer, the Hearst Corporation for whom she has been a coloumnist: WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective...
  • WaPo's Kurtz: In 2002, Helen Thomas Exclaimed 'Thank God for Hezbollah'

    06/08/2010 3:33:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 20+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 6/8/10 | Ken Shepherd
    As other media outlets have given Helen Thomas the kid glove treatment in light of her "trailblazing" career, media consumers may be forgiven for assuming that Helen Thomas's anti-Israel, arguably anti-Semitic comments were an aberration in an otherwise unblemished career of assertive but fair journalism. To his credit, Washington Post's media reporter Howard Kurtz made note of other incidents, such as the time Thomas blamed Israel for inspiring "99 percent" of terrorism and the time in 2002 when she exclaimed "Thank God for Hezbollah," the Iran-backed terror group that murdered 241 U.S. servicement in 1983
  • Obama calls long-time journalist's comments 'offensive,' but praises career

    06/08/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 14 replies · 59+ views
    ECR ^ | 8 jUN 10 | EC
    Controversial comments made by the dean of the White House press corps, Helen Thomas, were "offensive," but at the same time she had a remarkable career, President Barack Obama said Tuesday
  • Findley defends journalist critical of Israel

    06/08/2010 11:25:22 AM PDT · by JCG · 4 replies · 16+ views
    Jacksonville (IL) Journal Courier ^ | 06-08-2010 | CODY BOZARTH
    A longtime Jacksonville legislator sometimes on the receiving end of criticism for his own comments about Israeli foreign policy is defending journalism matriarch Helen Thomas against a firestorm that led to her abrupt retirement Monday. On a video made May 27 at the White House Jewish Heritage Celebration, Thomas is asked if she has any comments on Israel. “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine,” she said. When questioned, she suggested they go to Germany, Poland or the U.S.
  • "Hamas" Helen Thomas Is Speaker For Bethesda, MD's Walt Whitman High School 2010 Graduation

    06/06/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | June 6, 2010 | Marooned in Marin
    Helen Thomas, who was caught on video saying the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine (Israel)" is going to be the speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD on June 14, 2010. Thomas also was a speaker at a 2006 fundraiser for the pro-Hamas, pro-Islamofascist terrorist "peace" group Code Pinko. According to WTOP radio, where I first heard of this speech this afternoon, the principal was "aware" of the controversy but knows of no plan to cancel her speech.
  • Gone... Going... Going...

    06/07/2010 9:54:15 PM PDT · by JLS · 20 replies · 86+ views
    Nationl Review Corner ^ | 7 June 2010 | Mark Steyn
    The departure in ignominy of Helen Thomas has been commented on below, and I don't have much to add, except how pathetic is this?
  • DING! DONG! THE WITCH IS DEAD, Or Rather RETIRED (Helen Thomas)

    06/07/2010 1:15:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 74+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | annem040359
    As of today this morning, White House news reporter Helen Thomas, whose remarks in recent days telling “Jews to leave Palestine and go back to Germany and Poland”, has made it offical she is retiring from the Hearst Coporation as of today. She will be 90 in August. Ms. Thomas’s remarks are a reminder of the intolerence often expressed by liberals. Ms. Thomas’s retirement cannot come soon enough.
  • Helen Thomas Retires After Jewish Remarks [VIDEO]

    06/07/2010 11:48:09 AM PDT · by Catholic Examiner · 14 replies · 78+ views ^ | 6/7/10 | Joe Speranzella SFO
    Pope Benedict called for redoubling efforts for middle east peace. Helen Thomas should have listened. see video here...
  • With Regrets (Helen Thomas' agent and her co-author dump her)

    06/06/2010 2:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 160 replies · 3,752+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 6/6/10 | Craig Crawford
    I concur with the following response from my agent to Helen Thomas' lamentable remarks about Israel, and will no longer be working with Helen on our book projects. -- Craig Crawford "It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can...
  • Thomas gets dropped by agency

    06/06/2010 1:46:39 PM PDT · by OCCASparky · 35 replies · 1,011+ views ^ | 6 June 2010 | None listed
    Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake of controversial remarks on the Middle East. The notice, obtained by POLITICO: It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can...
  • Hamas Helen and Hearst (good article)

    06/06/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 626+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    Our gal Helen's anti-Israeli remarks were not her only signs of support for the Palestinian terrorists. She actively raised money for those who funded the Gaza flotilla: Helen Thomas, the Hearst Newspaper columnist under fire for her remarks last week urging Jews to "get the hell out of" Israel and "go back to Germany," headlined a fundraiser for the terrorist support group Code Pink in the Fall of 2006. Photos posted by Code Pink show Thomas receiving the group's "Badge of Courage" at a fundraiser held at a Washington, D.C. restaurant on October 28, 2006. Code Pink is a leader of the so-called Gaza...
  • Helen Thomas, Take a Hike!

    06/06/2010 7:43:03 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 7 replies · 344+ views ^ | 06/06/2010 | Gina Davidson
    In the wake of the deadly raid on the flotilla of so-called "humanitarian aid" ships from Turkey that challenged Isreal's blockade of Gaza, Senior White House correspondent and writer for the Hearst Corporation, Helen Thomas, was asked for her thoughts on Isreal. She had this to say: (video)
  • Ari Fleischer: Fire Helen Thomas 'She Is Advocating Religious Cleansing'

    06/05/2010 11:55:18 PM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 79 replies · 1,536+ views ^ | 6/5/10 | unknown
    Longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas caused more than a few eyebrows to perk up when video surfaced on Friday of her declaring that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany and Poland. Captured by Rabbi David Nesenoff of, the footage made the rounds on mostly conservative and neoconservative sites, with some private complaints that her comments weren't getting wider play. Thomas would apologize in a written statement, saying she deeply regretted the comments -- which were offered in response to the killing of pro-Palestinian activists by Israel forces and came, ironically, during...
  • With Helen Thomas, Ugliness Is Not Just Skin-Deep!

    06/05/2010 2:52:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 47 replies · 1,395+ views
    borderfirereport ^ | June 5 2010 | John Lillpop
    Helen Thomas of the Washington Press Corps has a face and voice that only a mother could truly love. Provided said mother happened to be a blind and deaf liberal, that is. Thomas has been haunting presidential press conferences for nearly 50 years. In the 50 years prior to that, she was Herman Munster on The Munsters, a role for which she was uniquely qualified because she required absolutely no make up. As the oldest living "journalist" to be on the payroll of both the DNC and UPI at the same time, one can see years of wear and tear...
  • Helen Thomas Should Be Fired For Her “Jews Get The Hell Out Of Palestine” Comment

    06/05/2010 8:52:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 44 replies · 1,070+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-05-10 | Curt
    Your damn right Helen Thomas should be fired for making this kind of remark: [VIDEOS AT SITE] Telling the Jews to get the hell out of palestine? Any other reporter would have been let go 5 minutes after the news hit but not this worthless lady. Ari Fleischer said she should be fired: But even as she was trying to walk back the remarks, calls for her firing mounted. Among the more vocal was former Bush Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who claimed to have a close relationship with Thomas when he was manning the daily briefings. “She should lose her...
  • Helen Thomas of the MSM tells Jews to “go back to Germany.” (VIDEO)

    06/04/2010 1:54:58 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 62 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 06/04/10 | Michael Naragon did a quick interview with Thomas, who works for Hearst Newspapers, last week. Her comments toward Israel were illuminating. [] Perhaps Ms. Thomas has no grasp of history before 1948. Or, perhaps, her anti-Semitism blinds her to it. Has our national position changed so much toward Israel that we are willing to allow such idiocy to spew from our White House press corps? Someone should give Ms. Thomas, who obviously lived during the period of World War II, a short primer on what happened to the Jews during those years. If she were so inclined, I could give her...
  • Helen Thomas Tells Jews -- 'Get the Hell Out of Palestine' and Go Back to Germany & Poland

    06/04/2010 9:55:48 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 396 replies · 10,901+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/2010 | Breitbart
    "These people are occupied. And it's their land."
  • DC Building Evacuated Due to "Suspicious Package"

    05/03/2010 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 44 replies · 2,831+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5.3.10 @ 11:10AM | By Philip Klein
    Washington DC's Thomas Circle has been shut down because of a suspicious package. As I write, cop cars are surrounding the traffic circle, located just a half-mile north of the White House, and the area is blocked off by yellow police tape. While the cops declined to comment on the situation, I spoke to somebody who works in one of the affected buildings, and she told me that around 10:30 am, an announcement came across the PA system instructing everybody that they had to evacuate because of a suspicious package.
  • Racist D.C. Delegate Denies Justice's Racial Make-Up

    05/01/2010 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 326+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/01/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Did you know that a black person could "propose" that they are or are not a black person? I suppose that this means we can all somehow deny reality if that is true. I mean, perhaps rainbows do have a pot of gold at the end and unicorns really do exist? At least this state of fantasy exists if you are the racist Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat Delegate from Washington D.C. On April 28, The Hill reported that Norton saw fit to attack one of her betters on the U.S. Supreme Court by insisting that Justice Clarence Thomas only "proposes"...
  • AP source: Obama interviews Thomas for high court

    04/29/2010 4:29:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 843+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2010 | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the conversation tells The Associated Press that President Barack Obama has interviewed federal appeals court judge Sidney Thomas of Montana for the Supreme Court.
  • The Court and Congress Expected the Other to Resolve the Obama Eligibility Question

    04/17/2010 2:34:13 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 38 replies · 1,580+ views
    On Thursday, April 15, 2010, Hon. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was giving testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the issue of the composition of the United States Supreme Court. The hearing was broadcast on C-Span. Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Jose Serrano, D-NY (now the most senior Member of Congress of Puerto Rican descent), and he were having a pleasant exchange. Rep. Serrano was explaining to Justice Thomas how he feels “a little uneasy” despite much of the dismay of his friends on the “left” about having a hearing for the Supreme Court because of the respect that he...
  • Justice Thomas: 'The court is 'avoiding' the Natural Born Citizen question.

    04/16/2010 7:23:33 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 242 replies · 6,318+ views
    CSPAN ^ | April 15,2010 | CSPAN
    A curious thing happened in the Supreme Court budget hearing yesterday. Rep. Joe Serrano went on a long monologue about 'diversity' in the court and even said he would be glad when the day came, that a Puerto Rican could be which Thomas replied that the court was avoiding that question. Nervous laughter ensues and the topic is quickly dropped. I'd like to know what my fellow FReepers think of the exchange. It happens around the 1:13-1:14:10 mark in the video. It would be great if someone could isolate that exchange and put it on YouTube so everyone could...
  • Helen Thomas Laments Impending End of Old Media's Information Monopoly

    04/06/2010 5:53:10 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 41 replies · 884+ views
    News Busters ^ | 04/05/2010 | Lachlan Markay
    There is hardly a more fitting figure to trumpet Old Media's fear of Internet-powered citizen journalism than Helen Thomas. The 89-year-old reporter has covered every president since Jack Kennedy. But when it comes to the inevitable decline of her brand of journalism, her fears are unfounded and misplaced. "Helen Thomas," reported Lloyd Grove for the Daily Beast, "is worried that all the downsizing at media outlets will result in less-reliable coverage of the president." Thomas went on to lament the rise of new media as a viable alternative to traditional journalism. With all due respect to Thomas and her distinguished...
  • Torture memos resemble Clarence Thomas' way of thinking

    03/07/2010 4:07:02 PM PST · by americanophile · 19 replies · 87+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | March 7, 2010 | David G. Savage
    Reporting from Washington - According to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a prisoner who was slammed to a concrete floor and punched and kicked by a guard after asking for a grievance form -- but suffered neither serious nor permanent harm -- has no claim that his constitutional rights were violated. Thomas objected when the high court, in a little-noted recent opinion, said this unprovoked and malicious assault by a North Carolina prison guard amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. The court's decision came a few days after Thomas' now-famous former law clerk John C. Yoo was charged with flawed...
  • Justice (Clarence Thomas) Rebuts Obama on Ruling

    02/03/2010 2:57:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies · 3,087+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2010 | Adam Liptak
    In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the court’s decision — because the gatherings had turned so partisan. Justice Thomas responded to several questions from students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., concerning the campaign finance case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. By a 5-to-4 vote, with Justice Thomas in the...