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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,...