In her anti-Semitic remarks she called on Jews in the Middle-East to ‘get the hell out of Palestine’ and go back home to ‘Germany’ and ‘Poland’. Apparently forgetting that they have been inhabiting the Holy Land for several thousands of years.
The Hearst Corporation, Helen Thomas’ employer, continues to stand behind her, but are saying her comments do not represent the values of the Hearst Corporation.
Helen Thomas quickly issued an apology, but there are still increasing calls for her to be fired by the Hearst Corporation for harboring an anti-Semite.
So if you bash Jews it’s ok to keep your job and the Hearst Corporation washes their hands by distancing from her comments but not firing her.
I call that a double standard and another reason why the mainstream media continues to lose their audience when their hypocrisy is exposed.
Do you think Jimmy ‘the Greek’ Snyder deserved to keep his job just because he bashed blacks and not Jews?
The more the mainstream media keeps covering up for their anti-Semitic icons the less credible they become.
When you have NBC’s journalist Ann Curry calling Helen Thomas an inspiration, it’s mind boggling.
Ari Fleischer a former Bush press secretary had this to say:
“She should lose her job over this,” Fleischer said in an email. “As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling.”
Lanny Davis a former Clinton White House counsel had this to say:
“Helen Thomas, who I used to consider a close friend and who I used to respect, has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot. This is not about her disagreement about her criticisms of Israel. She has a right to criticize Israel and that is not the same as being an anti-Semite,”
Nine Speakers a speaking agency that employs Helen Thomas has fired her:
“Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East.”
TVNewser has an excellent round up of increased calls for her resignation and/or firing.
Update I: Anti-Jewish terrorist group Hamas has praised the comments of Hearst employee Helen Thomas.
“This statement by Thomas Helen reflects the opinion of American majority in USA and all masses who support justice and peace in Palestine an whole world.”
“Peace process will be successful, only when Israel get out of Arab Areas, Golan and occupied Palestine, then we can say that peace is happily achieved, otherwise, and as long Israel occupies Palestine and some Arab lands, peace will never be achieved and more headache will be brought to the world by state of terror-Israel .”
So what will the Muslim apologists say now?
Update II: Helen Thomas has retired as a Hearst employee reports Hearst Newspapers.