Report on AOL:
Wayne State University has terminated its Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media award after the former White House correspondent claimed that the United States is controlled by “Zionists.”
Thomas, 90, told a workshop on anti-Arab bias in Dearborn, Mich., that Jewish influence made it impossible to criticize Israel in the United States. “Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists,” Thomas said on Thursday. “They put their money where their mouth is.”
Wayne State University yanked its Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media award after the former White House correspondent once again made comments that are being denounced as anti-Semitic.
…Wayne State “strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas,” the university said in an e-mailed statement, according to The Associated Press
Wayne State’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity has given the Helen Thomas award for work that promotes diversity. The award “is no longer helping us achieve our goals,” Matthew Seeger, an interim dean, told The Detroit Free Press.