Helen Thomas dies

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Helen Thomas, 1920-2013

“Her character was assassinated before her body submitted. She only leaves Matt Lee behind. Rest in peace!” —Muhammad Idrees Ahmad.

CNN says:

Longtime 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.

Targeted by Israel supporters:

Her career, however, came to an end under a cloud of controversy.

Thomas, then working for the media conglomerate Hearst as a syndicated columnist, was blasted for comments she made regarding Jewish people.

In 2010, a YouTube video surfaced showing her saying that Israel should “get the hell out of Palestine,” and that the Jewish people should go home to “Poland, Germany … and America and everywhere else.”

Thomas apologized for her remarks, writing, “They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

She announced her retirement one week later.

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some comments from my mail club … ‘I love that gal — fired for saying the Jews ought to get out of Palestine… I will mourn her until I join her… Oklahoma USAF ”The early news today reported the death of Helen Thomas, the maven of the White House News… Read more »

Helen Thomas,

a grand lady with courage and backbone.
we have to mourn her demise – and be grateful we had her.
Journalists of her qualities one cannot find too many in the trade,
where opportunism and small career worries rule –
next to the scissors in the head.

No :(

Rest in Peace you brave lady.

I greatly admired her. One slip of her tongue while she was on break and suddenly had a mike stuck in her face by a roaming Zionist Rabbi, who didn’t stick around to ask her what she meant, and she was toast, despite being head of the US WH press… Read more »