Posts Tagged ‘helen thomas’

On the Vilification of Helen Thomas

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

By Robert Scheer,

The media tirade against Helen Thomas is as illogical as it is hysterical. The few sentences uttered by her were, as she quickly acknowledged, wrong—deeply so, I would add. But they cannot justify the road-rage destruction of the dean of the Washington press corps. Suddenly this heroic woman who broke so many gender barriers and dared to challenge presidential arrogance was reduced to nothing more than the stereotypical anti-Israel Arab that it is so fashionable to hate.

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The Huffington Post: If Helen Thomas, Then Why Not Pat Buchanan?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

By Michael Fauntroy
Professor, Author, Columnist
and Commentator at

“Helen Thomas recently set off a firestorm with her comment that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Germany or Poland. The comments resulted first, and predictably, with her apology. Over the weekend, with the heat turned up considerably, she decided to retire immediately (before she was fired).”

If Helen can be forced out, writes M. Fauntroy, why not the nativistic Pat Buchanan?

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