Nine Speakers, the agency that represents Helen Thomas, has dropped her as a client. This comes in the wake ofÂ controversial remarks on the Middle East.
Update: Hamas loves the anti-Semitic witch for parroting Â Arab hate propaganda…
The notice, obtained by POLITICO:
It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps.
Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond.
She made “controversial remarks on the Middle East? Trailblazer for women?” Â She is a woman? I have known many women. My Mother was one. Helen Thomas is a woman? Prove it !
In other news from the RoP:
Lanny Davis, former special counsel to and White House spokesman for President Bill Clinton, issued a statement on Sunday saying Thomas, who he used to consider a close friend, “has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot.”
“Her statement thatÂ Jews in Israel should leave Israel and go back to Poland or Germany is an ancient and well-known anti-SemiticÂ stereotype of the Alien Jew not belonging in the ‘land of Israel’ — one that beganÂ 2,600 years with the first tragic and violent diaspora of the Jews at the hands of the Romans,” said Davis.
Fleischer and Davis also suggested a double standard for Thomas, the 89-year-old White House Press Corps dean who has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower.
“If she had asked all blacks to go back to Africa, what would White House Correspondents Association position be as to whether she deserved White House press room credentials — much less a privileged honorary seat?” Davis asked, adding that those who say Thomas is protected by her right to free speech would likely be less tolerant if she were talking about other minority groups.
“She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs,” Fleischer told the Huffington Post.
At a Jewish Heritage Month celebration at the White House last week Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, said the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.” More from FOX News