update,Â just for laughs:
Evil Jooozzz entrapped her, true story:
“The blogger-rabbi used clever verbal gymnastics to extract “incriminating evidence” and had her say: “Remember, these people are occupied. And it’s their land. Not Germany. Not Poland.”
Yep. Those Jooozzz are clever! Read it all….
Mark Steyn/via Tim Blair:
Helen Thomas was an unreadable and unread columnist, and the only time she generates so much traffic that it crashes the site is the announcement that her career’sÂ self-destructed. That tells you a lot about American newspapering right there. Good thing two columnists didn’t say something dumb or the site could have been out for weeks.
But what exactly did Helen say? America’s ABC wasÂ gentle:
In the opening of ABC’s “World News,” anchor Dianne Sawyer says Helen Thomas retired because of “age and outrage.” No mention of her anti-Semitic remark.
They All Knew!
The thing that really upsets me about Helen is that for more than 30 years the entire media has known full well of her hatred, of her anti-semitism – and they did nothing. Â It was no secret – they all knew; every one of them heard her, everyone was fully aware of it. Â And yet not once did the MSM broadcast this – we were forced to do it ourselves. Â It wasn’t a CNN, CBS, NBC or ABC cameraman that taped this truth about Helen; instead, it was an independent cameraman trotting alongside her on the sidewalk that taped in 30 seconds what the media has refused to tape for 30 years – the truth about Helen’s hatred, her anti-semitism.
They all knew, each and every one of them knew about her hatred for decades – and yet they did nothing.
I am in at least partial agreement with those who suggest Helen Thomas offered a service to the rest of us by voicing what we suspected the rest of her colleagues also believe.Â She has removed herself from the field, so to speak, and will enjoy the remainder of her days in comfort and obscurity (perhaps she can move back to Lebanon, Hezbollah could use another propagandist/ed).
I consider the remainder mortal enemies.
Helen Thomas Complete (original)
YID with LID posted the second clip from the Helen Thomas interview byÂ Rabbi Nessenoff in Washington DC.
The darling of the White House Press Corps wasÂ speaking to Jewish children at a White House Jewish Heritage Month observance. (via Gateway)
A Macaca Moment
What has beenÂ missing fromÂ critiques of Helen Thomas’s anti-Semitic diatribe is any discussionÂ of theÂ precise way in which it trumped the usual slurs we hear from political figures (e.g., Jesse Jackson’s “Hymietown,” Reverend Wright’s “them Jews”). By picking Poland and Germany as the ultimate destinations to which she wishes Israelis would go, Thomas was, deliberately or carelessly, saying that they should be uprooted and sent to places where 6 million of them were liquidated. In other words, Thomas was not voicing the usual prejudice, but something much creepier, a sort of flippant pop blueprint for a repeat of 1939â€“45, echoing the shout from oneÂ of theÂ seaborne “peace” protestors, “Go back to Auschwitz!”
Of course, Thomas doesn’t care that nearly half the Israelis are of Middle Eastern heritage, that many Israelis can claim a family residence in “Palestine” longer than her own in the United States, that a Jewish presence in Israel dates to the dawn of recorded history, that many of Israel’s older generation were ethnically cleansed from cities like Baghdad and Cairo after the 1967 war, or that her views are in sync with the Hamas charter and Iranian promises. Note alsoÂ that Thomas is notÂ concerned with occupation in such places as Tibet, Cyprus, or Ossetia; such human-rights violations as Turkey’s treatmentÂ of theÂ Kurds; such violence on the high seas as the North Korean attack,Â Iran’s hijacking of a British ship, or the pirates off Somalia. All these are mere abstractions â€” unless they involve the Jews.