Helen Thomas announced her retirement today and I say good riddance to her. If we all can agree on nothing else, we can agree that we private citizens should ostracize, marginalize, and disempower bigots as much as we are able, not just this time but every time.
Neither should we let them or their former employers get off with deceitful explanations.
Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately.
Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.
That is incorrect. Helen Thomas did not make comments about Israel. She made comments about Jews. You can tell because she repeatedly said “they” instead of “it”. The distinction between the two is not a small one. I have no doubt that Helen Thomas would be quite content with a nation called Israel populated exclusively by Arabs from which every Jew had been expelled. Thomas did not say she wanted Israelis to go home but that she wanted Jews to go home. That and not “controversial comments about Israel” is why she is being cast aside by people with anything remotely resembling a moral compass.
My only regret is that it took this long to chase her hate-filled carcass out of the White House.