Monday, June 7, 2010

Helen Thomas Gets The Axe

Helen Thomas, who has been a liberal fixture of the White House Press Corps for over fifty years, has resigned as a journalist for Hearst Newspapers.
"But her recent call for Israel to "get the hell out of Palestine" and have its citizens return to Germany or Poland drew harsh rebukes from political leaders on the left and right."

And rightly so. It is not the first outrageous thing she has said, but perhaps the most ill considered and offensive. The problem is that her attitudes are not uncommon among the liberals in the media and in government. She was just the only person foolish enough to give them voice in a public forum.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday that the comments were "offensive and reprehensible."

The board of the White House Correspondents Association also weighed in on Monday, calling Thomas' comments "indefensible" and "especially unfortunate in light of her role as a trailblazer on the White House beat."

Indeed. I can't believe I find myself in agreement with Robert Gibbs. I suppose stranger things have happened.

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