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Helen Thomas speaks truth to power

Von: VFW (georgeswk@toast.net) [Profil]
Datum: 08.06.2010 06:52
Message-ID: <georgeswk-EFC1B5.21520707062010@news.toast.net>
Newsgroup: alt.conspiracy
Whoever tells the truth to power like that should have running shoes on.



> _____________________________________
>
> June 7, 2010  -  CBC Arts
> White House reporter retires over Israel remarks
>
> Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House since the days of U.S.
> President John F.
> Kennedy, will retire immediately, her employer announced.
> Helen Thomas, who has covered the White House since the days of U.S.
> President John F.
> Kennedy, will retire immediately, her employer announced on Monday amid a
> brewing scandal
> over recent remarks the veteran Washington journalist made about Israel.
>
> Because of her lengthy tenure, the 89-year-old Thomas - who became a
> columnist for Hearst
> Newspapers after leaving her longtime employer United Press International in
> 2000 - had
> held the privilege of closing all presidential press conferences with the
> words "Thank
> you, Mr. President."
>
> She did not attend Monday's daily press briefing, at which White House press
> secretary
> Robert Gibbs criticized her remarks as "offensive and reprehensible."
>
> At an event celebrating Jewish heritage at the White House on May 27, Thomas
> was captured
> on video remarking that Jews in Israel should "get the hell out of
Palestine"
> and "go back
> to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else."
>
> The video, which was posted to the website RabbiLive.com and quickly spread
> online, and
> her comments have been blasted by a host of groups, including the
> Anti-Defamation League
> and the White House Correspondents' Association.
>
> On the weekend, Walt Whitman High School - located in a suburb of Washington
> - also
> cancelled the speech Thomas was scheduled to deliver at its upcoming
> graduation ceremony
> because of the remarks.
>
> Thomas, who has previously courted controversy for her confrontational
> questioning,
> apologized for her remarks on Friday.
>
> "I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the
> Palestinians," Thomas wrote on her website.
>
> "They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle
> East only when
> all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day
> come soon."
>
> The Kentucky-born Thomas began her journalism career in the 1940s. A
> trailblazer for
> female journalists, she was the first female officer of the National Press
> Club as well as
> the first female member and first female president of the White House
> Correspondents
> Association.
>
> She had often been referred to as "the dean of the White House press
corps."





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