While working at the White House, this fragile-looking elderly lady could scare the shit out of US presidents, especially the last two Zionist worshipping, war mongering assholes who are traitors to the USA in every sense of the word.
Helen Thomas' talk during Dearborn visit angers Jewish groupsH/T to Facts not Fairies Blog
Helen Thomas said Thursday that she stands by her comments about Israel she made earlier this year that led to her resignation as a national columnist.
And she went further, saying that Zionists control U.S. foreign policy and other institutions. The local Jewish community condemned her remarks.
In an interview, Thomas, 90, said that criticizing Israel led to her resignation and ostracism in Washington. "I can call a president of the United States anything in the book, but I can't touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank," Thomas said. "No American would tolerate that - white-only roads."
Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent who grew up in Detroit as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn for a workshop on anti-Arab bias.
In a speech to about 300 people inside a center in Dearborn, she talked about "the whole question of money involved in politics." "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion," she said. "They put their money where their mouth is. We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."
"Thanks for doing all you have done over the years Helen. Take the dam chair from the Press room and tell them all to kiss your ass!! Not one of them can hold a candle to you and not one of them has the balls to stand up for what is right against Israel. I'm going to miss you dear but have a wonderful retirement."
Wayne State University drops Helen Thomas diversity award over journalist's controversial remarksSo much for American university's being 'bastions of learning.'
Wayne State University is ending the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media award, citing what officials described as anti-Semitic remarks made by the award's namesake at a conference in Dearborn this week.
Thomas, 90, said Thursday she stands by controversial comments about Israel that led to her resignation as a White House correspondent in June, but then she stoked the controversy with new comments.
"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question," said Thomas, raised in Detroit and the child of Lebanese immigrants. "They put their money where their mouth is."
Wayne State condemned the remarks. Robert Cohen, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit, said WSU made the right call.
Helen Thomas, veteran reporter: why she had to resign
Her fierce questions shocked White House staff; Castro refused to answer her. And now veteran reporter Helen Thomas has had to quit
Fidel Castro was once asked to define the difference between democracy in Cuba and the United States. "I don't have to answer questions from Helen Thomas," the old revolutionary replied.
[President] Kennedy said of her: "Helen would be a nice girl if she'd ever get rid of that pad and pencil."
It was a sentiment echoed down the decades. "Isn't there a war somewhere we could send her to?" Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, once asked.
In 2002, she asked a question that few others at the White House would have dared: "Does the president think that the Palestinians have a right to resist 35 years of brutal military occupation and suppression?"
"She did have a knack for trying to hold this administration accountable, particularly for its Middle East policy. She asked the question about which countries in the Middle East have nuclear weapons," he said "They couldn't not take her seriously. Her questions demanded an answer."
A fortnight ago she challenged the president over what is increasingly known as "Obama's war". "When are you going to get out of Afghanistan?" she asked. "Why are we continuing to kill and die there? What is the real excuse? And don't give us this Bushism, 'If we don't go there, they'll all come here'."
She was no less forthright in offering her opinion on the recent Israeli attack on the Gaza flotilla, calling it a "deliberate massacre and international crime".
Thomas: Most press rolled over and played dead during Bush years, press was gung-ho to go to war.
You Never Explain Why They Want To Do Us Harm! What's Their Motivation? Helen Thomas
LapdogsHow the administration marketed the war to the American people has been well covered, but critical questions remain: How and why did the press buy it, and what does it say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda?
Cowardly and clueless, the U.S. media abandoned its post as Bush led the country into a disastrous war. A look inside one of the great journalistic collapses of our time.
The press corps's barely-there performance that night, as reporters quietly melted into the scenery, coming at such a crucial moment in time remains an industry-wide embarrassment. Laying out the reasons for war, Bush that night mentioned al-Qaida and the terrorist attacks of September 11 thirteen times in less than an hour, yet not a single journalist challenged the presumed connection Bush was making between al-Qaida and Iraq, despite the fact that intelligence sources had publicly questioned any such association. And during the Q&A session, nobody bothered to ask Bush about the elusive Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind whom Bush had vowed to capture.