Helen Thomas




I was just talking a friend about the Helen Thomas brouhaha, and he made two points that I’m curious how folks would respond to:

1) She simply reiterated a position that the Arabs, and their governments, have held for years (and she is Arab-American).

2) They just got the scalp of a nearly 90 year old woman.

I’ve been a longtime defender of Israel, and have often said I wish the gay community would emulate the Jewish community’s successful political tactics. But I’m not quite sure how what Helen Thomas said comes anywhere near what Rush Limbaugh has said about Jews, or worse, what Pat Buchanan has said. And they still have their careers. Perhaps some of you can help me out.

PS An interesting aside: The White House Correspondents Association, that had no problem with Jeff Gannon, has now weighed in.


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