Helen Thomas: "Zionists" Control Congress, White House, Hollywood…
by IPT News • Dec 3, 2010 at 5:39 pm
Veteran journalist Helen Thomas isn't content merely to stand by the comments she made earlier this year that led to ouster at Hearst Newspapers. Thomas resigned shortly after telling a rabbi in June that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to "Poland, Germany and America and America and everywhere else."
Thomas went further during remarks in Dearborn, Mich. on Thursday, in analyzing "the whole question of money in politics."
"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion," she told 300 people gathered at a community center. "They put their money where their mouth is….We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."
"I can call a president of the United States anything in the book, but I can't touch Israel," Thomas said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press.
Arab-Americans and Islamists reacted in a variety of ways to Thomas' prior slurs. In October, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) gave her its 2010 "Lifetime Achievement Award." CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper asserted at the time that Thomas had apologized for the June comments urging Israeli Jews to "get the hell out." (Neither Hooper nor CAIR appear to have said anything about Thomas' comments in Dearborn.)
Last month, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) gave Thomas a "courage in journalism" award.
At least one institution is backing away from Thomas after this latest rant. Wayne State University is dropping its Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award. As a public university, Wayne State encourages free speech and open dialogue, and respects diverse viewpoints," a school statement said. "However, the university strongly condemns the anti-Semitic remarks made by Helen Thomas …"
Reader comments on this item
Helen Thomas is right, who else has her courage?
Submitted by Barry Wright, Nov 30, 2012 01:26
Criticizing Israel is political suicide in Congress or the White House, does anyone dispute that? What further proof of undue lobbying influence do you need to have? It's not 'anti-Semitic' to condemn Zionism as pushing our foreign policy the wrong way in Israel's interests, not ours. Investigate, do research, see what you find. By the way, 'Semites' include Arabs but when they are criticized as being terrorists no-one accuses anyone of' 'anti-Semitism'.
I am sad for America that this one influence group has captured so much of our decision making and thinking. To even mention their name is political suicide and is considered by many to be religious bigotry.
Consider also this, Zionists encourage 'diversity' and open immigration in the United States but none in their own country, Israel. Helen Thomas was a martyr, kicked out and dishonored for simply speaking the truth that almost everyone knows but is afraid to directly state as she did for fear of losing their jobs. That's not the American way as I know it, is it?
It makes sense to me.
Submitted by Michael, Dec 10, 2010 14:56
Notice how CAIR supports Helen Thomas' statement. Seeing as how CAIR fronts for the radical Islamic front, I would say that's at least remotely terror related.
Submitted by Fredrick, Dec 7, 2010 22:33
How exactly is this even remotely terror related? Is every time someone says something Moronic and anti-semetic it going to end up on a terror blog?