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Helen Thomas in Her Anti-Semitic Rant Video: By the Way, We had No Reason to Attack Afghanistan, Either

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 1:06 pm

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]

This is a follow up to yesterday’s item where Helen Thomas gave an anti-Semitic speech before an “Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias.”  Now we have video of it.  Mostly this just shows us the speech was pretty much everything reported.  Only the extra tidbit is her claim that both Iraq and Afghanistan were unjustified wars.

And let me add, to me the story is not that this retiree is a raving anti-Semite.  No, the story is the acceptance of that anti-Semitism.  As she said that we had no just cause for this fight, no one objected.  When she said that Jews Zionists run the media, no one raised a peep.  And while not everyone joined in the standing ovation, everyone gave her a hearty round of applause.  And no one booed.

I would have booed, if I didn’t walk out immediately.

And one other thing.  Does any of you believe that in her years of working in journalism, that this is the first time she has expressed these views?

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

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