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12/5/2010

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



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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.]

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

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

    No, next question?

    Some types of hate are more acceptable to he fellow journalists, I guess.

    tyree (41711c)

  2. I remember her on the radio saying that both wars were unjustified, and defending the remarks that got her canned. I think it might have been Dennis Prager or Hugh Hewitt. One of the Salem radio shows. She eventually hung up on the guy.

    carlitos (261dcd)

  3. Just remember: this is decidedly not simply approval of different opinions. No, it is a one-sided approval of different opinions.

    This is a good reason that most people don’t trust the MSM.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  4. since she’s out of work she should go to Hollywood and audition for parts calling for ugly old womens I think she’d do really well except she’ll have to tone down the jew hate

    happyfeet (c0d821)

  5. …ugly old womens…

    Plus she is physically unattractive.

    Seriously, I think that Ms. Thomas unreasoning hatred is the truly ugly part of her.

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  6. Reporters always knew she was a bigot, and they were cool with it. Wayne State University took Thomas’ name off its Spirit of Diversity award, but the Society of Professional A**holes Journalists still proudly maintains its Helen Thomas Award
    for Lifetime Achievement
    .

    Brian (e87371)

  7. eric

    exactly. i get uneasy about people harping on her physical features. It would be every bit as ugly if it was some smoking hot model saying it. She would be just as ugly.

    Aaron Worthing (b8e056)

  8. I just wonder as opinionated and nasty as this woman is how come we are now just hearing about it

    I mean, she’s not that intuitive to keep things to herself

    Her long rambling speeches questions of various presidents should have been a super red flag to anyone with a pulse

    Her employer and colleagues must have been aware of it

    She was only outed when it was RECORDED

    If there is any one thing that can point to the total detachment from reality of the MSM – its their 40 year love affair with this person with just horrible things to say about America

    EricPWJohnson (2925ff)

  9. Helen Thomas means
    what Mel Gibson does not mean
    but he says when drunk

    TimesDislaiku (f511ce)

  10. she would also be every bit as ugly if she loved jews to iddy biddy pieces

    happyfeet (c0d821)

  11. , happyfeet said helpfully.

    happyfeet (c0d821)

  12. The acceptance, by her collegues, of her anti-Semitism (and their lack of criticism is a priori a proof of acceptance) is a damning indictment of the cess-pool they swim in.

    AD-RtR/OS! (afa24e)

  13. Comment by Aaron Worthing — 12/5/2010 @ 2:40 pm

    “Beauty’s skin-deep, but ugly’s to the bone!”

    AD-RtR/OS! (afa24e)

  14. Let me see if I have this correct. She knows that the LSM is owned by the Zionists, and yet she is hypocrical enough to work for these people she truly hates. Sounds like a match made in hell for this woman. She truly deserves what she got.

    TimothyJ (5a11f5)

  15. It gets better, UPI was originally partly owned by the Saudis, but the Unification Church was one buyer too far

    narciso (6075d0)

  16. Thomas fails to point out that the early Arab immigrants to this country were Christian Arabs from Lebanon and Syria fleeing the oppressive Ottoman rule

    PeterK (f11657)

  17. #15, right, because Bill Maher knows a lunatic when he sees one. What’s your objection to non-lunatic preachers, though?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  18. #17, like her own grandparents?

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  19. Yes the Auteur of Amazon Women and Pizza Man, knows all, sees all

    narciso (6075d0)

  20. Patrick and Aaron,
    I went to med school at WSU.Thr closest large suburb (Dearborn) has many Arab Americans,and is being courted (pandered to0 by Dem politicians. That’s OK.But a few years ago,a WSU med student was
    Arab American,was caught trying to destroy planes at Detroit International I could make jokes like (I didn’t have the time to do that when I was in med school,but ,in fact,it really frightened me.This wasn’t some down in the dumps immigrant It was someone being trained to heal and save lives who was willing to terrorize

    corwin (35b5f0)

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

    Aaron, you would have neither booed nor walked out in protest.

    For the simple reason that you would have had good sense to have never attended that 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

    I know of at least one possible reason why she might not have expressed these opinions until now, and it’s a rather unfortunate reason: the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s. The earliest stages of the disease don’t affect the memory but the parts of the brain that control logic and judgment. Simply put, if she has the disease (which I wish upon neither her nor anyone else), she’s losing the common sense that would tell her that 1)some of her opinions are at best wildly speculative and 2)she should keep them to herself if she doesn’t want to sound idiotic: in earlier life she might have had the sense to keep her bigotry under wraps, while now she doesn’t.

    (This of course is simply speculative on my part since I know of no other evidence to indicate she has Alzheimer’s. But she’s certainly old enough to be in a common age range for the disease.)

    kishnevi (b40a74)

  22. As an aside did she mention whether or not we had a good cause to invade or simply devastate Saudi Arabia?

    {^_^}

    jdow (98e9d7)

  23. The Afghanistan invasion was unjustified? Really? Which part of history is she living in? I can’t believe she said that, even though I just watched the clip. I still can’t believe she said that….

    The Emperor (6c09be)

  24. She’s right once again, and that’s what pisses you off, you ZioNazis wankers. BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened, you morons!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  25. She’s right once again, and that’s what pisses you off, you ZioNazis stinkers. BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened, you morons!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  26. She’s right once again, and that’s what pisses you off, you ZioNazis stinkers. BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  27. She’s right once again, and that’s what pisses you off so much. BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened, you morons!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  28. She’s right once again, and that’s what pisses the ZioNazis off so much . BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  29. Why does my comments not appear? Are you now censoring diverging views? Are you THAT unsecure?

    4Truth (0692b1)

  30. She’s right once again. BusHitler took the flimsiest excuse to invade Afghanistan and Irak to feed his masters and empower ISSrael’s racist policies. Wake up guys, this country is under control of lobbies, be them bankers or ZioNazis whose true loyalty is to a country which makes Botha’s South Africa look like Disneyland! Helen Thomas, unlike you all, has eyes and ears and she uses them to see and listen. Do the same, and maybe you’ll be enlightened!

    4Truth (0692b1)

  31. Why are you scared of the twoof ?!?!?!?!

    JD (306f5d)

  32. Certain profanities trigger the filter, including a profanity that can be found in the middle of BusHitler. It is not necessary to post comments 100 times in a row. If it is important to you to have your comment published immediately, consider not using that term, or replacing the “i” with an asterisk.

    Patterico (c218bd)

  33. 4truth is a moron.

    The Emperor (fa369b)

  34. There is an extraordinary, evil ugliness in Helen Thomas and her allies. And I’m not about her physical appearance.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  35. 4Truth is a parody, right?

    carlitos (261dcd)

  36. “Does any of you believe that in her years of working in journalism, that this is the first time she has expressed these views”

    Yes that’s it. The MSM (Fox and other “conservative” outlets excepted of course right?)is just a seething pool of closet anti-semites and tacit accepters of hate. Oh yawn.

    Maybe Ms Thomas is genuinely frightened by the levels of anti Arab/islamic bigotry in the country right now and, being human, and maybe being an elderly human who is losing it a bit, she is seeking to blame some group.

    I think the whole thing is sad. She used to be good at something and now she is destroying her credibility and in many people’s minds the credibility of all of her work before with nutty, unacceptable theories on who the CABAL is.

    EdWood (c2268a)

  37. EdWood, then evidently you are completely ignorant of the history of Helen Thomas while pretending to have knowledge. When was she “good”? Never. She has a long history of adherence to left wing extreme causes and advocacy for terrorists like Hezbollah.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  38. She seemed somewhat sane, although predictably liberal during the Reagan Administration, now she’s gone full howling moonbat, and yes she belongs on Al Manar

    narciso (6075d0)

  39. The idea that there are alarming or frightening levels of anti-Arab bigotry in the US is laughable. The idea that was once “good” is even more so.

    JD (7f1877)

  40. SPQR- The second half of my comment was for those who thought she had any credibility in the first place of course. Apparently you don’t but narisco knows what I meant. She was a good journalist if “liberal”, seemed to be respected among her peers etc. etc. but has now apparently given that up. Or will be portrayed that way anyway. Sad.

    JD- You are probably right but if you were an Arab (maybe you are?) you might have a different idea of the levels of anti-arab bigotry around the country. I’m not an Arab so I don’t have that point of view. Maybe H. Thomas does and it’s feeding her paranoia.

    EdWood (c2268a)

  41. Clarification! Folks, Helen Thomas is not anti-semitic. No, silly, she is just anti-Israel. Phew! That clears things up doesn’t it? Thank God.

    The Emperor (7f9ef1)

  42. Yes that’s it. The MSM (Fox and other “conservative” outlets excepted of course right?)is just a seething pool of closet anti-semites and tacit accepters of hate. Oh yawn.

    You know, after so many of these Rick Sanchez style bigots are exposed, it starts to get more and more annoying that someone sneers at the idea anti semitism is a huge problem on the left/in journalism.

    Helen Thomas has been the worst journalist in America for decades. Know we have more insight into what was driving her suckage.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  43. you might have a different idea of the levels of anti-arab bigotry around the country

    Then by all means please detail the vast news stories detailing mosque bombings and oppressive treatment of any and all Arabs residing in this country over the past four decades. There was one incident recently in Oregon – surely there must be literally thousands over that time period, yes?

    (crickets chirping)

    Dmac (498ece)

  44. Dustin, one of the things Sanchez said was proveably true: Jews do head up most of the networks. (It’s not true that they all think the same, run pro-Israel programs or collude over what positions to take in their programming.)

    Jimbo (8de501)

  45. Dmac, I’ve read some comments on conservative blogs stating that all Muslims (not just radical ones) are evil, etc.

    Jimbo (8de501)

  46. Oh, you read a comment.That is exactly the same thing as large scale discrimination against Arabs, nationwide. Exactly the same.

    JD (eb5afc)

  47. John Steele Gordon on the “Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement” :
    “If the SPJ decides to change the name, how about calling it the Daniel Pearl Award for Lifetime Achievement? He worked as a journalist until the moment he died. Helen Thomas got to retire.”

    Ouch! That definitely leaves a mark.
    …H/T: James Taranto @ BOTW, 12/6/10.

    AD-RtR/OS! (d1729f)

  48. I’ve read some comments on conservative blogs

    Your post and associated substance provided appears to be on the same level of cognitive awareneness one finds in the recent issue of Highlights for Children.

    Dmac (498ece)


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