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Sticks and Stones

Sunday, 6 June 2010

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past two days, reports surfaced on Friday that famed WH correspondant, Helen Thomas, had been recorded making some anti-Israel anti-Semitic statements. At the Jewish Heritage Celebration held at the White House last month.








(If you haven’t seen the brief interview, take a look)


It is an ugly clip. Ugly because of the words, both spoken and unspoken, as well as the way in which Ms. Thomas relays them.

The reaction on Twitter has picked up on the ugliness theme. Yet, the tweets have focused on Ms. Thomas’s physicality rather than her vile speech.

Hearing someone who has been a respected member of the WH Press Corps since the end of the Eisenhower years spew such hatred hits us. It really does. And so let us react to the words. Call for her removal from the Hearst Corporation. Rejoice in the appropriate response from her speaking agency. Reject her pathetic excuse for an apology.

But don’t comment on her looks. It just cheapens whatever point you were trying to make.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Amitzah permalink
    Sunday, 6 June 2010 6:55 pm

    I had heard about what she’d said and seen people responding to her words and calling for her removal, but I hadn’t seen or heard the extreme negative reaction to her as a person.

    Then again I may be speaking too soon, my sources for news are very limited over the weekend. I’ll probably hear about it Monday.

  2. Monday, 7 June 2010 2:05 am

    I know, I have tried to stay above references to the Wizard of Oz. The sad thing is that her words have colored everything she has done and stood for.

    Although, I have a hard time feeling sad for her.

  3. Monday, 14 June 2010 4:56 am

    Can’t say I’m sad to see her go….

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