Ding dong, Helen Thomas is 'retiring'

Thomas Lifson
Fox News is reporting that Hearst Corporation has announced that Helen Thomas is "retiring" effective immediately. Apparently raw Jew-hatred is more than even they can stomach.

A long career ends in disgrace, the woman shunned. She has proven that ugliness, like beauty, is not merely skin deep.

Helen Thomas let slip her real feelings, not that they were hard to discern when she was more tactful. Was Thomas always this toxic? People like Ari Fleischer have averred that they respected her when they worked with her. Did she become more hateful as the propaganda attacks on Israel have increased in ferocity, both from political and mainstream journalistic circles, or was she always as vile, but better at concealing it?

I fear the answer is the former. Jew hatred has gained a kind of chic in progressive circles, which extend to academia and journalism, the shapers of minds. Not only are innocent minds poisoned, those who already hate feel more at ease given fuller expression to their real views.

To me, this feels a lot like the early-to-mid 1930s. Madness reigns in multiple spheres of politics.

Update: with Thomas absent from today's White House press briefing, Robert Gibbs called her remarks "offensive and reprehensible," adding that she ""should and has apologized."
Fox News is reporting that Hearst Corporation has announced that Helen Thomas is "retiring" effective immediately. Apparently raw Jew-hatred is more than even they can stomach.

A long career ends in disgrace, the woman shunned. She has proven that ugliness, like beauty, is not merely skin deep.

Helen Thomas let slip her real feelings, not that they were hard to discern when she was more tactful. Was Thomas always this toxic? People like Ari Fleischer have averred that they respected her when they worked with her. Did she become more hateful as the propaganda attacks on Israel have increased in ferocity, both from political and mainstream journalistic circles, or was she always as vile, but better at concealing it?

I fear the answer is the former. Jew hatred has gained a kind of chic in progressive circles, which extend to academia and journalism, the shapers of minds. Not only are innocent minds poisoned, those who already hate feel more at ease given fuller expression to their real views.

To me, this feels a lot like the early-to-mid 1930s. Madness reigns in multiple spheres of politics.

Update: with Thomas absent from today's White House press briefing, Robert Gibbs called her remarks "offensive and reprehensible," adding that she ""should and has apologized."