Helen Thomas: Jews, Go Back Home!; Update - Thomas Apologizes; Update 2: Palin Again Condemns Thomas's Racist Rant
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Helen Thomas, member of the White House Press Corps, are you kidding me?
Far Left liberals, who claim to be so tolerant, loving, and kind, are some of the most hyypocritical people one could ever come into contact with. Many cry "racist!" every time a conservative sneezes while they reveal their own racist hearts time and time again. Helen Thomas has the nerve to tell Jewish people to "go back home"? Not only is her comment utterly racist, it is grossly misinformed.
Governor Palin called my attention to Helen Thomas's asinine comments via Twitter. A few minutes ago, the Governor tweeted.
Helen, Helen, Helen... unimaginable misunderstandng of Jewish history...& unconscionable indecency.Press corps colleagues calling u on this?
You have to see this to believe it:
(H/T @SarahPalinUSA and @Sami_Shamieh)
UPDATE: FoxNews.com reports that Helen Thomas has apologized for her racist comment that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine."
I'm all about extending mercy to those who realize the error of their ways. I just can't help but wonder when Ms. Thomas came to the conclusion that her beliefs were an incredible display of racism and a greater display of ignorance. Did she come to this conclusion on her own, or did someone help her reach it? Hmmm...
The article states:
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas has issued an apology after saying in an interview that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.”
Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent who now writes a column for Hearst newspapers, made the comments May 27 after a White House Jewish heritage event.
Asked by Rabbi David Nesenoff of RabbiLive.com if she had “any comments on Israel,” Thomas replied, “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.”
Thomas went on to say that the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” -- to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.”
In a written statement issued Friday, Thomas apologized, saying, “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
She said the comments “do not reflect” her “heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance.”
“May that day come soon,” she added.
"Mutual respect and tolerance"? Hopefully Helen Thomas, now that she's had a change of heart, will herself practice those very qualities. After all, isn't that what the Left is all about? Right...
UPDATE #2: Governor Palin speaks up again regarding Helen Thomas's comments:
Helen Thomas press pals condone racist rant?Heaven forbid"esteemed"press corps represent society's enlightened elite;Rest of us choose truth
Thank you, Governor Palin, for speaking out against racism and standing up for what's right and true.