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Veteran Leftwing Journalist Helen Thomas Dead at 92

July 20th, 2013 - 1:04 pm

UPI, where Helen Thomas spent the bulk of her career, from 1974 to 2000, has the official, carefully worded obit, only mentioning the moment that cost Thomas her career 21 paragraphs in. We’ll come back to that in just a moment. But first, to set the stage, a “Long List of Liberal Eruptions from Media’s Mount St. Helen” was rounded up by Newsbusters’ Rich Noyes in 2010:

Thomas has been widely admired by the liberal establishment in the media. NBC’s Ann Curry, for example, last year saluted Thomas as “a woman who inspired me….I’ve tried to emulate her.” CBS’s Harry Smith has described her as “legendary,” adding: “What she does day after day after day, I’m not sure we value enough.”

Thomas has not been shy about expressing her left-wing views and reliably anti-Israel opinions since she became a White House “columnist” in 2000, after a lengthy career as UPI’s straight news White House correspondent. But a review shows Thomas was expressing solidly liberal opinions even as a supposedly neutral reporter:

Nearly twenty years ago, she dismissed the idea of liberal bias as nothing but compassion: “I don’t know what a liberal bias is. Do you mean we care about the poor, the sick, and the maimed? Do we care whether people are being shot every day on the streets of America? If that’s liberal, so be it.”

In 1993, she slammed Ronald Reagan as soulless: “A President should care about all people, and he didn’t, which is why I will always feel Reagan lacked soul.” But a few months after Bill Clinton left office in 2001, Thomas fawned: “The human spirit — to me and millions of others, President Clinton has always personified that. He is the man from Hope, and that is what he has given us, hope. We miss him.” And, a few months after 9/11, she ridiculously insisted that the security measures were worse than FDR’s internment of Japanese-Americans:  “The chipping away of our civil liberties is unprecedented. Even in World War II, I never saw anything like that.”

In 2006, Thomas admitted the obvious: “I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal ‘til the day I die.”

As they say at David Horowitz’s FrontPage Magazine, ”Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.” Four years after Thomas declared she was a woman of the left, she completely dropped the mask, allowing the world to really see the liberal fascist raging inside her:

That quote was made in June of 2010 to Rabbi David Nesenoff and a pair of teenagers wearing yarmulkes:

Here is video of Rabbi David Nesenoff on “Fox and Friends” this morning to talk about his encounter with Israel-hating White House Correspondent Helen Thomas. Nesenoff is the Rabbi who interviewed Thomas at a White House Event celebrating Jewish Heritage where Thomas said Israel should “get the hell out of Palestine,” and also said Jews should “go home” to “Poland and Germany.”

Nesenoff said his initial reaction to Thomas’ remarks was “Whoa,” because he had “two teenage impressionable young men” with him, both of whom were wearing skull caps. Thomas has since said she “regrets” the remarks.

Nesenoff said “it’s time” for Helen Thomas to go, and “it’s really disgusting for her” to continue as a member of the White House Press Corps. “She showed her colors,” the Rabbi said.

Rabbi Nesenoff is right. The revelation that she not only said these things, but did it deliberately in the presence of two Jewish teens (wearing skull caps) shows just how vile Helen Thomas has become in her hatred of Israel. As the Rabbi said, it’s time for her to go.

Much more, after the page break.

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Why not? And why not here? Its become a tradition in politics - and you progressives got it all up and going. Don't like a taste of your own medicine? Tough!
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Thomas died NOT a legend, but exposed as the bigot she had always been.
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What smear?

Everything written about her is known and in her own words.. only the left believes quoting them , their exact words is a smear..

She was a hateful liar and bigot who used her position to smear republicans and gush like a school girl at democrats.. the only democrat she ever openly criticized was Obama.. now put your liberal code word sleuthing to that and see what you find..

The real hypocracy at a funeral, is to lie about the dead.. We detested her hatefulness, he nasty ignorance, her petty bigotry of Jews and republicans.. we aren't going to lie about that..

unless you're prepared to denounce every foul thing said about Tony Snow and Andrew Brietbart at EVERY left wing site upon their deaths, and the continuing nasty attacks on their memory and families.

naah... still have nothing good to say about the self admitted hater..

You create your own legacy by the life you lead.. hers was one of hatred and paranoia.
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too bad she didn't drop dead 92 1/2 years ago. filthy anti semite. she got the face she deserved.
38 weeks ago
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Hell just got uglier.
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She was a journalist?
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I hope she enjoyed her short time on earth. Now she faces God's judgement. If she died in her sins she will be found guilty by a just and righteous God and will be sent for eternity to God's prison, which is called "Hell", with no chance of parole.
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Helen said these kinds of things at dinner parties and private events and off the record for years, people knew where she stood. Plenty of others just like her in DC, New York and Hollywood, many of them Jews who seem intent on seeing Israel defeated. These are the first people to claim the whole idea of liberal bias is a chimera. Thomas never treated all presidents with equal respect or disdain; she took sides a long time ago--the side of irrational Jew-loathing and militant socialism. She isn't worth any more comment and will not be remembered.
38 weeks ago
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May this evil witch spin in her grave like a dervish, and that is that.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
38 weeks ago
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My favorite Helen moment was when the Bush WH press office demoted her by moving her out of the first row and revoking her first question privilege.

Condolences to those who mourn her passing.
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Unfortunately, Frau Thomas's views are mainstream Democratic views. Also, Democratic party women resemble Frau Thomas more with each passing day, down to the thick lips and lice
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Jews have taken over Mars. Pass it on. Quietly.
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Good riddance to a vicious hatemonger.
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