Helen Thomas is up to her old tricks again, and at this rate she’s going to bury her reputation before they bury her.
The Society of Professional Journalists has retired the lifetime achievement award named after Thomas, in condemnation for her December comments. “Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion,” Thomas told a 300+ audience in Detroit at the time.
Apparently losing another award didn’t stop Thomas, who complained to CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that she had been wronged by being labeled racist. “You can never mention Israel without being immediately called anti-Semitic, lose your job, or anything else,” she complained. “I could call President Obama anything in the book, and no one would say anything. You touch one thing about Israel and you’re finished.”
It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and a few months of senility to wreck it all.