Helen Thomas, who revealed her true heart to the world by saying that the Jews in Israel needed to go back to Germany, Poland, and wherever else they came from, has resigned.
Thanks to feelthy Joooo Rabbi David Nesenoff for having captured her vile poison on his flip-cam. Gonna have to get me one of those.
As many have said, this remark exposed a long and fiercely held prejudice, one which was tolerated by her fellow reporters because in their true hearts, they agreed with her.
Some have expressed regret that her long career ends in such ignominy, just shy of her ninetieth year.
It should have ended long ago. All of her work should now be seen in the glaring light cast by Rabbi Nesenoff.
It’s all of the same cloth, all from the same inkpot, off the same ribbon. Every word.
You can die now, Helen, — but frankly, I hope you live a long time, alone, reviled and hated as you so richly deserve. You did huge damage to the nation and profession that sheltered you.
It speaks poorly of her peers at Hearst that she was allowed to resign; she should have been fired.
Drudge front page, via KisP.
Ding Dong: …you’d better BELIEVE the left had to purge her fast, lest we wonder how many of them agree with her.
Follow the link for Weasel’s perfect graphic.
And of course, those of us who have been paying attention for the last nine or ten years know that they all agree with her to some degree. She’s just the first pus to squirt out of the abscess, is all. Gods know it’s long overdue for lancing.
And, dag nab it, I can’t find the link, but someone’s noted that it’s wrong to suggest that HT’s comment is as bad as encouraging blacks to return to Africa. It’s far worse. Blacks did indeed come from Africa, but Israel is the Jewish homeland, and has been since the flight from Egypt. The only reason they’re in all those other places was the Diaspora, being driven from Israel by the Babylonians and from Judea by the Roman Empire.
If any people has the right to occupy a given land, it would be the Jews in Israel.
No sooner do I post the above update, but I come across this from Billy Beck, as always striking his own path with the strict theodolite of principle:
Let me point out that I, too, have urged the Jews to leave Israel. They should come to America. This is the land for them. Among the matters that their culture has been known for across all their history is their grasp of money as technology: concepts put to work on material life. Nowhere in the world has there ever been such a home for such a thing as this one. This was an element of America when “the New World” was still a only gaseous dream of scripture.
I am, cautiously and with great respect, going to disagree on this point. I like there being at least one other place on the planet populated by people who think like this, and I love it that it’s one of the most successful outposts of capitalism, even though, or even because, it is “in the middle of hundreds of millions of howling savages specifically intent on bringing them to ghastly murder”. No bigger “Fuck You!” to the dark evil of Islamic ignorance and hatred can I imagine.
I agree with Beck in that I want our foreign aid to stop going there, but then, I want to stop foreign aid to just about everywhere. Either produce something we need and set a fair price, find another market for your crap, or be taken over by someone else who gets it.
Foreign aid ruined Africa, turned it into a bloody abattoir, and the Islamic Middle East’s been driven insane by profits from an industry it doesn’t understand and didn’t establish.
Israel, I’m convinced, has been weakened by the Socialist cancer precisely because it didn’t have to stand on its own. It might have needed a little pump priming, but the time for that is long past. Now all they need is a strong ally to take their backs against the savages.
I don’t want America to be the only capitalist nation; I want that idea to spread. I want America to face strong competitors, because that’s how we will grow stronger.
Bravo Israel, I say: I don’t believe they deserve the land because a non-existent God gave it to them, but because unlike their neighbors, they clawed an actual, modern nation out of a hell of sand. They earned it, and if they want to stay there, more power to them.
Yet another update:
And yet again, I don’t know where I saw this:
HT is being lauded for her confrontational questioning. However, that’s only because, whoever she confronted, she attacked from the socialist left.
Nobody who attacked from the right would have been allowed to remain in the press corps. There have been a few conservative members, but compared to Thomas, they’ve been models of polite deference.