UPDATE: Helen Thomas to retire over “Jews go home” remarks

Helen Thomas, the White House correspondent and Hearst columnist who has recieved distinction  for the sheer longevity of her tenure at an entry-level post, is retiring, effective immediately. Though Thomas will be marking her 90th birthday August 4, the decision was likely prompted by outcry over her recent claim that Israeli Jews should “go back home” to Germany and Poland.

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One Response

  1. It was a nasty and mean-spirited comment. And certainly the comment reeks of anti-semitism. I was horrified to hear her say it … for I had admired Thomas for her criticism of Bush and Obama Military policy as well as her open criticism of the Israeli occupation. These comments are, however, – and I hate to agree with Gibbs, but I must – reprehensible.

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