Helen Thomas Sent Packing

Politico: Helen Thomas Retires

The headline says “retires”, but she was actually more or less given the boot after she told Israelis to “go back to Poland”:

“Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately,” read a statement from Hearst Newspapers on Monday. “Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.”

Thomas said in a statement that, “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my 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.’’

Here’s the video that earned Helen her walking papers:



  1. To coin a phrase. says:

    Get the hell out of Washington.

  2. Press Corps says:

    Sanity returns to the front row.

  3. Anonymous says:

    She now has time for makeup classes.

  4. William A. Rose says:

    Yeah, she regrets what she said. You know, that is such crap. Out of the treasures of the heart, the mouth speaks. THAT is a statement straight from God, Himself. I’d say He knows what He’s talking about.

    This woman said what she thought. She meant it. Plain and simple. I say good riddance to her. She’s got enough resources, most likely, in pace that she will have a comfortable living for the remainder of her years. We can only hope that she will truely see the error of her ways and will repent and come to know the one true God. I’m sure such statements might offend some of you (those about God). Too bad.

  5. Anonymous says:

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