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Helen Thomas Retires

Helen Thomas fired retires, from Politico [1]:

“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.”

Thomas had her Howard Cosell moment and paid the Cosell price.   Hearst made Thomas an offer sho  coujld not refuse.   If I were charitable, I quote Lucianne Goldberg’s quip that Thomas has passed her experation date.

More, La Shawn Barber, posting from Michelle Malkin [2]

Helen Thomas’s comments that Jews should leave Israel and go back to Poland and Germany were especially weighty for me, as I’ve spent the last couple of weeks reading and watching documentaries about WWII and the Holocaust. I guess she forgot that Jews fled Poland and Germany to escape Nazi death camps, and suggesting they “go back” invoked Holocaust images.

Thomas is mean and morally ugly.  Her departure will only improve the White House press corps.