white house reporter quits after making anti Israeli comments!
07-Jun-2010 (one comment)

June 7 (Reuters) - Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas, who has covered every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy, abruptly retired on Monday amid a storm of criticism over her controversial remarks about Israel.


The departure of Thomas, 89, as a Hearst Newspapers columnist was announced after she was captured on video saying Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and suggesting they go "home" to Germany, Poland or the United States.

The comments drew widespread condemnation, including from the White House.

Thomas, long considered the dean of the White House press corps, apologized for her statements, recorded in an impromptu interview dated May 27 and posted on the website www.rabbilive.com.

The controversy prompted Thomas to be dropped by her public speaking agency and also led to the cancellation of her plans to deliver a high school commencement address in suburban Washington.

"Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately," Hearst News Service reported. "Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet."

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I guess the first ammendment rights does not exist in W. House

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I find it amousing that many here call IRI the government of Mullahs.

I gues they miss the reality in the USA, the Government of Rabbis!

Finally, if you can't have your freedom of expression safe guarded in the heart of US government, where caan you in this country?