UPDATED - With something of an apology from the troll herself...
After seeing the video that Brian posted up earlier about crack-reporter Helen Thomas' anti-semitic rant against Jews and Israel, something in my mind recalled hearing a news blurb that highlighted her rabid anti-semitic rants again. But this time it was during a White House Press "briefing" with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Go watch the video first so that you can get a sense of what tpe of hate-filled anti-semite person Helen Thomas is.
Now, I knew there was a video of this press "briefing" so I searched for it. The first link that came up was Mediaite's site. No way in hell would I link them if I had other choices. Luckily Allahpundit and Newsbusters had posts and video up.
In case you don't understand the language of bigots, Newsbuster's has the transcript:
HELEN THOMAS: The -- our initial reaction to this flotilla massacre, deliberate massacre, an international crime, was pitiful. What do you mean you regret when something should be so strongly condemned? And if any other nation in the world had done it, we would have been up in arms. What is the sacrosanct, iron-clad relationship where a country that deliberately kills people and boycotts -- and we aid and abet the boycott?
ROBERT GIBBS: Look, I think the initial reaction regretted the loss of life as we tried and still continue to try to gather the relevant --
THOMAS: Regret won't bring them back.
And as Noel Shephard reminds us, this isn't terrorist-lovin' Thomas' first run-in with spewing anti-semitic views openly in public without repurcusion.
In March, she asked Gibbs, "Why do we keep giving, as Vice President Biden did, iron-clad commitments to Israel when it violates international law?"
Of course, one of her best anti-Israel moments was in September 2006 when the late Tony Snow thanked her for "the Hezbollah view"
Make sure you check out Newsbuster's link for that particular video. Make sure you wash afterwards because you will feel filthy.
Brian remarked to me wondering when she was going to retire. She did retire. She retired from UPI in 2000 after serving 40 years. And now she works for Hearst Newspapers. I guess Brian could be dreaming of her second retirement. Which I too hope is real soon.
One wonders where the ADL is. But, they are all over Rush's apparent so-called anti-semitic rant when he called out liberal Jews for voting for Obama asking them if they had buyers remorse. Liberals must protect their own.
[UPDATE 1] Radio star Casey Kasem highlighted a few of Thomas' remarks - tho without links:
Thomas rejects labels and hyphens. "I think everybody who was born here or becomes a naturalized citizen is an American, period," she says. "You shouldn't have to have a hyphen between your nationality and your ethnic background or your religion or anything else." To improve race relations today, Thomas says she would teach tolerance in the schools, from kindergarten on.
[UDPATE 2] It would seem, that apparently, that Helen Thomas issued an alleged written apology.
In a written statement issued Friday, Thomas apologized, saying, “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians.”
She said the comments “do not reflect” her “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,” she added.
Yeah, too bad her long history has been nothing but intolerance. Anti-semitism is not a "slip-up" of words. Anti-semitism bigotry is a heart=felt belief system born of hatred and intolerance. Am curious as to where in Lebanon she was born. Southern half? Did she spend alot of time with Hizballah?
[UPDATE 3] And now, it would seem the Heartz heiress has called for her firing as well from the company. And, she has been cancelled from giving a speech to a graduating class. OMG, who would want this old woman to slur and whine and spittle for an hour during your graduation?!!? And a High School graduation to boot. This helps to explain the rot in our society.