She has obviously become less cautious with age. She puts the mask back on in her evasive "apology" but it is her spontaneous comments that are most convincing about what she really thinks.
"Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas has retired after coming under fire for controversial remarks about Israel. The decision by 89-year-old Thomas, the longest-serving reporter in the White House press corps, was announced by Hearst Corp, where she worked as a newspaper columnist.
Thomas, who served for decades as the White House correspondent for United Press International (UPI), apologised last week for the remarks she made about Israel during a May 27 "Jewish Heritage Celebration" at the White House.
Asked at the event by the website RabbiLive.com whether she had any "comments on Israel", Thomas replied: "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. "Remember these people are occupied and it's their land, not German and not Poland. "They can go home, Poland, Germany, and America and everywhere else."
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs overnight described the remarks as "offensive and reprehensible" and Thomas issued an apology on her website, HelenThomas.org.
"I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians," she said. "They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognise the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."
Yid with lid has the video plus more background. Someone should offer her a free ticket to Gaza, as long as she stays there.
Comment from a correspondent:
"The thing that really upsets me about Helen is that for more than 30 years the entire media has known full well of her hatred, of her anti-semitism - and they did nothing. It was no secret - they all knew; every one of them heard her, everyone was fully aware of it. And yet not once did the MSM broadcast this - we were forced to do it ourselves.
It wasn't a CNN, CBS, NBC or ABC cameraman that taped this truth about Helen; instead, it was an independent cameraman trotting alongside her on the sidewalk that taped in 30 seconds what the media has refused to tape for 30 years - the truth about Helen's hatred, her anti-semitism.
They all knew, each and every one of them knew about her hatred for decades - and yet they did nothing"
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