Farewell To A Journalistic Legend   Leave a comment

I’m of two minds concerning the passing of journalist Helen Thomas…on the one hand, regardless of what one thinks about her remarks back in 2010 concerning Israel which brought tons of criticism and ultimately cost her her job with Hearst Newspapers, she was arguably a pioneer when it came to women in journalism, which is something her critics can’t take from her. 

On the other hand, as Booman Tribune points out in his article on Thomas’s passing, guess what people will remember her for? You got it: her remarks concerning Israel from 2010. And people wonder why I no longer support Israel to the degree that I used to…if Thomas’ remarks, ill-tempered as they were, constitute anti-semitism, then we’ve so rewritten that definition as to make it worthless as a historical definition…and that doesn’t bode well in discussions concerning Israel down the road.

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Posted July 20, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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