Helen Thomas: Hey, sorry about that whole “Jews out of Palestine” thing

posted at 7:44 pm on June 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

It must be sincere. She’s never betrayed any anti-Israel sentiment before, has she?

Helen Thomas issued the following statement today: “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.”

I’m satisfied. Who among us hasn’t innocently stumbled into a statement of support for ethnic cleansing when we didn’t really mean it? In fact, that might explain Jake Knotts’s slur on Nikki Haley. He meant to say, “I welcome followers of the Sikh faith to South Carolina,” and it came out “f***ing raghead.” Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, my friends. (Just make sure to cast it at a Jew!)

Update: Read this for background. Especially the “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” section.


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Lance Murdock on June 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

This woman’s the perfect argument for mandatory retirement ages.

Y-not on June 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Allah, that was the funniest post you’ve ever written.

Nice work.

Saltysam on June 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

and to think people despise the media.

rob verdi on June 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

I’d like to see video of someone walking up to her and asking what it feels like to know that Jews will still be in Israel when you die.

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

And we’re supposed to accept her apology? Why? She does everything she can to denigrate this Country!

SeniorD on June 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Tony Snow was a good man. RIP
Oh, and RIP ASAP Helen Thomas.

Monica on June 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

It’s the Jews fault that she said it anyway. /

portlandon on June 4, 2010 at 7:49 PM

The old hag strikes again.

Rode Werk on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

She meant summer camp not concentration camp. Honest.

Just like Dan Rather really voted for GW Bush and Walter Cronkite wasn’t a convenient shill for the NVA and Viet Cong.

viking01 on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

I miss Tony Snow…..

kareyk on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Who among us hasn’t innocently stumbled into a statement of support for ethnic cleansing when we didn’t really mean it?

Helen Thomas is a stupid crone.

And by that I mean she is a fine journalist, of course.

Disturb the Universe on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

I hope that if I ever get this old and loony somebody has the good sense to lock me up somewhere so I don’t make a fool of myself.

Mark1971 on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Yasser Arafat in drag

Kini on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Pic on Drudge is classic! LOL!

Caper29 on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Hitler too slipped up with this jew thingy.

the_nile on June 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I’m satisfied. Who among us hasn’t innocently stumbled into a statement of support for ethnic cleansing when we didn’t really mean it? In fact, that might explain Jake Knotts’s slur on Nikki Haley. He meant to say, “I welcome followers of the Sikh faith to South Carolina,” and it came out “f***ing raghead.”

LOL

on FIRE!

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I miss Tony Snow…..

kareyk on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

The good die young. Helen Thomas will live forever.

Disturb the Universe on June 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Jews to Palestine + Jews to Europe = Jews nowhere

Helen Thomas can go to hell.

Urban Infidel on June 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

He meant to say, “I welcome followers of the Sikh faith to South Carolina,” and it came out “f***ing raghead.”

Exactly. And Tiger meant to stay faithful to his wife and just stumbled on top of all those women. This is a great excuse to use from now on.

rbj on June 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

In fact, that might explain Jake Knotts’s slur on Nikki Haley. He meant to say, “I welcome followers of the Sikh faith to South Carolina,” and it came out “f***ing raghead.”

A guy pulls up a bar stool next to his buddy. The buddy can tell something isn’t right and asks what’s wrong.

“I just made the biggest freudian slip today.”

What did you say?

“I was having dinner with my wife, and I meant to say ‘honey, can you pass the salt’, but I accidently said ‘you stupid b!tch you ruined my life.”

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

She is a liberal, therefore, no harm done. Nothing to see here, move along.

brennan251 on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Helen, my love…

… your beauty knows no bounds.

(Rest in Peace Tony)

Seven Percent Solution on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Helen Thomas: Jesus Christ, can’t you Jews take a joke?

Mr. Joe on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

kareyk on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

i miss him a lot too

:/

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

The only acceptable apology actions:
Banned from the White House.
Fired by her employer and a public apology from her employer.

albill on June 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

“I was having dinner with my wife, and I meant to say ‘honey, can you pass the salt’, but I accidently said ‘you stupid b!tch you ruined my life.”

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM

aahahahahahahaha

blatantblue on June 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Update: Read this for background. Especially the “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” section.

“Mr. President, two days ago you launched a war, and war is inherently a two-way street. Why should you be surprised or outraged when there is an act of retaliation?”

President Bush replied: “Against a country that’s innocent and is not involved in it?”

Thomas: “Well …”

the_nile on June 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Hey, any reason why the media is silent? I haven’t heard comments from fellow members of the WHPC.

amerpundit on June 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I miss Tony Snow…..

kareyk on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

+1

Lance Murdock on June 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I deeply regret saying that Helen Thomas should get the hell out of America and go live in her homeland in Beirut. What I meant to say is that Hezbollah is doing such wonderous things in Lebanon that I bet Helen Thomas would want to stay there for the rest of her life if she visited there.

OxyCon on June 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I miss Tony Snow,common sense and reason,
like saying to Helen,thanks for the Hesbollah
point of view!!

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Attention Helen Thomas and Pat Buchanan: eat s**t and choke on it. You’ll soon be gone, and we’ll have to fight the next generation of Jew-hating monsters.

MadisonConservative on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I want her on government run health care.

NOW!

artist on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Oy, what a schmuckette.

An old, dried out, inflexibly wrong, schmuckette.

Scribbler on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

reminds me of the time when my dad meant to say to my mom “hey, this food is really great, honey!” and it came out as “you ruined my life you effing beeaatch.”

meanings.

/

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

You are ashamed that you let us know what you feel? There are no words of apology that will suffice.

clnurnberg on June 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Maximum snark alert!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Not. Buyin’.

SuperCool on June 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

It was a gaffe, Helen.

Of course in DC, a gaffe is defined as when someone accidentally tells the truth. In this case it was the truth about what a hateful old bat you are.

Wethal on June 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Helen needs to convert to Islam. Her sympathies lie with the Muslims, and donning a burka would be a favor to us all.

Disturb the Universe on June 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Hey, any reason why the media is silent? I haven’t heard comments from fellow members of the WHPC.

amerpundit on June 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I totally agree! Excellent post! Where is Jake Tapper?

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

ted c on June 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

That’s a good one. I’ve never heard that before.

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Notice how she embraces Islam and their twisted ideas about the Jooos but she still will not put on a freakin burka!….DOH!

RobCon on June 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Helen, please do us all a favor and excise that tumor ASAP…seeing your face tumor makes me want to hurl!!

Liberty or Death on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Man oh man, dueling pics of Helen Thomas up top on Hot Air is enough for me to barf up my cocktail.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Sure, it’s a small step from “Jews get the hell out of Palestine” to “I wish all sides would come to a peaceful agreement based on mutual respect.”

Sometimes the words just come out wrong.

Let’s not be pedantic about this.

Bigoted witch, she is.

SteveMG on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

The worst part about this is that her ugly face is now plastered everywhere. Saw it on Drudge. Then went to Instapundit and saw it again. Hot Air has two pics.

Mark1971 on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

She has to go..or Hell should rain down on the enablers.

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

The year is 2010……..

But,for the Jewish people…..

Liberals are stuck in 1937!!

canopfor on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Helen lest you forget the Jewish people are in there home land and Jerusalem is their capital so saith the Lord God.

thmcbb on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Apology not accepted.

Unless of course she heckles Gibbs until he screams in frustration.

Czarkazm on June 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Reposted your joke in 40-year itch headlines and am now worried you’ll go after me for copyright infringement, although I did give attribution.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Nope. No apologies accepted from the Hezbollah Hag.

This isn’t the first transgression.

She should be fired or retire and move to the ME, but that would mean living too close to Israel, wouldn’t it? Disgusting woman.

Cody1991 on June 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Notice how she embraces Islam and their twisted ideas about the Jooos but she still will not put on a freakin burka!….DOH!

RobCon on June 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Heh, and if anyone needs to wear a head-to-toe burka it’s Helen “I fell out of an Ugly Tree” Thomas!

P.S. Apology not accepted Hegetha, now shove off you bigoted cockroach!

Liberty or Death on June 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Helen Thomas — the ONE valid reason for wearing a burqa. Apology not accepted, you cunning stunt.

GnuBreed on June 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

This should cost Helen Thomas her front-row seat. It probably won’t, but it should.

Jorge Bonilla on June 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Man oh man, dueling pics of Helen Thomas up top on Hot Air is enough for me to barf up my cocktail.

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I hear ya John, but try to keep that cocktail down, not doing so would be considered alcohol abuse!

Liberty or Death on June 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

She should be fired or retire and move to the ME. Disgusting woman.

Cody1991 on June 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

What did Maine do to deserve this? They already have Collins and Snowe! :)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Helen Thomas issued the following statement today: “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.”

Translation:

F**k you all that you got me on tape saying what I truly believe. Shame on those who put it out in public. Scroo you all that I am forced to apologize for something I believe in so sincerely.

macncheez on June 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Actually Helen Thomas’ great, great, great, great grand daughter probably wrote the response.
Helen was dribbling her Gerbers’ strained falafel down her chin.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

The “Hearst Newspaper Group” employs Helen Thomas. The Group’s main phone # is……………. 212-649-2177……………call and protest her crazy anti-Semite statements.

Hearst doesn’t like their agenda revealed.

Most of congress and the MFM feel the same way.

Tonight there will be a huge blowout for ol’ Helen at her favorite watering hole. She is their hero and of course she and O will play a few rounds and throw a few hoops.

nondhimmie on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

I’d guess the WH told her to apologize quickly because they didn’t need this as the first-up question on Monday for Gibbsy:

“Does the president agree with Helen Thomas?” or “Why is a bigot like Helen Thomas allowed in the White House?”

Wethal on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Heh. I heard it years ago, but can’t remember where. I just thought it was funny that both ted and I thought of the same obscure joke in response to Allah’s post.

Besides, hardly anything is original any more. Almost everything has been done by someone, at some time, so tell away.

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Apology not accepted, you cunning stunt.

GnuBreed on June 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Clever.

Disturb the Universe on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

This will slip down the memory hole by Monday.
The MSM do not take on their own.

RobCon on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Wow, that’s a non-apology if I ever saw one.

Have the usual cast of anti-semite HA trolls turned out to defend Helen yet?

Midas on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM

This may bring Helen down…for her to respond in such BS way means that the heat is on. Helen, it’s been real…

d1carter on June 4, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Wow, that’s a non-apology if I ever saw one.

Have the usual cast of anti-semite HA trolls turned out to defend Helen yet?

Midas on June 4, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Nope… They are still under the bridge.

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but

…could Helen and Obama have conspired to mainstream this previously whispered viewpoint?

Sure does sound close to current White House Middle East policy.

cool breeze on June 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Almost everything has been done by someone, at some time, so tell away.

BadgerHawk on June 4, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Yeah, I’d heard that joke before, but I still laugh. Poor schmuck!

John the Libertarian on June 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Apology not accepted, you cunning stunt.

GnuBreed on June 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Thats sofa king kewl

macncheez on June 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Thomas is not only loathsome and detestable but a very bad liar.

RobCon on June 4, 2010 at 8:09 PM

What did Maine do to deserve this? They already have Collins and Snowe! :)

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Yeah, yeah…. silly! I’d love to see the old Hezbollah Hag deported to Jordan. She could see Israel from her front porch. ;)

Cody1991 on June 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Would she not be the guest of honor at any cocktail party in Manhattan or Georgetown, still? Why of course she would.

Marcus on June 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Fraulein Thomas = Minister of Propaganda
Obama = Feuhrer
White House Press Corps = Brownshirts
David Axelrod = Hermann Goerring
Rahm Emmanuel = Heinrich Himmler

Mark7788 on June 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Yeah, yeah…. silly! I’d love to see the old Hezbollah Hag deported to Jordan. She could see Israel from her front porch. ;)

Cody1991 on June 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Sounds good to me friend!

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Another really great and funny post AP. I LOLed at the end.

TheBigOldDog on June 4, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Helen is a leftist bigot. She uses hate speech. She expresses feelings many leftist media just don’t express.

If she wants to start wearing a burkha, I would go along with that.

seven on June 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Allah you deserve props. It was a truly funny post!

Dire Straits on June 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Keep speaking Helen.

faraway on June 4, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Helen Thomas was born in Winchester, Kentucky. Her parents, Mary (née Rowady) and George Thomas, were Lebanese immigrants from Tripoli, Lebanon. She’s always been a Muslim water-boy!

That said. The Islamo/Israeli war could easily end tomorrow, if Islam ends their hate, lay they’re weapons down and want peace. However, if Israel lays their weapons down tomorrow, there would be a 12 million person genocide.

byteshredder on June 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM

FTFO you bitter old prune.

Sekhmet on June 4, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Helen’s perfect man.

http://minx.cc/?post=302291

warren on June 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but…

…could Helen and Obama have conspired to mainstream this previously whispered viewpoint?

Sure does sound close to current White House Middle East policy.

cool breeze on June 4, 2010 at 8:08 PM

If you understand Zip, the TUCC, Rev. Wright, their good buds Farrakhan (NOI) and a host of others, you will understand the sickening marinade that our current WH inhabitant stewed in for his entire life. Oh, yeah. I forgot. His grandfather was a Commie, and his youthful mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, was a Chicago South Side Commie and sexual deviant. Nice mix, eh? Let’s see…. there’s also Bill Ayers, the charming Bernadine Dohrn, Bill’s weird daddy, Daley, Bam’s so-called father who was definitely a Marxist, the Odiango (sp) Kenya connections. Very weird dude to be in the top spot of this country.

I’ll bet Barry never participated in July 4th celebrations, played football, baseball, organized weiney roasts or marched in a band playing the piccolo or tuba.

It’s all there. All the information. It was always there- except for the college transcripts and who paid for his “education”.

Helen Thomas is what she is. So is the Zero. She’ll be around as long as she is still alive. Peas in a pod, those two.

Cody1991 on June 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Hey Helen

Yeah you

Apology not accepted, you anti-semite

Now go bleep yourself

Defector01 on June 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Isn’t she dead yet?

Maquis on June 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Guess this rules out 0 hosting a 90th birthday celebration?

clnurnberg on June 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Business proposal for HotAir: Why not do an insiders edition, call it HotAirHeads or something, and charge a monthly fee, say $2. In exchange, all pictures of Helen Thomas are blocked from view from the HAHs.

TXUS on June 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Helen, could you ululate your apology, just for old times’ sake?

mesquito on June 4, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Isn’t she dead yet?

Maquis on June 4, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Yes, for years now. Somehow her still-decaying zombie form struggles on, though.

Midas on June 4, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Allah, that was the funniest post you’ve ever written.

Nice work.

Saltysam on June 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

bingo

tim c on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Did she apologize, because she sincerely believes Israels right to exist, or because the masses have spoken, and she knows they aren’t on her side?

I’m guessing the latter. It wasn’t sincere, so it’s just words.

capejasmine on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Pic on Drudge is classic! LOL!

Caper29 on June 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

I just realized the “woman” in the picture with Obama on the right hand side is actually Paul McCartney! OMG, Dude looks like a (old) lady!

TheBigOldDog on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Look at this statement of support for Helen Thomas

Sekhmet on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

What a pathetic small woman, no one should reward this anti-Semite with any position of honor.

tarpon on June 4, 2010 at 8:23 PM

And I guess that just makes everything alright and hunky-dory, right?

Screw you.

I’ll bet that if any Conservative/Republican had uttered those words matched in ugliness only by your face, the left would run him out on a rail. In fact, I seem to recall a Republican a few years ago saying something not even close to that, and away he want. I believe his name was Trent-something.

Go back to Hell, whore, and I don’t mean Hell, Michigan.

Virus-X on June 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Helen Thomas issued the following statement today: “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 (“the Jews go back to Poland and Germany?”) all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”
Somebody ask her about the Arizona law for a real double hypocritical sophistry back-flip.

RobCon on June 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Give Helen a break!

She was just channeling the spirit of Ilsa, the Bitch of Buchenwald.

She doesn’t really mean Jews should go back to Poland and Germany.

She actually wants them all to drown en masse en route.

(BTW- Does Helen say this same thing about the Turks in Germany? Or the Moroccans in Holland? Or the Saudis/Somalis/Iraqis/Iranians/Syrians/Jordanians/Afghanis/”Palestinians”/ ad nauseam in the U.S.?)

profitsbeard on June 4, 2010 at 8:26 PM

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