Helen Thomas’s bold courageous candor saluted by … Hezbollah

posted at 5:00 pm on June 9, 2010 by Allahpundit

Hezbollah’s all about the free speech, baby.

“Respected American journalist Helen Thomas’s answer shows … a courageous, bold, honest and free opinion which expresses what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi said in a statement.

Yep, that about sums her up. There isn’t much left to say about Helen at this point, but this makes a fitting coda. Their admiration society has been mutual for years, dating back to at least 2002 when Thomas reportedly told a CNN cameraman, “Thank god for Hezbollah.” How nice that they’d open up and recognize her after her retirement. It’s like the terrorist equivalent of a gold watch.

One more time, for old times’ sake.


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I miss Tony Snow, we all do.

ThePrez on June 9, 2010 at 5:03 PM

That’s sweet. It’s in the hard times that you know who your real friends are.

RBMN on June 9, 2010 at 5:03 PM

You are missed Tony!

Inanemergencydial on June 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Whats a little genocide between friends…

sonofdy on June 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM

Where is the Mike Moore Award while they are at it?

rob verdi on June 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM

ya gotta love Tony….

thanks Allah

cmsinaz on June 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM

I wonder if she is planning on returning to the country of her orgins? Lebanon.

upinak on June 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Hezbollah has a job opening up their sleeves for her…

cmsinaz on June 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

If Thomas needs a job, maybe she should work for Hezbollah as a press rep or something.

WesternActor on June 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

God Bless Tony Snow….and good riddance to this walking talking bag of bile…we have enough stink in the WH right now…

HornetSting on June 9, 2010 at 5:07 PM

icing on the cake

blatantblue on June 9, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Tony Snow….back when press secretaries were people of character and substance. *sigh*

Oh BTW, heartache twice in two days up on drudge there for ya AP….iPad..? compromise?..

ted c on June 9, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Tony is laughing in his grave. RIP

Ian on June 9, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Perhaps they’ll name a rocket after her. Seems appropriate.

GarandFan on June 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Is that a picture of Helen Thomas or the Joker?

Why so Serious?

Oil Can on June 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Fairy tale ending.

the_nile on June 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Helen will make a great spokes-person for Hezbollah. Win-win!

theCork on June 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Helen ‘Hitler-in-a-dress‘ Thomas wins the Hezbollah ‘Lifetime Achievement Award‘ presented for her lifelong work furthering the cause of ME terrorists.

Thanks Helen!

Ogabe on June 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Thomas is Lebanese. Of course she hates Jews, and is liked by Hezbollah.

Enoxo on June 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM

I love this example with Tony Snow,where as a Republican
he knew how to handle Liberals questions and inticipated
the agenda-driven gotcha and set-up style narrations!!!!

canopfor on June 9, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Her handsome physique should adorn the front of all Hezbollah ships.

portlandon on June 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Thomas is Lebanese.

Enoxo on June 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Is that why she never married?…sorry old joke

Oil Can on June 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

What a horrible old hag. I hate to say that because I am sure she has family who care for her but it is what it is.

crosspatch on June 9, 2010 at 5:17 PM

The perfect ending.

abobo on June 9, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Well,heres what Hamas and Hesbollah wants
==============================================

On the Destruction of Israel:

—————————–

‘Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will

obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.’ (Preamble)
=======================================================

http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/880818a.htm

canopfor on June 9, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Thomas is Lebanese.

Enoxo on June 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Is that why she never married?…sorry old joke

Oil Can on June 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

On a related note…

http://www.explosm.net/comics/1122/

teke184 on June 9, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Thomas is Lebanese.

Enoxo on June 9, 2010 at 5:13 PM
Is that why she never married?…sorry old joke

Oil Can on June 9, 2010 at 5:16 PM

Still a good one.
*vomits*

HornetSting on June 9, 2010 at 5:21 PM

What a hateful individual. Tony was great. He is sorely missed.

kingsjester on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Hezbollah’s all about the free speech, baby.

So am I. It’s not a good thing she was forced out of a job for exercising her free speech. It will not serve all our interests in a free marketplace of words and ideas no matter how objectionable. Yes she’s a miserable hag, but we should be able to tolerate her meanness and idiocy without suffering fainting spells of outrage and calls for her to lose her job.

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

How you know you’re on the wrong side of an argument?
When your remarks are approved of by HEZB’ALLAH.

Kind of like having Hitler go, “Well said, well said.”

mjk on June 9, 2010 at 5:27 PM

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Let me tell you what that miserable sack of crap meant when she said they should go back to Germany…. Or Poland.

She wants the Germans to start up the gas chambers.

That’s why she lost her job. She endorsed genocide. it has nothing to do with free speech. It has to do with straight up massacres.

mjk on June 9, 2010 at 5:29 PM

cmsinaz on June 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM

Yep. Saw it on Megyn’s show. Disgraceful.

kingsjester on June 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM

kingsjester on June 9, 2010 at 5:32 PM

sad day…the pc police strike again

cmsinaz on June 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM

To his credit, Washington Post’s media reporter Howard Kurtz made note of other incidents, such as the time Thomas blamed Israel for inspiring “99 percent” of terrorism and the time in 2002 when she exclaimed “Thank God for Hezbollah,” the Iran-backed terror group that murdered 241 U.S. servicement in 1983 and has plagued Israel for decades.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2010/06/08/wapos-kurtz-2002-helen-thomas-exclaimed-thank-god-hezbollah#ixzz0qOTwBE7h
======================================================

Good lord,it looks like the Democrats are playing for
the other team!!

canopfor on June 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM

It’s not a good thing she was forced out of a job for exercising her free speech. It will not serve all our interests in a free marketplace of words and ideas no matter how objectionable.

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

So are you saying that the first amendment should force Hearst to continue to employ her?

ProfessorMiao on June 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM

OT: disclaimer on the US constitution???

cmsinaz on June 9, 2010 at 5:30 PM

cmsinaz:)!!!!!!!!!!!!! NUTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 9, 2010 at 5:35 PM

It’s hard to believe they wasted so much precious time in press conferences on that stupid witch.

And Tony Snow, wow. He set the standard in that job. And from all reports, a heck of a good guy too. God rest his soul.

Dee2008 on June 9, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Tony Snow was a great Press Sec and an even greater man. Such a sad loss.

Bee on June 9, 2010 at 5:40 PM

No one is denying her her right to free speech, but she has no entitlement requiring the White House, the press corp, Hearst, or anyone else to provide the forum for her vitriol. To suggest that she’s somehow being censored is absurd.

Send her back to Lebanon, and give her a job as the spokes-hag for Hezbollah . . . Hezbollah Helen, in the same style as “Baghdad Bob”. She’d better watch it, though. The Arabs might make her wear a burqa, not to protect her modesty, but to hide that puss from viewers who would like to keep their lunch down.

tpitman on June 9, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Heres a Helen Thomas,if we don’t go there,they will
come here question to Hopey!!
===========================

Obama Press Conference Questions: Helen Thomas “Killing and Dying”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v44lNYX0HEI

canopfor on June 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Yes she’s a miserable hag, but we should be able to tolerate her meanness and idiocy without suffering fainting spells of outrage and calls for her to lose her job.

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM

I understand where you’re coming from, but Hearst also has the right to boot her as well. Free speech.

HornetSting on June 9, 2010 at 5:45 PM

Here’s to you, Tony. You had the guts to call her out.

Philly on June 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Let me tell you what that miserable sack of crap meant when she said they should go back to Germany…. Or Poland.

She wants the Germans to start up the gas chambers.

That’s why she lost her job. She endorsed genocide. it has nothing to do with free speech. It has to do with straight up massacres.

mjk on June 9, 2010 at 5:29 PM

–Right. That’s because they’re still fully operational and because Germany still controls Poland. (sarc). I guess telling people to go back to New Orleans means that you want them to drown in Katrina.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Well, people get judged by whom their friends and enemies are, and some are even judged by their fans. Helen Thomas’ fans are racist, bigoted, falafel-eating, blood-thirsty anti-Semites that revere Adolph Hitler. Her fan base also includes slavery-pushing leftists that hate America and will do anything to suppress the truth, or twist it, should it see the light of day. I say Hezbollah and the left are perfect company for Thomas, fitting over her bloated form like a red muumuu. What better indictment is there for this female impersonator?

Virus-X on June 9, 2010 at 6:02 PM

That’s why she lost her job. She endorsed genocide. it has nothing to do with free speech. It has to do with straight up massacres.

mjk on June 9, 2010 at 5:29 PM

No it doesn’t. It has to do with speech. It doesn’t matter if she endorsed genocide. It’s not an action, it’s speech. It doesn’t matter what she says (short of the usual exemptions such as plotting a crime or screaming “FIRE!” in a theater, etc.). That’s why the ACLU defended the KKK in Skokie. You must allow speech you don’t like, no matter how objectionable or disgusting. It’s the necessary inconvenience and offensiveness of liberty.

And no, I wouldn’t insist that Hearst not fire her. I just wish that conservatives would stand up for free speech and not sound like panty-waist liberals when someone says something they find “hateful” or offensive. It’s not a good trend for the free speech enterprise.

rrpjr on June 9, 2010 at 6:03 PM

You know, watching that difficult video, don’t you wish Mark Levin (the JOOOO) was the spokesman, at the time?

Yeah, Helen Thomas trying to pester Mark Levin…

Virus-X on June 9, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Thanks for the memories, AP.

d1carter on June 9, 2010 at 6:13 PM

If Thomas needs a job, maybe she should work for Hezbollah as a press rep or something.

WesternActor on June 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Isn’t that what she’s BEEN doing for at least the past decade or so?

Cylor on June 9, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Hey here’s an idea for all you Hezbollah Helen cheer-leaders – what say we send all the blacks back to the Southern plantations they came from? Any problems with that?

Ogabe on June 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I miss Tony Snow.

I miss the adults of the Bush Administration.

I miss the old briefing room.

I miss when the briefing room was filled by reporters (even Helen) instead of sycophantic liberal bloggers who just get off on having a White House press pass so they can get laid more easily.

F— “change!”

The Lone Platypus on June 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Jimbo, the corporate attorney, still fighting Helen’s battles. Who knew she could inspire such devotion?

Disturb the Universe on June 9, 2010 at 6:42 PM

That’s because they’re still fully operational and because Germany still controls Poland. (sarc). I guess telling people to go back to New Orleans means that you want them to drown in Katrina.

Jimbo3 on June 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM

No it isn’t. There was never a government entity devoted to the slaughter of New Orleans’ inhabitants. The inhabitants did not have their property taken from them; people who came back to New Orleans to reclaim their homes when the floodwaters resided were not slaughtered by their former neighbors.

It’s really odd that Helen doesn’t seem to know that more than half of Israel’s Jewish population originated from the Arab world… Would she have them and their descendants return to Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Turkey?

ProfessorMiao on June 9, 2010 at 6:59 PM

First there was Baghdad Bob now there is Hezbollah Helen.

Terrorism’s IJD : Improvised Journalistic Device

File under Lord Haw Haw and Tokyo Rose.

viking01 on June 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Their love of Helen goes a long way to explain their justification for the burqa.

Scrappy on June 9, 2010 at 7:49 PM

You can’t make this sh** up.

rollthedice on June 9, 2010 at 9:02 PM

I have two links to offer which will present my take on history, something I have known for years:
http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/imperial-history.html

http://www.onejerusalem.org/2010/05/i-am-israel.php
And this:
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
SCIENTIFIC PAPER PUBLISHED IN NATURE USES GENETICS TO PROVE HELEN THOMAS IS WRONG: EUROPE’S JEWS DO COME FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
BBC:
Their study, published in Nature, revealed that most Jewish populations were “genetically closer” to each other than to their non-Jewish neighbours. It also revealed genetic ties between globally dispersed Jews and non-Jewish populations in the Middle East. This fits with the idea that most contemporary Jews descended from ancient Hebrew and Israelite residents in the Middle Eastern region known as the Levant.

… most Jewish populations and therefore most Jewish individuals are closer to each other [at the genetic level], and closer to the Middle Eastern populations, than to their traditional host population in the diaspora …
THE HOLY LAND IS THE CURRENT AND ANCIENT JEWISH HOMELAND. PERIOD.

WHEN ANTISEMITIC SCUM LIKE HELEN THOMAS AND AHMADINEJAD SAY WE JEWS SHOULD GO BACK TO EUROPE THEY ARE WRONG.

ARABS ARE THE INVADERS AND INTERLOPERS IN THE HOLY LAND HAVING ARRIVED THERE FROM ARABIA ONLY IN THE 8TH C AD – AND ONLY VIA JIHADO-TERROR.

EVERY SUBSEQUENT TYRANNY OR EMPIRE WHICH CONTROLLED THE HOLY LAND WAS AN INVADER UNTIL 1948 WHEN INDIGENOUS JEWS AND RETURNING JEWS RE-TOOK THEIR ANCIENT HOMELAND BY DEFEATING THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

LarryG on June 9, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Ugh, can you please stop posting pictures of that woman’s face? It’s revolting. Couldn’t you substitute something less hideous, like Goatse?

Kensington on June 9, 2010 at 11:23 PM

No it isn’t. There was never a government entity devoted to the slaughter of New Orleans’ inhabitants. The inhabitants did not have their property taken from them; people who came back to New Orleans to reclaim their homes when the floodwaters resided were not slaughtered by their former neighbors.

It’s really odd that Helen doesn’t seem to know that more than half of Israel’s Jewish population originated from the Arab world… Would she have them and their descendants return to Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, and Turkey?

ProfessorMiao on June 9, 2010 at 6:59 PM

–So you’re saying that the Germans and Polish would kill any Jews that would move to Germany or Poland. Isn’t that being racist?

Jimbo3 on June 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM