Helen Thomas is at it again. Speaking to
On Thursday in Dearborn, Mich., Thomas defended the comments that resulted in her abrupt resignation from Hearst Newspapers (telling the Jews to get out of Israel) and went on to assert that Zionists controlled America’s foreign policy and institutions.
“Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion,” Thomas said. “They put their money where their mouth is. We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.”
Thomas has received more than 30 honorary degrees and has had several awards named in her honor, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement.
In response to her latest anti-Semitic ramble, Abe Foxman, Anti-Defamation League national director, has called for all awards and degrees given to Thomas to be rescinded. He points to the fact that these remarks were constructed in advance and were no off the cuff remarks made into a video camera.
Thomas has forever discredited her professional reputation. She appears now to be an old and bitter woman looking to push her political agenda on her audience. She has over stayed her welcome.