The full video with Helen Thomas is not that much longer than the original. But Rabbi David Nesenoff has put up the full one minute and fifty eight seconds.
After the 89 year old tells him the Jews should return to Poland or Germany, Nesenoff asks Thomas if she’s familiar with the Palestinian religion. She answers in the affirmative. “Very much. I’m of Arab background.
More poignantly, Nesenoff asks Thomas whether she’d recommend journalism as a career to his son and the son’s friend, who are standing there wearing yarmulkes. “Go for journalism,” she tells the young men as she walks away. “You’ll never regret it.”
The story of Thomas’s downfall this week is one that will not soon be forgotten. It boggles the mind that she managed to go so long in the White House press corps, where her opinions were apparently well known, without being exposed. I suppose part of it is that she was for dozens of years associated with a moribund organization, UPI, which was proud to have any employee who had any connections left in Washington.