Home Media Helen Thomas Complete “Palestine” Video: Sad Ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc4OeRu7cfs&feature=player_embedded

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.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. “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.”

    Because they all new that she was a crazy woman who could be wound up and pointed at the Bush administration. She writes no stories and has no readers and had no business taking up the front seat in the limited briefing pool.

    ““Go for journalism,” she tells the young men as she walks away. “You’ll never regret it.””

    Huh? What the hell. There are plenty of good,working journalists who lave been laid off from major publications. The market is flooded with them. She advises a kid to take on $50-$100K in college debt to compete in a shrinking job market with more qualified people?

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