More anti-semitism from the former “dean of the White House press corps”:
[Helen] Thomas, who grew up in Detroit the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn today for an Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias. . . In a speech that drew a standing ovation, Thomas talked about “the whole question of money involved in politics.”
“We are owned by propagandists against the Arabs. There’s no question about that. Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where there mouth is…We’re being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.”
When someone refers to “the Zionists”, it’s not hard to tell whether they are using the term (1) to refer to persons who support a Jewish homeland in Eretz Israel, or (2) as code for Jews. Obviously, Thomas is using the term in the second fashion, since she is spouting a standard anti-Semitic slander.
Striking a defiant tone, journalist Helen Thomas, 90, said today she absolutely stands by her controversial comments about Israel made earlier this year that led to her resignation. . .
“I paid the price for that,” said Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent. “But it was worth it, to speak the truth.”
POSTSCRIPT: Also note that Thomas got a standing ovation from the Arab Detroit workshop on anti-Arab bias. It occurs to me that applauding anti-Semites might not be helping on the anti-Arab bias front.