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Quote of the day – Helen Thomas edition

As it turns out the quote isn’t from Helen Thomas, it’s about Helen Thomas:

Helen Thomas is as fair and open minded as she is good looking.

Usually I’m not one to attack an almost 90 year old woman, but then this particular 90 year old woman doesn’t at all mind attacking others, so it seems a wash.

And usually I’m not one to dwell on superficial things like physical appearance, but let’s face it (or not), she’s ugly. But what she said was very ugly as well. Another wash.

So now that I’ve totally rationalized it (hey, at least I’m honest about it), I found Jeff Dunetz line above to be hilarious. What more perfect a sentence to describe her?

Helen Thomas has now issued an “apology”. The scare quotes are to denote yet another in a long line of non-apology apologies. See if you agree:

“I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”

Apparently that “heart-felt belief” about respect wasn’t very deep when she made the statements below in Billy’s post, was it?



8 Responses to Quote of the day – Helen Thomas edition

  • long been of the opinion that if you have a “deeply held belief”, you don’t say things that are directly opposed to said belief.

  • Scott, I believe the technical term for what Helen did was called “letting the mask slip”

    But lets be honest – I seriously doubt this is the first time she’s said this. Her friends at the cocktail parties where she probably said this (and worse) in her unguarded moments either agreed with her or kept silent.

  • Reminds me of Aunt Bea! Didn’t she date TeaPot Ted?/sarc————CONEY

  • Notice, her “apology” does not reverse her position, it simply reinforces it. She wants peace in the middle east – which all the Jews leaving would result in, she believes. She wants mutual respect and tolerances – which she believes cannot happen while Jews remain in Israel. She just reinforced her position in the guise of an apology.

  • If the President had a hair on his ass, he would revoke her press credentials.

  • “It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to  represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East. Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients.” — Diane Nine