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June 9, 2010

Trib Watch - Helen Thomas Edition

Before I say anything else let me say that what Helen Thomas said was 40 different ways of stupid and I can't disagree with anyone who thinks it was offensive, insulting, (fill in the blank).

But this posting isn't about Helen Thomas. It's about the hypocrisy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

From today's Midweek Briefing:
Veteran UPI reporter and Hearst News columnist Helen Thomas, soon to turn 90, has "retired" after her incendiary remarks that Israeli Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany, Poland and the United States. No word on Mrs. Thomas' start date with Hamas.
I find this funny because w-a-a-a-a-a-y back in 2007 there was another columnist who:
  • when asked whether the country would be better off if we all were Christian, answered "yea."
  • when asked whether "we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then" answered with another "yea."
  • said that we (meaning Christians) "just want Jews to be perfected" and that a Christian is a "perfected" Jew.
Meet Ann Coulter, a columnist published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (as recently as June 4, 2010). No word on when Coulter will join the Inquisition. Or the Crusades to free the Holy Land from the infidel.


Heir to the Throne said...

Good for Dayvoe to speak out.
Someone should force Ann Coulter to retire from the White House Press corp.
Maybe you could add that Ann wants Jews to be perfected in Germany and Poland.
Progressive / Media Matters excuses/Talking points for defending Helen Thomas Jews Back To Germany/Poland quote.

EdHeath said...

HTTT, I am a little confused by your link to "Kingdom of Idiots", and what point they are trying to make.

It looks like Dayvoe is not trying to defend Helen Thomas, and let me add that from what she said, it is a good idea for her to retire. At least she did apologize later, as well she should have.

And I suppose columnists/pundits are held to a different standard than reporters (reasonably so). I will say that anyone who agrees with Ann Coulter that Jews should either be forced to leave the United States or forced to convert to Christianity is a bad person. By my (nebulous) standards.