Monday, June 7, 2010

A Few Good Correspondents

Not that there are any. Regardless, like all people of conviction who pretend to be 'neutral' or 'impartial', Helen Thomas had her melt down moment. I am glad that she did not get to take her secret to the grave. Although it was no secret to anyone paying attention, Helen clearly hated Republicans, and was pro-Palestinian. She might feign the occasional disapproval of a democratic administration, but if you look back, odds are it was over a middle eastern issue, where maybe a Jimmy Carter, or a Bill Clinton re-enforced the U.S.-Israeli alliance. Like the one just the other day.

Helen Thomas to Retire 'Effective Immediately' Following Uproar Over 'Palestine' Comments

Thomas has a long history of anti-Israel rhetoric at White House press briefings. Last week at a briefing with Gibbs that followed a flotilla raid by Israeli commandos, Thomas called the raid a "deliberate massacre" and "an international crime." 
"What is the sacrosanct, iron-clad relationship where a country that deliberately kills people and boycotts -- and we aid and abet the boycott?" she asked.

Helen's melt down moment was reminiscent of Col. Nathan R. Jessep's famous melt down in one of the final scenes of "A Few Good Men". "you can't handle the truth!".  Just like the movie, where you almost felt sorry for the patriotic yet misguided Colonel, you almost felt bad for the 90 year old Thomas who has covered every president at the white house since Dwight D Eisenhower.

Is she just old and crazy? Or has she been emboldened and radicalized by the first administration since Dwight D. Eisenhower to hope that the U.S. might turn it's back on Israel.

Let this be a lesson to all the other sheep in wolves clothing over at the whiter house correspondents association. Your beliefs will betray you.

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