Ari Fleischer: Quit your whining!
You gotta love Helen Thomas, the 89-year-old newsroom maven, who’s covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower. She has the guts to ask the questions real reporters should be asking if they weren’t too scared of getting shut out of the elite glam social functions in Washington.
From Fox News:
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said that Hearst reporter Helen Thomas should be fired for saying that Israelis should “get the hell out of Palestine.”
“She should lose her job over this,” Fleischer, President George W. Bush’s secretary, said in an e-mail to the Huffington Post that he posted on his Twitter account. “As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling.”
Fleischer suggested a double standard for Thomas, the 89-year-old White House Press Corps dean who has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower.
“She is advocating religious cleansing. How can Hearst stand by her? If a journalist, or a columnist, said the same thing about blacks or Hispanics, they would already have lost their jobs.”
At a Jewish Heritage Month celebration at the White House last week Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent, said the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.”
Helen is right. The majority of the Jews in Israel, particularly the Zionists in leadership, are descendants of Europeans whose ancestors converted to Judaism centuries ago. The ruling class in Israel and most of its Jewish residents are not descendants of the Biblical Hebrews, despite what AIPAC, the ADL and other Zionists groups would have you believe.
Helen Thomas just has the balls to say so.
Yay Helen! You go girl!
~ Kristin Szremski 6/6/2010