The Hill: Helen Thomas announced Monday that "she is retiring, effective immediately," according to a statement from newspapers.
Her decision comes after her controversial remarks about Israel hit the blogosphere. She later apologized for her comments, saying she "deeply regretted" making them.
Well it looks like old Helen Thomas has finally written a check that her butt couldn’t cash. Pressure for her resignation came in hot and heavy after her now famous YouTube moment.
After parroting the Hamas line, calls for Thomas’ resignation came in from everywhere. Michele Bachman and Ari Fleischer minced no words in calling for her dismissal.
Bachmann: Once again the liberal media has shown its true colors! The White House media dinosaur, also known as Helen Thomas has called on Jews to leave Israel and move back to Poland and Germany. This anti-Semitic sentiment has no place in our public discourse. I call upon her employer, Heart Corporation to dismiss her at once! The White House needs to revoke her press credentials immediately.
Her apology is not sufficient, considering her many previous negative sentiments against Israel. Her language is offensive, vulgar and intolerant.
Fleischer:"She should lose her job over this," Fleischer said in an email. "As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling."
"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."
Helen’s Thomas’ apology wasn’t enough to calm the calls for her resignation and rightfully so. Thomas has been a long time hard lefty pretending to be an objective journalist. Throughout the Bush administration, it was hard to tell if Thomas was a White House correspondent or a reporter working for Al Jazeera. Now that she has put herself out to pasture, she can spend her time going to all those far left rallies where she can support illegal immigration, socialism and support Hamas all day long.
Don’t let the door catch your tail on the way out Helen!
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