Legendary White House press corp Helen Thomas is dead.

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#1 Jul 20, 2013
Passed away that age of 92 soon to be 93.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/pioneer...

She served through 10 administrations.

Amazing when you think of the scope of time.

RIP Mrs Thomas.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#2 Jul 20, 2013
She may have been a trailblazer for women but she was also an anti-Semitic bigot.

Her comments were disgusting and unforgivable. She was also a die hard leftie.

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#3 Jul 20, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
She may have been a trailblazer for women but she was also an anti-Semitic bigot.
Her comments were disgusting and unforgivable. She was also a die hard leftie.
She was 90 years old when that happened.

One gets to be a certain age and they feel they have license to just say anything. And to a certain extent they do. They have been around and seen most everything.

I have been around aging grandparents and older relatives..You just learn to accept them as they are, smile and listen.

I don't think Mrs Thomas meant any harm by that comment.It is just the way she felt. She certainly wasn't any threat. She couldn't formulate her privately held views into adverse public policy towards Israel.

It was just a slip. It happens!..Heh, even some Isrealis feel that way.

Her career was pretty much over by the time that happened. It was disgraceful and sad under the terms that she was forced to retire.

But, no, i don't believe Mrs Thomas was an anti-Semite. A left leaning Liberal? Yes. Anti-semite?..No.

Just my humble opinion.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Jul 20, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>She was 90 years old when that happened.
Ah! the young and their impulses.

Wait!

She was 90?

It means that her "licence" reflects a whole lifetime of bigotry.

Listen to me, a whole lifetime,

3 lifetimes of bigot thinking.

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#5 Jul 20, 2013
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah! the young and their impulses.
Wait!
She was 90?
It means that her "licence" reflects a whole lifetime of bigotry.
Listen to me, a whole lifetime,
3 lifetimes of bigot thinking.
Bueno......

I just briefly looked over her obits after reading this post from you.

Mmm....Let's just say.....She was equally loved and hated...LOL!

I was expecting to read some really glossy, sweet and sugary obituaries of her life's work.

Man ,oh, man....Was she hated. She certainly had her detractors. Plenty!

I guess, it was payback for her not being "politically correct".

I have to read the left wing publications later on to get an equally balanced view.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#6 Jul 20, 2013
El cacique wrote:
<quoted text>Bueno......
I just briefly looked over her obits after reading this post from you.
Mmm....Let's just say.....She was equally loved and hated...LOL!
I was expecting to read some really glossy, sweet and sugary obituaries of her life's work.
Man ,oh, man....Was she hated. She certainly had her detractors. Plenty!
I guess, it was payback for her not being "politically correct".
I have to read the left wing publications later on to get an equally balanced view.
I love it when people hate me, it means that I must be doing something to stir such deep emotions.

Of course, everybody loves to be loved, but if hate is the answer to a lifetime of achievements, then so be it.

Always remember the saying, Cacique-from El Quijote, "mientras los perros ladren, vamos por buen camino...".

As long as the dogs are barking, we're on the right track.

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