At age 90 and already retired after making anti-Israeli remarks, Helen Thomas probably figured she had nothing to lose when she asserted,
We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. There's no question about that. Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists. No question in my opinion. They put their money where their mouth is. We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way.
Well, it turns out she does have a bit to lose. The Anti-Defamation league notes Thomas, “has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, which each year presents the Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has received more than 30 honorary degrees, and her alma mater, Wayne State University, has established an award for journalists in her honor. She has also been honored by the Freedom Forum.”
In a press release entitled ADL Calls On J-Schools And Organizations To Rescind Honors To Helen Thomas After Latest Anti-Semitic Outburst , ADL President Abe Foxman demanded, “It is time for those schools and professional organizations that have honored Thomas in one form or another over the years to consider rescinding those honors in light of her pervasively anti-Semitic rhetoric. Professional associations and academic institutions should not want to be associated with an anti-Semite.”
Yet amazingly, in their indictment of Thomas, the ADL was upset that Thomas “went on to claim that she was made to pay a price for her remarks because of the power of the Jewish lobby in the United States.”
Let me get this straight, the Anti-Defamation League is demanding that Thomas be punished because she says that she was punished by Jewish groups?
The first to cave was Wayne State, which rescinded, with the ADL’s approval, their "Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in Media Award."
Isn’t diversity such a strength?
Like Rick Sanchez (A White Hispanic), Thomas, an Arab (who looks white, if not Jewish) views herself as a victim group that is more victimized than Jews.
To emphasize this point, Thomas and Sanchez mention that Jews have more political and media power than their groups. Jewish groups with political and media power then demand that the transgressors are punished for such blasphemy.
I shed no tears for their predicament. For all their squabbling, the ADL, Helen Thomas, and Rick Sanchez are all united in their opposition to a majority White America—something that those who think the Jews are the sole source of all our problems should keep in mind.
On an unrelated note, a number of schools have given honorary degrees to genocidal Black dictator Robert Mugabe. I am waiting for the ADL to object.