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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Helen Thomas Affair


One of Uncle Jimmy's recently copied posts (this time from FresnoZionism.org, though it has the look of an Israeli press office job and seems to be doing the rounds of the American right-wing bloggers) was on the enforced retirement of Helen Thomas from the White House press cops following her ill-judged remarks about Israel's occupation of Palestine. In his only original contribution to his own post, Jimmy reckons she won't be missed. But she is missed, for a number of reasons. There are other good, balanced articles on the affair here and here.

Here in Britain we don't force journalists to "retire" when they make one dumb remark: if we did we'd have very few journalists. However, Israel is the third rail of American politics: touch it and you die.

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