Oral Health Dogs In Us

Farewell Helen Thomas

by Paul Woodward 

It’s good that Helen Thomas will no longer be in White House press briefings. Oral health dogs in us Not because she sullied the reputation of the Washington press corps with a few undiplomatic remarks, oral health dogs in us but because those who lack her boldness and bluntness will no longer be able to use her presence to foster the illusion that American journalism still values courage. When Thomas was asked during a White House Jewish Heritage Celebration on May 27 (before the Mavi Marmara massacre) whether she had any comments on Israel, oral health dogs in us she said without a pause: “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” “It’s their land, oral health dogs in us” Thomas asserted, oral health dogs in us referring to the Palestinians and baldly challenging the notion that Israel was founded on land that belongs to the Jews. Oral health dogs in us When asked where the Jews should go, oral health dogs in us she said they should “go home” — to Germany, oral health dogs in us Poland, oral health dogs in us America or from wherever else they had emigrated to Israel. As soon as the video of Thomas’ remarks was made public, oral health dogs in us Washington’s mechanisms of tribal discipline swiftly kicked into gear. Her words were “unconscionably callous and vile, oral health dogs in us” said Andrew Sullivan. Oral health dogs in us “Thomas deserved what she got, oral health dogs in us” said Dana Millbank. Oral health dogs in us Both saw her departure as a loss, oral health dogs in us yet just as President Obama deemed her words “out of line, oral health dogs in us” no one in Washington was willing to go to the heart of what she said...... (con't) The rest of Paul's piece is found at  http://mondoweiss.net/2010/06/farewell-helen-thomas.html  and/or Paul's own site, oral health dogs in us http://warincontext.org/2010/06/08/farewell-helen-thomas  http://doctorbulldog.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/helen-thomas-and-jfk.jpg