In case you missed it, Helen Thomas has apparently taken my advice and stopped apologizing for telling the truth. The Detroit Free Press recently reported her words at a workshop against anti-Arab bigotry:
“I can call a president of the United States anything in the book but I can’t touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank. No American would tolerate that – white-only roads… 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.”
Thomas defiantly stands by the statement that ended her journalistic career in May when she said the Israelis should “get the h— out of Palestine” and “go home” to “Poland, Germany, and America, and everywhere else.” Now she says, “I paid the price for that. But it was worth it, to speak the truth.”
So I just sent her my second radio invitation:
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Dear Helen Thomas,
I don’t know whether you saw my piece “Why Apologize, Helen?” last June, or whether it played any role in your decision to continue boldly telling the truth.
In any case, thank you for continuing to speak truth to power! I would love to have you as a guest on my radio show. The next openings include Tuesdays beginning Dec. 28th, noon – 1 pm Eastern, and Saturdays beginning Jan. 8th, 6 to 7 pm or 7 to 8 pm Eastern.
Keep up the great work!